Greek Lighthouses Thrown Open to the Public

Twenty-seven lighthouses in Greece will open to the public on Sunday to celebrate the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW). Visitors will be given information about...

Researchers Find Fifth Century BC Complex in Cyprus

A 5th century BC architectural complex from the royal dynasty of the Paphos era was  identified during the 2018 excavations of the Hatziaptoulla Plateau, one...

Ancient Greek ‘Dragon Homes’ Still Standing

They call them "drakospita" (dragon homes), even though they have nothing to do with dragons, but their architecture is still admired today for its...

New Study Indicates Santorini Volcano Erupted After 1600 BC

For decades, scientists have been trying to estimate the approximate time of the Thera (Santorini) volcano eruption that shaped the island and the surrounding...

How Local Greek Goldsmith on Rhodes is Keeping a Dying Art Form Alive

The setting of the medieval cobblestone streets of Old Town on the Greek island of Rhodes is where one Greek goldsmith is keeping the dying...

How Greece Marks the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

There are many customs and festivals organized all over Greece on Aug. 15 in commemoration of the Virgin Mary. This day is a public holiday...

Greek Islanders Climb the ‘Zig-Zag Path’ on Aug. 15 Feast Day

Folegandros is a small, quiet Greek island that remains virtually unknown to tourists. However, for Greeks, this island is steeped in the legend of the...

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...

New Finds Reveal More of Greek Goddess’ Sanctuary

Archaeologists have discovered new findings in the sanctuary of Artemis, east of Amarynthos in Evia, central Greece. The Artemis sanctuary was discovered in 2017 in...

New Museum Inaugurated by US Ambassador Pyatt in Lia, Ipiros

A new museum at the border village of Lia near Albania -- which includes paintings by Greek painters Theophilos and Dimitris Sorogas -- was inaugurated...

10 Most Important Archaeological Finds in Greece of the Last Decade

Greece has a countless amount of ruins to visit and learn about. However, there are some discoveries that have occurred in the last decade...

Cretan Tombs to Give Up Even More Ancient Treasures

Ancient tombs found by accident in an olive grove in Ierapetra, Crete could be the beginning of an important discovery, as what looks like...

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