How Alexander the Great Discovered Himalayan Salt
During their numerous conquests across much of the known world, Alexander the Great and his horse Bucephalas led the elite Macedonian cavalry. According to one legend, they even discovered Himalayan salt, famous today for its pinkish tint and its...
The Fascinating History of Thessaloniki’s Iconic White Tower
Residents of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, often use its White Tower as a point of reference when giving directions in the city.
Greece Opens New Museum at Aigai, the Ancient Capital of Macedonian Kingdom
Greece opened the new museum of Aigai on Monday in the town of Vergina, which incorporates the entire archaeological site, the center of ancient Macedonian culture. The new museum unites the Palace of Philip, the royal tombs cluster, and the...
Kaimaktsalan: The Winter Mykonos of Greece
Palaios Agios Athanasios or Tsegani is a traditional village at the foot of Mount Vorras or Kaimaktsalan, on the Piperitsa summit, next to Lake Vegoritida in Western Macedonia.
Vergina: Where Proof of Macedonia’s Greek Origin Was Uncovered
In Vergina, a small town in northern Greece, Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos found proof of Macedonia's Greek roots.
October 13 Marks The Death of Macedonia’s Hero Pavlos Melas
October 13 is the day that marks the death of one of the most important defenders of Macedonia's struggle for freedom -- the Hellenic Army officer Pavlos Melas. Melas, born in 1870 in the French city of Marseille, was the...
Ten Things to Do in Kavala: The Beautiful Gateway to Macedonia
The city of Kavala in northern Greece, which rises up from the sea like an amphitheater, is a gem waiting to be explored for its rich history and beautiful surroundings.
Siege Warfare, Polygamy and Sacrilege: The Reign of King Demetrius of Macedonia
Demetrius the Besieger 337–283 BC was a monarch of Macedonia, one of the more outrageous rulers of the time. He specialized in siege warfare, polygamy, and sacrilege. By Charlotte Dunn Alexander the Great was a successful conqueror but a poor planner....
Discover Centuries of Greek History in Veria
Built at the foot of Mount Vermion, the Greek city of Veria was the second most important town after Aigai in the ancient Macedonian era. It was also the third most important city of the Byzantine empire from the 11th...
Ancient Macedonian Greek Coins Discovered in Romania
Dozens of ancient Greek coins were discovered recently by a retired policeman in a village in southern Romania.