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...

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...

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...

42nd Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus Remembered [photos]

On July 15, 1974, the Greek military junta known in Greece as "The Junta," attempted a coup by Greek Army officers in Cyprus to...

Greek Woman’s Marriage Turned to ‘Nightmares in the Saudi Arabian Desert’

It was in the 80's when a beautiful young Greek girl decided not to lead an ordinary life. She was in France studying in...

Magnificent Byzantine Churches in the Heart of Athens

A tour of the Byzantine churches in the historic centre of Athens offers history, unique architecture, a rare viewing experience and a knowledge boost....

Ouzo: The Greek Drink’s History & Health Benefits

The anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus has been for many years considered to have various medical properties and health...

The Police in Ancient Greece

The term "police" used by modern states to describe the body enforcing the law and maintaining order, comes from Middle French police, in turn...

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