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The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy was founded by Plato himself in 428/427 BC in Athens, and is considered to be the world's first university.

Waterfalls Formed After Torrential Rain in Athens

Small waterfalls have been formed in several parts of Athens as torrential rain has hit the Greek capital flooding the roads on Thursday. Residents in Athens have been urged to restrict their movements due to the deteriorating weather in an...

Tripadvisor Ranks Greece Among Best Places to Visit in 2023

Tripadvisor has ranked Greece as one of the best places to visit in 2023. Several locations in Greece have appeared in rankings compiled by the travel website. Tripadvisor lauded Greece for its culture, cuisine, and natural beauty. Many locations in...

Athens’ Lycabettus Provides Stunning 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...

Chinese New Year Marked by Concert in Athens

A few days before the Chinese New Year and the ushering in of the Year of the Rabbit, the Athens Conservatory welcomed fifteen young musicians from Greece and China for a "Concert of Young Chinese and Greek Musicians for...

Greece Celebrates Epiphany With the Blessing of Waters

Greece and Hellenes around the world celebrated Epiphany on Friday, one of Christianity’s most important feasts. In the Orthodox Christian tradition, to which the Greek Orthodox Church also belongs, the feast of Epiphany is associated with the baptism of Jesus...

Record Breaking 5-Ton Vasilopita Cake Made in Greece

A record-breaking five-ton vasilopita was created at Peristeri, the western suburb of Athens, and was distributed to all inhabitants of the city. The vasilopita consisting of fifty thousand pieces and containing two hundred lucky coins was set up on the...

Spending a Day in Plaka, the Oldest Neighborhood in Athens

Spending a day in the Plaka district in Athens is an experience that stays with travelers for a lifetime.

Monastiraki: Bargaining for the Past at Athens’ Flea Market

Monastiraki Square is one of the most vibrant areas of the Greek capital, and its flea market is at the center of this charming hub in Athens. A man in a suit and bowtie stands next to a 1950's car...