Because Greece is a country of mountains and islands, in which isolated communities were able to develop their own distinctive beliefs and ways of life, the country is particularly rich in local folklore traditions.
Visit the Anagnosis Greek Folklore Pages
The Greek Year The traditional festivals and observances of Greece
Nymphs, vampires and other creatures which haunt the folk imagination Exotika
The most notorious, and feared, spot in Attica Davelis' Cave
The annual Northern Greek fire-walking ritual The Anastenaria
The biennial traditional dance of the women of Megara The Trata of Megara
The Virgin's serpents, Kefalonia A remarkable natural phenomenon on the island of Kefalonia
Festive Greece: A calendar of tradition by John L. Tomkinson
Haunted Greece: Nymphs, Vampires and other Exotika by John L. Tomkinson
Plan your holiday in Greece to take in folk observances using the Calendar of Greece for 2012
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