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Archive for April, 2016

The ritual of the Holy Light Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

Easter is the most important religious holiday in Greece. The Greek culture is rich in traditions and rituals followed during the Holy Week. This post is about the ritual of the Άγιο Φως (Holy Light or Holy Fire) which takes place on Saturday night before Easter Sunday. This ritual, which is considered as a miracle…

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Grocery shopping in Greek Posted by on Apr 20, 2016

In Greece most super markets (σούπερ μάρκετ) are rather small. Usually, they are open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 21:00 and on Saturday from 8:00 to 20:00. They are closed on Sunday. If you plan to go to a super market in Greece or  you just want to learn new vocabulary, in this…

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How well do you know Greece? Posted by on Apr 6, 2016

Have you ever been to Greece? Is it a place that you know well? Do this quiz to find out. 1. If you want to visit the White Tower (Λευκός Πύργος) you should go to: a. Athens (Αθήνα) b. Heraklion (Ηράκλειο) C. Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη) 2. A woman is not allowed to visit: a. The Penninsula…

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