Alexandros Iolas: The Rise and Tragic Fall of Greece’s Greatest Art Collector (video)

The story of Alexandros Iolas reads, appropriately, like a Greek tragedy. A man who once sat at the top of the world, in his...

Six-Year Old Greek Pianist is Now a Composer (video)

Stelios Kerasidis, the 6-year-old Greek pianist who has stunned the world with his talent, recently composed a moving song which he dedicated to his...

Happy Yo-Yo Day! Yes, Greeks Invented This Too

Today, June 6, is National Yo-Yo Day and you deserve to know that the once popular toy has Greek roots, in fact it was invented by the Ancient Greeks. The yo-yo is considered the second-oldest toy in history after dolls. The first Yo-Yos were made of wood or terra cotta about 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece and some of them are on display at the Greek Archaeological Museum in Athens.

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...

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...

Dimitri Platanias: The Greek Baritone Taking Europe by Storm (video)

It was only a few days ago when Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias had both audience and critics spellbound by his superlative performance as "Gerard"...

Van Gogh, Picasso, and El Greco Masterpieces Find New Home in Athens

A new museum displaying international contemporary and modern art will soon open its doors in the heart of Athens. Opening on Wednesday, October 2, after...

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