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Kourabiedes – Greek Christmas Cookies – A Recipe

It is nearly Christmas and preparations have begun. We decorate our house, and we buy or make sweets. During the Christmas Holiday Season, there are two kinds of cookies you can buy or taste all over Greece: melomakarona and kourabiedes. Maybe you would like to bake those delicious cookies yourself, and get into a Greek Christmas mood?
Below you will find our recipe for baking “kourabiedes”.

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Greek Christmas and New Year Carols from different areas in Greece

Did you ever celebrate Greek Christmas and New Year in Greece?  Apart from other Christmas traditions, you will hear typical Greek carols all over the country: the “kalanta”. Greece is rich in music and depending on the geographical regions, there are different Christmas and New Year songs, using different instruments and rhythms.
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Experience A Beautiful Autumn in Greece

Even though summer is probably the most popular season in Greece, for Greeks and non-Greeks, also autumn and winter have much more to offer than you might think! Since the Tourist Industry focuses on Greece as a typical country for summer holidays, not everyone knows that Greece is more than only beaches and sea.  Let us introduce you into the different aspects of the beautiful Greek autumn. 
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Lambros Fisfis: When Everyday Life Turns into Comedy

In corona times, it is important to keep your mood upbeat! So maybe some humor can help to forget from time to time the daily negative news we hear?
All this, while improving your Greek of course 🙂
Let us introduce you to well-loved Greek stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter Lambros Fisfis. Fisfis has gained in popularity thanks to his ability to turn mundane everyday situations into an endless source of laughter through his sarcasm and expressiveness.

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Greek Μovie “Notias” by Tassos Boulmetis

The Greek movie  “Notias” (Greek for “southern wind”) , of Tassos Boulmetis, was released in 2016. A beautiful movie, filmed mostly in “Athens of the sixties” and for sure liked by our students learning Greek!  Below two trailers of the movie with Greek dialogues. We translated the dialogues for you in English, so you can improve your Greek listening skills, while also reading the Greek text or English translation.
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Summer cinema in Greece

Summer in Greece!  After the corona-months, definitely something to look forward to! Beautiful beaches, blue water, white houses and unforgettable sunsets spontaneously pop into your mind. Without a doubt, it is a very nice part of the Greek summer. But what if you don’t go to a Greek island or somewhere close to the sea? Is there anything to do in the cities? Of course, there are plenty of options! One of them is a romantic one: the summer cinema. 
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The city of Livadia and its myth

The ancient Greeks told stories about their gods, myths. Stories of Greek mythology are still told today and take place in various regions in Greece.
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Learn Greek + some Greek 20th century history with TV Series To Nisi – The Island

For better or for worse, due to the coronavirus-crisis, nowadays we need to spend more time indoors… #menoumespiti #westayathome
And is there a better way to keep ourselves busy than by watching a good Greek TV series?
“To Nisi” is a Greek period drama series based on the best-selling English novel The Island by Victoria Hislop. Eager to know more?

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How do Greeks celebrate Easter? Easter Food And Traditions

Greek Orthodox Easter is probably the biggest celebration of the year for most Greeks, with a lot of special traditions and family gatherings.  So, how do Greeks celebrate Easter?

In this article you will read about the traditions that are followed in every region of Greece….this is, under normal circumstances.
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, in 2020 we will all celebrate Easter on our balconies and gather “online”!
A new experience, which will be never forgotten!
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Learn Everyday Greek Language With The traditional Greek mother!

What does it mean to have a Greek mother or a Greek mother-in-law? In the video below you might get an idea 😊
Listen to which Greek expressions she uses, and learn the everyday Greek language!
(on the cup you see on the photo above, it writes:
When you say to your mother “I am going out”, she understands/hears:  “I am going to an orgy, with drinks, drugs and without a jacket!)

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