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...

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...

‘Oldest’ Record of Homer’s Greek Odyssey Unearthed at Olympia

A clay tablet with an engraved inscription is the "oldest extant" record of Homer's Odyssey, experts are saying. It was discovered after three years of...

How Was Cancer Treated in Ancient Greece?

Even though the first case of cancer was recorded in Egypt in 1600 BC, it was Hippocrates (410-360 BC), the father of medicine, who...

President Hails Ancient Greek Influence on Modern Science

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has used a speech at a summer university event to refer to the great influence of ancient Greek thought on contemporary...

Greece’s Ice Cream Sellers of Days Gone By – A Profession that Disappeared (Photos)

Greeks are ice cream fanatics and their passion for the cold, sweet treat dates back to a simpler time when the ice cream vendors...

Stavros Niarchos: The Greek Shipping Tycoon and His Enduring Legacy

Stavros Niarchos, 3 July 1909 – 16 April 1996, was a self-made businessman of immense wealth with an exceptional ability to make money. After his...

The Windmills of Lasithi that Saved Lives in Ethiopia, India

The Mayor of Lasithi Plateau Yiannis Stefanakis has petitioned Greece's Ministry of Culture and Sports to include the windmills of Lasithi to the National...

When Turkey Banned the Teaching of Greek on Imbros and Tenedos Islands

July 1 marks the anniversary of the day Turkey banned the teaching of the Greek language on the islands of Imbros and Tenedos, (now...

Greece Remembers Great Reformist Andreas Papandreou 22 Years after his Death

It was June 23, 1996 when Greece lost its first leftist prime minister and great reformist Andreas Papandreou, a politician who was adored by...

Did Ancient Greeks ‘Go to the Beach’?

Every summer, Greeks flock to the beaches of the Aegean and the Ionian seas to swim, get a tan or chill out in picturesque...

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