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August 15: Discover the Big Celebration of Tinos Island

  For Greeks, August 15 is one of the most important holidays on the calendar, but it is an especially huge day in Tinos. It's vacation time for most working Greeks, and a celebration of all the Marias, Marios, Panagiotis,...

Maria and the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Honored on August 15th

As Greeks prepare to celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, the nation is ready to honor those with the most popular female name, Maria.

Α Thousand Tourists Watched The Change of The Presidential Guard in Athens

More than a thousand tourists watched the weekly "Grand Change" of the Presidential Guard in Athens on Sunday.

Syros: The Lady of the Aegean Islands

Most tourists flock to famous Aegean islands like Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini, but overlook some truly spectacular destinations like Syros. This island contains the former capital of the Cyclades, Hermoupolis. Visitors who want a different cultural experience and island atmosphere,...

Greek “Europa Nostra” Winners Claim Public’s Choice Award

The Greek monument that won the European Cultural Heritage Award for 2022 is now competing for Europa Nostra's Public's Choice Award as well.

Free Concerts for the Full Moon at Monuments Across Greece

Archaeological sites across Greece will celebrate the August full moon with free concerts for the public on Friday.

28 Lighthouses Across Greece Open For The Public On August 21

.A total 28 lighthouses across Greece will be open to the public on Sunday, August 21, in celebration of International Lighthouse Weekend.

Acropolis Museum Celebrates August Full Moon With Free Music Performance

The Acropolis Museum in Athens is set to celebrate the August full moon on Friday, August 12, with a free music performance.

Parthenon Sculptures Should Be Repatriated, Sunday Times Readers Say

A readers' poll by The Sunday Times showed that 78 percent of participants support the return of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece.

Battle of the Grandmas: Greek Yiayia vs Italian Nonna

Italians and Greeks have a lot in common culturally with some twists and if you happen to be a mixture of Greek and Italian blood lines, that means you are dealing with both your Greek yiayia and Italian nonna—so,...

The Story of Cheesecake Starts in Ancient Greece

Cheesecake is one of the most recognizable and popular desserts. You may assume its origins trace back to France or possibly Italy, as the fluffy cream cheesecake has become a staple of traditional bakeries. But cheesecake has a very different...

Greek Twins Turn Family Home to Skiathos Museum

Fotini and Marena Manesi are serious about preserving their heritage. The twin sisters have turned their family home, into the Skiathos House museum. The sisters have dedicated a great deal of both time and resources and attained the support of...

Aris Konstantinidis: The Architect Who Helped Bring Modernism to Greece

His quote "I believe in dreams, not fantasy," marked the life and work of famed Greek architect Aris Konstantinidis (1913-1993).

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...

The Story of the Austrian Parliament Building’s Greek Character

One of the most beautiful and impressive Parliament buildings anywhere in Europe is in the Austrian capital of Vienna, which has a distinct Greek flavor. Standing in the city's center since the nineteenth century, the Austrian Parliament impresses visitors to...