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Greek Islands: Syros
Athens 2004 Olympics News !!!
Greek Customs and Traditions in America.
Saint Namedays in July.
July Recipe.
Suggestions & Comments.
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July Recipe

July Recipe:
Cooked Zucchini Salad (Kolokithakia Vrasta Salata)

Ingredients:
2 lbs small young zucchini (courgettes) Oil-Lemon Dressing

Preparation:
Lop both ends off zucchini and wash. Drop in a large pan half filled with hard boiling water and boil 15-20 minutes, until tender. Do not overcook. Drain in a colander and pour a little cold fresh water over them, to set the fresh green color and the texture. Drain well. If cooked in advance, keep covered in the refrigerator, until used. To serve, drop them for a minute in hard-boiling water and drain. Arrange on a platter whole or cut in rounds. Pour on oil-lemon dressing, just before serving.

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Greek Islands
Syros

Syros lies in the middle of the Cyclades between Kythnos and Tinos. It has an area of 86 sq. km., a coastline of 87 km., and a population in excess of 20,000. Close to Piraeus (the trip by ferry takes only 4 hours), Syros is connected by ferry with Rafina, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini, and other Cycladic islands. It is also connected with Athens by plane. Syros like the other Cycladic islands was inhabited from the early prehistoric times. Excavations have brought to light finds of importance which have been a great help in the study of this ancient civilization. In dividing it up into periods, the term "Keros-Syros" is applied to that from around 2700 BC to 2300 BC. If we turn from prehistoric to historical times, we at once note the presence here too of the Ionians. In the 6th century BC, Syros was a flourishing island. After the Persian Wars, Syros was an ally of the Athenians. Then followed the rule of the Macedonians, the Romans and the
Byzantine rule. From 1207, the island passed through the hands of many Venetian masters before finally falling to the Turks in 1537. From that period the island followed the history of the other
Cycladic islands until its liberation. Today, Syros is the administrative center of the Cyclades Prefecture. Despite the fact that is the capital of Cyclades from the point of view of the architecture has nothing to do with Cyclades! This "strange" fact taken together with its excellent landscapes and beaches and the proximity to Athens, transformed the island into a very
popular tourist center.
 

Travel Information

Travel Guide - Map

Today and Yesterday Syros
Today and
Yesterday Syros
Syros

Syros

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 Music - Food

Vol. 11-Rhodes, Symi Chalki, Tilos, Nisyros
Vol. 11-Rhodes,
Symi Chalki,
Tilos, Nisyros
Greek Delights Loukoumia Net Wt. 26oz
Greek Delights
Loukoumia
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Come & see some of our new products in these departments:

Athens 2004

 Commemorative Pins Sets

Athens 2004 Greek Colums Collection
Greek Colums
Collection

Athens 2004 Mascots Collection Athena Phevos
Mascots Collection
Athena Phevos

Athens 2004 Olympia Logos Collection
Olympia Logos
Collection

Athens 2004 Olympic Logos Collection
Olympic Logos
Collection

 Athens 2004 Olympic Sports  Collection
Olympic Sports
Collection

Athens 2004 Olympic Sports Vase Collection
Olympic Sports
Vase Collection

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Books, Maps & Calendars

Travel Guides & Maps

Ancient Greek Coins In Greek
Ancient Greek Coins
In Greek
Greek Art Byzantine Mosaics
Greek Art
Byzantine Mosaics

Ancient Greek Vases and Amphoras In Greek
Ancient Greek
Vases and Amphoras
In Greek

Ancient Greek Sculptures In Greek
Ancient Greek
Sculptures
In Greek

Lindos
Lindos

Macedonia
Macedonia

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Food
Religious Supplies - Snacks & Desserts
 
Fitilakia Vigil lamp wicks
 Fitilakia
Vigil lamp wicks
Incense Livani
Incense
Livani
Karvounakia Censer Charcoal
Karvounakia
Censer Charcoal
Sweet Inscense Mosxolibano
Sweet Inscense
Mosxolibano
Yiotis Pudding Pie Filling
Yiotis
Pudding Pie
Filling
Papadopoulou Suprise Party Biscuits
Papadopoulou
Suprise Party
Biscuits
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Athens 2004 Olympics News !!!!!
Authorized distributor of authentic Athens 2004 Olympic pins
Greekshops.com is now an authorized distributor of authentic Athens 2004 Olympic pins making them available at wholesale prices to qualified retailers, event coordinators, and Greek festivals.

To celebrate the event Greekshops.com is now offering a unique product at an unbelievable price. For limited time, Greekshops.com is offering Athens 2004 pins customized to include your company's or organization's name.

This is a great opportunity to show your pride but also promote your organization or event with a collectible pin carrying your message. Custom branded Athens 2004 pins are now available at an amazing low price of $3.25 per pin (300 pins minimum).

For more information please call us at (310) 581-5059 or email us at support@greekshops.com
Please note that our Athens 2004 pins are only available for delivery to US addresses.
Custom Design Athens 2004 Games Logo Color
Custom Design
Athens 2004
Games Logo Color
Custom Design Athens 2004 Greek-USA Flag
Custom Design
Athens 2004
Greek-USA Flag

Custom Design Athens 2004 Olympia Logo
Custom Design
Athens 2004
Olympia Logo

Custom Design Athens 2004 Greek Flag
Custom Design
Athens 2004
Greek Flag

Custom Design Athens 2004 Greek Column Pin
Custom Design
Athens 2004
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ODYSSEY
The World of Greece, is the only English-language magazine to link Greeks of the diaspora and philhellenes. For almost 10 years, ODYSSEY has covered the spectrum of Greek experience from New York to Germany, Australia to Canada – with riveting profiles and interviews, stunning photo essays, outstanding travel features, as well as book excerpts and regular columns on Greek wine and food. ODYSSEY is highly respected for its high standards of journalism and photography and its independent coverage of issues ranging from politics, current affairs, up-dates on Athens 2004, business, society and culture in Greece and the diaspora.
ODYSSEY’S annual guides to Greece’s best hotels, restaurants and shopping offer invaluable information for keen travelers to the region. The annual summer guide filled with events, festivals, travel hot spots and handy A-Z guide – is a must-have for visitors to this unique and vibrant country. Published in Greece and distributed in 42 countries, covering six continents, ODYSSEY brings the world of Greece to your doorstep.
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Greek Customs and Traditions in America:
Birth of Children - Selecting a name - Excerpts from:



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In the Greek family, it is customary to give the grandchildren the first names of their grandparents. The middle name is usually the father's first name. This tradition preserves the continuity of the family, creating a link between the present generation and its ancestors and honors the grandmothers ad grandfathers, who enjoy having namesakes. If you do not follow this tradition, be sure to discuss namesakes and discuss the matter with your parents to avoid any hurt feelings. To some it is an insult to neglect to name the grandchildren after them.

A child's first name is the first name of either a paternal or maternal grandparent - the custom varies from region to region. The first two methods closely follow the Greek tradition of always naming the first male after the paternal grandfather. The third method is more America.

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Saints' Namedays in July

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

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Anargyros
Argyrios
Damian
2
Nikiforou
3 4
Lukia
5
 
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7
Kyriaki
8
Prokopios
 
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10
 
11
Euphemia
Olga
 
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17
Marina
18
Emilius
 
19 20
Elias
 
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22
Magdalen
 
23 24 25
Anna
26
Paraskevi
27
Panteleimon
28 29
 
30
 
31
Joseph
 


Icons depicting the celebrated Saint, make great gifts for namedays.
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Gold and Silver Icons

Hand painted Icons

Icons by Zafiris

 
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