So you’re planning on visiting Greece, have Greek friends, or want to go to a Greek restaurant and, of course, it all seems “Greek to you“.
Well, don’t fret. “Maria’s Greek Tip of the Month” explains how Greeks go about their lives, whether that’s eating out and drinking their drinks, how to boost your health with the famed Greek Diet, or even how to accept a “kerasma” (treat) or even celebrate Easter and Christmas.
So drop by this page regularly to learn some basic tips and insight into the Greek way of life and culture and prepare to immerse yourself into #yournextgreeceadventure for the complete Greek experience.
In the words of English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley:
“We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts have their root in Greece.”Percy Bysshe Shelley
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- What’s Greek ‘Kerasma’ All About?“Kerasma” means “treat” or “to be treated” and it is one of Greeks’ favorite ways to show affection, hospitality, or to flirt.
- This is How to Eat a Greek Spoon SweetGreek spoon sweets or “glyka tou koutaliou” can be eaten in the traditional way but are also great as toppings and even dips.
- How to Live Long and Happy Like a Greek15 Greek lifestyle tips that may bring health, happiness and wellbeing even if you’re in the heart of Chicago or in Greenland.
- The Greeks and Their ‘Kathara Deftera’ FunKathara Deftera (Clean Monday) is an outdoor celebration in Greece when we fly a kite and eat Lenten foods before we fast for Easter.
- Greek Evil Eye: 6 Tips to Avert the ‘Mati’The Greek ‘mati’, or evil eye belief, dates back thousands of years in life traditions worldwide. If your own energy levels are low, you may be susceptible to negative energy ‘transmitted’ your way. So how can you ward off the bad vibes?
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