An Athens travel guide to help you explore this metropolis of Greek culture. Athens is not only amazing. It is also a beautiful place to visit. We can think of a billion reasons why the largest city of Greece. Needs to be one of your next destination for your summer holidays. The temperatures during the… Continue Reading Before You Visit Athens, See Our Athens Travel Guide
Greece, (Hellenic Republic,) has a population of approximately 11 million people. With 3.75 million living in the capital city of Athens. Greece is the English name for the Hellenic Republic.
Today, 98% of the people are members of the Greek Orthodox Church. Religion is an important part of the Greek culture. With religious celebrations of saints being paraded through the streets. Followed by dancing to traditional music, in the village squares.
The people have a long and fascinating history and they are immensely proud of their heritage. History shows that over the years, the Greek people have greatly influenced culture, philosophy, and politics. Also, a great many other things in life as we know it today. The Greek language has been spoken since the Bronze Age.
Greek cuisine has amazing tastes, using good quality local products. With simple flavours of olive oil, lemons and spices. Wash down with the local village wines of course. Food is a big part of Greek social life, as is making time for friends and family. The Greeks will get together over a coffee and sit for hours, chatting loudly.
The financial crisis, has hit most Greeks very hard, with the government enforcing strict austerity measures. But they continue to work hard and just go about their business with a typical happy Greek attitude.
The echoes of ancient folklore, customs and traditions can still be vividly observed in modern culture. One can find hundreds of cures for superstitions, evil eyes warded off by spitting on one another, and palm gestures regarded as highly offensive. Among such stories is one that explains why Greeks think so highly of the red,… Continue Reading Pomegranates and the Greeks: Why is it considered sacred?
The hilarious film, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” taught many of us a bit about Greek families and their customs. If like us you were obsessed with the film. You will already be aware of these customs and rituals, that are a part of all Greek weddings. If you aren’t, you will hopefully find this… Continue Reading Attending Greek Weddings? Expect these 5 things to Happen
Watch any Greek movie and you will find this one thing common in all. No, we are not talking about a big joint-family; it is the humility and courtesy they show towards everyone they meet. The country is beautiful, with miles of sun soaked sandy beaches. But also, it is also the Greek Hospitality which… Continue Reading Greek Hospitality, Why are Greeks so hospitable?
Just like everywhere else, New Year’s Eve in Greece is a time to celebrate. The precious festival is said to bring fortunes and happiness for everyone. While everyone wants the notion to be true, in the traditions Greeks go a step ahead and smash the pomegranate.
Discover Greece, the true meaning of a thrilling vacation. For people who share a passion for the outdoors, Greece is like a magnet for them. With cobbled footpaths, sun-bleached ancient ruins, lush forests and aquamarine waters. Not only this, but there is thoughtful art, mountain ranges, luxury accommodations, posh shopping arenas, and much more.
A quick guide to the Athens Festival. A brilliant cultural experience for anyone joining us on a luxury yacht holiday in Greece. The Greek people are not ones to shy away from public displays of exuberance. Their culture is woven into numerous community events. The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is no exception.
We at Deep Blue Yachting love Greece. That’s why we’ve been here for over ten years, sailing the lush Mediterranean waters. Docking in a host of different towns, ports and visiting many of the Greek island villages. Yet, for all the time we’ve spent here. Some of the things we see and experience still surprised… Continue Reading Six Weird and Wonderful Things You Never Knew About Greece
Many of the passengers that join us on luxury yacht holidays around Greece, do so seeking experiences of culture. Along with the stunning food and beaches. So, when it comes to cultural experiences in Greece, none quite match the enthusiasm, exuberance and popularity of the Orthodox Greek Easter. Find out everything you need to… Continue Reading Holiday Maker’s Guide, The Orthodox Greek Easter
Visiting Greece For Your Holidays Sun, sea and sumptuous food – there’s three things that we all crave during our holidays. So it’s no wonder that nearly over 15 million people pack their suitcases and they are visiting Greece every year. But what keeps them coming back time and time again? Is it the climate?… Continue Reading Five Reasons People Can’t Stop Visiting Greece!