A Greek is like anyone else, but in times of adversity, they are superb. Only in Greece, the top national holiday is called OXI day. The day Greeks said “No” to Mussolini. It is in the tradition of three thousand years that Greeks have said no to those who would oppress them, and they will fight. They do not always win, but in the end they do, because that oppressor will never have the satisfaction of seeing the Greek tradition beaten or dead. That is Romiosini.
Excerpts from Romiosini – Soul of Greece (Crete Blog)