Φιλοξενία /Filoxenίa/ Hospitality
“For among those they are offered hospitality by, visitors always remember the one who welcomed them with special love.” Odyssey
In ancient Greece hospitality was an act of virtue. The visitors were protected by the god Xenios Dias (Xenios Zeus) and Athena Xenia. A bad behavior towards the visitors was believed to be a sin.
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Xenia was, overall, the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, the generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home and is associated with the person who is hospitable and friendly to his guests. The rituals of hospitality created and expressed a reciprocal relationship between guest and host expressed in both material and non-material benefits.
Even nowadays hospitality is a sacred act for Greeks. We treat our guests like kings and we try to make them feel at home.
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