Greek Road Signs August 15, 2014 00:00

UPDATE

What I have learned since this blog was written? Is that the Greek road signs have proved to be very popular. I often find people complementing me, as well as starting at my booth during festivals. They tell me things like it's such a good idea and that they have never seen anything like it. Singular signs have evolved into two and three-destinations sometimes more city signs, signs with miles to and from cities, American cities spelled in Greek, and other variations. 

Blog as it originally appeared fifty-two months ago. 

If you have been to Greece, you must have noticed the road signs situated at the side of the road pointing you in the direction you need to go. Made up primarily of the colors blue and white. Greek directional road signs also have another color. Greek lettering is typically shown in bright yellow. Meanwhile, the white English lettering, a translation of the Greek, sits directly below the Greek words. All of the arrows, lines, lettering are crisp and clear.

However, the greatest thing about Greek road signs is not about what they look like back in Greece, but rather how they will look on the door to your man cave, above the archway at the entrance to your kitchen, or on entryway to your restaurant’s outdoor dining area. Simply put, they will look distinctly unique and give your home or business a real Mediterranean flavor.

Though unique, Greek road signs are popular gifts. This is especially true in areas with robust Greek populations such as Illinois and its surrounding states. One place where you can see, touch, and experience custom Greek road signs in person are the numerous Greek festivals all over the United States.

At these fun gatherings, you will find find Panos from Kantyli selling his homemade signs that look exactly like the road signs you would see in the home country.

Some of the more common custom Greek road signs have room names such as kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, princess’ bedroom; things or activities that are found in homes like sleep, food, and eat; or, as mentioned above, names of locations in restaurants.