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    Seven Springs in Rhodes is a great place for couples!

    This is one of the most beautiful natural places on the island of Rhodes. In English, it's called Seven Springs, but in Greek it's called Epta Piges. These are natural springs that are open to the public. It is a particularly romantic place and great for couples, especially those on honeymoons...
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    How to choose a fresh fish at the fish market!

    Choosing a fresh fish is going to be key for your dish and for your health. I don't usually go to the fish market when I'm home, but when I'm on vacation, and especially in Greece, I love going to the market to get fresh fish from local fishermen. If you don't know how to pick fresh fish, here...
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    How much is the average price of a gyro in Greece?

    As many of you may know, the average price of a gyro has been increasing slightly over the last few years. I haven't been to Greece in quite some time, so I'm wondering what the average price is these days. Does it vary from island to island and place to place? Or is it pretty stable? A gyro is...
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    What are your favorite wedding favors?

    Traditional Greek weddings usually give wedding favors called koufeta, which are traditional chocolate candies. Nowadays, many people will skip the koufeta and have additional and more modern favors. I have seen small pots of honey or a small bottle of ouzo, which I thought was really nice. What...
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    Learning some basic words in Greek!

    Greeks are so open hearted and willing to help you out that you don't need to know many Greek words when visiting Greece, they will try to help you and you will usually find a common understanding. Some basic words that might be helpful to know are... Thank you = efxaristo Hello and goodbye =...
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    Are there any hiking trails in Corfu?

    Hiking while traveling is something that I am starting to do more and more, especially hiking to catch the sunset and sunrise. If anyone has any good recommendations on where I can go in Corfu to go hiking, I would really appreciate it. I have found that in traveling and hiking, there are many...
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    Did you know that Greek mythology has a princess of Thessaly?

    Thessaly is the region in central Greece that exist today, but many don't know that in Greek mythology, there is a princess of Thessaly. Her name is Koronis and she was known for being extremely beautiful. She was actually so beautiful that Apollo fell in love with her and seduced her when he...
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    Did you know that Chronos (Greek god of time) is the father of the Olympians?

    Chronos who is the Greek god of time actually had children! And many as many Greek gods and goddesses do, he had many! He had six children who are known as the Olympians. Their names are Chiron, Zeus, Hera, Posiden, Hades, Hestia and Demeter. They are perhaps some of the most important figures...
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    Imbros Gorge is a beautiful part of Cretes natural beauty

    Crete has some of the most beautiful natural beauty in all of Greece!! Imbros Gorge is a trail that almost reaches 8 kilometres and it is a bit easier to hike than Samaria gorge. You can always take a tour if you are unsure about where to go and if you are scared to get lost. Tours are also a...
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    What is everyone cooking for Easter this year?

    Easter is really the best part of the year, especially when it comes to food! I am so curious to see and find out what everyone is cooking this year, so please if anyone would like to share I would love to know what everyone will be cooking this year. I am not Greek, but I will be attending a...
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    Where to go shopping in Santorini Greece

    Shopping in Santorini is one of the best experiences you can ever have because the shops are so unique and much of the stuff is handmade if you go to the right places. Santorini clothing has a very carefree and flowing vibe to it. Many of the clothes are white and made of linen, and match the...
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    What are your favorite Greek restaurants in Toronto?

    I am visiting some cousins in Mississauga next weekend, and one of my favorite things about visiting the Toronto area is going to the Greek stores, restaurants, pastry shops and supermarkets. If anyone has any recommendations, I would love to hear them! Toronto has such a great Greek town, and...
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    Magiritsa is what Greeks eat on the night before Easter, heres how you make it!

    Magiritsa is a very special dish that is eaten at midnight on the Saturday before Easter. This is the first meal with meat that many Greeks have after fasting for 40 days, and it's filled with all types of meat! It may be pretty strange to those who aren't used to eating different parts of the...
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    Tips on learning Greek!

    I've been trying to learn a bit of Greek here and there, and I have found the one of the easiest ways to do that is to make some Greek friends! What better way to practice Greek than to practice with locals. If you don't live in a Greek neighborhood, the easiest way to find Greeks in your local...
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    How to make an easy Greek salad with store bough rotisserie chicken

    Hear me out, I know the Greeks usually don't have salad with chicken, but adding some protein to my favourite Greek salad recipe is a great way to have a healthy lunch. I always like to buy grocery store rotisserie chicken and take out the bones immediately when I get home. After that, I chop up...
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    You should visit the Port town of Lavrio near Athens

    Lavrio is one of the best beachside places to visit near Athens. It's a bit of a drive so you'll need to rent a car or take a bus. There are excellent beaches and tavernas there and you can also visit the neighbouring town of Sounio where the famous Grecotel hotel is located. Since it is a...
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    Have you ever wondered how kobolois are made? (Greek worry beads)

    This Greek documentary showcases the history of the Greek worry beads and how they are made. These worry beads are a mystical and historical tool used by Greeks and many other groups all around the world to count their worries and to fiddle with in their hands. They look pretty similar to prayer...
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    The most beautiful limani (port) is in Chania, Crete

    One of the best things about visiting Chania, Crete is dining and walking around the beautiful port. The city is right exactly on the port, making the perfect place to do pretty much everything. If you're lucky enough to have the ability to get a boat chartered, I highly recommend sailing to...
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    Why are people lighting up fireworks during Greek Easter?

    I just came across this video and I was intrigued… I have never seen a Greek Easter tradition where people are lighting up fireworks. Does anyone know where this comes from or why people do? Is it just a matter of celebration or is there a significance behind it? I would love to know since I am...
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    Do you know about Greek yogurt cake?

    Greek Yogurt cake is a great and healthy dessert recipe that is not too sweet and super easy to make! The recipe requires a lot of eggs and butter, which is what gives it its rich yellow color. The secret to making this cake, is to not overmix when adding the wet and dry ingredients together...
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