Xematiasma: Getting Rid of the Evil Eye So many accounts of cultural interactions between non-Mediterraneans and Greeks include a most curious episode: the protagonist is ‘spit’ on. There’s not any actual spitting, but there is an unmistakable, mock-spitting gesture, with an utterance to mimic the sound: “Ptou sou, ptou sou”.   What can be the meaning of this? The gesture – almost a tiny...
Greek coffee by the sea!
Greeks and Coffee Greece ranks from 15th to 17th place worldwide the last years in the consumption of coffee. Therefore, as you understand, coffee is a big deal for Greek people and a vital part of their lifestyle. For Greeks the process of making a coffee and afterwards drinking one, it is like a ritual. Greeks like to take their time...
The Castle of Lefkada town The Castle of Santa Maura, which lies at the entrance of the island is one of the most impressive medieval buildings in Greece. It is founded on a peninsula located between Lefkada and Acarnania and occupies an area of about 25,000 square meters. It is undoubtedly one of the most besieged fortresses of the Ionian...
Ancient Cassope Archeological Site
In this article we will speak about two fascinating historical places of Epirus which are at hand to visit if you are on holiday in Lefkada: Ancient Cassope and Zalongo. The island of Lefkada in fact is certainly in a very strategic position if you wish to discover the region of Epirus, an area of Greece still not well...

Old coffee shops

Coffee shops starts... In all provincial Greece the traditions remained alive and resist in time. Different local music, gastronomy or culture, every place has its own tradition. Old women embroider beautiful clothes and a lot of things. In past years when people had the necessity to communicate, they started a new time of growth, by opening coffee shops. At the...
Lefcadio Hearn
Lefkada and poetry The island of poets, Lefkada, fascinates with its rich literary history. Many memorable places of the poets are in Lefkada town. Here you will find museums, statues, houses of poets, names of the streets that will remind you of Lefkadian poets. In Lefkada town besides the museum of the poet Angelos Sikelianos, you can visit the smaller...
The Olive Museum of Syvros, Lefkada Fabbrica Museum You can find the Olive Museum “Fabbrica” in Syvros, a picturesque village in the south of Lefkada Island. The museum is set in the building of the old olive oil factory belonging to Tsarlambas family, one of the biggest and oldest families of the island.The Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1997 declared...
The carnival
The carnival The carnival is a big celebration which people enjoy all over the world! Lefkada enjoys carnival too! During the Carnival period in Greece there is a variety of different events that take place from town to town. First of all, the Carnival starts three weeks before the Clean Monday. On this day begins the Big Fast which lasts for forty...
Summer events in Lefkada Lefkada is famous not only for the well-known and famous beaches, but for its traditional and cultural events, organized specially during the summer. Traditional fests, folklore dancing, theatrical performances and many more, are among some of the things you can experience during your holidays in Lefkada. Cultural Events in Lefkada is a serious goal for the local,...
Discover your Voice – Feel your Rhythm - Sing your Song An alternative Camp,in an amazing location,such as Lefkas island,in the heart of the Mediterranean,with Music and Art in the foreground. With courses in unique parts of the island, in absolute contact with nature and the blue waters of the Ionian Sea, the flavours and the colours of summer. Also keep...
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