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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.

The Mystery of the Sleeping Giant of Naxos, Greece

An ancient giant statue has been lying on its back for centuries on a hill on the scenic Greek island of Naxos.

Five Remarkable Marine Animals of Greece (And Where to Find Them)

Many remarkable marine animals can be found in the waters of Greece.

Greece Wins Bronze at Water Polo World Championships

Greece won the bronze medal at the water polo FINA World Championships held in Hungary on Sunday after beating Croatia 9-7. Greece, which narrowly missed the final after losing to World Champions Italy on Friday 11-10, put up a stellar...

Risk of Fires Elevated in Greece Due to Blistering Winds, Heatwave

Authorities in Greece issued warnings of fires this weekend as the country is experiencing blistering winds and high temperatures. As seen in the video, the Sifnos Jet ferry is struggling to maintain the course as it sails full of passengers...

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...

Ancient Greeks Were Britain’s First Farmers

People from ancient Greece and the Aegean Sea region were the first farmers in Britain, according to a study published recently in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. According to the study, titled "Ancient genomes indicate population replacement in Early...

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...

Flying on a Hot-Air Balloon Over Crete’s Stunning Lasithi Plateau

The amazing experience of flying with a hot-air balloon over the Lasithi Plateau in Crete. The Plateau is an ancient lake bed, surrounded on all sides by the huge mass of the majestic Dikti Mountains. By Tony Cross For someone who...

Greece Accused of Coercing Migrants to Conduct Pushbacks at Evros

Greece has been coercing migrants into pushing fellow asylum seekers back to Turkey at Evros, a joint investigation by international media outlets alleged this week. A joint investigation by the Guardian, Lighthouse Reports, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and ARD Report...

The Best Places to Visit on Your First Trip to Greece

While planning your first trip to Greece, you may be overwhelmed with the many marvelous destinations the country has to offer.

Five Ancient Greek Herbs and How We Use Them Today

Greece is known today for its herbs that are used in teas and homeopathic remedies. But did you know that there are many herbs that the ancient Greeks used that are still popular in Greece today? The five herbs below...

Smiling Virgin Mary Fresco at Cappadocia Monastery Puzzles Scientists

Scientists are debating if a fresco depicting a smiling Virgin Mary in the Gumusler Monastery in Turkey is original or the result of a restoration gone wrong. Carved into a large rock mass in the Cappadocia region, the monastery is...

2,000 Year Old Tortoise and its Egg Found in Latest Pompeii Discovery

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a tortoise and its egg that was buried in volcanic ash after the eruption in 79 AD in Pompeii. The animal’s remains were found buried under the clay floor of a storehouse and probably...

How a Greek Priest Made Giannis Antetokounmpo a Devout Christian

A Greek Orthodox priest in the Sepolia area of Athens who baptized Giannis Antetokounmpo together with his brother Alexandros on October 28, 2012, spoke recently about his relationship with the NBA star and his family. Antetokounmpo developed a special relationship...