Filotimo - virtue and way of life

It is not possible to translate the greek word "filotimo" into another language, with its complete range of meanings. It describes a way of life and a virtue which should serve as a basis for social behavior. Love and respect for family members and friends, as well as the appreciation of the legacies of ancestors, form the basic framework for honor and pride. It describes the feeling of not being able to do enough for his family, friends or society and means also helping others, without expecting something in return.