Macedonian woman in a traditional Macedonian costume. (Republic of Macedonia, Southern Europe)

Macedonian woman in a traditional Macedonian costume, Republic of Macedonia

Zorba The Greek, Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, 1964, Greek Dance

A must see movie: Zorba The Greek, Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Greek Dance

Irene Papas and Anthony Quinn

A Dream of Kings Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas join in a traditional joyful Greek dance

Collecting sponges ashore - Aegina 1950

Sponge-divers, Aegina island, Photograph by Voula Papaioannou Benaki Museum - Photographic Archives Greece

Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης; 18 February 1883 – 26 October 1957) was a Greek writer and philosopher, celebrated for his novel Zorba the Greek, considered his magnum opus. He became known globally after the 1964 release of the Michael Cacoyannis film Zorba the Greek, based on the novel. He gained renewed fame with the 1988 Martin Scorsese adaptation of his book The Last Temptation of Christ.

Nikos Kazantzakis ♦ Greek writer and philosopher, celebrated for his novel Zorba the Greek, considered his magnum opus.

Crete. Greece

A man in national costume smokes a waterpipe, Crete Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien Source: National Geographic Stock

Making Raki in Amorgos, Greece

Making Raki in Amorgos, Greece. Raki is popular all over the Mediteranean but especially known in Greece and Turkey.

Mikis Theodorakis - Greek Songwriter and Composer - Symphonic Works : Les Amantes de Teruel, Assi-Gonia, Antigone etc , Other Works: Epitaphios , Romiosini ( Yannis Ritsos) , Epiphania ( Giorgos Seferis) , Mikres Kyklades ( Odysseus Elytis) Films : Phaedra ( Jules Dassin ) , Zorba the Greek ( M. Kakoyannis ) Arrested by the Junta 1967 , one of the Greeks fighting for Democracy up to now

Mikis Theodorakis, Greek songwriter and composer who has written over 1000 songs.He scored for the films Zorba the Greek Z and Serpico He is viewed as Greece's best-known living composer.He is awarded the Lenin Peace Prize

El Greco - full name Domenikos Theotokopoulos. The most famous Greek painter, many don't even think that his name actually means 'The Greek' in latin...But his painting style was unique

El Greco - full name Domenikos Theotokopoulos. The most famous Greek painter, many don't even think that his name actually means 'The Greek' in latin.But his painting style was unique

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