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Eight Greek Homemade Remedies that Work Wonders

Greek grandmothers, or "yiayias," in their accumulated wisdom and vast experience, have been known to use homemade remedies for millennia.

Study Finds Greek Kalamata Olives Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol

A study conducted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens found that  Kalamata olives help reduce bad cholesterol and improve the overall health of people who include them in their diets. Olives are well-known for their benefits when eaten...

Vytina: A Beautiful Greek Mountain Town Surrounded by Forests

Vitina is a gorgeous, cozy Greek mountain town. The idyllic village, perched on the slopes of Mt. Mainalo, is surrounded by lush fir forests.

A Greek Vacation Dilemma: The Ionian Islands or the Cyclades?

With the coming of winter soon, it will be time for hopeful travelers to face one of the most pleasant dilemmas in planning next year's vacation: Should I visit the islands of the Ionian Sea or the Aegean? It is...

The History and How to of Komboloi, or “Greek Worry Beads”

The Komboloi, or worry beads, may be one of the most typical symbols of Greece's easy-going mentality that has been widely established both in Greece and Cyprus since the middle of the 20th century. Yet, the history of the komboloi...

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.

The Calf Bearer: The Story of the Magnificent Ancient Greek Sculpture

This is the first photograph of the magnificent statue "The Calf Bearer" when it was discovered on the Acropolis in 1864.

Using Greek Honey for Beautiful Skin, Hair, and Anti-Aging

The Ancient Greeks likely hold claim to being the first people to use honey as an ingredient in beauty products. Today, you will find honey in an array of beauty products from face masks and shampoo to body cream...

Meet the Anemoi, the Greek Gods of Weather

Ancient Greeks believed that the weather, like nearly everything else on earth, was the result of divine activity. Wind, specifically, was associated with the Anemoi, or the Greek gods of the wind. The Anemoi are the four gods named Boreas,...

The Magic of Creating Replicas of Ancient Greek Masterpieces

A workshop in Athens produces the only officially-certified replicas of ancient Greek masterpieces which are later sold at the country's archaeological sites, monuments, and museums. The exact copies of the most iconic pieces of ancient Greek art are made by...

Artist Jeff Koons Displays Artwork on Greek Island of Hydra

Jeff Koons, one of the world's most famous contemporary artist, adorned the Greek island of Hydra with his own version of an ancient Greek temple of Apollo. The iconic American artist transformed the Slaughterhouse, an art space located just outside...

How Many Greeks are There Around the World

The Greek diaspora, or the number of people with Greek ancestry living outside of the country, is one of the most widespread and largest in the world. Since ancient times, Greeks have traveled the world, making the their homes in...

Top Three Greek Islands Not to be Missed

There are many smaller, lesser known greek islands that are the perfect escape from the crowds of tourists

Calypso’s Paradise: Gavdos, the Southernmost Greek Island

Gavdos is the southernmost Greek island, located to the south of its much larger neighbor, Crete.

Ten Ancient Greek Inventions Used Today

There are a plethora of items we use in our daily lives which you may be surprised to hear are actually ancient Greek inventions. They may not have perfected the makeshift and primitive inventions, but they did pave the...