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Flying on a Hot-Air Balloon Over Crete’s Stunning Lasithi Plateau

The amazing experience of flying with a hot-air balloon over the Lasithi Plateau in Crete. The Plateau is an ancient lake bed, surrounded on...

Greece Accused of Coercing Migrants to Conduct Pushbacks at Evros

Greece has been coercing migrants into pushing fellow asylum seekers back to Turkey at Evros, a joint investigation by international media outlets alleged this...

Dragon Man: Newly Discovered Species Lived Among Homo Sapiens

Paleoanthropologists have reportedly discovered what they claim to be a new hominin species in northeastern China. The skull was discovered outside of Harbin, and...

The Best Places to Visit on Your First Trip to Greece

While planning your first trip to Greece, you may be overwhelmed with the many marvelous destinations the country has to offer.

A History of Wine in Ancient Greece

The recorded history of wine in Ancient Greece begins around the 15th century BC, while viticulture appears to have existed as early as in the Neolithic era, 6,500 years ago

Five Ancient Greek Herbs and How We Use Them Today

Greece is known today for its herbs that are used in teas and homeopathic remedies. But did you know that there are many herbs...

Vienna’s “Little Greece” and the First Newspaper in Greek

If we are to consider meaningful communities for Hellenism, Vienna should surely be on the short list with its little Greece.

Smiling Virgin Mary Fresco at Cappadocia Monastery Puzzles Scientists

Scientists are debating if a fresco depicting a smiling Virgin Mary in the Gumusler Monastery in Turkey is original or the result of a...

2,000 Year Old Tortoise and its Egg Found in Latest Pompeii Discovery

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a tortoise and its egg that was buried in volcanic ash after the eruption in 79 AD in...

How a Greek Priest Made Giannis Antetokounmpo a Devout Christian

A Greek Orthodox priest in the Sepolia area of Athens who baptized Giannis Antetokounmpo together with his brother Alexandros on October 28, 2012, spoke...

Mistletoe Marks Joy of Christmas, New Life All Over the World

Mistletoe is one of those plants that lives almost all over the globe and at this time of year, it gives us something to...

Don’t Tell the Italians—It was Greeks Who Invented Pizza

Pizza, the delicious flat bread that comes out of the oven topped with melted cheese and other yummy ingredients.

Carbon Points to Ancient Life on Mars

A piece of sediment discovered by NASA’s Curiosity Rover earlier this month contained carbon — a possible trace of ancient life on Mars. The Curiosity...

Top Greek Winter Destinations

Greece is known around the world for its sunny summers, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, but there is another equally magical and...

Stylianos Kyriakides: The Legendary Marathon Man Who Ran for Greece

Stylianos (Stelios) Kyriakides is a Greek legend for all Marathon runners, although he is best known for winning first place in the Boston Marathon in 1946.

Inside the Magnificent Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete

The Palace of Knossos was the largest of the Minoan palaces in Crete. 

Diaporos: The Exotic Greek Island with Warm Waters All Year Round

Diaporos islet in Halkidiki, northern Greece, is like an exotic island, with crystal clear warm waters and no winds all year round.

Nymphaio, The Fairy-Tale Village of Northern Greece

Nymphaio is a stunning village, often ranked amongst the most beautiful, located just outside Florina in West Macedonia, Greece.

Kastoria: The Lakeside Gem of Northwestern Greece

Kastoria is a beautiful lakeside city in northwestern Greece famous for its fur and leather trade and its rich history that goes as far back as Byzantium

The Five Best Crowd-Free Tourist Destinations of Greece

Greece is well known for its thousands of beaches that are tourist magnets, bringing millions of travelers every year to the country.

Fact or Fiction? Hunting for the Real Locations Behind Greek Myths

When it comes to Greek myths it seems that we are just as fascinated as ever. Not all myths are thought to be complete fabrications.

Mani, Greece: A Destination of Unique Beauty and Rich History

The Mani peninsula in the Peloponnese has a unique, stark landscape and its rich history and traditions make it a stunning destination.

Lessons from Ancient Athens: The Art of Exiling Your Enemies

For the first time in recent memory, the possibility of imprisoning political rivals has entered the political discourse of a modern western election, but...

Authentic Marathon Swim Recreated in Honor of Ancient Greek Heroes

The authentic Marathon swim is taking place this weekend off the island of Evia in Greece with the participation of hundreds of swimmers from...

How Ancient Greeks Nurtured Healthy, Glowing Skin

As admirers of beauty, ancient Greeks were putting great emphasis on healthy skin and they used natural substances to keep it clean and shiny

The Rich History of the Acropolis of Lindos

The history of the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes is as old as the history of Ancient Greece, as tradition has Lindos participating in the Trojan War

What Happened at an Ancient Greek Symposium

The symposium was one of the most important aspects of ancient Greek culture, as it served as an essential setting for discussions, revelry, and...

The Colossus of Rhodes: Six Facts About the Wonder of Ancient World

Most people today know of the Colossus of Rhodes as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but there are many little-known...

Loukoumades: Greek Fried Puffs Recipe

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

Greek Dakos Cheesecake Recipe

Try this Dakos Greek Cheesecake recipe for a unique cheesecake that will pleasantly surprise you and your guests. Ingredients for the base; DAKOS RUSK (kritharokoulouro) 60gr/...

Tsoureki Rolls Recipe

Tsoureki Rolls, the raisins and cinammon filled Greek sweet bread rolls are usually prepared in Greece for Easter, but are great throughout the year....

Kalitsounia: Sweet Cretan Pastries Recipe

Kalitsounia is an amazing cheese-filled sweet pastry traditionally made on the Greek island of Crete. Here's our authentic recipe: For the filling: • SWEET MIZITHRA OR...