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Was the Parthenon of Acropolis Built by Slaves?

Generally speaking, the institution of slavery was an integral part of ancient Greece and the ancient world. In the strictly structured ancient Greek society, the thousands of slaves formed the base of the social pyramid and were often treated...

The Fascinating History of Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square is the most historic in Athens and the central point for visitors for sightseeing in the Greek capital

Countdown to Christmas Kicks Off in Athens with Tree Lighting Ceremony

The festive season kicked off in Athens with the Christmas tree lighting at Syntagma Square opposite the Greek Parliament building on Thursday evening. Kostas Bakoyannis, the mayor of Athens, gave the official signal for the illumination of the giant 21-meter-high...

New York Is the Athens of America, Says Eric Adams in Greece Visit

The mayors of Athens and New York signed a twinning agreement on Thursday at the Greek capital's Town Hall. Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis, who received visiting New York Mayor Eric Adams, underscored in his speech that, despite being divided by...

Mayors From Across the World Gather in Greece to Combat Anti-Semitism

Mayors from across the world are gathering in Greece for a major conference on combating antisemitism that kicks off on Wednesday in Athens. Among participants from fifty-three cities and twenty-three countries is the mayor of New York Eric Adams. The 2022...

Shopping Street in Greece the 14th Most Expensive in the World

Ermou Street in Athens ranks as the fourteenth most expensive shopping street worldwide, proving that brick and mortar shops are making a post-pandemic comeback. During the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping boomed. It generated billions of dollars in profits. Globally, these...

Athens Acropolis Becomes Accessible to the Visually Impaired

The Acropolis of Athens has become accessible to the visually impaired through a route unveiled on Thursday that combines models of monuments, haptic feedback points, and signs in Greek and English Braille. During the unveiling, Culture and Sports Minister Lina...

How Athens Neighborhoods and Squares Got Their Names

There are several famous neighborhoods and squares in Athens with strange names, whose origins even Athenians are unaware of. Plateia Amerikis, or America Square, is an iconic square in Athens. The busy square was named in 1927, as the municipal...

Demosthenes, the Ancient Greek Orator and Politician

Demosthenes is considered the most important orator of antiquity and of all times, as many of his speeches were studied by students of rhetoric for centuries

Following in the Footsteps of Saint Paul Across Greece

The two missionary journeys of St. Paul in Greece were of great importance for bringing  Christianity to its people and from there to western Europe