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Dress Rehearsal of the Olympic Flame-Lighting Ceremony in Ancient Olympia

A dress rehearsal of the ceremony for the lighting of the Olympic Flame was held without a hitch in Ancient Olympia on Wednesday, before an audience of roughly 3,000 people. The weather was ideal and preparations began early in the...

Free Wi-Fi in 19 Major Greek Archaeological Sites and Museums

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (CAS) gave the green light to Cosmote telecommunications company to provide free wi-fi to visitors of 19 major archaeological sites and museums. The highest advisory body on Greece's cultural heritage agreed that Cosmote will develop the...

Flashback to Ancient Greece's Brilliant Inventions

An exhibition, entitled "The amazing inventions of the ancient Greeks," hosting functional replicas of some of the most inventive ancient Greek creations, will be held at the Herakleidon Museum in Athens from August 1, 2015, to January 10, 2016. Visitors will have...

A Greek Summer Music Festival for Every Taste

Greece has always been associated with summer, amazing beaches and crystal clear waters. Still, many people opt to travel to other countries during the summer months in order to attend one of the numerous music festivals that take place across...

Excavations at Ancient Olympia Gymnasium Unveil New Findings

Another thirty meters of the eastern stoa, or colonnade, of the gymnasium at Ancient Olympia, Greece , has been revealed in excavations, the Greek Central Archaeological Council said, after a meeting that approved a study to drain rainwater from...

Ninety-Year-Old Greek Man Buried With €300,000

A 90-year-old man from an Ancient Olympia municipality village in southern Greece was buried with his favorite pillow that contained 300,000 euros. The old man had asked as one of his last wishes to be buried with his favorite pillow,...

Ancient Olympia and Panathinaikon Stadium Owe €4.5 Billion in Property Taxes

The Greek state never ceases to baffle onlookers. The latest blunder came at the hands of the Finance Ministry tax staff, who recently sent a massive property tax bill (ENFIA) to the Hellenic Olympic Committee for the Georgios Karaiskakis football...

Archimedes Museum in Ancient Olympia

A museum dedicated to the great ancient Greek scientist Archimedes of Syracuse was inaugurated on Sunday in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Visitors will have the opportunity to see replicas of his inventions and to interact with them. The museum was an initiative...

'Disney Magic' Sails at Katakolon Port

Mickey Mouse and 2,700 passengers of the Disney Magic cruise ship paid a visit to the Greek islands in June, since this year Disney's program includes Greece among its destinations. Amidst its nine-day cruise, on Saturday Disney Magic arrived at Katakolon...

North Pole Welcomes the Olympic Flame

The Olympic Flame for the first time in history, arrived in the northern part of the world. The North Pole welcomed the flame and torch lighting ceremony of the Olympic Cup. The flame was carried by a nuclear-powered icebreaker...