• Christmas Traditions: the decoration of the Christmas fishing boat
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    Christmas Traditions: the decoration of the Christmas fishing boat

    Centuries old customs and traditions that have accompanied us in every facet of our lives. And of course Christmas could be no different! Discover the traditions behind the Christmas boat decoration and how it was replaced by the more modern Christmas tree here.

  • Easiest Homemade Kourabiedes recipe (Greek Christmas Butter Cookies)
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    Easiest Homemade Kourabiedes recipe (Greek Christmas Butter Cookies)

    Serves: 50-60 pieces

    Time: 35 minutes

    Difficulty: Beginner

    Have a snowy Merry Christmas with these amazing sweet butter cookies! If you have ever tried making your own homemade kourabiedes before, you must know that it surely takes some time and effort to succeed. Not any more! This recipe changes everything..

  • Walnut-filled, Crescent -Shaped Pastries (Skaltsounia)
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    Walnut-filled, Crescent -Shaped Pastries (Skaltsounia)

    Serves: 30 pieces

    Time: 1 hour

    Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate

    Soft and crunchy crescents (skaltsounia) with a delicious, flavorful walnut, jam and apple filling. This delicious treat is perfect with a nice warm cup of tea for a cold evening! Find out more about amazing treat here!

  • Snowy Chocolate Cookies!
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    Snowy Chocolate Cookies!

    Serves: 30 cookies

    Time: 40 minutes (plus 3 hours in the fridge)

    Difficulty: Beginner

    Discover these beautiful and highly addictive Christmas snowy chocolate cookies! Crispy on the outside with a chewy middle rich in chocolate and all this sprinkled with ‘snow’ – powdered sugar! A true pleasure to make and highly impossible to resist! This is the perfect christmas sharing dessert!

Christmas Traditions: the decoration of the Christmas fishing boat
Easiest Homemade Kourabiedes recipe (Greek Christmas Butter Cookies)

Easiest Homemade Kourabiedes recipe (Greek Christmas Butter Cookies)

Serves: 50-60 pieces

Time: 35 minutes

Difficulty: Beginner

Walnut-filled, Crescent -Shaped Pastries (Skaltsounia)

Walnut-filled, Crescent -Shaped Pastries (Skaltsounia)

Serves: 30 pieces

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate

Snowy Chocolate Cookies!

Snowy Chocolate Cookies!

Serves: 30 cookies

Time: 40 minutes (plus 3 hours in the fridge)

Difficulty: Beginner

Traditional Greek Christmas Recipes

A delicious collection of traditional Greek Christmas recipes! Christmas is all about delicious food, shared with your friends, family and loved ones! That’s why I have collected some of the very best Christmas recipes, from Greek Christmas Cookie recipes, hearty Greek family dinner recipes and many more as passed on to my family for generations, for you to enjoy!



Traditional Greek Christmas Recipes

Cretan Sweet Cheese Pastries Recipe (Kalitsounia)

Cretan Sweet Cheese Pastries Recipe (Kalitsounia)

Serves: 10

Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced

Extremely soft and highly addictive! These delicious little cheese pastries (kalitsounia) are a holiday tradition from the island of Crete, but nowadays they are eaten almost everywhere throughout the year at times of celebration. Discover more about these little sweet delights here.

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Extra Melty Fried Cheese Ball recipe! (Tirokroketes)

Extra Melty Fried Cheese Ball recipe! (Tirokroketes)

Serves: 4-5

Time: 15 minutes prep (plus 45 minutes fridge time)

Difficulty: Beginner

Get the party started with this amazing Greek-style fried cheese ball recipe! Melting, oozing on the inside and with a wonderful golden brown crust on the outside, this fried cheese […]

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Traditional Crispiest Greek Lemon Potatoes Recipe (Patates Lemonates)

Traditional Crispiest Greek Lemon Potatoes Recipe (Patates Lemonates)

Serves: 6

Time: 10 minutes prep (80 minutes baking time)

Difficulty: Beginner

Traditional Greek lemon potatoes recipe! Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside with a delicious lemony flavor. Find out how bake them to perfection.

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Traditional Kourampiedes / Kourabiethes (Greek Christmas Butter Cookies)

Traditional Kourampiedes / Kourabiethes (Greek Christmas Butter Cookies)

Serves: 50 pieces

Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Difficulty: Intermediate

Our very best recipe for Kourampiedes! Traditionally made to celebrate Christmas, these sweet little butter cookies will definitely set you on a festive mood! Click here to discover the secrets behind this irresistible Christmas treat!

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Karidopita/Karithopita recipe (Greek Walnut Cake with Syrup)

Karidopita/Karithopita recipe (Greek Walnut Cake with Syrup)

Serves: 8-10

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Intermediate

Fluffy and extra syrupy! A mouthwatering Greek walnut cake recipe, scented with the aromas and blends of cinnamon and grounded clove. This is the traditional Greek walnut cake recipe which calls […]

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