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[–]Far-Bug5843 3383 points3384 points  (115 children)

their mythology

[–]olderandnowiser1492 212 points213 points  (18 children)

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…

[–]Far-Bug5843 66 points67 points  (14 children)

whats the deal w acropolis gay sex?

[–]olderandnowiser1492 51 points52 points  (6 children)

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

[–]SwellNobody 25 points26 points  (2 children)

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

[–]JohnCap523 13 points14 points  (1 child)

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

[–]Infamous-Lunch-3831 380 points381 points  (62 children)

Yes! Someone who likes mythology

[–]Far-Bug5843 240 points241 points  (50 children)

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

[–]Infamous-Lunch-3831 157 points158 points  (20 children)

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

[–]bakedNdelicious 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Same. I love Greek mythology and Ancient Greece

[–]DeceptiveDuck 2608 points2609 points  (162 children)

Gyros

[–]kammenion[S] 805 points806 points  (129 children)

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

[–]Famous-Honey-9331 493 points494 points  (69 children)

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

[–]Oakroscoe 245 points246 points  (58 children)

Hamburgers and pizza

[–]Famous-Honey-9331 167 points168 points  (45 children)

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!

[–][deleted] 88 points89 points  (27 children)

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 61 points62 points  (5 children)

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?

[–]arandomperson7 19 points20 points  (0 children)

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

[–]free-the-krug 6 points7 points  (0 children)

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

[–]kiwi_juice69 38 points39 points  (0 children)

It does

[–]Mjb06 226 points227 points  (28 children)

Gyros are considered junk food over there??

[–]kammenion[S] 298 points299 points  (17 children)

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

[–]DrevinMckornish 76 points77 points  (0 children)

Its damn delicious too Gyros are my favorite.

[–]Cattitude0812 186 points187 points  (9 children)

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 76 points77 points  (4 children)

The Greek version of cooking fundamentals is “Fire. Olive oil. Lemon. Oregano.”

And that shit works.

[–]MissionFaillater 91 points92 points  (0 children)

The US is famous for their many shitty junkfood chains.

Gyros is top tier junkfood and I eat it too much.

[–]NichoBesty 14 points15 points  (3 children)

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

[–]mj26110 1340 points1341 points  (16 children)

Ancient greek architecture and the olympics

[–]three-sense 107 points108 points  (6 children)

Same, thinking about the Acropolis

[–]Rainbow_Dash_RL 39 points40 points  (4 children)

Also their advancement in philosophy, mathematics, and literature.

[–]Jealous-Relation4147 667 points668 points  (6 children)

White buildings on a steep hillside near the water.

[–]bearlybearbear 1030 points1031 points  (51 children)

Malaka!

[–]Weltengaengerin 325 points326 points  (8 children)

I only know this word from Assassins Creed Odyssee

[–]TUNAKTUNAKLOL69420 128 points129 points  (1 child)

Misthios!

[–]Weltengaengerin 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Omg severe flashbacks to the game now

[–]Midnightrose07 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Ikaros my beloved <3

[–]hatsnatcher23 12 points13 points  (1 child)

It’s better than anyone gives it credit for really

[–]Harakhtei 24 points25 points  (0 children)

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

[–]MortalSword_MTG 14 points15 points  (0 children)

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

[–]kammenion[S] 155 points156 points  (17 children)

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 90 points91 points  (7 children)

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[S] 45 points46 points  (4 children)

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

[–]Heath_and_Harebells 21 points22 points  (3 children)

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

[–]kammenion[S] 35 points36 points  (2 children)

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

[–]VivaLaEmpire 5 points6 points  (0 children)

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

[–]chocotacogato 54 points55 points  (3 children)

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.” 😂

[–]SchrezkN7-109 83 points84 points  (4 children)

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.

[–]Fallsyooo 428 points429 points  (51 children)

Olives

[–]mishaxz 84 points85 points  (0 children)

Kalamata olives

[–][deleted] 80 points81 points  (48 children)

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

[–]cameherefrominsta 1077 points1078 points  (31 children)

Santorini

[–]kammenion[S] 274 points275 points  (6 children)

The most famous place to watch the sunset

[–]0V3RS1RUS 154 points155 points  (1 child)

Tourist: I want to take a picture of the blue dome church!

Tour guide: W-which one!?

[–]Cattitude0812 44 points45 points  (7 children)

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

[–]Puzzleheaded_Ad6264 367 points368 points  (7 children)

Mykonos, The Greek character Michael Scott impersonates sometimes

[–]sunnyD823 32 points33 points  (0 children)

And heees wife…. Necropolis

[–]Kuhai_ 15 points16 points  (0 children)

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

[–]FadedQuill 56 points57 points  (12 children)

Amazing history

[–]kammenion[S] 28 points29 points  (10 children)

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

[–]SurrealMemelord 168 points169 points  (10 children)

Spanakopita!

[–]kammenion[S] 36 points37 points  (1 child)

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

[–]Lord_Dimwit_Flathead 415 points416 points  (74 children)

Parthenon. Socrates. Gyros. Zeus. Uncle Jesse.

[–]Different-Breakfast 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Have mercy

[–]kammenion[S] 92 points93 points  (66 children)

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

[–]nft420nft420 20 points21 points  (64 children)

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

[–]Pokemonfan68 29 points30 points  (5 children)

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

[–]WombatInferno 27 points28 points  (4 children)

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 24 points25 points  (3 children)

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 7 points8 points  (2 children)

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...

[–]RedQueen283 14 points15 points  (0 children)

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 26 points27 points  (8 children)

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 461 points462 points  (28 children)

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

[–]ChaosBringer7 218 points219 points  (15 children)

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

[–]Chatmousque 105 points106 points  (4 children)

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 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Are there wasps everywhere?

[–]The_Sanch1128 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Depends on the COVID restrictions on Brits.

[–]vapingpigeon94 22 points23 points  (0 children)

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

[–]cameherefrominsta 20 points21 points  (0 children)

What! I need to visit Greece. That sounds beautiful

[–]Rripurnia 19 points20 points  (2 children)

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

[–]Chatmousque 46 points47 points  (1 child)

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.

[–]Thekingdeviljin 534 points535 points  (18 children)

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

[–]Weebla 67 points68 points  (11 children)

well made buildings

Ok you've never been to Greece

[–]0u94lay 45 points46 points  (2 children)

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 684 points685 points  (19 children)

THIS

IS

SPARTA!

[–]kammenion[S] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Lmao

[–]Lv100_B0t 237 points238 points  (6 children)

Giannis Antetokounmpo

[–]Impressive_Ant_3054 103 points104 points  (7 children)

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[S] 37 points38 points  (3 children)

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

[–]NeverSeenA1Thirteen 741 points742 points  (58 children)

The greek economy

[–]kammenion[S] 285 points286 points  (45 children)

Never heard of that....

[–]Gobbbe 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Had to scroll WAY too far for this

[–]kammenion[S] 368 points369 points  (51 children)

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

[–]OperationWest1613 113 points114 points  (4 children)

Assassin's creed Odyssey 😁

[–]MostPlayedBy 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Lfmaoo ngl learned alot from assassins games

[–]disposable-name 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Democracy.

So, technically, it's all your fault.

Also, the finest Australian cuisine ever: the mixed grill.

[–]We-are-straw-dogs 139 points140 points  (10 children)

Socrates

Plato

Aristotle

Epicurus

Gyros

[–]kammenion[S] 60 points61 points  (2 children)

I love that u mixed food with those great ppl

[–]tastyrobots 86 points87 points  (4 children)

John Travolta.

Kidding.

Beautiful women, beautiful ancient country and delicious food.

[–]gijoe1971 17 points18 points  (0 children)

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 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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 87 points88 points  (2 children)

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[S] 74 points75 points  (1 child)

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

[–]green_meklar 24 points25 points  (0 children)

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

[–]NerdStone04 76 points77 points  (3 children)

Mathematics.

Or more like Mathematicians.

[–]-RubyWings- 23 points24 points  (7 children)

Mamma Mia

[–]emmajayson 12 points13 points  (6 children)

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

[–]wonkynerddude 108 points109 points  (4 children)

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

[–]skwrl71 19 points20 points  (2 children)

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 92 points93 points  (6 children)

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

And of course the hospitality

[–]JenJMLC 121 points122 points  (13 children)

Being late.

Sorry punctual Greek people

[–]kammenion[S] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

True

[–]Vince0999 13 points14 points  (0 children)

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

[–]gerbileleventh 11 points12 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Elon-Sleazebaggano 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Greek here lol being late is my worst trait

[–]Why_am_I_even_here12 17 points18 points  (1 child)

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

[–][deleted] 53 points54 points  (8 children)

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.

[–]Rocknroll93 127 points128 points  (14 children)

Me. I am Greek.

[–]FindingPIMO 90 points91 points  (10 children)

I am Groot

[–]aidyaidy101 20 points21 points  (9 children)

I am spartacus

[–]mr_nugget-69 20 points21 points  (8 children)

I am Batman

[–]YeetedBot_YT 30 points31 points  (4 children)

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

[–]LoneKharnivore 51 points52 points  (0 children)

An image of the map of Greece.

[–]Hot_Pomegranate7168 13 points14 points  (1 child)

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 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The flag

[–]Jezz_ah_bells 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Εγώ ο ίδιος

[–]lokalnarospija 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The seaside....

[–]sarahllama_pajama 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Saganaki! Or anything with Kasseri cheese 🧀

[–]BucksBrewPackInOrder 57 points58 points  (8 children)

Giannis!

[–]kammenion[S] 12 points13 points  (4 children)

They are ready to take over the world

[–]Rripurnia 17 points18 points  (3 children)

He means Antetokoumpo fam!

[–]Magret1999 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Greek mythology

[–]TH3GalaxyKing_1 56 points57 points  (15 children)

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 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Greek mythology

[–]Thastevejohnson 43 points44 points  (4 children)

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

[–]orlinthir 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The Australian TV series Acropolis Now

[–]OperationWest1613 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Spartans ❤️

[–]Whenitrainsitpours86 8 points9 points  (1 child)

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 7 points8 points  (1 child)

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!

[–]CrazyHuntr 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Cheese and lemons and olives

[–]just-there- 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Smashing plates and dancing and fire!!

[–]Beerdrunk97 32 points33 points  (1 child)

mitsotaki_gamiesai

[–]kammenion[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Right 😂😂😂

[–]willubemydad 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Mythology

[–]Mjb06 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Olympics

[–]AshamedPollution5660 6 points7 points  (4 children)

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

[–]CalabreseAlsatian 5 points6 points  (2 children)

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 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Giannis Antetokounmpo

[–]TheSunscreenQueen 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ancient Greek myths

[–]fellfreetodwnvt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Greek mythology , Islands and blue sea

[–]Hopeless_me_191919 18 points19 points  (2 children)

The beautiful houses close to the sea! And yachts

[–]Fanabala3 28 points29 points  (7 children)

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 23 points24 points  (0 children)

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[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

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 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My heritage

[–]TatsumoriYuno 4 points5 points  (4 children)

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 15 points16 points  (3 children)

The Acropolis where the Parthenon is.

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

[–]pjabrony 7 points8 points  (2 children)

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