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Naval Group Launches Greek Frigate Kimon

French manufacturer Naval Group has moved forward with the "technical launching" of the Greek frigate Belharra, "Kimon," at the Lorient shipyard in northwest France....

Battle of Gaugamela: When Alexander the Great Conquered Persia

On October 1, 331 BC, Alexander the Great's army defeated the Persian army led by Darius III at the Battle of Gaugamela to complete...

Greek Adoptees to Meet in Greece for Second Annual Reunion

Greek-born adoptees are poised to converge on their homeland of Greece this October 14th to October 19th for the historic Second Annual Greek Adoptee/Greek...

El Greco: The Greek Painter Who Changed the Art World

El Greco is one of the best known artists in the entire history of Western art, as his works have influenced painters over the centuries.

Roman Gladiators Were Trained by Ancient Greeks

The Roman gladiatorial games were a far cry from the Olympic and theatrical pursuits enjoyed in ancient Greece, but the Greeks played an important...

Archestratus: The Ancient Greek Gourmand on the Secrets of Gastronomy

Archestratus, an ancient Greek poet and philosopher in the mid 4th century BCE from Sicily, is often referred to as the Father of Gastronomy.

Scylla and Charybdis Embodied Male Fears in Greek Mythology

The monsters of Greek mythology form the very concepts of terror for us. The creatures Scylla and Charybdis are no exceptions to this rule.

The African Greeks of Avato

Avato is a village in Northern Greece that is home to the Greek descendants of the African slaves that were once brought to the region...

The Ex-Slave Who Authored a Greek Language Book

William Sanders Scarborough was an African-American, emancipated slave who authored a Greek textbook. His First Lessons in Greek was written in 1881. The textbook...

DINKWAD Lifestyle, the New American Dream

The DINKWAD (double income, no kids, with a dog) lifestyle trend could be the new "American Dream" for Millenials and Gen Z. So-called DINKWADs...

Ceremonial Complex Found at 11,000 Year-Old Callirhoe in Asia Minor

Fantastic carvings of human heads and phallus-shaped pillars were discovered recently at a 11,000-year-old archaeological site in Turkey that is a sister "village" to...

Scientists Create Eco-friendly Plastic from Salmon Sperm

Chinese scientists announced on Wednesday that they have created a biodegradable form of plastic using salmon sperm. The team isolated two strands of DNA from...

The Chronicle of the Morea: Invaluable History of Medieval Greece

The Chronicle of the Morea (Greek: Τὸ χρονικὸν τοῦ Μορέως) is the history of 14th-century Greece, specifically the Peloponnese—once called the Morea—through the eyes...

Heladeria Americana: The Greek Ice Cream Legend of Colombia

A Greek immigrant brought ice cream to Colombia in the 1930's -- and since then, the business has become the ice cream kings of country.

The Real Face of Santa Claus – or Saint Nicholas – Recreated

Despite the many myths surrounding some Christmas characters, certain legendary figures are actually rooted in history, and Saint Nicholas, otherwise known as Santa Claus,...

Why Greek Honey Is the Best in the World: A Beekeeper Explains

For thousands of years, Greek honey has been collected for its delicious, sweet taste and healing, nutritious properties.

Treasure From the Sea: The Salt Flats of Messolonghi

Salt has played a crucial role in the history of civilization, enabling food to be preserved over the winters until the modern miracles of...

Top Five Beach Bars You Must Visit in Greece

When summer rolls around in Greece people beat the heat by flocking to beach bars to enjoy a "frappe" coffee next to the indigo blue sea. 

Elafonisos Island: A Little Piece of Greek Heaven

Visiting Elafonisos in Greece is an unforgettable experience because of the unsurpassed natural beauty this small island has to offer.

Prasonisi, Rhodes: Greek Island in Winter, Peninsula in Summer

Prasonisi in Rhodes, the biggest Greek island of the Dodecanese, is a stunning beach that surprises visitors depending on when they visit. It transforms...

A Magical Getaway to the Greek Island of Halki

Halki island is a haven of peace and natural remedy for anxiety. Its emerald waters, its history and culture are unique features.

The Best Swimming Pools at Santorini Hotels

The island of Santorini in Greece has some of the best swimming pools the world over to offer as long as you know where to look.

Love Like The Ancient Greeks: The Six Types of Love

From passionate desire and romantic intimacy to family emotional closeness, there are many definitions of the relative concept of love. By Roman Krznaric What is love?...

Cleopatra’s Favorite Perfume Recreated

Scientists have recently recreated Cleopatra's favorite perfume from a recipe written in Ancient Greek nearly two millennia ago. The Greek queen of ancient Egypt's legacy...

Tomb in Crimea a Triumph of Ancient Greek Architecture

The monumental tomb known as the "Royal Kurgan of Kerch" in Crimea was constructed in the 4th century BC; its ancient Greek architecture is...

The Ancient Road That Connected Rome With Byzantium

The Via Egnatia was an ancient Roman road that stretched across an impressive distance between the Adriatic coast and Byzantium (modern day Istanbul) on...

The 147 Commandments Gods Gave to Ancient Greeks

The 147 commandments comprise a guide for the ethical life for ancient Greeks.

The Greek City of Rome Before the Romans

Many people are familiar with the legend of Romulus and Remus, which supposedly explains the origin of the ancient city of Rome. Romulus established...

Special Greek Fricassee Recipe for Easter Holidays

In every corner of the Greek peninsula, and on practically every table, during the Easter holidays you will find the wonderful fricassee dish. Is...

Toursi: The Greek Pickles

  Pickles, kimchi, toursi: all names for one of the oldest known preparations. Pickles are a culinary tradition almost all over the world, thanks to...

Five Easy Summer Recipes With a Greek Spirit

Multifaceted, bright, refreshing like the waves of the Mediterranean Sea, Greek cuisine has won millions of hearts all over the world. Traditional Greek dishes along...

Loukoumades: Greek Fried Puffs Recipe

A traditional recipe for Loukoumades, the delicious Greek fried puffs with honey.