Mycenaean Era Tombs Found in Southern Greece

Tombs dating back to the Mycenaean period 1600-1100 BC were found at the town of Kiveri in the Argolis region, in southern Greece. According to...

Ancient Greeks Predicted Robots, Modern Technology Claims Stanford Historian

Ancient Greeks not only created the foundations of modern civilization but they also predicted future technological innovations, according to a new book. Stanford University historian...

Samaras: 33 Greek Museums To Open 8-8 During Summer

“I would like to announce today an initiative that was a personal goal of mine since I was Minister of Culture and I want...

The Tragic Story of the Fall of Icarus

The story of Icarus is one of those legends of Greek mythology that fascinates audiences especially because of the character's desire to go beyond...

Greek Mythology: The Little-Known Sea Deities Who Stir Up the Seas

Next time you see the waves crashing into a picturesque shoreline, think of the goddesses of the oceans, rivers, lakes, fountains, streams, and underworld...

Museum Hosts Replica of Argo Ship

A museum in the port city of Volos in eastern Greece will host the replica of Argo, the legendary ship propelled by 50 oars-men...

Heritage Daily: Greek Neolithic Site One of 10 Most Important Antiquity Discoveries of 2013

A Neolithic site in central Greece was named as one of ten most important archaeological discoveries of 2013, on a list compiled by web-based...

More Greeks Turn to Worship of Ancient Gods

The worship of gods of the ancients is returning as groups that espouse adoration for the mythological figures have sprung up in modern-day Greece. Several...

Crete’s Own Saint of Love

February 14th is the globally celebrated day of Saint Valentine, the day of lovers. Millions of stores around the world are lavishly dressed in...

Origins of Greek Ethnonyms

There are different theories about the etymology of the words Hellenes, Hellas, Graikos and Romios that come in question until today. According to Greek mythology,...

Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a "friend to a stranger", is widely perceived to be synonymous to hospitality. For Greeks it is much...

The Legend of Mouse Island, Corfu

Pontikonisi, also known as "Mouse Island", is a Greek islet located at the entrance of Halkiopoulos lagoon, opposite to the airport area in Corfu....

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