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Tartufo (Truffles) in Greece: It All Started With a Thunderbolt from Zeus…

The history of truffles or as many call the fungi, tartufo, is one of folklore and intrigue. The pricey truffle has played a prominent role...

Pavlopoulos: Ancient Greek Spirit Can Help Defend Our Culture

"The ancient Greek spirit can help the people today defend our endangered culture," said Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday in his address at...

Another Clay Amphora With Human Bones at Ierapetra, Crete

A clay amphora containing human bones was found in the area of Gra Lygia, Ierapetra, in Crete. This is the second clay amphora with...

Olympic Games in Ancient Greece were Not Free of Corruption

Bribery, cheating and overall corruption have often tarnished the image of the Olympic Games in the past few decades. However, the famous "Olympic Spirit"...

Orraon: Ancient Greece’s Best Preserved Settlement

There are only a few ancient Greek building preserved and in most cases only public buildings - temples, auditoriums, stadiums, oracles, markets, cemeteries –...

Doping in Ancient Greece Olympic Games

Doping in sports goes as far back as ancient times and the first Olympic Games in ancient Olympia. Since the inception of the competition...

Play About the Peloponnesian War to Be Presented in Aishylia Festival

Elefsina celebrates culture and art hosting for the 42nd year in a row the Aishylia Festival. This year the festival takes place from June...

Skeleton Found In Ancient Zeus Temple

New and significant findings came to light during this year's excavations at the temple of Zeus in Mount Lykaion, in the southwestern part of...

Why Greece Always Leads the Athlete’s Parade at the Olympics

The Olympic Games 2016 kicked off on Friday, August 5 with the opening ceremony that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following the...

From Delphi to Google: Ancient Oracle to Modern Day Search Engines

In ancient Greece the people relied heavily on oracles to predict the future, reveal secret information and answers to their deepest questions. One of the...

‘Promeithea’: A Three-Day Event Brings Back the Ancient Greek Spirit [video]

Most visitors to Greece relate to its ancient past through monuments, museums, or, if they are really motivated, through books. Few, if any, are...

Chefs Cook Up Ancient Greek Gastronomy in Corfu

A symposium which offered dishes inspired from the ancient Greek and particularly Ancient Phaekia (Corfu) gastronomy was held in the  people's garden at...

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