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Opa!

Opa!

Opa! (Greek: Ώπα) is a common Greek verbal emotional expression used frequently during celebrations such as weddings or dancing in Greece. In Greek culture, the expression sometimes accompanies purposeful or unintentional plate smashing.

February 15, 2017

Greek Beer

Greek Beer

Who said that Greece is only famous for ouzo, raki and good wine? Greek beers may not be as popular as in other European countries, but there are some serious efforts worth mentioning, and even more worth tasting!

March 2, 2017

Mania

Mania

Mania is a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level, or "a state of heightened overall activation with enhanced affective expression together with lability of affect."

February 15, 2017

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The famous Greek Zeibekiko dance

The famous Greek Zeibekiko dance

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Zeibekiko or Zeimpekiko is a one of the most popular Greek dances. Old folklore said that the name of the dance comes from the words Zei, as a derivative of Greek God Zeus, and the phrygian word bekos, which means bread according to Herodotus.

Eat Tzatziki & Skordalia, it makes you sexier!

Eat Tzatziki & Skordalia, it makes you sexier!

in Greek Food and Beverages

A mouthful of Tzatziki or Skordalia with fresh garlic might not sound like the best start to a romantic evening, but garlic has long had a reputation as an aphrodisiac. This is connected with its classification as a "hot" herb.

Maria Callas

Maria Callas

in Famous Greeks

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.

Martis – A Greek Tradition To Welcome Spring

Martis – A Greek Tradition To Welcome Spring

in Greek Traditions & Customs

March is considered to be the first month of spring in Greece and the custom for its arrival is weaving a bracelet from red and white string on March 1st and wearing it until the end of March or leaving it on some roses upon seeing the first swallow.


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