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Eight Things Greek Grandmothers Will Never Stop Saying

You have most likely had many lengthy conversations with your Greek grandmothers, aka yiayias, and you have probably -at one time or another- felt like you were losing your mind. Common sense gets thrown out the door along with reality,...

Ancient Library of Alexandria One of Greatest Treasures of Mankind

The ancient Library of Alexandria, built in the city that was the brainchild of Alexander the Great, was one of the greatest wonders of the world, hosting scholars who explored science, history and all other areas of knowledge before...

Coffees You Must Try in Greece

Greeks consume 5.5 kilos of coffee annually per capita, putting the country into 15th position in a global list of top coffee drinkers. Probably one of the most important traits of modern Greek society, coffee is not just part of...

Coffee Culture in 1926 Athens

A striking image in at Athens' Syntagma Square, apparently taken during the late morning in the summer of 1926, has recently resurfaced

Memories of Pontus and Asia Minor Dominate Opening of AEK Athens Stadium

Memories of Pontus and Asia Minor dominated the spectacular opening of the new football station of Greek soccer club AEK on Friday in Athens. More than thirty thousand fans gathered at OPAP Arena in the Athenian suburb of Nea Philadelphia...

Old Peritheia: Corfu’s Historic Ghost Village

Old Peritheia is the oldest village of Corfu, which is located in the heart of Mount Pantokrator. Ruined stone mansions and semi-ruined temples with forever muted bell towers compose the landscape of Old Peritheia, a village which time has...

The Ancient Greek Lexicon Published After 23 Years in the Making

Cambridge University Press has recently published the Cambridge Greek Lexicon after twenty-three 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...

Modern Greek Studies at Berkeley Launches Nikos Kazantzakis Program

The establishment of the Nikos Kazantzakis Visiting Scholar Program at the University of California, Berkeley was recently jointly announced by the Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies Program and The Modern Greek Studies Foundation. The program is made possible by a...

Ancient Treasures Unearthed Under Athens Concrete

Astounding ancient treasures unearthed under Athens, a great outcome from the recent construction work on Aeolus Street in Athens

Socrates’ Views on Death Will Help You Deal With Fear

One of the greatest minds of all time, Socrates' views on death made him go down in history for his cheerful taking of poison after his trial.

War and Theater in Ancient Greece

  Contrary to war, theater was a place of light and allowed Greeks to face each other and learn of their history together in the very light of the day. By Evaggelos Vallianatos Mountains, forests, rivers, and extremely difficult terrain divided the...

Rare Exhibition of Paintings by European Philhellenes Opens In Thessaloniki

A rare exhibition of paintings by 19th-century European Philhellenes opened at the Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, Thessaloniki, on Thursday.

Free Entry to Museums, Historic Sites, Workshops Across Greece Over Weekend

Museums and historic sites across Greece will be accessible with free entry over the weekend of September 24-25.

Thessaloniki’s White Tower a Treasure of European Film Culture

The European Film Academy (EFA) has included the White Tower of Thessaloniki on the list of Treasures of European Film Culture. According to a recent announcement by EFA, in light of this year’s 35th European Film Awards, the Academy has...

Never Ask Google to Translate these 22 Funny Greek Expressions

Some Greek expressions are impossible to be translated by Google. Although different cultures tend to produce their own phrases, meanings aren't always the same across borders. Here we collected 22 phrases only Greeks use that if you try to literally...