Ancient Theatre of Aptera to Reopen with Performance of Homer’s Odyssey

After some 17 centuries of silence at the Ancient Theatre of Aptera in Chania, Crete, the stage will once again be graced by actors...

The Mystery of the Sleeping Giant in Greece’s Naxos (photos)

A giant ancient statue is lying on its back for centuries on a hill at the Greek island of Naxos. The Kouros of Apollonas, also...

Acropolis Museum Marks ‘Inexhaustible’ Appeal of Ancient Greek Culture

As it gears up to celebrate the ninth anniversary of its official opening on June 20 the Acropolis Museum in Athens is making plans...

Crete’s Ancient Site of Knossos Sees Visitor Numbers Soar

The number of visitors to the Knossos archaeological site on Crete has seen a spectacular increase, according to official figures for the month of...

Blaze in Central Greece Reveals Ancient Artifacts (video)

A blaze that was extinguished by firefighters north of Megaplatanos village in Central Greece has revealed a trove of ancient artifacts, thought to have...

Fire Reveals Over 200 Antiquities in the Mountains of Profitis Elias, Phthiotida

A fire on Thursday in the mountains of Profitis Elias, in Phthiotida, central Greece, revealed antiquities dating back to the first half of the...

Palace of Aigai, Biggest Building of Ancient Greece, Opens to Public (photos)

The archaeological site of the palace of Aigai, considered not only the biggest but, together with the Parthenon, the most significant building of classical...

Free Museum Tours Explore Ancient Greek Writing

The National Archaeological Museum is organising free thematic tours for Athens' year as World Book Capital. The tours will be conducted by the museum's archaeologists...

Twelve Countries Back Greece over Return of Parthenon Sculptures

A UNESCO committee has called for talks between Britain and Greece over the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, with no less than 12 nations...

Parthenon Voted World’s Most Beautiful Building

Distinguished architects across the world have chosen the Parthenon as the most beautiful building in the world. This emblematic Doric-style building on top of the...

Stone Age Tools in Crete Show Man Sailed the Mediterranean 130,000 Years Ago

Excavation finds in Crete in 2010 indicate that man traveled the Mediterranean 130,000 years ago, and not 10,000 years ago as originally believed, according...

National Archaelogical Museum of Athens shows “The Countless Faces of Beauty”

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens has opened its doors to "The Countless Faces of Beauty", an exhibition about the pursuit and appreciation of...

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