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New US Ambassador Tsunis Sends First Message in Greek

New US Ambassador to Greece George Tsounis arrived in Athens and posted his first message on Twitter in Greek: "Good morning from Athens," he wrote. He added that "As the proud son of Greek immigrants, it's an honor of a...

When Giannis Antetokounmpo Acted in a Movie

Before Giannis Antetokounmpo joined the NBA, he made his acting debut in an Australian movie called Dead Europe when he was only sixteen years old. https://twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1275918737221120000 Acting role to earn some extra money In the movie, young Antetokounmpo has only one line...

The Greek-American Guardian of Neoclassical Athens

Athens has a vast collection of neoclassical architecture gems dotting the city. Some are world famous. Most buildings go however unnoticed.

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

Free Thematic Walking Tours of Athens Available in English in May

The Athenian Itineraries thematic walking tours of Athens return in May, with five itineraries available in Greek language and two in English.

Greece Public Transport Strike to Disrupt Travel on May 1st

Public transport services across Greece are affected by union strikes on May 1 as employees commemorate Labor Day.

The Battle of Marathon Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago

In September of the year 490 BC, just 42 km outside of Athens, an army of brave Greeks saved their city from the invading Persian army.

Holy Fire Arrives in Greece Ahead of Easter

The Holy Fire, or Holy Light, arrived to Greece from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday in time for the Easter midnight mass. The fire will be transported to another seven destinations within Greece on...

Athens’ Lycabettus Provides Panoramic Views of Acropolis, Saronic Gulf

Located in the heart of Greece's bustling capital, Mount Lycabettus provides a serene, picturesque escape from the noise and hubbub of Athens.

Rare Photo Taken on 1895 Athens Roof Terrace Brought to Light

This extraordinary photo of a group of people relaxing around a table on the roof terrace of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) building in Athens was recently released by the Institute. The DAI says the photo was most likely taken...