All Greek Wineries Open to the Public on Sunday for Wine Tourism Day

All wineries across Greece will be open to the public on Sunday in celebration of Wine Tourism Day, giving visitors the opportunity to see...

November 11, 1990: World of Poetry Mourns Passing of Yiannis Ritsos

When Yiannis Ritsos passed away on November 11, 1990, the world of poetry lost one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. A prominent...

The ‘Blue Lagoon’ of Epirus (video)

There is a small sign on the old Ioannina - Patras national highway in Terovo, that points to Louros Springs. From there, only five...

Zozo Christodoulou, The First Greek Woman who Ran the Marathon

On October 19, 1974, Zozo Christodoulou did something that no other Greek woman had done before: She ran in the original Marathon race, making...

The Ancient Greek Model Who Disrobed For Her Freedom

Phryne the Thespian was a notable hetaira, or courtesan, of Athens, who has been remembered throughout the millennia for her dramatic trial which she...

Corinth Canal Closed Temporarily After Landslide

The canal on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the rest of the mainland of Greece,...

How Arkadi Became a Universal Symbol of Self Sacrifice for Freedom

To this day, the "Holocaust of Arkadi" remains a universal symbol of self-sacrifice for freedom in the face of barbarism, while filling another page...

New Victoria Hislop Book Inspired by Makronisos

Award-winning and best-selling writer Victoria Hislop has been inspired once again by Greece, this time from Makronisos, an island laden with a tragic political history. "After The...

HOME Project Gets €4 Million Grant from IKEA Foundation

The HOME Project, a non-profit humanitarian organization founded in December 2016 to provide security to refugee and migrant children who arrive alone in Greece, received...

The Anniversary of the Discovery of King Philip II’s Tomb

The discovery of the tomb of Philip II, King of Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great, is one of the most important archaeological...

Greece’s Most Authentic Ancient Villages

Greece has some true hidden gems when it comes to its authentic villages. Tourism has yet to spoil these towns that are steeped in...

Τhe Greek Video Competing for This Year’s CIFFT People’s Choice Award

The acclaimed Greek film "Greece 365-Day Destination," directed by Antonis Kioukas, is among the nominees for the CIFFT (International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals)...

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