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More Villages Evacuated on Evia Island as Fire Continues to Burn

The fire on Evia (Euboea) island continued to burn on Thursday, making residents in the village of Kehries evacuate their properties.

Greece on Fire: Wildfires Ravage Country on Multiple Fronts

The fire fronts of Ancient Olympia and Evia that broke out on Wednesday and Tuesday respectively continue to cause extensive damage to Greece.

Fire Rages Near Ancient Olympia in Greece; Residents Evacuated

A large fire broke out in the region surrounding Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese, Greece on Wednesday. Residents in five of the surrounding areas have been evacuated. The villages of Herakleia, Pournari, Pelopio, Platanos, and Kafkania have all been evacuated...

The Fascinating Origins of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

The origins of the Olympic Games take us back into Ancient Greece and the legends of the heroic athletes visiting the city of Olympia.

Archaeologist Stumbles Upon Bronze Bull Figurine at Ancient Olympia

An archaeologist recently stumbled upon a small bronze figurine of a bull at ancient Olympia during a routine inspection at the site.

Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony Held in Ancient Olympia

The Olympic Flame lighting ceremony was held Thursday in Olympia, Greece, without spectators due to coronavirus concerns. The flame lighting ceremony, always held in the ancient Olympic site of Olympia, was attended by 100 accredited guests from the International Olympic...

Tokyo 2020: Details of Olympic Flame Ceremonies in Greece Revealed

All the details concerning the Olympic Flame and Torch Relay Ceremonies, which will take place in Greece in March, were presented on Monday at a special informational event held at the Hellenic Olympic Committee in Athens. It was disclosed there...

Second Best Hidden Museum of Europe is in Greece (Video)

One of the most relevant travel guides from Canada, FlightNetwork, has ranked the Museum of Archimedes in Ancient Olympia as the second best museum in a list including the best 10 hidden museums of Europe. The museum, permanently hosted in the...

German Citizen Returns Ancient Olympia Marble Fragment to Greece

A chunk of a stone gutter from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, which was illegally taken from Greece some 80 years ago, has been voluntarily returned by a German citizen. Greece's Culture Ministry said that the 75-centimeter-long ancient...

The Man Who Promised to Repay Greece's Debt Strikes Back [video]

During hard economic times, the only things that are free are hopes and promises. After about two million Greeks voted for a man who promised to write off the country's debt with a single legislative act and abolish the...