Every social class on the island was defined by its own costume. Among others there was the costume of the marine people, the shepherds, the farmers, the fishermen etc.
Kimi is a beautiful coastal town of the island of Evia and birthplace of the scientist Georgios Papanikolaou, the inventor of the Pap test for cervical cancer. The female costume described below used to be worn in Kimi as well as places near Kimi since the 18th century.
Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world.
In Greece, there are a lot of monuments, with Parthenon being the most important.
In the last years a lot of people in Greece make their own natural homemade soap out of olive oil, in the same way their grandparents did. Apart from the pleasure of making something with their own hands, they trust its origin and ingredients and use it for therapeutic purposes.
The Greek Christmas Carols, called “Kalanda” in Greek, is a very old custom that remains unchanged until today. Children in groups knock on the doors of houses, ask “Shall we tell them?” and sing the carols accompanied by triangles or other musical instruments. When they finish, the homeowners give them sweets or money and they exchange wishes. Different Carols are sung on the eves of Christmas, New Year and Epiphany. Even for Christmas there are different carols in various parts of Greece, with the following being the most popular all over the country.
Mousakas is probably the most popular main dish of Greece. Although it takes a lot of preparation, as its three main ingredients, vegetables, minced meat and béchamel white sauce, have to be cooked separately before putting them in the oven, it is a typical dish of traditional Greek cuisine at family gatherings and special occasions.
Arta is a city in the northwest part of Greece in Epirus region. Arta is famous for the medieval bridge over the Arachthos River. But what is the legend behind it?
Traditional Christmas Carols of Greece
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