Greece’s Beautiful Mount Ziria, Home of the God Hermes

According to the legend, the Pleiad known as Maia gave birth to Zeus' son Hermes in a cave near the lake Dasios, on Mount...

Controversial BBC Shoot Finally Takes Place at Ancient Greek Site (photos)

Film crews started shooting early Thursday morning at the ancient site of Sounion, south of Athens, recording scenes for the BBC's adaptation of John...

Meet the Warriors Bringing Ancient Greek Warfare Back to Life (photo, video)

Greek history is known worldwide for its tales of immortal gods, heroic warriors and battles like the fall of Troy. One group of modern...

Amazing Greek Cave Art Found to be Over 11,000 Years Old

Archaeologists have discovered in a cave in Crete what is probably the earliest Greek art, dating back to the last Ice Age, according to the Journal...

Greeks Honor Heroic Exodus of Missolonghi

On 10 April 1825, three years after the failed attempt to occupy Missolonghi, the Ottoman armies returned to besiege the city that had become the...

The Last Phyllo Master of Rethymno

Hidden in the quiet backstreets of the old town of Rethymno, on the Greek island of Crete, a plethora of long-time gone traditions still...

Karytaina: Greece’s ‘5,000-Drachma Bill Bridge’ (video)

The bridge of Karytaina is widely known as the '5,000-drachma bill bridge' because its image, along with that of the town, was on an...

The Ancient Greek Boy and his Yo-Yo

The very first depiction of a yo-yo is to be found on an ancient Greek vase from the 5th century BC, where a boy...

Greece to Submit Bid to UNESCO for ‘Exile Island’

Greece is preparing to submit an application to UNESCO to recognize the uninhabited island of Makronisos; an island where tens of thousands of political...

Popular Singer Grigoris Bithikotsis Remembered

The passing of Grigoris Bithikotsis on April 7, 2005 marked the end of the era of the great Greek folk singers (laikos tragoudistis) and...

Five Caves Worth Exploring on the Island of Crete

There are hundreds of caves scattered around the Greek island of Crete and all of them are worth a visit, either for their natural...

Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Shut on Sunday

Special opening hours will apply to museums and archaeological sites throughout Greece during the Easter holiday, according to a Culture Ministry announcement. According to the...

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