April 21, 2019

In Greece, we observe many customs till Easter Day. Greece follows the Orthodox calendar, so Easter day does not always coincide with the Catholic Easter day. This year, for example, Greek Orthodox Easter day will be one week after the Catholic one. Let’s see some of t...

April 2, 2019

‘Στου κουφού την πόρτα, όσο θέλεις βρόντα’ is one of the best known and most widespread Greek proverbs throughout Greece. It literally translates to ‘at a deaf person’s door, knock as much as you want’ and is used when someone is indifferent to his surroundings or the...

March 24, 2019

Have you ever tried galaktompoureko (Γαλακτομπούρεκο)?

It is a delicious traditional Greek sweet that is perfect for cold days when we need a bit of comfort food and a recipe that tastes like home!

Here is what you will need:

1 ½ liter milk

8 eggs

6 full/generous tablespoon...

March 17, 2019

Greeks have countless expressions related to the notion of luck. One of these is the “τύχη βουνό” which literally translates into “luck of a magnitude of a mountain”. A mountain is big and quite visible; therefore, it is very easy to deduct that the expression refers t...

March 10, 2019

Tirokafteri is a very typical meze ordered when visiting a Greek taverna. It is very easy to make and is very delicious!

February 28, 2019

In Greece, the majority of people follow a 40-day period of fasting (Σαρακοστή) before the Greek Easter (Πάσχα) but a few weeks earlier than that, they all get super excited with the Greek carnival! That is why you should read this:

Tsiknopempti (Τσικνοπέμπτη)...

February 23, 2019

‘Πήγε για μαλλί και βγήκε κουρεμένος’ is a widely used expression in Greece that literally translates to ‘He went for hair/wool and came out with shorn hair’. It is used when someone is aiming for one thing, but he ends up with a negative outcome, completely different...

February 11, 2019

Dough 

Around 400 g all-purpose flour (keep some more flour aside -like 100-200 grams- for the rolling of the dough)

4-5 tablespoons of olive oil

1 tablespoon of vinegar

1 full teaspoon of salt

Around 1 cup of lukewarm water (add more if needed in the end)

Or use 1 packet (a...

January 28, 2019

Greek language has a lot of funny expressions, inspired by the every day life and Greek tradition like for example dancing! The expression ‘Τρεις λαλούν και δυο χορεύουν’ literally translates to ‘Three (people) are singing and two are dancing’. If we come to think abou...

December 24, 2018

Every region of Greece has its own traditions regarding Christmas. Some of them are common to most regions some of them are only specific to one region.

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Do you know what ‘στου κουφού την πόρτα, όσο θέλεις βρόντα’ means? /stu ku'fu tin 'porta, 'oso 'thelis 'vroda/

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Galaktompoureko (γαλακτομπούρεκο) – Greek sweet with filo and custard

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