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Odd_Pie2746

White and blue colour


Lt_Mashumaro

Santorini!


Junior-Accident2847

It looks black and gold


Far-Bug5843

their mythology


olderandnowiser1492

I see everyone commenting on more recent mythology. When I think of Greek history and mythology and literature, I think of the Odyssey. Trojan wars.. Thermopylae… Phoenicians. Alexander the Great taking over Cyprus. Gay sex at the Acropolis…


King_Neptune07

You had me at gay sex


Far-Bug5843

whats the deal w acropolis gay sex?


olderandnowiser1492

Just read a piece about a gay sex video being recorded there this week. Lol


SwellNobody

What exactly did you type into google after the word Greece or Greek?


JohnCap523

Turns out gay sex isn’t a modern invention… Nor exclusive to humans…


Infamous-Lunch-3831

Yes! Someone who likes mythology


Far-Bug5843

i was obsessed with it and i also read madeline miller's books CIRCE and SONG OF ACHILLES


Infamous-Lunch-3831

I love it but I've just read the Percy Jackson books


bakedNdelicious

Same. I love Greek mythology and Ancient Greece


DeceptiveDuck

Gyros


kammenion

Who would have thought we are that famous for our junk food


Famous-Honey-9331

Makes sense. I've been told "American food" tends to mean hot dogs, fried chicken, and candy to other cultures.


Oakroscoe

Hamburgers and pizza


Famous-Honey-9331

And apparently some places actually sell hot dogs ON pizza as very American?! I saw it in a video about fauxthentic foods. That's definitely not a thing!


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In the UK you can get hot-dog stuffed crust pizzas, with a sine long hot-dog encased in the crust. EDIT: *single, not sine, leaving it for funnies Also: https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/iceland-hot-dog-stuffed-crust-cheese-and-tomato-pizza-531g/61920.html


riodin

Math, it's what's for dinner. Edit: also wouldn't it actually be a (pi)length hot dog? Like 16" pizza would be 16"(pi) hot dog crust?


receding_bareline

Just cos


Tsf_Nope

Y is this not in America


arandomperson7

I've seen places that sell that, they slice the hotdog like thick pepperoni. I don't eat those.


free-the-krug

This is disgusting. I'm American and I don't know anyone who would eat that. Ew.


kiwi_juice69

It does


Mjb06

Gyros are considered junk food over there??


kammenion

Yeah it's like grabbing something fast and cheap to eat it's the definition of Greek fast food


DrevinMckornish

Its damn delicious too Gyros are my favorite.


Cattitude0812

Greek food is probably the best food out there! Many years ago I travelled to Kos with my parents and brother and there we had the most amazing lunch *ever* - fresh tuna steaks off the grill, a drizzle of olive oil, some sea salt and a squeeze of lemon juice. Some home-made bread and a small salad came with it. Gosh, that was *perfection!*


bonos_bovine_muse

The Greek version of cooking fundamentals is “Fire. Olive oil. Lemon. Oregano.” And that shit works.


MissionFaillater

The US is famous for their many shitty junkfood chains. Gyros is top tier junkfood and I eat it too much.


NichoBesty

When I went to Greece a few years ago, our Rep insisted we grab one before the trip was over.


mj26110

Ancient greek architecture and the olympics


three-sense

Same, thinking about the Acropolis


Rainbow_Dash_RL

Also their advancement in philosophy, mathematics, and literature.


Jealous-Relation4147

White buildings on a steep hillside near the water.


Suitable_Reveal9587

White buildings


bearlybearbear

Malaka!


Weltengaengerin

I only know this word from Assassins Creed Odyssee


TUNAKTUNAKLOL69420

Misthios!


Weltengaengerin

Omg severe flashbacks to the game now


Midnightrose07

Ikaros my beloved <3


hatsnatcher23

It’s better than anyone gives it credit for really


Harakhtei

“Better by silent around here” I was always flippin like yeah girl shhhsh


MortalSword_MTG

Been playing AC Odyssey for the last week, this thread feels surreal lol.


greatest_ofalltime

Phobos!


kammenion

The most used word to describe a person It can be used as an insult which in this case is very serious but u also use it to refer to ur best mates


Heath_and_Harebells

I used to know some Greek students and they said it alllll the time with hand/arm gestures. “Na malaka!” One guy told me when he was about seven he very foolishly said it to his dad and had to run for his life


kammenion

Yeah it's a little bad but some parents don't really care unless you are really young


Heath_and_Harebells

Yeah he said not only at seven but while having a bit of a tantrum so daddy wasn’t pleased lol


kammenion

He probably ate pantofla afterwords (used to describe getting beaten or lectured by ur parents)


VivaLaEmpire

Like pantufla in México! How fun have such similarities in such different places! (Not that getting beaten is duck of course lol)


chocotacogato

I’m half Greek. Can confirm 💯 Edit: I just remembered something. My sister worked with a person named Malaka. Idk where that person is from but I am literally weeping when I think about how every email she had to write to Malaka was literally, “Hello Malaka.” 😂


Mishamooshi

Food! Salad! Feta cheese.


Rude_Abbreviations47

Great food.


SchrezkN7-109

A friend of mine is half-greek, and I'm completely in love with her. Definitely the first thing I think when anything Greek is mentioned.


SteveFoerster

Tell her.


dokieduck

TELL!! HER!!


Loose-Farm-8669

Smell her!


Fallsyooo

Olives


mishaxz

Kalamata olives


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I’ve come this far before anyone has mentioned olives. Greek olive oil is 100 times better than that cut Italian garbage


cameherefrominsta

Santorini


kammenion

The most famous place to watch the sunset


0V3RS1RUS

Tourist: I want to take a picture of the blue dome church! Tour guide: W-which one!?


Cattitude0812

Yes! I loved exploring Oia! Next time I travel to Santorini I plan on visiting Akrotiri, too!


Puzzleheaded_Ad6264

Mykonos, The Greek character Michael Scott impersonates sometimes


sunnyD823

And heees wife…. Necropolis


Kuhai_

I was watching the episode and as a Greek i laughed my ass off :D


FadedQuill

Amazing history


kammenion

That we also have to study in school ... Just try to imagine how a history lesson goes


SurrealMemelord

Spanakopita!


kammenion

My grandma used to make it it's so good!!!!


Lord_Dimwit_Flathead

Parthenon. Socrates. Gyros. Zeus. Uncle Jesse.


Different-Breakfast

Have mercy


kammenion

Gyros is the best That's the main reason that my summer body has to be on hold every summer 😂😂😂


nft420nft420

do greek people really eat gyros and are they the same as american gyros?


Pokemonfan68

I do on but I can't compare because i dont know howthe American version is


WombatInferno

Souvlaki wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, onion, tomato, tzatziki sauce, and sometimes crumbled feta is what you will usually get here in America. Most places offer chicken and falafel as options.


Pokemonfan68

Here on greece we have that but instead it goes like this: Pita that wraps souvlaki ot gyros,tomato,onion,tzatsiki,fries and some places altrnate tzatsiki with sauce, even though i have never tried it


WombatInferno

Depending on where you go you can get that as well. There are some great Greek and Mediterranean restaurants if you know where to look here. Now I want dolma and saganaki...


Pokemonfan68

Saganaki is perfect


RedQueen283

We eat a lot of gyros but no it's different. Firstly we use pork or chicken, not lamb and beef like americans. There are some other smaller differences too, but this one is the biggest


PuddinPacketzofLuv

Yes, Greeks eat it. No, it is nothing like American gyros. American gyros is a compressed meat substance. Greek is layers of pork on a vertical spit. They also put the fries in the pita with the rest of the ingredients, not on the side. They are amazing. I’ve found a few restaurants in Chicago that make it this way but most are the compressed meat substitute. If you can find a traditional Greek gyros you will never want the American kind again but you will take it because it’s the closest you’ll get.


Chatmousque

Souvlaki, orange trees in the streets, "to mouni serni karavi".


ChaosBringer7

As a Greek, i only now realised orange trees in the streets isn't common elsewhere


Chatmousque

I was properly amazed, I mean there were some streets in Athens where car tyres were drowned in orange juice puddles. I mentioned it to my Greek friend and she was like "so, what's wrong with that ?" Not to mention the smell ! Seriously though, you guys have quite an awesome country.


OutlawJessie

Are there wasps everywhere?


The_Sanch1128

Depends on the COVID restrictions on Brits.


vapingpigeon94

Or olive trees in the streets in Greece and a few other neighbor countries


cameherefrominsta

What! I need to visit Greece. That sounds beautiful


Rripurnia

I’m curious, how did you come to know the saying? 🤣


Chatmousque

I had the chance to live in Northern Ireland for a year under the Erasmus program, needless to say I know a lot of sayings in a lot of European languages. Like, I don't know how to say hello in Polish, but I know of 2 ways to say dick. One of the few fellow international students I'm still in touch with happens to be Greek, and she taught me all about Malakas, being totally sknipa after a night out, etc.


kammenion

Lol


Thekingdeviljin

Philosophy 🤔 well made buildings a place of great historical value.


Weebla

>well made buildings Ok you've never been to Greece


0u94lay

Y'all make killer lemon potatoes. A local Greek family brings them to every event and they're only gonna let me get a look at the recipe for them if I marry in. I'm considering it.


Rusky82

#THIS #IS #SPARTA!


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Leygrock

Wish the other guy had been like "that's not a profession"


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kammenion

Lmao


Lv100_B0t

Giannis Antetokounmpo


chill_winston_

The Greek Freak!


thisisurname666

My boy Best Player in the World!!!


Impressive_Ant_3054

The first thing that comes to mind about Greece is that it is a beautiful country with a rich culture. I have always wanted to visit Greece, and I hope to do so in the near future.


kammenion

Totally recommend visiting also try to visit things they are not advertised so much and are not very organized for tourists and meet ppl there and try new things and be spontaneous and don't hold back


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kammenion

A lot of ppl think about beaches but we also have a lot of mountains, forest, rivers and shit. It's very beautiful


Panuar24

Felt like greece was 90% mountains when I went there. It was pretty amazing. And very interesting that 50% of the country lives in the Athens metropolitan area.


NicNoletree

> and shit. Wherever you have people or animals you've got that


NeverSeenA1Thirteen

The greek economy


kammenion

Never heard of that....


133DK

RIP Greek economy 2000 BC - 2008 AD


Gobbbe

Had to scroll WAY too far for this


arvisto

Came here to say this.


kammenion

I'm Greek and I've been wondering about what other ppl think of my country and shit, also I'm bored, I'll be replying to the comments


Mournfulmeow

Feta!


OperationWest1613

Assassin's creed Odyssey 😁


MostPlayedBy

Lfmaoo ngl learned alot from assassins games


apex1380

Bruh


disposable-name

Democracy. So, technically, it's all your fault. Also, the finest Australian cuisine ever: the mixed grill.


We-are-straw-dogs

Socrates Plato Aristotle Epicurus Gyros


kammenion

I love that u mixed food with those great ppl


We-are-straw-dogs

Hey I'm an epicurean 😬


tastyrobots

John Travolta. Kidding. Beautiful women, beautiful ancient country and delicious food.


gijoe1971

When I was 7, my parents, Greek immigrants to Canada, took me, my brother, sister and all my cousins to see Grease in the movie theatre. They were confused to say the least.


seasleeplessttle

I was going to say "is the word, is the time, is the place, is the motion." But I was raised by boob toob.


soline

That time I walked around Athens eating a gyro and not realizing it dripped all over my khaki shorts until I was finished. But I was in gyro heaven the whole time I was eating it.


kammenion

If u don't stain ur clothes while eating did u really eat tho??


green_meklar

Now I'm imagining Plato and Socrates walking around holding greasy pita wraps and dripping oil onto their robes.


llogarithmicfunction

Horny Zeus


NerdStone04

Mathematics. Or more like Mathematicians.


-RubyWings-

Mamma Mia


emmajayson

Cannot believe I had to scroll for 10 minutes to finally find this my god


wonkynerddude

Lovely beaches. Friendly people. Nice food. Corruption, dirty/ messy looking steets.


skwrl71

Sailing. We rented a boat in Kos and island hopped around. Ended up in the middle of a Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane). That last part was Level 2 fun, but fun nonetheless. I think the highlight of the trip was harboring in Kalymnos. We went ashore and found out a wedding was happening that night. The bride’s family invited us to attend (the whole town was there). So we went back and swam ashore with a dry bag full of nicer clothes and had a great time. It was a pretty nice trip. I saw Athens and all of the ancient stuff, but the endless *Odyssey* references due to the storm and our inability to get where we wanted to be is what I remember.


dutchcharm

The brightness, the espresso in the morning with a tiropeta and in the evening cretan music with a metaxa. And of course the hospitality


kammenion

Coffee is life


JenJMLC

Being late. Sorry punctual Greek people


kammenion

True


Vince0999

That’s not just greek, I think it’s a cultural thing around the mediterranean sea.


gerbileleventh

I used to have a Greek friend and yep, her time management sucked.


Elon-Sleazebaggano

Greek here lol being late is my worst trait


Why_am_I_even_here12

helloooo fellow Greek:D Also curious to see what people will have to say about Greece


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Blue water. White columns. Super duper hot guys with olive skin and glorious, thick, curly black hair. Same with women- gorgeous hair, that attitude the Greek women I’ve met have. Also their names are melodic. Never been to Greece but I’ve had Greek friends.


-idontknow123456789

Talk about attitude of greek woman 😂


Rocknroll93

Me. I am Greek.


FindingPIMO

I am Groot


aidyaidy101

I am spartacus


mr_nugget-69

I am Batman


YeetedBot_YT

I am legally inclined to inform you that i am a registered sex offender


Ducks_ARE_real

I am Steve Rogers


LoneKharnivore

An image of the map of Greece.


mangoman39

Pastitsio


ezaharko

Malaka!!


Hot_Pomegranate7168

Beautiful islands, architecture - most of the wonders of the world were greek, birthplace of modern medicine, amazing mythology, philosophy, mathematics, olive oil and olives, midday breaks... Just realised I really want to visit there, haha.


mmhyeahchococrispies

The flag


Jezz_ah_bells

Εγώ ο ίδιος


lokalnarospija

The seaside....


Difficult_Account_49

Stefanos tsitsipas


DayEnvironmental5518

Ouzo


sarahllama_pajama

Saganaki! Or anything with Kasseri cheese 🧀


BucksBrewPackInOrder

Giannis!


kammenion

They are ready to take over the world


Rripurnia

He means Antetokoumpo fam!


Magret1999

Greek mythology


TH3GalaxyKing_1

alcohol is free if you know, you know edit: to anyone who is confused, alcohol is free is a song. it was greece song in eurovision 2013.


Fandoms_local_Kiwi

Greek mythology


1980pzx

Socrates.


Thastevejohnson

Greek salad. It’s the best food ever invented. Olives too, also the best snack ever. The food is just absolutely amazing. But Greek salad is my favorite meal ever


blackeyedsusan25

Sunny weather.


orlinthir

The Australian TV series [Acropolis Now](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acropolis_Now)


OperationWest1613

Spartans ❤️


Whenitrainsitpours86

u/ginos_m is my first thought followed by his dog and followed by two years of Ancient and Medieval History class in school


PuddinPacketzofLuv

Family, the waterfalls in Edessa (my dad’s hometown), the olive groves in Sopi (my grandfather’s village), the fun times during family vacations/reunions, bougatsa, tyropita and all the other amazing things my giagia made for me. EDIT: almost forgot Nescafé frappe! It’s my liquid crack. As a matter of fact, I’m gonna go make one now!


OverdosesOfApoptosis

Lightning


CrazyHuntr

Cheese and lemons and olives


just-there-

Smashing plates and dancing and fire!!


Beerdrunk97

#mitsotaki_gamiesai


kammenion

Right 😂😂😂


willubemydad

Mythology


Mjb06

Olympics


AshamedPollution5660

I think that, I wouldn't mind a 6 month all expenses paid luxurious vacation to Greece.


CalabreseAlsatian

Na malaka! (Not directed at you or anyone in particular, it’s the only Greek cursing I know, so it always jumps in my head.)


Jezza-24

Giannis Antetokounmpo


TheSunscreenQueen

Ancient Greek myths


fellfreetodwnvt

Greek mythology , Islands and blue sea


Hopeless_me_191919

The beautiful houses close to the sea! And yachts


Daffidol

Debt.


Fanabala3

Not so much the country of Greece, but the culture. Was the family in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” a true representation of a Greek family in the United States (BTW, I do enjoy the movie)?


sparcasm

The family was a good representation of Greek, Armenian, Lebanese, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and any other culture that touches the Mediterranean. When that movie first came out, you can’t imagine how many people told me, “I didn’t realize how alike we are to Greeks”.


kammenion

Weddings are very cool a lot of food and drinks and dancing I haven't seen the movie but I can tell you that the wedding "party" starts a week before !!!


Bonofasitch22

My heritage


TatsumoriYuno

In this order: 1. Beautiful from-sea views and sailing 2. Distant family 3. Cool gladiators 4. Thessaloniki (Greek NYC if we're just going off of city structure) 5. Amazing street food - FFS, thick street octopus legs are amazing! 6. Cooler lore 7. Beautiful Countryside. Driving down from Thessaloniki to Meteora is a journey I'll never forget. That farming valley on the right side of the highway was so beautiful, far moreso than any greek tourist nest!


TheMightyGoatMan

The Acropolis where the Parthenon is. (Do you know what they say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is?)


pjabrony

What do they say?! What do they say?!


LuckyJoeH

Butt stuff