New Look For Ancient Olympia Sanctuary

Ancient Olympia, the sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, global symbol and sacred location of the Games in ancient Greece, will get a face-lifting...

Crete Marks 100 Years Of Greece Union

On the occasion of the centenary of the union of Crete with Greece, the administrative region of Crete, the municipalities and the cultural associations...
Greece, a nation closely related to the sea since Ancient times

Why Greeks Traditionally Decorate a Boat Instead of a Christmas Tree

Naxos Beach. To Karavaki The most traditional symbol you will find in Greece during the holidays is a small boat decorated with lights, usually placed in...

BBC Film Portrays Ten Years of Financial Turmoil in Greece (video)

The nail-biting weeks leading up to the first Greek bailout in 2010 are the subject of a new BBC documentary which aired on February...

‘5 Years with Myrtis’ Conference at the Acropolis Museum

The conference "5 years with Myrtis" on the five-year anniversary since the reconstruction of 11-year-old "Myrtis," the girl that put a face to distant...

Elephants Roamed Paleolothic-Era Greece

Researchers uncovered a Paleolithic elephant butchering site in Greece, near the modern-day city of Megalopolis. The ancient site was found at an archaeological site known...

Folklore Tradition of Fire-Walkers in Greece, Celebrating Saint Constantine and Saint Helen [video]

This weekend from May 21 through May 23 the unusual ancient folklore and legend of fire-walking lives on in Greece. Dating back to Pagan times,...

Former Athens Airport Turned into a Plane Graveyard (video)

The Athens former airport, Hellinikon, has become a graveyard for many abandoned Olympic Airways planes. As the airport awaits redevelopment, these spectacular images captured by...

Snakes, Apes and Ferrets: The Ancient Greek Love of Pets

In a week which saw another case of animal abuse in Greece, it is worth remembering that the country's past is steeped in the...

Greek Myths That Have a Religious Background

by Lauren DeVoe, Demand Media All Greek myths are religious. These myths were stories about the various gods and heroes that accounted for the creation...

Thessaloniki Celebrates 104th Liberation Anniversary

The First Balkan War in 1912, found Greece and allies Bulgaria and Serbia close to defeating the faltering Ottoman Empire in the Macedonia region. The...

Jan 19, 1953: First Woman Elected in Greek Parliament

On January 19, 1953, Eleni Skoura was the first woman elected in Greece's parliament, beating another female candidate. Born Eleni Papachristou in Volos in 1896,...

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