Articles Tagged ‘tradition’

Post-Easter Pictures: The Miraculous Holy Light Arrives in Athens

Post-Easter Pictures: The Miraculous Holy Light Arrives in Athens April 25, 2011 | Events, Local Flavor | Read More
Another Easter come and gone. Athenians are using this last night of the official Easter holiday to digest generous portions of lamb and finish the last of their “Chronia Pola” phone calls. It’s sad to say goodbye to Pascha but visitors are surely going to enjoy the refreshing sight...

Don’t Worry! The Athenian Tradition of the Komboloi

Don’t Worry! The Athenian Tradition of the Komboloi November 13, 2010 | Local Flavor, Things to Do | Read More
Should your eyes rest on a gentleman in Athens of any age who is in a state of deep conversation, heavy thinking, sitting, waiting, or watching, (common activities for anyone in Greece) it’s likely that he’s complementing the activity with a long string of beads and a graceful flip of the...