1. auroracoor1

    Was Santorini Really Atlantis?

    I am getting a big kick studying stories from Greek Mythology. The Lost Kingdom of Atlantis has always fascinated me, mainly because some speculate that it was a real place that no longer exists. Some speculate that the portion of Santorini that collapsed into the sea after the volcano erupted...
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    I want to make Domatakeftedes at home...

    I saw a recipe in a Greek cookbook somewhere called "Domatakeftedes" or tomato croquettes. It looked delicious, but I can't find it! Does anyone know of any good recipes? I love tomatoes, and I had this dish once somewhere and thought it was amazing. From what I understand it's a specialty on...
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    List of Greek Myths that Happened on Crete?

    Thank you! I am so fascinated with all things pertaining to the Greek island of Crete. I will definitely look this story up.
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    List of Greek Myths that Happened on Crete?

    I am making a list of places on Crete that have to do with Greek Mythology and I am wondering if I missed anything: * Cave of Zeus (Diktaion) * Knossos Palace * Minotaur's Labyrinth * Paximadia - I read someone this is where Artemis and Apollo were born supposedly? Did I miss anything or get...
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    Visiting Theriso on Crete.. Advice?

    Lately I have heard so much about Theriso and how great it is, particularly the food. It seems like it is a "must visit" on Crete. What do you guys think? Do you have any advice for me? I have been looking into Cretan cuisine and wanting to collect information for my next trip to Greece.
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    What is Cretan Cuisine Like?

    Thank you everyone for your thoughtful responses! Deborah, I don't mind that it was a book - I loved it. So helpful! It's funny that you mentioned Theriso - someone JUST mentioned that place to me a few hours ago. I definitely need to visit, I feel like it's meant to be now. It seems like one...
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    What is Cretan Cuisine Like?

    As I have been researching Greek food, culture, and recipes I came across information about the cuisine of the island of Crete, which looks to be a bit different than the rest of Greece. Is my impression true? Here are some of my observations: ** The food is ultra fresh and most people eat...
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    Mentions of Food in Greek Mythology

    Right? I think it might have been a Greek myth that inspired me to eat my first pomegranate!
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    Mentions of Food in Greek Mythology

    When I was in school, I remember learning about Greek Mythology in school and reading some of the myths and legends. I actually don't remember the specifics of the stories, but I was just thinking that I DO remember the food mentions! I came across this article when I was trying to research it...
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    Could I Use Different Greens in My Pita?

    The there day, I tried to follow a spanakopita recipe that I actually shared here, and I ran out of spinach! So, I actually ran down to the store to get some. However, I had kale on hand, and I wondered the whole time I was driving if I should have just used the kale. I didn't need much more...
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    Greek Table Etiquette?

    I haven't really thought of this, but there is a lot of etiquette for dining in the Greek culture. What do you guys think? It looks like there is a lot to think about: https://www.etiquettescholar.com/dining_etiquette/table-etiquette/europe-m_table_manners/greek.html In particular, the section...
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    Favorite Easy Spanakopita Recipe?

    Okay, I will try the recipe I shared and let you know!
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    Favorite Easy Spanakopita Recipe?

    My family loves spanakopita, and I have never made it before. I want to surprise them. Does anyone have a good recipe to share? I was thinking of following this one, but I am not sure: https://www.themediterraneandish.com/spanakopita-recipe-greek-spinach-pie/
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    Dont worry, you can always have breakfast on the ferry

    I’ve taken countless ferries across the Greek islands, and I always seem to be rushing to get on the boat in time. One thing that I love about Greek ferries, is that there’s always a café on board where you can buy snacks, pastries, and coffee. It’s a little bit pricey, so keep that in mind. You...
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    Any updates on the omicron variant in Greece?

    I thought the new testament is written in Greek? Is it not related to Greece?