by Markus Stolz

Birthday parties are a non-event for adult Greeks, as name days are far more important. For children however, birthday parties are imperative, which is of course as it should be. When I was a child, I would invite 5 to 10 friends to my house, and lots of games would be played. In today’s world everything is getting bigger and every event has to be more special than the last one. Enter the world of Greek birthday parties for children… 5 to 10 children are far too small of a crowd. I would guess that ...

It is always an experience to travel with Greeks; my personal highlight is to travel with lots of Greeks on a plane. For most people, “chaotic” would be the single best fittingly term to describe this. I just returned from 3-day trip to Hamburg via Zurich. I applaud the airlines that do their best to ensure an efficient boarding by ...

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This is a very special post for the Only in Greece column, as it is written by the most important person in my life - my wife Alexandra. She gives a great insight into how the "southern" cultures work. Simply read and enjoy - I am so proud of her! Photo by Ramazan Sahin I am Alek, Markus’s wife, Greek, age 41, four kids, two dogs, ...

Greeks are enormously generous when inviting others or being invited themselves. It is polite to always bring gifts to friends and considered to be quite normal to bring along a cake and a bottle of wine when being invited to someone else’s home. If you plan on hosting a dinner party, do not ever prepare ...

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