DISCOVER THE DEEP ROOTS OF ATHENS WHILE DIVING INTO ITS LOCAL TRADITIONS.
Xenia is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality that reveals the generosity and kind-heartedness of hosts and remains the most significant characteristic that lies deep in the hearts of the Greeks, the beat of the country!After all, Homer's epic poem "Odyssey" manifests the values of Greek hospitality. Rich and divert, the cultures you can meet across Athens, have evolved over thousands of years to reveal different clans and localities with ritual and social significance! From the island of Crete to the land of Macedonia and from the Aegean Sea to Ionian Islands, Greece is rich in unique cultural concepts!
A very common tradition that you will come across in every open place that invites you to sit around a table is the gesture of offering a glass of water a sign of respect! Ya mas, "a wish upon good health" is something you will get acquainted with really quickly if you hang out with locals!
Greece is a crossing point between the East and the West formulating a magnificent mosaic of traditions and tribes that shape the entire Greek temperament.
Greek Easter holds a special place among celebrations in Greece, since every region manifests its own traditions. Corfu, Patmos and Chios are some great typical examples.
The "tribes" sprawling in the Greek region throughout time, developed special characteristics obvious in traditional costumes, music, local art and cuisine. Vlachs, Cretans, Macedonians, Maniats and Sarakatsans, to name quite a few.
Traditional Greek wedding is a ritual comprised of interesting "episodes". The dressing of the bride, the escort with musical instruments and the traditional fiestas taking place are definitely experiences worth living.