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Massive Spending in War Against Sparta Backfired in Ancient Athens

A historian looks at the plague that hit Ancient Athens and explains how a massive government spending plan backfired 2,500 years ago. 

Kevin Spacey Performs Timon of Athens; Dashes Cancel Culture

Kevin Spacey performed William Shakespeare's Timon of Athens, a play with a powerful message about cancel culture that prevails in the modern world. In his...

Athens Tower of the Winds Is World’s Oldest Meteorological Station

The Tower of the Winds in Athens is the oldest meteorological station in the world, and one of the most important ancient monuments in Greece

Spending a Day in Plaka, the Oldest Neighborhood in Athens

Spending a day in the Plaka district in Athens is an experience that stays with travelers for a lifetime.

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

Athens, Thessaloniki, Change Mayors in Historic Abstention From Voting

Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece's two major cities, voted in new mayors in Sunday's runoff local government elections with abstention reaching a record high. However, abstention...

The Day Athens Was Liberated From Nazi Occupation

It was a sunny autumn day when the bells in the churches of Athens began ringing joyously and the citizens rushed out on the...

The Ancient Indian Buddhist Monk Buried in Athens’ Archaeological Site

In the archaeological site of Kerameikos in Athens, Greece, there is an ancient tomb of an Indian Buddhist monk named Zarmanochegas. Kerameikos is the most...

Au Revoir: The Historic Bar in Athens Where Frank Sinatra Had a Drink

''Au Revoir'' is a bar at the heart of Athens, whose history goes back to the middle of the twentieth century, when even Frank Sinatra visited it.

Coldplay Athens Concert in Doubt After Closure of Olympic Stadium

The highly anticipated concert by Coldplay in Athens in the summer of 2024 is now in doubt after the closure of the Olympic Stadium...