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Global Initiative Launched to Replant Ancient Olympia’s Olive Trees

A new global initiative was recently launched to help restore the birthplace of the Olympic Games at Ancient Olympia, where 450,000 olive trees were destroyed by the catastrophic fires of last summer. By Stacy Dimakakos Last summer Greece experienced one of the...

Greece Markets Famous Ancient Olympia Olive Oil

Citizens of the world can now enjoy a taste of Ancient Olympia, home to the Olympic Games, in the form of its olive oil. The Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and Sports, along with the Office for the Promotion of Cultural...

The Ancient Greek Sanctuaries and Temples of Olympia

The sanctuaries and temples of ancient Olympia are some of the oldest and most important in all of Ancient Greece. Forming the backdrop to so much of Greek history, it is impossible to imagine Greece at all without Olympia,...

Greece Partners with Microsoft to Digitally Preserve Ancient Olympia

Greece and Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced "Ancient Olympia: Common Grounds," a new collaboration to digitally preserve and restore ancient Olympia, the original home of the Olympic games, using AI. This digital revival project allows viewers around the world to...

Olympic Flame Begins Journey from Ancient Olympia to the Beijing Winter Games

The Olympic flame lighting ceremony took place in ancient Olympia on Monday ahead of the Beijing Winter Games, which will run from Feb. 4-20. At the ancient Temple of Hera, up to 30 priestesses or ‘Caryatids Kores’ performed a series...

Workshop of Pheidias in Ancient Olympia Restored

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has approved the restoration of the workshop of iconic ancient sculptor Pheidias in Ancient Olympia. Pheidias, who lived from approximately 480 to 430 BC, who was also a painter and architect, is the creator of...

New Wildfires in Ancient Corinth, Central Evia, Ancient Olympia

New wildfires broke out in Ancient Corinth and Central Evia areas, while they continue to rage in ancient Olympia, as firefighters battle to contain the flames

Dozens of Nations Send Help To Battle Fires in Greece

Greece thanked the countries that have rushed to assist the nation to battle the fires that have been ravaging the nation for almost a week.

Greek Inferno: 154 Fires Currently Raging in Greece

Saturday found Greece fighting for the fifth consecutive day with tens of fires across the nation.

Ten Injured as Multiple Wildfires Continue to Ravage Greece

Ten people were taken to hospitals on Thursday evening in Greece as the country continues to fight multiple wildfires.