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Woman Commits Suicide from Areopagus Hill Next to Acropolis

Tragically, shortly before one o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, a Greek woman—initially thought to be a tourist—committed suicide next to the Acropolis. According to reports, the 47-year-old Greek woman made the sign of the cross and jumped off the rocks of...

The History of Dionysius the Areopagite, the Patron Saint of Athens

Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, the patron saint of the city of Athens, is also known as the protector of judges and the judiciary. The Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Dionysius on October 3rd. Born during the...

Coffee Culture in 1926 Athens

A striking image in at Athens' Syntagma Square, apparently taken during the late morning in the summer of 1926, has recently resurfaced

Spartathlon: Runners Trace Footsteps of Pheidippides from Athens to Sparta

Hundreds of ultra-marathon runners are taking part in the historic Spartathlon race from Athens to Sparta that started on Friday. The Spartathlon is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is...

Periptero: An Integral Part of Everyday Life in Greece Might Become History

The kiosk, or ''periptero,'' as Greeks call it, is an integral part of everyday life in Greece, selling everything from newspapers and cigarettes to snacks, soft drinks and ice creams. However, the economic crisis, the pandemic, and new consumer...

Perfect Spots for Walking in Downtown Athens

The many fascinating views of the Greek capital, Athens, are better appreciated and enjoyed if walking down its streets at a relaxed pace rather than trying to navigate it by car or other vehicle. A stroll or two in the...

Strike Halts All Public Transportation in Athens

A 24-hour strike will halt all public transportation in Athens on Wednesday as workers’ unions will participate in the industrial action called for by the Athens Labor Centre (ΕΚΑ). Facilities affected will include the: Athens Metro, Athens Green Line Train...

September 18, 1834: Athens Becomes the Capital of Greece

When Athens was officially declared the capital of the newly established Greek State on September 18, 1834, it was a small village of 7,000 residents living around Acropolis Hill. Following the assassination of Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias in the Peloponnesian city...

Andrea Bocelli Confirmed for Athens Concert

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's next concert in Greece has been confirmed for July 18, 2023, at the Olympic Stadium of Athens.

The Battle of Marathon Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago

In September of the year 490 BC, just 42 km outside of Athens, an army of brave Greeks saved their city from the invading Persian army.