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“Man, the Ruler of Two Planets”: How Greece Hailed the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The mesmerizing television coverage of the Apollo 11 Moon landing 50 years ago was watched by thousands of Greeks who gathered in several central...

Crete’s Minoan Theater: A Reinvestment in Excellence and Spirit

By Phil Butler, Editor of Argophilia Travel News An act of love by a Cretan woman named Anna Bastakis has given wings to a culture...

Explore the Ancient Neighborhood of Athens Beneath the Acropolis Museum

A new round of presentations entitled "Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum" will start on Tuesday, July 10th at the Acropolis...

Ancient Shipwreck Discovered off Coast of Protaras, Cyprus

The Department of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus announced on Thursday that a major maritime archaeological discovery has been made off the east...

World’s First Museum Dedicated to Lost Atlantis Opens on Santorini

The world’s first museum dedicated to the mythical -- but perhaps real -- island of Atlantis opened recently on Greece’s idyllic island of Santorini. The...

1943 Letter Reveals British Museum Trustee Wanted to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Greece's Ta Nea newspaper published on Friday an explosive two-page letter written by British art historian Kenneth Clark dating back to 1943. The heretofore unknown letter...

Abandoned 300-Year Old Venetian Village on Crete Turned into Tourist Resort

Áspros Potamós (White River in English) is a settlement in eastern Crete, in the regional unit of Lasithi, whose history and past are blending...

Greece’s Folk Traditions for the Feast of the Ascension

June 6, 2019 is Ascension Day according to the Orthodox Christian Church. This great feast day in the Christian calendar has played a crucial...

President Pavlopoulos Among World Leaders Attending D-Day Celebrations

Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos joined British Prime Minister Theresa May, American President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and...

Germany Completely Rejects Greek Demands for War Reparations

One day after the Greek ambassador in Berlin presented a ''note verbale'' to the German Foreign Affairs Ministry, asking Germany to negotiate with Greece on...

Athens’ Alexander the Great Statue Vandalized With Graffiti

Just a few days after the official unveiling of the statue of Alexander the Great in central Athens, unknown vandals painted slogans on its...

Where History Meets Leisure on Aegina Island, Athens’ Closest Escape

The island of Aegina, only seventeen miles from the Greek capital of Athens, is a gem of the Saronic Gulf which enchants visitors with...

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