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Greek Easter

Your Greek Easter Etiquette Guide

Greeks have their own way of doing Easter and it’s simply different from anywhere else in the world. We decode the most important local lingo, food traditions and cultural customs you need to know to stop you from looking like a bunny this Easter. Here’s a quick snapshot of a few customs you need to acquaint yourself with. Fan...

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Be an Easter Angel with these magical Gourmet Greek Gift Hampers

Food is – and always will be – an emotional affair. That’s why we’re all over these delectable Greek foodie hampers from A Magic Cabinet, with clever themes that capture all the right feels. This Easter, choose from “I feel like breakfast in bed”; “I feel like a Greek Islander”; “I Feel Like Eating Pasta All Day” – and at least a dozen mo...

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Memories of Easters Past

Few writers evoke the intense emotion and vivid imagery of Easter in Greece as Sofka Zinovieff in her memoir, Eurydice Street, A Place in Athens. An extract from her book that so poignantly captures the glorious paradoxes and rich traditions of Greek Easter. Few would dispute that Easter celebrations are the most intensely bea...

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Order your Easter feast from home!

You want the trappings of Easter minus the long hours slaving over a barbecue? Athens Insider has the answer to your Easter prayers for a festive Paschal meal, delivered to your doorstep. Lots of wine, an orgy of succulent spit-roast lamb and kokoretsi, an egg-cracking competition and much merriment – a lot of reasons why we l...

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Revelations In Isolation

Tenia Christopoulos reflects on how the pandemic has been a catalyst for positive change, and in that sense truly embodies the Easter spirit of renewal and rebirth. An old friend called me from southern California. She unnerved me. She complained about this period of isolation, whining about her lack of freedom, being home wit...

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