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...

Spoon Sweets: An Ancient Gesture of Greek Hospitality

The delicious age-old tradition in Greece of offering "Spoon Sweets" to visitors goes way back to the fourteenth century, when the Byzantines adopted the custom...

Program Unveiled for Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019

  The schedule for the 2019 version of the spectacular annual arts festival taking place in Athens and Epidaurus, Greece was announced on Tuesday. The festival...

The Spectacular Flowering Peach Groves of Imathia, Greece

Everyone on Earth has seen the splendor of the flowering cherry trees of Japan, which give such delicate beauty to the landscape every Spring...

Over Five Million Visit Athens’ Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in 2018

According to a survey conducted by QED for Greece's Kathimerini newspaper, 5.3 million people visited the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (the SNFCC, or...

Acropolis Obscured: Greeks Angry at Construction Near the “Holy Rock”

Two new buildings under construction near the Acropolis have caused a public outrage because their height has already blocked some views of the ancient Greek...

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...

ELSTAT: Visitors and Revenue to Museums, Archaeological Sites Up in Jan-Oct 2018

Visitors to Greek museums and archaeological sites in October 2018 posted a 13.4 pct and 12.4 pct rise respectively in comparison with the same...

Greece’s Top Ten Ancient Finds of the Last Decade

Greece has countless ruins to visit and historical sites to explore, all of which are priceless archaeological treasures. However, some discoveries made in the last...

Athens Kicks Off Carnival Season with a Tribute to Greece’s Folk Traditions

In a tribute to Greece's folk traditions during carnival, the Museum of Modern Greek Culture is collaborating with the Social Cooperative Enterprise (SCE) Folknet...

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