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Ancient Athens and Sparta: Two Different Societies Compared

Athens and Sparta in ancient times were two very different societies, yet the two legendary city-states hold priceless historic value for Greece and the World

New Metro Station at Exarchia, Athens Meets Opposition

Police and protesters against the creation of a metro station at Exarchia, in central Athens clashed on Monday. Protesters say that the plan aims at changing the character of the historic Athens square, by the removal of dozens of trees. In...

Athens Among World’s Top 20 Cities for Remote Work

Athens, the capital of Greece, ranks as one of the top destinations globally for remote workers, a new study has revealed. This study was conducted by WorkMotion, a prominent global human resources platform. Among eighty-five cities worldwide, the Greek capital...

Best Parks for a Green Escape in Athens

Although Athens is not known for its many parks, the Greek capital still has some unique places for a green escape. Near the center in picturesque suburbs, close to marinas, or overlooking ancient ruins, these parks offer nature lovers an...

Sophist Teachers and the Art of Rhetoric in Ancient Greece

The sophists were intellectuals who travelled around Greece as professional educators on a variety of subjects with emphasis in public speaking and the good conduct of life

ECB Meets in Greece; Holds Rates Steady After 10 Consecutive Hikes

The European Central Bank (ECB) meeting in Greece, left interest rates unchanged on Thursday, after an unprecedented streak of 10 consecutive rate hikes. The ECB has lifted rates by a combined 4.5 percentage points since July 2022 to combat runaway...

WWII Bomb Diffused in Athens Suburb

A WWII-era bomb found during works in the Athens suburb of Glyfada was diffused on Thursday morning. The Land Mine Clearance Battalion (TENX) conducted a special operation at the location of the discovery. Reports say that the 226 kg (500...

Plato’s Academy: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy was founded by Plato himself in 428/427 BC in Athens, and is considered to be the world's first university.

Maria Callas Museum Opens in Greece

Greece honored Maria Callas by opening the first museum dedicated to the opera legend in Athens a century after her birth. The Maria Callas Museum at 44 Mitropoleos Street features recordings of her most famous opera performances as well as...

Athens Defies Male-Dominated Politics in Greece

Athens has defied male-dominated politics in Greece by electing 15 female councilors out of a total of 26 in the recent municipal elections. Time will tell if modern Athens by “Embracing of the Feminine Power of Athena’s Wisdom” will...