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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Jun 01, 2018

Life

Storm in a Coffee Cup: My Tasseomancy Experience in Thessaloniki

  “I see you have two… boys (?)” I smile, “Mmm, no…” “One of each?” My smile widens as I raise my eyebrows. This is my first experience with tasseomancy 

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Pavlos Zafiropoulos

BY Pavlos Zafiropoulos

| May 11, 2018

Life

The Anthropogeography of a Greek Ferry Boat

They say that to truly understand what lies in the soul of a man, give him a slow internet connection. I would argue that sticking him on a Greek ferry boat for 14 hours can be just as revealing.

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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Apr 17, 2018

Life

Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Apr 02, 2018

Life

A Season of Anticipation: The Glorious Build Up to Greek Easter

Easter in Greece (Pascha) is a whole season, one that for many people already started on Clean Monday (this year, February 19th), a day of kite flying that signals the beginning of Sarakosti – the forty days of fasting to spiritually prepare for Easter. It’s a period that

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Alex Waltner

BY Alex Waltner

| Mar 16, 2018

Activities

35 Reasons to Visit Greece at Least Once in your Life

Want to visit Greece? Good choice! It’s a fantastic country that offers everything from beaches and islands to culture and history as well as delicious food and friendly locals. If you haven’t yet been to Greece, here are 35 reasons why I think everyone should visit Greece at least once in their life!

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BY Meropi Papadopoulou

| Feb 07, 2018

Life

Winter and Wine on Santorini

I reached Santorini on a cold, sun-drenched morning in early January and, without quite realizing how, ended up

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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Feb 01, 2018

Life

Celebrating St Tryphon in Goumenissa: A Warming Feast in the Depths of Winter

Goumenissa, close to Greece’s northern border, is a wine town. On the feast day of St. Tryphon – the protector of the vine – the locals go all out for what is one of winter’s biggest celebrations.

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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Jan 03, 2018

Life

Epiphany: The Final Act of the Greek Christmas Season

While the holiday season in much of the rest of the world comes to a gentle close after New Year’s Day, our holiday season in Greece extends a few more days to end with a glorious splash – literally. The twelve days of Christmas (remember the carol of the same name – with the pear-tree perching partridges and leaping lords?) reach their bracing finale on the sixth of January. Epiphany…

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