August 15: Religious holiday is the perfect excuse for Greece to throw a grand party

August 15: Religious holiday is the perfect excuse for Greece to throw a grand party

Religious festivals and saints’ days in Greece are always a big deal. They bring families together – the younger members of which are often named after their elder relatives – reinforce the bonds of local communities, resuscitate age-old traditions and buttress the people’s faith. They can also serve as excellent occasions for matchmaking and even for settling old scores – many a local festival degenerates into a brawl that is later settled amicably over food and even more wine. Every saint is revered, but none as gloriously as the Virgin Mary, or Panaghia (All-Saintly), is on August 15, the biggest religious event in Greece after Easter and Christmas, a national holiday that is observed by the civil service and private sector.

Kalimera

Kalimera means good morning. But thats not all. It means a new day has begun, a day full of sun, sea, joy, happiness, a day full of hope. A day that follows a magical, musical night and leads to something even more promising.

A new beginning, a chance to meet new friends, experience new tastes, discover an ancient civilization and live your dreams. As the Greek warm, morning light takes over, inspiration, inner peace and love, are only a grasp away.

Good morning is always said with a smile and heartfelt hospitality. For us Greeks, kalimera is more than a word, its a way of life.

Discovering Rhodes

Rhodes stunning beaches, shimmering blue seas and long hot summers attract thousands of holiday-makers each year, but there’s more to this fascinating island than lying by the East Mediterranean. Steeped in natural beauty and full of attractions and personality. Rhodes will appeal to partygoers but also to the amateur archaeologists looking to discover their own part of Ancient Greece. But most of all Rhodes offer its best to the couples and families seeking for a relaxed and secure place to spend their holidays.

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