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    Rhodes tips for couples

    I am looking for tips about visiting Rhodes for couples. I will be traveling with my significant other and no one else, and this is a first traveling without other people. I am excited! We're looking for recommendations to make the most of our time on this beautiful island. Specifically, we're...
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    Mythological Roots of the Olympic Games

    I've recently found myself deeply fascinated with how ancient myths and legends have influenced modern traditions and events, particularly those with a global following. Among these, the Olympic Games stand out as a prime example of ancient traditions influencing contemporary world culture. I'm...
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    Learning about the Spartan way of life

    I find the Spartans fascinating. They seemed to have a different way of life! The Spartans, known for their military might, also led a lifestyle that was remarkably disciplined and focused on simplicity. The core of Spartan society was its military-oriented ethos. From a young age, Spartan...
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    Favorite Beaches on Mykonos

    I know that people have mixed feelings about the beaches of Mykonos, but I plan to go this year. I've been in the past and wanted to share my three favorites: 1. Elia Beach Elia is the longest sandy beach in Mykonos, offering a less crowded experience. It's ideal for those who want to relax...
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    Tips for Learning and Teaching Greek

    I know how to speak Greek okay, but I am not great at it. I want to brush up on my skills, and I also want to teach some of my family members. I am good enough at it to the learn the basics. I am looking for advice, but I've also compiled some ideas: 1. Spend an extended period of time in...
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    Are there good beaches near Thessaloniki?

    I am gathering some information about possible beaches to visit while in Greece. I will be traveling with a bunch of people who love the beach. We have to spend some time in Thessaloniki to visit someone, but I am trying to figure out if the beaches in this area will do the trick or if we should...
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    Aphrodite - Greek Goddess of Love

    Ahead of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share some things that I thought were interesting about Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love: 1. Aphrodite Was Born from Sea Foam. In Greek mythology, it's said that Aphrodite was born from the sea foam that formed when Cronus cut off Uranus's genitals...
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    Lighter Greek Fare for the New Year

    Now that the holidays are winding down, I realize that I haven't been paying attention to my health and have been eating a lot of really decadent foods. I have also gained five pounds. So, I plan to eat a lot lighter after new Year's is over. I made a list of some great foods to focus on. Greek...
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    List of Greek books to read

    I think you might be right. I have set a goal of 24 books - that's 2 books a month - and I think that I'll just choose a few of these. Thanks!
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    List of Greek books to read

    I am setting my reading goals for 2024. I am adding some Greek books to my list! Here are some I may consider: 1. The Iliad by Homer – The Iliad is a masterpiece of epic poetry that narrates the events of the Trojan War. 2. The Odyssey by Homer – Considered one of the most influential works...
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    Favorite Greek desserts to feed a crowd

    I have gatherings year round, but I have more of them this time of year! I like to serve other desserts besides melamakarona, so I thought I would compile a list of some of my favorite choices:. 1. Baklava – This famous dessert is made by layering phyllo dough, chopped nuts (usually walnuts)...
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    Celebrating People's Name Days?

    I have learned that Greeks, especially those in Greece, celebrate their name day. I want to be better at celebrating people's name days, even though I am not in Greece. I am looking for suggestions on how to help people celebrate. Some of my ideas: Send a card Give a gift, such as an icon of...
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    Celebrating People

    I have learned that Greeks, especially those in Greece, celebrate their name day. I want to be better at celebrating people's name days! While birthdays are celebrated annually on a specific date, Greek Name Days (also known as Onomastiki Eorti) are celebrated on the feast day of the saint with...
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    Spending Christmas in Greece

    Here are some thoughts on what to do at Christmastime in Greece - I am thinking of going this year... Athens There is a festival that takes place at Syntagma Square, which is transformed into a winter wonderland. It is the perfect place for people of all ages to enjoy the celebrations. From...
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    Volcanic Hot Springs in Santorini?

    Does anyone know if it is possible to go in the water in the area with the volcano? I heard of some people going in the water on tour excursions but I question if that is a regular occurrence. Also, are those considered the volcanic hot springs or are the real hot springs in another area? I...
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    Baklava with Pistachios from Aegina

    I went to Aegina recently and enjoyed the pistachios while there (it was during the Pistachio Festival!). They are soooo good - so much tastier than the store bought ones here in the US. Anyway, I brought home a lot - I want to do something with them. I had pistachio baklava while there. I...
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    Greek Dishes with Almonds

    I remember driving through Crete that there were a ton of almond trees. Yet, when I think of nuts that are used in Greek cooking, I automatically think of walnuts. Do Greeks cook with a lot of almonds or does it depend on the region? What do they typically do with them? I know you can use...
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    Sub Almonds for Walnuts in Baklava?

    I don't know if you recall but I had been trying to make walnut cake for a while. I was finally successful, and to follow up, the issue was not enough fat in the batter. Okay, now that I sorted all that out, I am burned out from walnuts. Someone is requesting my baklava but I need a break from...
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    Good Spas in Greece

    Is it common to find spas while in Greece? I have bumped into some information about them, but I don't hear a lot about people who visit them. I will likely be in Greece for a while - several weeks - and I am thinking I might need a down day or two. I will be visiting Athens, Aegina, and...
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    Good Greek Dessert for a Barbecue?

    I tried serving baklava at a barbecue recently on a hot, sticky day and I wasn't happy with it. The phyllo got soggy and the baklava loosened up. I am sure it was too hot for a dish like that. I am going to another barbecue and want to bring a Greek dessert. Any suggestions on something that...
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