Greek Poet and Novelist Manos Eleftheriou Dies at 80

Manos Eleftheriou, one of the greatest Greek poets, novelists and songwriters of recent decades died in Athens on Sunday. He was 80. He was born...

What Questions did Ancient Greeks Ask the Oracles?

Ancient Greeks were curious people and always asked questions about the world and man, as the writings of philosophers of the times indicate. At...

Why Do Greeks Boil Their Coffee?

There's no doubt that Greek coffee remains one of the country's best known culinary traditions but -- in these days of instant coffee and...

Taking an Afternoon Odyssey in an Ancient Greek Warship (video+photos)

“The roaring seas and many a dark range of mountains lie between us,” wrote Homer in The Iliad. Luckily for Greek Reporter and over...

The Miracle Berry that Fueled Alexander and his Macedonian Army’s Conquests

Scientists say that a superfood berry was widely consumed by Alexander the Great and his Macedonian army as they set out to conquer the...

The Ancient Greek Scientist Who Was a King’s Lie Detector

As long as there no bullet-proof mechanisms to detect a lie, reading a person’s physical response to spot an untruth is one technique that...

Greek Islands Get Ready for Aegean Film Festival

The Greek islands of Patmos and Paros are getting ready for a 12-day feast of summer cinema as the Aegean Film Festival returns on...

The Ancient Roots of Greek Souvlaki, the First Fast Food

The word "souvlaki" is synonymous with Greek food, whether the term refers to pieces of grilled meat on a small wooden skewer or the...

Snakes, Apes and Ferrets: The Ancient Greek Love of Pets

In a week which saw another case of animal abuse in Greece, it is worth remembering that the country's past is steeped in the...

Ancient ‘Odyssey’ Find Will Attract Visitors to Greece, Says Olympia Mayor

Ancient Olympia has once again highlighted as a monument to world cultural heritage, following the recent discovery of possibly the oldest copy of Homer's...

German WWII Plane Discovered Almost Intact Off Greece’s Rhodes

An almost intact German transport plane used extensively during the Second World War by the occupying forces was discovered by scuba divers off the...

Meet the Anemoi, the Greek Gods of Weather

Greece has seen much turbulent summer weather with storms, rains and floods lashing different parts of the country. While tourists dash for shelter from the...

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