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The Place of Byzantium in World History

Byzantium served as an important link between antiquity and the Renaissance, and much of Greek theology and thought can be traced back to the Byzantine Empire. by Alexander Billinis The summer is ending. In some jurisdictions, school has already started, and,...

Byzantium Revives on Andros

The Museum of Contemporary Art on the island of Andros, will host from June 30 to September 29, a different exhibition, Depicting Transcendence/From Byzantine Tradition to Contemporary Art. The aim of this homage is to explore the historical, aesthetic and...

Summer Byzantium Theme in Delphi

Byzantium will be the central theme[...]

Byzantine Museum new exhibition: 'From Byzantium to the Modern Era'

The Byzantine Museum in Athens has opened its new permanent exhibition titled "From Byzantium to the Modern Era". The exhibition features the Museums Post Byzantine Collections on the sections/themes "Venetian Rule and the Greeks", "Society and art in Venetian Crete",...

The Gifts of the Three Magi: The Most Precious Relics on Mount Athos

Among the innumerable treasures and holy relics preserved at the Holy Monastery of St. Paul on Mt. Athos (in Greek Άγιον Όρος, meaning "Holy Mountain") one of the most precious, and invaluable to Greek Orthodoxy, are the Holy Gifts...

The Ancient Greek Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi has become a byword for prophecy, and many of the glories of Delphi's architecture and art have survived to this day.

What Do Greeks Have Against Tuesday the 13th?

Like the Anglo-Saxons consider Friday the 13th a bad luck day, Greeks have branded Tuesday the 13th as a day you'd rather stay home and avoid everything that might cause an accident. The main reason Tuesday the 13th is not...

Ancient Greek Inventions Still Used Today

Many Ancient Greek inventions, created many centuries ago, still play an incredibly large role in our daily lives today.

The Legend of the Last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine Palaiologos

In 1453, the Ottomans seized Constantinople, ending the Byzantine Empire and the life of its last emperor, Constantine Palaiologos.

How Orthodox Martyrs Saved the Greek Language Under Ottoman Rule

The Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language.

7 Cities in Turkey of Great Greek Heritage

In today’s land of Asia Minor, cradle of ancient Greek scientific and philosophical thought, visitors still find the remnants of a great past.

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

Istanbul vs. Constantinople: Why Both Words are Greek

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."

Chania: A Guide to the Stunningly Beautiful City of Crete

Chania is a breathtaking city on the island Crete, and a perfect vacation spot -- Chania has with something to offer any traveler!

Gold Wreath Still Adorns 2,500 Year-Old Skull in Crete, Greece

The skull of a crowned athlete with a gold wreath in the shape of a laurel branch still attached to it is perhaps one of the most impressive exhibits in Greece. The flesh disintegrated after 2,500 years, but the wreath...