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Heidi Klum gets married on Onassis’ legendary yacht “Christina O”

Famous fashion model Heidi Klum and Tokio Hotel guitarist, Tom Kaulitz got married for a second time in an amazing ceremony on the legendary yacht, “Christina O.” that once belonged to Greek billionaire and shipowner Aristotle Onassis. Surrounded by Heidi’s four children, relatives and friends, the couple said their vows …

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Happy May and Labor Day!

May Day is for some fields of flowers and celebration of the spring, while for others is the occasion to commemorate the workers who lost their lives while struggling for for labor rights. And for others like those suffering from pollen allergy the day is simply a nightmare. Nevertheless: Happy …

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Happy Greek Orthodox Easter 2019!

Happy Greek orthodox Easter to all KTG readers! And as my grandma used to say: May the blessing of the Holy Light make out of you a decent human being.

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Holy Fire 2019: The Miracle descends on Greek Orthodox Easter (video)

In an atmosphere of religious devoutness and magnificence, the Holy Fire marking Jesus Resurrection appeared again in the Church of Holy Supulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday. Thousands of people had gathered in the church to get the Holy Fire directly from the hands of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of …

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Nafpaktos: They celebrate Good Friday with fireworks (video)

An impressive custom revives every year in Nafpaktos on Good Friday. Thousands of believers follow the procession of two Epithaphs and arrive at the “flaming” harbor. The fishermen of the area arrive by the sea transporting the religious symbols on a boat. The custom has its roots in the time …

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Greek Easter Wishes in … Morse Code!

Did you always want to know how Greek Easter wishes could be translated in the Morse code? Captain Morgan has the solution. In a post on twitter he sent his Easter wishes in Morse Code. Σε ολους σας κ με την γλώσσα του Μορς στέλνω τις ευχές μου.Η μετάφραση σ …

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Good Friday Epitaphios: Pieces of art with 100,000 pearls

Good Friday is the day of mourning for Orthodox Christians as the Passion Week reaches its peak. Highlight of the day is the Epitaphios procession with the icon of the body of Jesus inside. Typically the icon is a large, embroidered and rich adorned cloth. It is placed inside the …

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Souvlaki saved! Competition Commission stops price increase

The Greek souvlaki is saved. Greece’s Competition Commission has reportedly intervene in order to stop the price increases that were apparently due as of May 1, 2019. Responding to press reports that Greeks’ favorite fast food, the Souvlaki, will be sold at 3 euros from €2.2 currently, the Competition Commission …

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The “Partridges” of Kozani: The amazing embroidered Easter Eggs (pictures)

They call them πέρδικες, Easter “Partridges.” They are are amazing Easter eggs, embroidered eggs, unique pieces of art the women in Grevena and Kozani prepare each and every Easter. The traditional technique uses bee wax, threads and dyes. The eggs are painted with melted bee wax and then died red. A …

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First private Crematorium in Attica expected to go in operation in autumn

The first private crematorium in Greece has received a license and it looks as if it will go in operation before the public ones. The private facility is located in Ritsona in North-East Attica, near Halkida. It is expected to go in operation in upcoming autumn. According to daily ethnos, …

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Irini Tzortzoglou wins UK MasterChef 2019 Trophy, stuns judges with Greek food

Irini Tzortzoglou from Greece was crowned UK’s MasterChef on Friday night. In an dramatic all-female finale, the retired banker impressed the judge with a menu inspired from her childhood on the island of Crete and the Greek heritage. Irini’s 3-course menu included red mullet with a squid risotto,lamb chops with …

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The Greek village where nobody smokes or can buy cigarettes (video)

In the land of smokers there is a village where nobody smokes, no shop sells cigarettes and ashtrays have disappeared long ago. Residents of village Skotino decided to cut this bad habit some forty years ago. Nobody in the picturesque village of Hersonissos Municipality by Heraklio can really remember how …

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Gavdos: How to hold a National Day Parade when not enough children (video)

Greek tradition wants school children to hold parades on the eve of the national and religious holiday on 25. March. While in Athens and other big cities, a lottery decides who is to parade and who remains out due to the high number of pupils, in some remote Greek areas …

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Patras Carnival 2019 – The Big Parade – LIVE Stream

The big parade of the famous Patras Carnival started at 2:30 on Sunday afternoon. 40,000 carvinalists, 160 fantasyful floats are marching through the streets of the city. Thousands of visitors form across the country have flocked to Patras to enjoy the event. The big parade will last until 6:30 p.m. …

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Carnival The Night Parade: 40,000 march through Patras – LIVE Stream

The Night Parade of Greece’s biggest and most famous Carnival in Patras started on Saturday night. Estimated 40,000 carnivalists are currently marching through the streets of the port city in West Peloponnese. As the live stream concluded midnight Saturday, below is a recorded video form the Night Parade. According to …

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US President Donald Trump and Melania on private trip to Patras

US President Donald Trump and wife Melania took a break from head-aching policies and charities and made a short visit to Greece over the weekend. As the trip was strictly private, they avoided Greek capital Athens and landed directly at the port city of Patras in West Peloponnese. Although the …

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Apokries: The Carnival season revives old customs across Greece

Greece’s Carnival season, the Apokries, reaches its peak over the weekend with the biggest Carnival Parade, the Carnival of Patras, to take place on Sunday. The weekend marks the end of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing and opens the way for the 40-day fasting until the Greek orthodox Easter. Staring …

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