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Distrato: Greece’s Magnificent Mountain Village That Keeps Growing

Distrato is an exquisite mountainous village in Greece that has managed to remain unknown to the majority of travellers. As we all know, Greece is dotted with small mountainous villages, however, most of them have been seeing a rapid decline...

Why Do We Ignore the Ancient Treasures Atop Mediterranean Mountains?

In ancient times, the mountaintops of the Mediterranean held the shrines and ritual sites of the Greek gods. These days, they’re astonishingly unloved and neglected. By Jason König The mountains of the Mediterranean are permanent reminders of the past. The ancient...

Words of Wisdom from Ancient Greek Philosophers Featured in App

The "Greek Philosopher" app gathers more than six hundred of the most profound words of wisdom from the major schools of ancient Greek thought -- and delivers them straight to you on your mobile device. Based on original sources, this...

Yale University Researches Health Benefits of Organic Olives from Greece

Researchers at Yale University in the US will conduct new research on the health benefits associated with daily consumption of table olives. The research will be conducted by the Yale School of Public Health and the Department of Cardiology at Yale...

Greek Post Office Issues Stamps Honoring Great Philhellenes

In recognition of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, the Greek Post Office is issuing a series of stamps featuring great philhellenes, including Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of Boston. One year ago, the Hellenic Post Office, as it...

Greece Offers Safe Passage to Female Afghan Judges, Legislators

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed six female Afghan judges and legislators who who fled Afghanistan after the Taliban took over in August, to his office on Friday. The women met with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou last week. The women, three...

When Greek Police Could Arrest Young Men for Being “Teddy Boys”

  Members of the underground subculture inspired by rock and roll and American and English fashions, called "Teddy Boys," once risked being arrested for their lifestyle in Greece. Greece's post-war years were marked by poverty, political turmoil that led to the...

Hundreds of Migrants Buried at Greek-Turkish Border Cemetery

The bodies of many unidentified migrants have lain for years in a small cemetery, just a few kilometers from the Turkish border. The migrants' bodies were buried in the cemetery in Sidiro, a small Greek village near the Turkish...

Greek Seismologists Report Earthquake That Never Happened

Alerts went on on Thursday afternoon that an earthquake measuring five on the Richter scale had struck near the Greek island of Naxos. According to the Greek Geodynamic Institute, which tracks seismic activity around the country, the quake had a...

A Holy Lunch with Greek Nuns at Meteora for Gordon Ramsay

 The Greek adventures of Gordon Ramsay have now led him to the spectacular site of Meteora -- where he enjoyed a lunch with Greek nuns. It was the latest cultural adventure in a series of such during the shooting...

Giant Waterspout Spotted Off Greek Island of Kythera

A waterspout formed off the coast of the island of Kythera on Monday. A waterspout is a cylindrical vortex that forms over water and connects to the clouds in the sky. Waterspouts are typically known as "sea-tornadoes." These rotating winds...

Daylight Saving Time Ends: Oct 31 in Greece, Nov 7 in the US

Greece is due to set its clocks back by an hour on October 31 as the Spring/Summer daylight saving period comes to a close and the Winter period begins. The transition occurs as the EU's push to abolish daylight...

This Santorini Gem Tops the List of World’s Most Beautiful Villages

The village of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini has topped the list of the world's most beautiful villages, Uswitch reported on Tuesday. Uswitch data from across social media to determine which scenic villages were the favorites amongst visitors....

Athens Grant Walk: Downtown to Get Green Makeover, Despite Reactions

Despite reactions by downtown Athens citizens, the next stage of the Panepistimiou Avenue makeover will go ahead as planned. The so-called "Athens Grant Walk" is an ambitious project by the Athens municipality in making the city more livable. The redevelopment...

IMF Says Greek Economy Will Grow by 6.5% This Year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Tuesday that the Greek economy is looking at a growth rate of 6.5% by the end of 2021. The IMF detailed the country's growth for 2021 in their global economic outlook report, where...