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Kyra Sarakosti or Lady Lent: the peculiar Easter calendar!

16 March 2019,

“Lady Lent”, “Kyra Sarakosti” in Greek, comes with the end of the Carnival and remains until Easter. Lady Lent is a custom that one could find all over Greece and it was a peculiar calendar which was used to count down the weeks of Lent until Easter. Even though Kyra Sarakosti was almost forgotten for […]

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Modern Exarchia: a Do or a Don’t for the visitor?

13 March 2019,

Exarchia ….  tear gas in the air, graffiti everywhere, broken windows and some older people complaining to reporters about the lawlessness of their area. “It wasn’t always like this… they say”. The different names of Exarchia in time But what is Exarchia and what exactly happens in this small corner of the city? Where is the […]

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The story of the kite

11 March 2019,

Clean Monday is the last day of Carnival and the beginning of the fasting period before Easter. This day the sky is filled with colorful kites, as it is the custom on this day. The kite-flying and its’ dance on the wind, high up in the blue sky, indicates the lifting and the purification of […]

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Cyprus Commandaria: The wine of kings!

28 December 2017,

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Cyprus is home to the oldest wine produced in the world.

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