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Pausanias, the Cultural Geographer of Ancient Greece

Untold stories recounting the glories of Ancient Greece were written by Pausanias, who lived in the second century AD.

The Statue of Emperor Nero in the Isthmus of Corinth

The forgotten statue of Nero at the Isthmus of Corinth is a relic of the time the Roman emperor granted freedom to a part...

Greek Art in All Its Stunning Glory: The Jockey of Artemision

The Jockey of Artemision, a large Greek bronze sculpture of a young boy riding a horse, is a magnificent surviving statue from Ancient Greece...

Did the Trojan War Really Happen?

To the Greeks, the Trojan War is one of the most famous events in their history, and it is also one of the most...

Mani, Greece: A Destination of Unique Beauty and Rich History

The Mani peninsula in the Peloponnese has a unique, stark landscape and its rich history and traditions make it a stunning destination.

Five of Iliad’s Lesser Known Characters Make Grandest Story Ever Told

Homer's Iliad, often considered to be the oldest extant work of Western literature, boasts a diverse cast of vibrant characters. The names of the...

The Last Great General of Ancient Greece

Alexander the Great, Philip of Macedon, Themistocles, Leonidas, Lysaner, Pyrrhus of Epirus, and Pericles are all names that stir in the popular imagination when...

Odontotos: Greece’s Amazing Cog Railway of the Peloponnese

The "Odontotos" railway in Greece, one of the few surviving cog railways in Europe, travels across the country and over and through its spectacular...

The Most Important Ancient Greek Colonies in History

The first ancient Greek colonies were established as early as the 8th century BC, while wide colonization continued through the 5th

Greek Village Boasts True Descendants of Spartans

There is a Greek village in Mani, Peloponnese, called Neochori, where its residents boast they are true descendants of ancient Sparta.