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Kleftes – heroes or robbers?

Today I would like to tell an inquisitive reader about a whole layer of Greek culture, which played a big role in the liberation struggle of the Greeks against the Turks – about the Clefts. Kleftis is literally a thief in English or a robber. During the Ottoman rule, in the north of Greece spontaneous detachments of partisans, fighters against the Turks, began to appear.Later, the sea Clefts arose – pirates who attacked Turkish ships, …

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Vehicles “Made in Greece”.

Somehow it is generally accepted that Greece has everything, but no mechanical engineering. Nevertheless, this small country produced three interesting passenger cars. Of course, trucks are also being assembled for the needs of the army, but this is already the topic of another post! “Pony” is a legendary car produced by NAMCO (Thessaloniki). This machine was sold throughout Greece in thousands of copies. Despite the fact that production was stopped for many decades ago, “Pony” …

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Greek Christmas cookies

There are many dishes are cooking during Greek Xmas, but melomakarona and kourabiedes are most famous. You can meet them in any family. The two traditional Christmas sweets are an integral part of Christmas and New Year’s festivities and are present at almost every table. The word is coming from the medieval Greek word “Makaronia” (Μακαρωνία), which was a food eaten at a meal after funerals. It was based on pasta, and signified that the …

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A giant squid’s baby was found on cretan beach.

This week people, walked on the beach of Kokini Hani, found a giant squid’s baby longer then 1 m. They called immedeatelly to Mediterranean Researching Center. Specialists, who came in a short time to the beach, announced that dead body belong to very rare kind of deepwater squid. We do not know too much about this beast. It is known that there are huge squids live in Pacific Ocean, longer then 10 m. There are …

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Elafonissi – one small Paradise on Crete.

The island of Crete has many different destinations interesting to everybody. But for sure thousand f visitors are going to visit one beautiful place – Elafonisi. Why this beach is so famous? The reason is that this beach was voted as the 2nd beautiful beach in the World! Today you will find here clean sandy beach, sometimes you may see even strips of pink sand, a very nice and clean sea water. Elafonisi today is …

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