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Why Many Greek American Women Want to Get Married in Greece

When Greek-American women dream of their wedding day, they often include fantasies of getting married in Greece. Is it the beautiful backdrop of the country, the dancing and food, or the lavish Greek Orthodox churches that inspire Greek-American women to...

Five Ancient Greek Discoveries that Shaped Our Modern World

If you are wondering exactly what were the contributions of ancient Greece to our modern world, here is just a small sample of the top inventions and discoveries of the ancient Greeks that are remarkably used till today. The Alarm Clock of...

Kostas Karyotakis, the Brilliantly Evocative Modern Greek Poet

Kostas Y. Karyotakis, who was born in Tripolis in 1896 and died in Preveza in 1928, is one of the finest modern Greek poets of the 1920s. His poetry has been translated into over thirty languages and he is...

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...

Dionysios Solomos: The Greek Poet of Liberty

Dionysios Solomos, born on the island of Zakynthos in 1798, is rightly regarded as the National Poet of Greece for writing "Imnos eis tin Eleftherían," ("Hymn to Freedom"), the first two stanzas of which became the national anthem of...

World’s Oldest Mosaic Uncovered in Central Turkey

The world's oldest mosaic has been discovered in Yozgat, central Turkey. Archaeologist excavated the design in Yogat's Sorgun district. The mosaic measure 10 by 23 feet, is comprised of 3,147 stones, and is thought to be over 3,500 years old....

How Ancient Greeks Shaped the Latin Alphabet

The Latin alphabet is undoubtedly the world's most recognizable form of written language, whose history goes back in time to the eras of ancient Greek and Roman dominance of the entire Western world. In its modern form, with its many...

Eva Palmer Sikelianos: The American Who Lived Like an Ancient Greek

Eva Palmer Sikelianos was a prominent figure in the movement toward reviving ancient Greek artistic and cultural practices during the early twentieth century. Sikelianos is remembered for her love of Greece, and her decision to embrace a lifestyle that mirrored...

The Ancient Greek Lexicon Published after 23 Years in the Making

Cambridge University Press has published the Cambridge Greek Lexicon after 23 years of work by the University's classics faculty. The group was led by the lexicon's editor-in-chief, James Diggle, a professor at Queens College who taught Greek and Latin...

Tinos: This Unique Greek Island Will Enchant You

The Greek island of Tinos is steeped in history and beauty and laced with sacred religious and historic sites, and history and art museums. Another charm of the island is that it is dotted with charming authentic Greek villages --...

Important Early Christian Site Discovered in Cyprus

An important Christian site has been discovered in Cyprus with mosaics which bear clear inscriptions in Greek. The excavation, conducted on the Akrotirio peninsula by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, began in 2007. The twelfth round of excavations has now been...

Robert McCabe’s Vanishing Mykonos

Visitors to Mykonos will have the opportunity to travel back in time for free at outdoor public spaces of the island during September and October thanks to Robert McCabe. On display as visitors enter Chora from the old port as...

What is an NFT? How Non-Fungible Tokens Took Over Crypto

If you're an avid investor in cryptocurrency or a digital art lover, it's likely that you've heard about non-fungible tokens, commonly referred to as "NFTs." So what exactly are NFTs? Non-fungible tokens certify the ownership of a one-of-a-kind piece of...

Greece Mourns at Funeral of Great Composer and Patriot Mikis Theodorakis

Late composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose music came to define Greece and the Greek identity in the eyes of the world, was buried at the village of Galata in Crete on Thursday. Theodorakis' father and brother are also buried there. Earlier, thousands...