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Ancient Greek Philosophers Who Excelled in Athens

Many ancient philosophers from Athens considered this city to be the center of their thriving intellectual activity. Their profound insights persistently influence our comprehension of...

Olympic Stadium of Athens Shuts Down for Safety Reasons

The management of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA) announced on Friday that all activities at the Olympic Stadium and the Velodrome will be...

Spartathlon: Runners Trace Footsteps of Pheidippides from Athens to Sparta

Hundreds of ultra-marathon runners are taking part in the historic Spartathlon race from Athens to Sparta that started on Saturday. The Spartathlon is a historic...

Varvakios: The Grand Food Market of Athens

The Varvakios central market in Athens, located at Athinas Street, which connects Monastiraki to Omonia, is a monument to Greek produce, where every possible food...

Overnight Lightning Turns Night to Day as Storm Hits Athens

A storm with hundreds of lightning strikes hit Athens in the early hours of Wednesday as the Elias weather system continued to affect several...

The Ancient Greek General who Saved Athens from Persians

The life of the great Athenian general Themistocles is well known, as the low-born leader was lauded even in his time for his brilliance.

Newborn Rare Red Panda Becomes Athens Zoo Sensation

A newly born red panda has become an instant star of a zoo near Athens as hundreds queued to get a glimpse last weekend...

John Gilbert: The First African-American Archaeologist Was Fascinated with Athens

John Wesley Gilbert, the son of slaves, became a renowned archaeologist and the first Black man to receive an advanced degree from Brown University.

The Flower That Only Grows on the Acropolis of Athens

Found interspersed among the rocky terrain of the Acropolis of Athens is a small plant with pink flowers, the micromeria acropolitana.

September 18, 1834: Athens Becomes the Capital of Greece

When Athens was officially declared the capital of the newly established Greek State on September 18, 1834, it was a small village of 7,000...