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Greek traditional product : mastic or mastiha

Mastiha is a product that comes from the mastic tree. The sticky secretion, the resin, has the color of old wax and might not seem very special, but it has become a product that is known and wanted all over the world. Mastic has not only a unique taste but it has also been shown by scientific research that it is beneficial for the health. When a mastiha tree produces the resin, locals often refer to it as “tears”, or the “crying mastiha tree”!

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The pomegranate brings good luck for the New Year

On the first day of the New Year, in many Greek homes,  the new year is welcomed by opening a pomegranate for good luck. It is also common  to receive  a pomegranate (‘ρόδι’, made of metal, glass or other materials) as a gift,  to bring good luck ( ‘γούρι”) for the new year.
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A Greek December Month

When we talk about December, we think of winter and celebrations. And also in Greece, winter “really” means winter and celebrating!
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Parsley dip from Syros island

When we are on the island of Syros for the Greek summer courses, one of the things the Omilo team and students love, are the tavern meals. The taverns on Syros island offer lots of wonderful dishes worth discovering. Today we would like to share a recipe with you of a typical starter from Syros island.
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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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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. 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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A Greek myth & olive oil!

Let’ s read a myth about Athens and some real information about Greek olive oil!
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Greek Breakfast

Which is the most important meal of the day? Of course, it‘s the breakfast! Although most Greeks do not really eat a big Greek breakfast or any breakfast at all, slowly slowly things are changing. More and more hotels in Greece now understand the value of breakfast and more and more Greeks also start discovering how many products they actually have to enjoy the most delicious breakfast.

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Greek Orthodox Easter: Food and Traditions

Did you ever experience Greek Easter in Greece? Easter is the most important celebration of the year, with many traditions and special food.
In this article you will read about the traditions that are followed in every region of Greece.
If you would like to celebrate Greek Easter with Omilo, while learning Greek at the same time, you are very welcome in our Greek Easter course in Nafplion.
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