Why do many Greek men have a beard?

While strolling around a Greek town or village, you might be surprised by an abundance of facial hair. And abroad, you are often able to recognize the Greeks by their beards as well. Although Greek men have a variety of facial hair, from mustaches to stubbles to full-grown beards, not often do you see aContinue reading “Why do many Greek men have a beard?”

Tips for visiting religious sites in Greece

Besides the ancient treasures, paradise-like beaches, and picturesque villages Greece is known for, there is a fourth category of sites that should be on your travel itinerary. Religious sites. All over Greece, you can find the most beautiful churches and monasteries. So wherever you are in Greece, find one and pay a visit! Religion inContinue reading “Tips for visiting religious sites in Greece”

Is it possible to stick to a vegan diet in Greece?

The Greek restaurants abroad are mostly famous for their moussaka and mixed grill. Gyros, souvlakia, and keftedes dominate the image of Greek cuisine. Meat. With some feta cheese and olive oil to complete the true Geek taste. But is it true that the Greeks eat just meat? And what about a holiday in Greece onContinue reading “Is it possible to stick to a vegan diet in Greece?”

When a monk makes camp

Panagia Kakaniotissa image from greekcitytimes.com Just a few kilometers West of Myrina is a church that is not like any other. Without a roof but covered by the tip of the mountain it was built in. This small church is one of the most unique churches in the world. Hideout for the monks The churchContinue reading “When a monk makes camp”

The coffees you must try in Greece

Greeks love their coffee and they are really good at making it. As a result, every gas station, supermarket, shopping street, beach, and even ferry is equipped with coffee that is even tastier than what you can get at the most famous coffee place here in the Netherlands. But how to know which coffee toContinue reading “The coffees you must try in Greece”

Time to walk on water! Agios Nikolaos on Lemnos

Opposite of fanaraki beach, in the middle of the island of Lemnos is a sea so enclosed by land that is characterized more like a lake. In the middle of this shallow calm water lies a little island with on top a small white church. How much Greeker can it get? And even better, youContinue reading “Time to walk on water! Agios Nikolaos on Lemnos”

Another George! The Greek tradition of naming newborns explained

Family is everything for the real Greeks. One of the ways to show your Greek family love and mostly respect is with the name you choose for your children. While the rest of the world is inventing new names for their newborns, the Greeks wouldn’t be Greek if they would stop following their traditions. TheContinue reading “Another George! The Greek tradition of naming newborns explained”