8 Great Benefactors Who Shaped Modern Greece

From Aristotle to Theodoros Kolokotronis and from Alexander the Great to Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek history has focused mainly on the emblematic ancient figures and...

Ancient Greeks were Gourmands with a Preference for Fish

Ancient Greeks were gourmands and particularly fond of large fresh fish and eel, according to research headed by zooarchaeologist Dr. Demetra Mylona. The zooarchaeologist, who...

Top Things to Do When Visiting the Greek Gods: Mount Olympus and Litohoro

Many people come to visit Greece with a mission in mind - visiting Litochoro and the surrounding sights. Whether you want to hike the trails...

August 15, 1940: Italians Torpedo Greek Cruiser ‘Elli’ as a Precursor to War

It was August 15, 1940 and thousands of Greek Orthodox faithful were gathered at the Church of Panagia on Tinos Island to worship the...
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Ten Greek Castles That Will Take Your Breath Away

There are about 800 castles scattered all over Greece, bringing to mind impressive tales of their epic past. Some have been classified as among...

Rebetiko Music Inscribed on UNESCO’s 2017 Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Rebetiko, a century-old Greek musical idiom which has influenced musicians around the world, has been inscribed on UNESCO's 2017 "Representative List of the Intangible...

The Ghosts of Athens Christmas Past in All their Vintage Glory

Nostalgia may be a way to avoid today's challenges and yes, perhaps glorification of the past is as fake as some of our memories,...

Tombs of Vergina: 40 Years Since Andronikos Unearthed the Macedonian Gems

Forty years ago today, one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the world, and the definitive proof of Macedonia's Greek origin, was announced...

One Year Without Cohen: Leonard’s Bohemian Paradise on Hydra

It's hard to believe it's already been a year since Leonard Cohen's passing. A year without the great poet, writer, composer and performer whose...

Forty Years Without Maria Callas: The Diva Lives on

It's hard to think it's already been 40 years since her death of Maria Callas, mostly because her immortal voice lives on, along with...

Gyaros: The Forgotten Aegean ‘Island of the Devil’

During the military dictatorship Gyaros was a place of exile and torture. Today, the small Cycladic island exudes a sense of fear and complete...

Wine Tourism to be Included in Greece’s Travel Packages

The Federation of Tourist and Travel Agencies in Greece, FedHATTA, and the National Interprofessional Organisation of Vine and Wine held an event for the...

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