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Chef Koulousias adds Greek olive oil and Kozani saffron to the royal wedding menu

Talented Greek chef, Nikos Koulousias, is one of the 24 selected chefs enlisted to prepare the official menu for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Speaking to private ANT1 TV on Friday, Koulousias, talked about the challenges of the task but also revealed that two Greek products have …

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Not without a Greek Koulouri! Prince Charles and Camilla enjoy relaxed moments in downtown Athens (picts, video)

The bright side of royal life: Prince Charles and wife Camilla enjoyed relaxed moments among the commoners in downtown Athens on Thursday morning, the second day of the official visit to Greece. Traditional sesame ring ‘koulouri’, donuts, a flower bouquet and cold coffee without plastic straw. Wearing cuff links with …

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Pro Cannabis Festival and Rally in Athens, May 5

A rally for the legalization of cannabis takes place in downtown Athens on Saturday. The Pan Hellenic Cannabis Rally is part of the “Global Marijuana March” campaign, that takes place simultaneously in 300 cities around the world. The rally slogan is “against the ban” of cannabis. The organizers in Greece …

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Expats report about living in Greece: Story by Rebecca Hall

Can visiting or permanently living in Greece change your life? Do you feel at home here or have problems with the different way of Greek culture? What are the biggest challenges a foreigner has to deal with when on short or long term visit? KTG asked its readers to submit …

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Healthy eaters in US turn to Greece’s flavors and food in 2018

2018 is witnessing an influx of new flavors invigorate the taste buds as imaginative chefs, aspirational start-ups, and a competitive established market vies for your attention. But consumers aren’t just wary of cost, our appetites increasingly whet by originality, convenience and, importantly, a more health-conscious approach to our diets. That’s …

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Expats report about living in Greece: Story by Tony & Tess

Can visiting or permanently living in Greece change your life? Do you feel at home here or have problems with the different way of Greek culture? What are the biggest challenges a foreigner has to deal with when on short or long term visit? KTG asked its readers to submit …

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Greek Easter and “Christos Anesti” with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks is the most favorite Greek Orthodox Hollywood star. As every year since 1988, he joins the celebrations for Jesus Resurrection at midnight Saturday on Greek Orthodox Easter. And the rich feast the day after. Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson, actresses Nia Vardalos and Melina Kanakaridi So a bishop …

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Greek Easter 2018: The spectacular rocket war on Chios (video)

Every Easter in the Greek island of Chios, two churches in the village of Vrontados go into a full rouketopolemos, rocket war. It is the local alternative to the Greek custom to celebrate Jesus Resurrection with fireworks. Thousands of home-made rockets are being fired against the target which is the …

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Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is Risen! Greek Easter traditions (videos)

Holding the white candles of Pascha, millions of Greeks flocked to churches short before midnight Saturday to celebrate Jesus Resurrection. They love to keep the centuries-old tradition even though they are not devoted faithful or even atheists. The majority of people go to church five minutes before midnight and leave …

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The Epitaphios procession is quite different in a cemetery (pictures)

In Greek Orthodox Easter, the procession of Epitaphios marks the peak of the Passion Week on Good Friday. Epitaphios, Lamentation upon the Grave, is in fact an icon, consisting of a large, embroidered and often richly adorned cloth, bearing an image of the dead body of Christ. It is  often …

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Holy Fire (Holy Light) Ceremony 2018 – Live stream from Jerusalem

Thousands of Orthodox Christians pilgrims and locals have gathered in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Saturday morning awaiting for the Holy Light or Holy Fire. The Holy Fire ceremony in the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Watch Live the Holy Fire ceremony from the Tomb of …

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Easter 2018: Extended shop hours in Athens & Thessaloniki

Retail shops in Athens will operate in extended opening hours due to the Easter Holidays. The extended working hours start Thursday, March 29th 2018 and end on Holy Saturday, April 7th. On Palm Sunday, April 1st, retail shops will be open. The general plan is as follows: On weekdays, Monday …

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Greek Orthodox Bishop of Chicago supports March For Our Lives

Newly enthroned Metropolit Nathanael Symeonides in the Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago said he feels a responsibility to protect the youth participating in the March For Our Lives gun control rallies in US. He feels a responsibility to not only pray for the youth, but to protect them. “They want …

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