Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art to Open in May

The Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art is set to receive its first visitors on Thursday, May 19, while the grand re-opening is scheduled...

The Symbolism of Cracking Red Eggs on Easter

On the first hours of Easter Sunday and right after “Christ has risen” Greek Orthodox crack red eggs during dinner. This tradition-while fun as...

5 Best Traditional Coffee Houses in Greece

There are still several coffee houses in Greece, hidden in picturesque squares and narrow streets, that have remained intact in time, generously offering locals and...

Why Queen Elizabeth II Has Never Visited Greece

Queen Elizabeth II has made official visits to 120 countries but has never visited Greece, homeland of her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Upon...

Olympic Flame for the Rio Games has been Lit in Olympia, Greece

The Olympic flame for the 2016 Rio Games has been lit in ancient Olympia in Greece on Thursday, launching the torch relay for the...

The Greek Taxi Drivers’ Fixation With the 1967 Junta

If you use taxis in Athens, it is impossible not to get at least one taxi driver who will strike a conversation with you...

Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million

Greek police announced on Wednesday that an ancient bronze figurine dated back to the Middle Minoan Period was found in the possession of four...

April 18: Free Entrance to Monuments, Archaeological Sites

There will be free entrance to all monuments and archaeological sites in Greece on Monday, April 18, to mark International Day of Monuments and...

Ancient Grave With 80 Bodies Found Near Athens May be Linked to Cylonian Affair

Archaeologists digging in the area of the Faliron Delta, a coastal area in southern Athens, Greece, which served as a port for Athens in...

Tegea Museum Awarded by the European Museum Awards

The Archaeological Museum of Tegea was awarded with special praise from the European Museum Awards, which consists of a jury appointed by the European...

The History Behind Thessaloniki’s Hottest Neighborhood

One of the most "famous" districts in Thessaloniki that attracts both tourists as well as locals is "Ladadika" -- a historical neighborhood that has...

Panama Papers Show Trail to Priceless “Lost” Art Collection of Greek Shipping Tycoon

Documents among the recently publicized "Panama Papers" shed light to a priceless "lost" art collection of Greek shipowner Basil Goulandris who passed away in...