“The danger is now very intense.” Arcturos, protector of wild and endangered animals in the North of Greece, campaigns about the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-profit organizations and is overwhelmed by the response.
Greek City Times spoke to global Greek language school Greek Lessons Online about the important role that Greek cinema plays as a great ambassador of Greek culture and language and here’s what they had to say.
A recent Swedish study found that even if you don’t start exercising until your senior years, physical activity is the number one contributor to longevity, adding extra years to your life.
Housing Greek brands such as Saint George, Neraida Crystals, Mallama Icons and House of Emmanuele, Gypsy Rose Bazaar boutique is like a little community where Greeks come together and support each other showcasing all their amazing talents.
There is a myriad of varying Greek wedding traditions depending on the area of Greece. From Epirus’s love of klarina (clarinets) and dancing the tsamiko, to guns firing, here is a look at some of the wonderful traditions that we love about Greek weddings.
Kapesovo, a green, picturesque, stone village of just 51 residents, that belongs to the Municipality of Zagori, is known not just for its beauty but for another, very unique reason; almost all its residents have ancient Greek names.
“It is moving that children educated in the British education system understand both Elgin’s indecency and the tolerance of the Turks, as well as the British obsession to illegally withhold parts of a monument of Greek culture,” says Greek ambassador, Ioannis Raptakis after numerous British school children sent letters to the Greek embassy supporting the retune of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.
Dimitris Daskalopolous bought his first work of art whilst travelling through Thailand with his parents at the age of 17 – a statue that he carried with him under his arm for a week as it didn’t fit in his suitcase. Now, through his not-for-profit art foundation Neon, the Greek billionaire is converting a tobacco factory in Athens into a cultural centre as part of his mission to bring contemporary art to the people of Greece.
The many Christmas traditions of Greece that are still honoured today have been passed down through generation upon generation of Greeks from islands, villages and cities alike.
One of the most loved and admired figures of the Greek Orthodox Church, the beloved chef of Mount Athos, Father Epifanios Mylopotaminos, has passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.
Greek neuroscience researcher and elementary school teacher from Athens Rania Lampou has been recognised internationally for her achievements as an educator, by winning the “Best Teacher Award” at the 2020 Global Teacher Awards.
The Presidential Guard (Προεδρική Φρουρά) are the epitome of bravery and freedom, honouring the heroes thousands of years on, who fought and sacrificed for the land on which they stand on.
“Jesus calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves. Your ‘neighbour’ is everyone you meet. The underpinning is to be ‘Christlike’, and tonight’s event was people coming together to spread love, as our Lord did.” The Share With The World 2020 charity fundraiser raises over $250K.
Protected by the EU and UNESCO as a unique product, the precious ‘tears’ of Chios are harvested in a labour intensive process that has been passed down through generations and included on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There’s now a way to assist in the preservation of this ancient Greek tradition and the magical Chios mastiha trees.
Cleopatra used it to infuse her bathwater, while Alexander the Great bathed his battle wounds with it and drank saffron tea. Saffron, the gold of Greek land as it is called, is considered the best quality worldwide.
The celebrity cats of Syros are set to star in a Netflix documentary. Due for release early next year, the documentary tells the heartwarming story of ‘God’s Little People’ cat rescue, established by a couple striving to “show the world that animals count and that the way we treat them reflects something of our own humanity.”
His love for Greece, his passion for Greek mythology and the peculiarity of the Greek urban landscapes have inspired artist Max Grierson to create entire collections dedicated to Greece.