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Greece has, indeed, a long history in jewelry making dating back to 3000-2000 BC. . Since 2013, the initiative “A Jewel Made in Greece”, a flexible group exhibition platform of Creative Greek Jewellery, has been bringing together dozens of Greek contemporary prime designers based in Greece or abroad to showcase their work and promote the message that “Greek Jewellery is timeless and competitive in Greece and abroad”, under the auspices of the Ministry of Development, the Ministry of Culture, Enterprise Greece and a series of Greek Museums (National Archaeological Museum, Numismatic Museum, Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum etc). Its latest edition “The Sheltering Sky”,is currently taking place at the Athens International Airport through March 30, displaying an impressive mosaic of Hellenic civilization and modern art through the creations of 33 Greek jewelry designers and known brands.


Oh, yes! 

The famous souvlaki, not-Greek-by-name, is Real ancient Greek  ....! 

Regardless of the spurious assertions of our sundry Middle Eastern cousins, the souvlaki's ancient Greek provenance is attested archaeologically at least as far back as 1700BC, which is the estimated age of the souvlaki holders illustrated herein, found at Akrotiri in Thyra. 

These κρατευταί, as they were known, boasted a pair of the supports in which the receptions for the spits lined up absolutely, while the line of small openings in the base formed a mechanism to supply the coals with oxygen so that they remained alight during its use. Ingenious.

Furthermore, the existence of souvlaki in Greece is attested in writing since antiquity, it being known with the name obeliskos, a diminutive of obelos, meaning 'spit.' As such, it is mentioned amongst others in the works of Aristophanes, Xenophon and Aristotle. The great bard Homer himself also describes a meal of skewered meat, and a meat and bread recipe which resembles the way pita souvlaki is served today, eerily attested to by Athenaeus in Deipnosophistae, who referred to the dish by the name of 'kandaulos'.
Despite having so many lovely Greek names for our national dish, the word souvlaki, it would surprise many to learn, is not Greek.  article source 

The always Classic Greek Salad  

Greek Salad by olives and feta, Nr1. lunch trend in NY and nationwide US cnbc news Nov 15