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Greek Culture Guide

Greek Culture Guide

Hellenic culture has evolved for thousands of years. In ancient times, Greece was the birthplace of civilization in the western world.

Greek Culture Guide

A little bit of Greece

A little bit of Greece
A little bit of Greece

Greece has one of the oldest cultures in the world and is a popular travel destination. But what more about Greece? Here you will find statistics, information about the country and its people, political system, and the Greek language.

Greece - the country in numbers
Greece - the country in numbers

Greece is located in eastern southern Europe and geographically it is part of t...

Political System in Greece
Political System in Greece

Greece has been a member of the European Union since 1981 and is also a member ...

The Greek Flag
The Greek Flag

The original flag of Greece had a square shape and displayed a white cross upon...

The Greek Language

The Hellenic language is one of the most aged Indo-European tongues and is already 3,400 years old. The ancient Greeks were the first to use a "real" alphabet consisting of both v...

The Greek Language

"Typical Greek" Truth or myth?

"Typical Greek" Truth or myth?
"Typical Greek" Truth or myth?

When in 1965 the movie "Alexis Zorbas" thrilled cinema audiences, it quickly became one of the most successful movies of all time and the prototype of the "typical Greek" was born. This stereotypical image still exists today, but must be taken with a grain of salt.

"Siga Siga" - The Greek way of life
"Siga Siga" - The Greek way of life

Siga - Siga (def. "Slowly, slowly"). In today's stressful times, there is less ...

The Greeks and the work
The Greeks and the work

Of course, the Greeks also have to work to finance their daily life. But here t...

The Greek "Parea"
The Greek "Parea"

The Greeks love to spend their free time in the company of the so-called "parea...

The Greek "Philotimo"
The Greek "Philotimo"

It is a mysterious word that is untranslatable and thus stands for the Greek sense of honor - the word "philotimo". The ancient Greek philosopher Thales said: "Philotimo in the Greek way is like breathing. A Greek life is non-existent without Philotimo. Without Philotimo, it's better not to live."

"Philoxenia" - The Greek Hospitality
"Philoxenia" - The Greek Hospitality

Hellenic society is characterized by hospitality and tourism. The Greeks are used to receiving nationalities from all parts of the world and it makes them proud when visitors are interested in their country and people.

Greek Food & Beverages

Greek Food & Beverages
Greek Food & Beverages

When you think about Greece one of the first things passing across your mind is the Mediterranean diet. Products from Greek Mother Nature mix together based on incredible traditional recipes. You will very often hear about a "secret ingredient" that will not be revealed as many recipes are passed on from mothers and grandmothers.

Greek Delicatessen
Greek Delicatessen

Listed here are exclusively selected Greek products, which are distinguished fo...

Greek Tavern Dishes
Greek Tavern Dishes

Practically around every corner of Athens, there is a small tavern. Certainly, ...

Traditional Greek Desserts
Traditional Greek Desserts

Hellenic patisseries, delicacies, custard-filled pastries, and donuts will carr...

Greek Wines & Spirits
Greek Wines & Spirits

With a history corresponding to that of Greece, the homeland of Dionysus welcomes you to the magic of Greek vineyards. A drunken god roams the country from one end to the other and harvests wine from varieties that are revived after years.

Wine Labels from Greece
Wine Labels from Greece

In Greece, the main wine regions are Peloponnese, Santorini, Crete, Euboea, Central Greece, Macedonia, and Thrace. Major growing areas are also in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, the Dodecanese, and Thessaly.

Greek Beer Labels
Greek Beer Labels

If you think that decent beer is only imported from the Czech Republic or Germany, you should probably reconsider your options. In recent years, a boom has occurred in the brewery industry in Greece. Many Hellenic beers that were predominantly locally traded in their region are now marketed on a nationwide basis.

Greek Celebrations & Festivals

Greek Celebrations & Festivals
Greek Celebrations & Festivals

Religion is an important part of Greek culture. Religious holidays and name days are socially highly regarded. The Greek Orthodox Church has a great influence. In many schools, pr...

Greek Mass Media

Greek Mass Media
Greek Mass Media

Like anywhere else, Hellenic Mass Media includes newspapers, magazines, internet portals, radio stations, and television stations. Furthermore, in the context of the World Wide We...

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