AEK’s 1968 Triumph: More Than Just a Game

On April 4, 1968 a Greek sporting triumph took place when AEK won the European Cup in basketball in front of 80,000 spectators at...

Orthodox Greeks and Holy Wednesday

On Holy and Great Wednesday, many Orthodox remember the fact of Christ's anointing with myrrh by a "sinful woman" before his crucifixion. It is...

Perfect Spots for Walking in Downtown Athens

The interesting views of the Greek capital are better appreciated and enjoyed if walking down its streets at a relaxed pace. Now, with the weather...

Riding Down Memory Lane to 1950s Piraeus (photos)

The citizens of Piraeus have had the opportunity to take a ride on antique buses and trolley buses. The vehicles, which once upon a time...

Greek Holy Monday Traditions and Beliefs

The first of the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday is upon us and for those who have been fasting over Lent, the...

The Mosque of the Janissaries, Landmark of Crete’s Chania

Once ruled by the Ottomans for a long period of time, Crete is home to many remnants of the period, easy to spot through...

Fashionistas Gather for Show in Ancient Greek Ruins

A fashion show in the square in front of Athens' Odeon of Herodes Atticus has become the first to be held in the historic venue...

High-Flying Shaolin Monks Stun Greek Audiences

A troupe of Shaolin monks is bringing traditional Chinese kung fu to Greece, exhibiting their amazing skills in a series of performances in Athens. They...

Animation Restores Ancient Greece’s Parthenon (video)

One of the grandest and most famous archaeological sites in the world -- the Parthenon in Athens -- has rewound time to give us...

Ancient Greek Water-Organ Sounds Again at Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum in Athens is welcoming the summer season with an extraordinary  free concert of music played on an ancient Greek water-organ. The 'hydraulis'...

Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates

Greece is slowly but surely edging closer to Easter -- a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many other Western Christian...

Greece Bars BBC from Filming at Ancient Site

Almost immediately after the Greek government presented an initiative to attract international film productions, the authorities have refused permission to Britain's BBC to film...

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