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    Did you know that cheating in the Olympics dates back to Ancient Greece?

    We all know that the Olympics originated in Greece, but what some of us don't know is that the cheating scandals that we see today were also occurring in ancient times. Ancient Greek Olympic athletes were using many of the available herbs and tools at the time to help them increase their stamina...
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    Diples are so crispy and sweet! Check out this tutorial on how to make them

    Diples are so crispy and sweet, they're a great dessert for the winter time and for serving a lot of gas. They're also very easy to make and very economically friendly when you're trying to cook on a budget and serve a lot of people. I like to bring these to parties in large gatherings, and they...
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    What are some of your favorite Greek New Years traditions? 🎊

    I would love to learn more about Greek New Years traditions. I've heard about the vasilopita, which reminds me of the Mardi Gras tradition in New Orleans of putting a porcelain baby Jesus in a a cake and whoever finds it has good luck!
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    What are some good Greek mythology tattoos?

    I feel like Greek mythology tattoos are so cool, and a great way to showcase my love for Greek mythology. Ive seen some great art over the years, but does anyone have ideas for what would look good as a tattoo?
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    What life was like for Greeks under Ottoman occupation

    This is a great video by the Benaki Museum about what life was like for Greek people under Ottoman rule, check it out!
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    How to make Greek lamb casserole with pasta

    Ingredients 2 1/4 pounds lamb shoulder 1/2 cup butter or olive oil 1 finely chopped onion 4 whole tomatoes, diced Pepper Salt 1 pound orzo 1 cup grated Kefalotiri cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut meat into 5-6 serving pieces and place in a casserole dish. Add the butter...
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    13 Santorini restaurants were featured on this traveling list!

    I'm so happy to see that big magazines are featuring Santorini!! Would you visit any of these places? Selene and To Psariki are my favourite https://www.thenationalherald.com/food_travel_travel/arthro/conde_nast_traveller_features_13_restaurants_in_santorini-2928677/
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    How to make Greek style loukoumia filled cookies!

    These cookies are a cool new spin on a Greek classic!
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    How to make Greek monk onion soup (monarcho soupa)

    This is the soup of the monks!! I love it and you probably will too 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Greek olive oil 3 large onions, cut into quarters and sliced thin 4 cups plus 2 tablespoons water Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste 2 slices whole grain bread, crusts removed and cut into 1/2-inch...
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    Greece designated as Level 3 warning for COVID

    I don't want to discourage anyone from visiting Greece, I'm just updating this forum for anyone who wants to be informed. The U.S. Department of state has designated Greece as "Level 3" warning because of how bad covid is in Greece. You can read more here...
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    Best activities to do in Archangelos, Rhodes

    I suggest you go to the Olive Oil Factory, Bonis Ceramics, Church of Michael the Archangel and Stegna Beach!! This is me favourite part of Rhodes
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    What are the biggest influences of the Byzantine empire in Greece?

    I'm not a historian but I'm super curious about what impact the Byzantine empire has had on Greece's culture and overall history.
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    What are your favorite Greek mythology movies?

    I'm looking for a good Greek movie night! Does anyone have suggestions?
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    What is the history behind Greek Independence Day?

    Hi guys! What is the significance of Greek Independence Day (March 25)?
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    Exciting day trips from Athens?

    What are your favorite places to go for day trips in Athens?
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    What is the best Greek wedding food?

    Can anyone give some advice for what food is best for weddings? I’m getting married in Greece this summer and I want the wedding to pretty traditional in some senses. I’m not Greek, but I love the food and culture and want to make it a part of my wedding.
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    Can Athens be romantic?

    Hey everyone, like i’ve posted before, I’m going to be travelling to Greece for my honeymoon. I really want to visit Athens, and explore all of the history and culture but i’m not sure if it can be romantic for my husband and I? Any advice?
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    Have you honeymooned in Greece before? Help!

    I am planning my wedding in Greece this summer, does anyone have any suggestions besides Santorini? I feel like it’s kind of played out, and the prices have skyrocketed since the destination has become so popular.