Kalikatzaros, an evil christmas spirit

Kallikatzaroi, the malevolent creatures of Greek Christmas

The Kallikantzaroi, according to Greek folklore, are malevolent creatures that emerge from the underworld during the Greek Christmas period and cause trouble for humans. During the winter solstice, when the movement of the sun seems to halt, they creep out: the malicious, mischievous, ugly and […]

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Öluffa med Uffe, här i - Katapola, Amorgos

Island hopping in the 1970s – my carefree Greek roamings, Part 1

Island hopping! The word tastes good and perhaps it tasted even more exciting in combination with the words Interrail and backpacking during the 1970s. That’s when I, like so many others, started to travel by train to Greece. Today, there are many wise tips on

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Plutos tempel i Elefsina

Eleusina – home of the ancient mysteries, becomes European Capital of Culture

The small town of Eleusina/Ελευσίνα, located about 20 km southwest of Athens, has been designated European Capital of Culture for 2023. Here, for two millennia, perhaps the largest and most important religious ceremonies of the ancient world took place – the legendary Eleusinian Mysteries. The

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The silk town of Soufli – one of the best tourist destinations in the world, according to UNWTO

The small town of Soufli in northern Greece was selected as one of the world’s top tourist destinations for 2021, by World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The award was justified by the fact that the city has managed to preserve traditional silk production in its full

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