Theofáneia (January 6th) is one of the most important religious celebrations in Greece. It commemorates the visit of the Three Kings to baby Jesus and the confirmation of his divinity. Everybody appreciates the presents of myrrh (we do after all still give each other perfumes) and gold (no competition there), but many are understandably confused […]
Greek Comedy: Paying Tax
This is the third in a series of posts about Greek woes after Greek Myths Part 1 and Why Is Coffee So Expensive in Greece. Unlike the sympathetic previous articles, this makes uncomfortable reading for a Greek. Just to recap: the reason Greece is in such a mess is threefold: the euro allowed the country […]
Why is Coffee so Expensive in Greece?
I was going to write about tax evasion, but a combative reader raised some valid points in a comment in the previous article of which one – that of productivity – deserves a post of its own. I’m glad that I can talk about this, because I can also answer a question many tourists keep […]