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    Greece has just raised the minimum wage

    For the second time this year, Greece raised the minimum wage. Many don't even know that there is minimum wage in Greece, but there is! it is a little bit easier to bypass it because there is more corruption and less regulation in Greece than in other countries but nonetheless it's really great...
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    How do you preserve your family recipes?

    One of the most cherished things in my household is my mom's binder of old recipes preserved in clear plastic film. My mom has kept all of our family recipes in the original form which is old paper that is yellowing and in my grandmas handwriting. Because I am paranoid, I have taken pictures of...
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    How to make roasted branzino

    Branzino is one of my favourite dishes ever! I like to go to the fish market and get the freshest fish possible and ask the fish mongers which fish has been caught most recently. If you don't have access to fresh fish, I recommend getting fish that is frozen fresh or getting wild caught fish...
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    Relaxing Greek music instrumental

    This is one of the best Greek music instrumentals that I like to listen to when Im reading and working at home! Geia mas to all of the world wide Greeks community who like to have kefi and play some great tunes. Please post some great instrumentals in the comments, I love a good bouzouki solo...
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    Corfu is one of the best places for a honeymoon getaway

    Corfu is a great spot for a honeymoon for those looking to stay in a single destination or for those who want to island hop! You can go to Lefkada and Kefalonia since they are pretty close, I suggest going by boat although you can also choose to fly if you prefer. If you want to go somewhere...
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    A traditional Greek Christmas glendi (party)

    This is the exact video I was watching last year in the middle of the pandemic, savoring time dancing with old friends. This is one of the most popular Greek tv shows that showcases Greek culture in the best way. In the video, you will see some of the most popular Greek songs with Greek dances...
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    These are the top Greek Christmas desserts!

    If you're looking to get into the holiday spirit, these are the some of the desserts that you need to have on your table whenever you have family or friends over! These desserts are super traditional, but you can always add a modern twist to them. I like to make a chocolate version of the...
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    This is what Christmas time in Athens looks like

    The most beautiful city on earth ❤️
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    What is the role of a Godparent during Christmas and Epiphany?

    I know these are pretty important religious holidays, so I'm wondering...what is the role of the Godparent on these important days? For those of you that are Godparents, what do you do with your Godchild on these days?
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    Dont miss out on Hersonissos, Crete!

    I feel like Hersonissos is the part of Crete that is often overlooked!! Look how beautiful it is 😍 I definitely recommend adding it to your list in Crete along with Iraklio and Chania.
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    You must visit the Arch of Galerius in Thessaloniki!

    This is one of the most important landmarks in Thessaloniki. Galerius was aRoman Emperor who build the arch built as part of a road that would connect his palace to the main road that stretched through the city. The arch was made to instill a sense of majesty and wonder on those who passed...
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    The myth of medusa explained!

    I found this cool video that explains a bit about the story of Medusa which is my favorite story in Greek mythology! I feel that she is so misunderstood and seen as an evil character when in reality she's one of the most powerful characters who is just cursed.
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    Some of the best places to visit in Greece if you love Greek mythology!

    -Mount Olympus of course! You can hike to the top and see the excellent view -The Parthenon! Tickets are pretty affordable and its one of the best sights in Athens. Just don't go when its super hot and sunny -Delos Island! Delos is a Greek island and archaeological site in the Aegean Sea's...
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    I visited Gentilini winery in Kefalonia and it was amazing!

    Gentilini is a really small family winery on the island that has a great selection of wines. I went on the tour and was able to see where all of the wines were made. Tours start in Easter and end in October, highly recommend to anyone visiting Kefalonia during those months.
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    Theodoros Kolokotronis was the leader of Greek independence

    I remember learning about Kolokotronis in Greek school. He was one of the most pivotal figures in the Greek independence movement. He was a general, politician, and a leading advisor to the Greek independence movement. If anyone has any documentaries about him, please share I would love to watch...
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    National Geographic showcases the food culture of Greece in the most beautiful way

    Crete has the best food culture in Greece! This video captures it so well
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    How did Zeus become the well known king of Greek mythology?

    What is the story behind Zeus?? How did be become so powerful?
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    Post your Kefalonia pictures!!

    I would love to see everyones pics! Here is Melissni cave 😍😍😍
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    Thousands gather for Mikis Theodorakis funeral (Rest In Peace)

    As expected, thousands of Greeks gather for Mikis Theodorakis' funeral today in Crete. Greek musician Dimitris Basis sang the sorrowful 1960 composition “Mana Mou Kai Panagia” -- My Mother and Holy https://ca.news.yahoo.com/thousands-gather-crete-burial-composer-111215395.html
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    How did the Greek city state governance structure work?

    What was the ruling structure like? And what made it so successful?