Olympic Games in Ancient Greece were Not Free of Corruption

Bribery, cheating and overall corruption have often tarnished the image of the Olympic Games in the past few decades. However, the famous "Olympic Spirit"...

The “Other Side” of Mykonos – The Picturesque Monastery of Panagia Tourliani (video)

Summers in Mykonos are guaranteed as the number one destination to spot celebrities, but apart from entertainment spots the island has a historic monastery, the monastery...

New Phone App Offers Coffee Cup Reading, Greek Style

A new smart phone application is offering Greeks the opportunity to have their coffee cup read online, adding another entry to the Greek entrepreneurship...

Skyros Faltaits Museum Offers Seminars on Traditional Life and Crafts

The Faltaits Museum on the Sporadic island of Skyros, which houses unique collections of tools and utensils of primary and secondary traditional economy, announced...

The Fortune-Telling and Fire-Jumping Customs of Klidonas [pics]

One of the most interesting customs of Greece is that of Klidonas, a tradition with ancient roots, that takes place on the feast day...

Tablets Used to Cast Curses Discovered in 2,400-Year-Old Grave in Athens

Over a decade ago an ancient grave located northeast of Piraeus near Athens, revealed the cremated remains of a young women and five lead curse...

The Weirdest Greek Superstitions!

There are so many quirky and even down right weird superstitions that Greeks believe. Of course, they do vary quite a bit from one village...

Two New Regional Museums – Chios Mastic and Ioannina Silversmithing

Greece's cultural heritage will be showcased with two new museums that promote the country's uniqueness by casting the spotlight on its products. The Chios Mastic...

Greek Watermill Wins Conservation Category in Europa Nostra Awards

Winners of the 2016 Europa Nostra Awards to honor cultural heritage were announced at the Zarzuela Theater in Madrid. The Greek Traditional Watermill in...

Folklore Tradition of Fire-Walkers in Greece, Celebrating Saint Constantine and Saint Helen [video]

This weekend from May 21 through May 23 the unusual ancient folklore and legend of fire-walking lives on in Greece. Dating back to Pagan times,...

Anzac Maori Haka Dance on Crete in Memory of Battle of 42nd Street [Video]

New Zealanders and Australians took part in the unveiling of a monument dedicated to Australians, New Zealanders and Maori who fought at Tsikalaria, Crete,...

Panagia Soumela Holy Icon Worship at Greek Defense Ministry

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos is opening the doors of the ministry to those who want to worship the holy icon of Panagia Soumela held...

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