How the Mines of Laurion Saved Ancient Athens — and Western Civilization

Laurion, Greece, which lies approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Athens between Thoricus and Sounion, was famous in ancient times for its productive...

Oldest Mosque on Greece’s Lesvos to Be Restored

A dilapidated 17th-century Muslim place of worship built on Lesvos to honor an Ottoman sultan’s unknown “Queen Mother” will be restored, using a 1.2-million-euro...

Leonard Cohen’s Greek Love Story Premiers in Thessaloniki Festival (video)

A touching film on the enduring love story between legendary Canadian folk singer Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen was screened at...

Nikos Kazantzakis: Legacy of “Zorba the Greek” Author Lives On

Nikos Kazantzakis was Greece’s most prolific writer and he remains one of the most famous Greek citizens to have ever lived. A writer of...

Historic Greek City of Eleusis to Become “European Culture Capital 2021”

Only 20 km (12 miles) from Athens, Elefsina (Eleusis) is an ancient city which became an industrial hub in the nineteenth century. Over the...

The Lion’s Den: When Big Cats Roamed Greece (video)

Greek scientists believe that a cave near Vravrona, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, was a hideout for lions and panthers which...

Love, Kindness and Drama: Life Aboard Onassis’ Legendary Yacht Revealed

The captain of Aristotle Onassis' legendary yacht "Christina" broke his long self-imposed silence on Wednesday, speaking about the celebrities the Greek tycoon once entertained...

Controversial Documentary Claims Jesus Christ Was Greek

''Bible Conspiracies'', a new documentary series distributed by Worldwide Multimedia, suggests that Jesus Christ was not actually a Jewish man but a Greek philosopher called Apollonius...

Crete’s Minoan Treasures Are Still in UNESCO Limbo

By Phil Butler* It has been called “Europe’s oldest city.” The Palace at Knossos on Crete was the center of European culture from before 2800...

The Greek Ghost-Town of Paleo Mavronoros in Epirus

Paleo Mavronoros, an abandoned village in the Greek province of Epirus, has a long history of valiant resistance to tyrannical overlords -- and a unique...

British Actress Janet Suzman Says ”Parthenon Marbles Need Attica’s Sun”

Dame Janet Suzman, actress and chair of the British Committee for the reunification of the Parthenon marbles wrote an article on Saturday in Greece's...

100 Years Since the Founding of the First Greek Basketball Team

2019 marks one hundred years since the first basketball team was founded in Greece. It all began when a group of young men who were...

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