Have you ever wondered what the red Easter egg symbolizes or why it’s the centerpiece of every Greek Easter table?
What is the first thing that comes to mind, when one thinks of Greece?
Is it its picturesque whitewashed islands and the bluest of blue seas, the Aegean?
Is it its five millennia of cultural heritage and history defining moments and inventions?
Is it perhaps its ever-present and abundant kallos?
Or could it be its unique Mediterranean cuisine that has so emphatically influenced Greek culture and still defines Greek life even today?
The temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea, dominates the southernmost tip of Attica, where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea. Perched on the craggy rocks of Cape Sounio, the temple is enveloped in myth and historic facts dated from antiquity until the present times.
It is a narrow promontory on the southeast coast of Lakonia, Peloponnese, today a small island that used to be a peninsula in the distant past, according to ancient Greek traveller Pausanias’ “Guide to Greece”.
Tsiknopempti is the Thursday during Carnival. It takes place 11 days before the start of Greek Orthodox Lent. In 2019, Tsiknopempti is February 28 and Greek Lent begins on March 11. Tsiknopempti signals the start of the last weekend that observant Greek Orthodox Church members are permitted to eat meat before fasting for Lent.
Amongst the picturesque cliffs of Mount Athos, Greece, lives a community of monks who have been on this sacred piece of land for centuries. Isolated and hard to reach, the mountain is one of the most important places in the Christian Orthodox world.
Seemingly everyone around the world dreams of taking a vacation in Greece, and apparently they are on to something. Greece has just been named one of the “Most Hospitable Places in the World” in a report released by Booking.com.