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Oldest Bridge in Europe Still in Use Found in Greece

Perhaps the oldest bridge in Europe that is still in use today can be found in Greece, and it is named the Arkadiko Bridge. 

Istanbul vs. Constantinople — and Why Both are Greek Cities

Istanbul is a name that the Greeks actually gave to the city. "Istanbul" derives from the Greek phrase "Is tin poli," meaning "into the city."

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.

Fisherman on a Mission to Save the Kaiki, Greece’s Iconic Fishing Boat

In 2007, the European Union announced a new policy to bring a balance between fishing resources and all the related activities surrounding it, including the destruction of Greece's iconic 'kaiki' fishing boats, in an effort to address the depletion...

Ancient Greek Medicine Comes Back to Life

Greeks take their traditions, including those related to food, holidays, spirits, dances, and arts, which have persisted for thousands of years, very seriously. Those cultural practices which have helped them in the healing of disease and maintenance of good...

Why Greek Yogurt Is Considered the Best in the World

There has been an astronomic rise in the demand for Greek yogurt outside of its home country due to its taste and health benefits.

Aliki Vougiouklaki, “The National Star of Greece”

Aliki Vougiouklaki was one of the most popular stars in Greek cinematic history. The blonde stunner was so beloved that she was even given the title of "The National Star of Greece." Vougiouklaki was born in Marousi, a northern suburb...

Iran Seizes Control of Two Greek Ships in Persian Gulf

Iran took control of two Greek ships in the Persian Gulf on Friday one day after Greece aided the US in seizing a cargo of crude oil from an Iranian oil tanker in the Mediterranean. The country's Revolutionary Guard announced...

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Has Arrived in Athens, Greece

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has arrived in Athens, Greece on Friday, according to reports from Greek news network SKAI. Gates, who is known for his philanthropic and educational endeavors, will be visiting the Greek capital and the islands while on...

Fire in Downtown Thessaloniki Leaves 11 People in Hospital

A fire that broke out in the Chamber of Handicrafts building in Thessaloniki on Friday afternoon has left eleven people hospitalized. The building, located in the center of the city at Aristotelous Square, burst into flames on Friday. Firefighters and...

The Fascinating History of Greek Loukoumia, or Turkish Delights

Greek loukoumia, or Turkish delights, hold an important place in the world of Greek sweets.

Greece Counters Turkey’s Claims in the Aegean to UN

Greece presented a letter to the United Nations on Thursday which countered the claims Turkey made regarding the sovereignty of Greek islands in the Aegean to the UN in September of last year. In the Turkish letter, the country claimed...

Paros Unplugged: Top Highlights of the Greek Getaway Island

Located in the cluster of the Cycladic islands, Paros possesses everything you would fancy when dreaming of a Greek island vacation: unique beaches with azure waters, fish tavernas, whitewashed houses, and traditional, Cycladic churches. Here is a list of the...

Palace of Aigai: The Biggest Building of Ancient Greece

The palace of Aigai, known today as Vergina, is considered not only the biggest but, together with the Parthenon, the most significant building of classical Greece. Constructed during the reign of Philip II (359 - 336 BC) on a raised...

War Shelter in Crete a Poignant Reminder of Nazi Occupation

A hidden gem of a museum in the town of Platanias, Crete, remains a poignant reminder of the three-and-a-half-year Nazi occupation of the island during World War II. The War Shelter museum of Platanias consists of an underground complex of...