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French-Flagged Yacht Sinks Off Skyros Island; All Rescued

The Greek coast guard rescued eight people from a 200-foot French-flagged yacht as it was sinking in the Aegean Sea on Friday. The luxury yacht...

Japan Baffled as Unidentified Iron Ball-Like Object Appears on Beach

On Tuesday, Japanese authorities began an inquiry into a gigantic, unexplained metal ball that a woman found on a beach. The beach in Hamamatsu...

Who Beheaded the Kritios Boy, the Masterpiece of Ancient Greek Art?

The Kritios Boy, a statue displayed at the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important works of ancient Greek art and the most...

Football Started in Greece, Ancient Artifact Reveals

A relief exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece shows an ancient  Greek youth practicing by balancing a football on his thigh...

The Monk Who Waves the Greek Flag at Fighter Jets

A Greek monk at Mount Athos, the holy mountain of Orthodoxy, has been waving the Greek flag for years. He does so each time...

The History of Horses in Ancient Greece

Horses in Ancient Greece have always held particular significance, and they played an almost mythological role in its history. The ancient Greeks looked upon...

All the Greek Island Groups Explained

  You have probably seen the postcard of whitewashed houses gathered together overlooking the endless blue waters of the Aegean Sea countless time and rightly...

The Stunning Ancient Greek Mosaics of Zeugma

The Ancient Greek mosaics of Zeugma in Turkey are a true archaeological treasure that can be admired at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, in Gaziantep

Frédéric Boissonnas, The Photographer Who Fell in Love with Greece

The Philhellene Frédéric Boissonnas was the first foreign photographer to set out to travel around Greece to photograph landscapes.

Lawrence Durrell’s Odyssey of Greek Islands a Travel Masterpiece

The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell remains one of the most exciting travel books. It is a launching place to learn about history, the islands and the people.