Greeks celebrate the March 25th with a double holiday: a historical and a religious one. They celebrate the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire and the Annunciation of the Lord.
The European Cultural Center of Delphi, is a cultural institution under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The activities of the Center are connected to the cultural and humanitarian values that Delphi stands for, which remain timeless on the brink of the third millennia.
The blue sea, shining sun and traditional white houses are only one of the multiple faces of Greece. Visitors are surprised to discover that there are high mountains like the Alps and from December to March this traditional summer getaway turns into a ski destination offering multiples ski resorts.
The «Delphos» gown was a finely pleated silk dress created by Mariano Fortuny and Henriette Negrin. It was inspired by, and named after, the classical Greek bronze statue of the Charioteer of Delphi.
Apokria, the Greek Carnival, lasts for 3 weeks during which period Greeks really enjoy themselves dressing up, organizing parties, drinking and eating a lot of meat!
Ancient historians reported that gases, wafting from the floor of the Adyton in the Temple of Apollo coincided with the Oracles’ extraordinary abilities to see beyond the usual limits of time and space; however, European researchers in the early part of the last century put an end to such nonsense.