The Roots of “Christmas” in Ancient Greece

Christmas is the most important, and perhaps the most treasured, celebration of Christianity filled with joy and love. Every country celebrates with different customs...

Heritage Daily: Greek Neolithic Site One of 10 Most Important Antiquity Discoveries of 2013

A Neolithic site in central Greece was named as one of ten most important archaeological discoveries of 2013, on a list compiled by web-based...

Where Do the Names of Greek Islands Come From?

Mythical heroes, ancient gods and kings, along with geological features, were the origin and inspiration for many names of famous Greek islands. Santorini (Thira): The...

The Famous Palace of Knossos and its History

Knossos, the famous Minoan Palace lies five kilometers southeast of Heraklion, in the valley of the river Kairatos, in Crete. Ιn Greek mythology, the...

Old and New Christmas Traditions in Greece

One of the most important celebrations in the Christian calendar is the annual commemoration of the birth of Christ. Each country has bears unique...

Acropolis Museum Celebrates “Oxi Day”

In celebration of "Oxi Day," on October 28, Acropolis Museum will offer its visitors free admission and special events. October 28 is an important national...

Exploring Greece through the Peloponnese

Writer Elisabeth Herschbach takes us on a journey around Peloponnese, the large underexpored peninsula that forms the southernmost part of mainland Greece, linked by a four-mile isthmus at Corinth.

Common Questions Ancient Greeks Asked Oracles

Professor Mika Kajava from the University of Helsinki revealed some of the most common questions ancient Greeks asked the oracles of their time, during...

Dolihi of Mt Olympus: The Giants’ Necropolis

According to a survey conducted by the Greek journalist and author Giorgos Lekakis, whose article was cited in the newspaper Eleftheros Tipos, the ancient...

Modern Argo Could Sail The Seas Again

Everything is ready for the Argo to begin its voyage again from the feet of Pelion to the quest of the Golden Fleece. The...

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