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knicks_fan87

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I would love to know if anyone has news or updates on how covid is spreading and being treated in Greece, especially since the new omicron variant has been announced. Is anyone in Greece at the moment? Please stay safe everyone and take good measures.
 

greek_ggirl

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I don't believe it has spread just yet, but it is coming for sure
 

lalajess

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All I know is that researchers are finding it has been present and spreading in the world for a while, but South Africa researchers are the first to have isolated and identified it. I don't think it has been identified in Greece yet.
 
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redsoxdw_

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All I know is that researchers are finding it has been present and spreading in the world for a while, but South Africa researchers are the first to have isolated and identified it. I don't think it has been identified in Greece yet.
I don't think it has spread either, I know many countries are banning flights from South Africa, I wonder if Greece will do the same
 
You all need to stop spreading fear!
Pray to God for protection. Real Greeks know that nothing is in our hands. When your time is up it's up.
Everyone needs to spread love and respect to each other instead of the Greek alphabet paranoia. Lord Have Mercy on me my family and mankind. AMEN
 

Vangelis

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You all need to stop spreading fear!
Pray to God for protection. Real Greeks know that nothing is in our hands. When your time is up it's up.
Everyone needs to spread love and respect to each other instead of the Greek alphabet paranoia. Lord Have Mercy on me my family and mankind. AMEN
Which god are you referring to?

xtian god?
muslim god?
hindu gods?
Zeus? (my personal favourite)
Thor?
The Egyptian gods?
The thousands of different gods from the indigenous populations around the world?

Please be more specific...
 
Which god are you referring to?

xtian god?
muslim god?
hindu gods?
Zeus? (my personal favourite)
Thor?
The Egyptian gods?
The thousands of different gods from the indigenous populations around the world?

Please be more specific...
Obviously you are one of the confused souls. I will pray for you.
 

Vangelis

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Obviously you are one of the confused souls. I will pray for you.
Yes but who are you praying to??? You still won't tell me!!!

But seriously, I'm more of the Epicurean school of philosophy but strongly in the King Mendander I way of thinking about philosophy and life.
 
Yes but who are you praying to??? You still won't tell me!!!

But seriously, I'm more of the Epicurean school of philosophy but strongly in the King Mendander I way of thinking about philosophy and life.
Another confused response.
You know the answer to your question.
There are many roads in search of God, for the real and only one God.
I pray that your road is a sort one.
 

Vangelis

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Another confused response.
You know the answer to your question.
There are many roads in search of God, for the real and only one God.
I pray that your road is a sort one.
My road is a deep one. And yes, it has come to an intellectual end. There is no more searching for the answers because they have been supplied by our ancestors thousands of years ago. I look to the ancient forefathers of Greece, the true Hellenes for the answers not from a foreign middle eastern desert source.
 

auroracoor1

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My road is a deep one. And yes, it has come to an intellectual end. There is no more searching for the answers because they have been supplied by our ancestors thousands of years ago. I look to the ancient forefathers of Greece, the true Hellenes for the answers not from a foreign middle eastern desert source.
I thought the new testament is written in Greek? Is it not related to Greece?
 

Vangelis

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I thought the new testament is written in Greek? Is it not related to Greece?
The main story characters like Jesus, his family and the rest of his apostles were middle eastern. Most of the story occurs in the middle east apart from some travels outside of the area. The old testament on which the whole NT is predicated is of course the Jewish religion which again is middle eastern. The language in which the texts were first written well after the death of all the characters was Greek because that was the dominant language in that part of the world just as English is the dominant language in many parts of the world today.

So as a Hellene, I prefer to look to the ancient Hellenes for my guidance and do my own investigation rather than assume the dominant religion that has gripped Greece for over a millennium is in any way valid. The ancient Hellenes questioned everything and as modern day Hellenes we should also do the same and come to our own conclusions.

Some will decide that the dominant religion in Greece is not for them, others may embrace it even more. The journey is an individual one.
 

dubai_suzie

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The main story characters like Jesus, his family and the rest of his apostles were middle eastern. Most of the story occurs in the middle east apart from some travels outside of the area. The old testament on which the whole NT is predicated is of course the Jewish religion which again is middle eastern. The language in which the texts were first written well after the death of all the characters was Greek because that was the dominant language in that part of the world just as English is the dominant language in many parts of the world today.

So as a Hellene, I prefer to look to the ancient Hellenes for my guidance and do my own investigation rather than assume the dominant religion that has gripped Greece for over a millennium is in any way valid. The ancient Hellenes questioned everything and as modern day Hellenes we should also do the same and come to our own conclusions.

Some will decide that the dominant religion in Greece is not for them, others may embrace it even more. The journey is an individual one.
I agree with you, everyone should embrace their individual journey and come to the conclusion to follow whichever religion or even no religion that best suits them. I see online that there is a resurgence of people following the Ancient Greek religion, is that how you got into it?
 

Vangelis

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I agree with you, everyone should embrace their individual journey and come to the conclusion to follow whichever religion or even no religion that best suits them. I see online that there is a resurgence of people following the Ancient Greek religion, is that how you got into it?
That's a really good question. It actually came about because of my desire to become more of a practicing xtian rather than just go to church xmas & easter etc. So I started to investigate xtianity to understand how I could actually practice the religion. I read the New Testament 3 times (I was looking for coherent meaning) and large parts of the Old Testament. Unfortunately the only things I found were inconsistencies, contradictions, outright impossibilities (ie scientifically impossible claims) and large swathes of incoherence (try making sense of Revelations). In the end I started reading texts from xtian practitioners and found some practices that I followed but it was when I started investigating the mind and how it works through meditation that I realised there is no god, that a creator-god being is a delusion and that we are creators of our own destinies, whether that be heaven or hell here on earth and maybe beyond.

I only found out about the followers of the Ancient Greek religion because one of my friends who was a staunch Greek Orthodox follower "converted" to the religion of the Ancient Hellenes. Since then, I stumbled across a group of followers who were preparing for a full moon ceremony on Filopapou Hill in 2019 and took a photo of them as you can see below. The philosophies of the Ancient Hellenes differ depending on who you read. They are consistent within each philosophy but varying philosophies differ. The ones that most resonate with me are Epicurus and King Menander. To be clear, I follow the same philosophy as King Menander.

Filopapou Hill Ceremony 2019s.jpg
 
I agree with you, everyone should embrace their individual journey and come to the conclusion to follow whichever religion or even no religion that best suits them. I see online that there is a resurgence of people following the Ancient Greek religion, is that how you got into it?
There are a lot of people that are following the old religion of anomalia
 

Vangelis

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Great Neighborhoods to Visit in Athens?

I know that Athens is a big city, and I tend to do the same things all the time. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love what I end up doing in the city. Here is where I visit:

  • Plaka - it's touristy, but I love it
  • Monastiraki - I really love the flea market!
  • Syntagma - I like to hang around at the square and poke around
  • Kifisia - I love shopping!
I know there is a ton to do. I want to branch out!

Spending a Month in Greece Next Year for Wedding

I am spending about a month in Greece next year. I am planning to visit Tilos (a possibility for my bachelor party) and the wedding itself will be a little bit after that in Athens with my family. After that, the new wife and I wanted to stay for a couple more weeks. Where should we go? I don't mind doing something cliche, like go to Santorini, as long as it is fun and not super crowded. We like crowds and nightlife but don't want to be overwhelmed.

Do you guys have any advice on where we should go? Some family may join us for part of it ... I don't think we can stop them haha.

Is this a weird itinerary?

I am going to be in Greece about a month this summer and I keep changing my mind about what I will be doing while in the country. This is my itinerary and I am trying to figure out if I can pull it off without things being stressful. Every single thing on the list exists because I have people to visit. Santorini is on the list because of a wedding... I want to try to do all of it but I am not sure about the Santorini piece of it... but since it is a wedding I think I should just make it work.

Anyway, the destinations are: Athens (I have A LOT of people to visit, I will need like two total weeks here), Corinth (one person to visit), Kythira (no one to visit, I just want to go), Santorini (the wedding).

Is this too disjointed? Appreciate your thoughts.

Off the Beaten Track Destinations in Greece

I know that there are some major destinations that are worth visiting in Greece, but there are also some great places that are off the beaten track. I would love to visit them soon. I made a small list, but I also want suggestions:
  • Kea
  • Ithaka
  • Tinos
  • Patmos (but I do know some cruses stop here)
  • Naxos
  • Kythnos
What do you guys think?
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