Mykonos Art Festival Tries to Lure Cultural Tourists

The inaugural Mykonos Art Festival will be held this summer on the popular island of the Cyclades archipelago, known for its vibrant nightlife. The festival's...

Manos Hatzidakis: The Greek Composer Who Sold ‘Lottery Tickets in Heaven’

Along with Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis was Greece's greatest composer and his music can easily be called the soundtrack of 20th century Greece. His...

1987: The Year Greeks Started a Love Affair with the Orange Ball

Up until 1987, Greek basketball was as mediocre as Greek football at a European level. Yet, on June 14, 1987 something miraculous happened and...

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...

Greece Remembers the Nazi Massacre at Distomo

The massacre at Distomo remains to this day one of the most atrocious crimes the Nazis committed against innocent women and children, only months before...

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...

French Acrobat Dazzles Crowds in Central Athens (photos)

Athenians were left gazing in awe as a French artist performed breathtaking acrobatics in Syntagma Square in front of the Greek parliament on Thursday. Chloe Moglia's...

The Legend of Mouse Island, Corfu

Pontikonisi, also known as "Mouse Island", is a Greek islet located at the entrance of Halkiopoulos lagoon, opposite to the airport area in Corfu....

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...

Film Festival Returns to Far-Flung Greek Island (video)

A special film festival is being held for the third year running on one of Greece's most far-flung islands, Kastellorizo. The Beyond the Borders festival...

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