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The famous Loukoumi and Halvadopita of Syros Island

“Come on, buy the original loukoumi of Syros”: This is what white-dressed loukoumatzídes (=loukoumi sellers) usually shout when entering the ferry at the port of Syros with their big baskets in order to sell their products.

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Wildfires in Greece: How to save your life in case of emergency

In Greece wildfires occur quite often and almost every summer. Most fires neither have many victims nor burn many houses down, but they unfortunately destroy natural habitats and affect animal life. Weiterlesen

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The electric car of Syros island

It may be that nowadays the electric car makes quite the impression and is funded by big industrial firms, but in Greece it was already constructed for the first time 45 years ago! During the summer months many Omilo students have the opportunity to admire the first Greek electric car , which was built in Syros island. 
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Nemea: history, mythology and wine

The village of Nemea is situated in a valley, south west of Corinth and around 10km north of Mycenae. If you come from Athens, it is a scenic drive of two hours.
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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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Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday)

Clean Monday is an important day for Greeks. We celebrate the end of the Carnival and the beginning of fasting which leads to Easter (forty days later). The name comes from the adjective “katharos”=clean. This day is also called “Koulouma”.
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Manos Hatzidakis and his music

When you think about Greek music, there are probably many names that pop into your head: Dalaras, Mouskouri, Theodorakis and of course also… Manos Hatzidakis.
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Athens keeps amazing every visitor! Apart from beautiful new museums, concert buildings, artistic metro stations and roof gardens, now Athens also has a new spectacular cultural landmark: the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC). Needless to say, a must-see, during your next Athens visit.
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Greek herbs and spices


Being a natural product, herbs have been used since Ancient times in Greece. The variety of herbs and spices in the Greek countryside gave the Ancient Greeks the ingredients to flavor their food, as well as the possibility to cure people. This reflected in the famous quote of Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), physician and the father of medicine: „Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food“.
Click on the button above to read the text in Greek and listen to the Audio text for the correct pronunciation.
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What you should know about carnivale in Greece!

Did you ever experience Greek Carnivale and Tsiknopempti in Greece? Usually the month of February is the carnivale month! Also in Greece, the carnival season lasts for 3 weeks during which period Greeks really enjoy themselves, organize many parties and eat a lot of meat!
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