Top Grains for Traditional Greek Cooks

Grains play an integral part in the Greek diet. The traditional Greek diet contains grains that you’re probably familiar with and others that you might not recognize or that are used less often today. Ancient Greekcuisine was founded on the Mediterranean Triad, which consisted of wine, olive oil, and wheat. Here are some frequently used grains you should know about.

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Get to Know Agios Vasilios

In the United States, Santa Claus is a beloved Christmas tradition. In Greece, he looks even different. Although the concepts are similar, “Greek Santa Claus” is also referred to as “Agios Vasilios” or Saint Basil. Agios Vasilios is portrayed as a distinguished looking man who wears a long, clerical robes and a long beard. He brings gifts to children, but not on Christmas Eve. In the Greek tradition children get their gifts on New Year’s Eve. Here’s more information:

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Don’t Miss These Unique Santorini Beaches

Santorini is one of the most well-known islands in Greece, but many people don’t realize that one of the things that makes it most unique is the volcanic activity. The island itself surrounds the caldera of an ancient, dormant volcano, and because of that, is much higher above sea level than other islands. The island’s volcanic history can be found throughout its geography, but it’s especially obvious on the beaches. These are just a few of the reasons why these beaches are especially unique. Here’s a look at the beaches you won’t want to miss:

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How to Make an Authentic Gyro

Gyro are a staple in Greek cuisine where they are believed to have originated. Gyro have gained popularity around the world, but how they are made and ingredients used can vary greatly. Here’s what you need to know about what goes into authentic Greek gyro and how to assemble them. 

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Top 5 Greek Philosophers to Know

The original meaning of the word philosophy comes from the Greek roots philo- meaning “love” and -sophos meaning “wisdom.” Ancient Greek philosophy began in the 6th century BC and continued through the Hellenistic period and the period when Ancient Greece was part of the Roman empire. Here are five Greek Philosophers you should know.

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Reasons Why You Should Visit Syros

Syros is a Greek island in the Cyclades group and is located in the Aegean Sea, south-east of Athens. The largest towns on the island are Vari, Ano, Syros, and Ermoupoli. Syros is home to many wonderful beaches, churches, statues, and other monuments. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit this Greek island:

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How the Greeks Developed Democracy

Those of us who enjoy a system of government referred to as democracy tend to take itfor granted. However, there was a time when it didn’t even exist! Thanks to the Ancient Greeks, specifically those from the city-state of Athens, the world is able to enjoy the benefits that come with democracy.

How, exactly, did the Ancient Athenians develop this form of government? Over the course of history, inthe area that eventually became the modern-day country of Greece, the people developed the first democracy. Here’s more information about how this came about:

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What to Do Your First Time in Greece

Greece is a popular destination thatoffers travelers a host of activities. From beaches to island hopping to restaurants to day cruises to nightlight to scenic vistas, tourists visiting Greece for the first time or for the tenth will always have fun building sensational memories. For the best experience possible, there are a few activities you should absolutely take advantage of.

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Basil in the Greek Culture

Basil, or “vasilikos” in Greek, is an herb found all over Greece. When you think of basil, you might think of food, but basil had a prominent role in the Greek culture long before it became a part of meals. In fact, there are many in Greece who still don’t use it a lot in cooking despite how well it grows in Greece. Here’s more information:

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Top Beaches to Visit While in Greece

Greek beaches are considered the most beautiful in the world. You really can’t go wrong with any of them! However, some beaches are worth making a special effort to visit. There’s something about the sand, water, and scenery at these that make the trip worth it. Here are 10 of the best beaches in Greece.

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