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Maria Callas Museum to Open in the Heart of Athens

In the summer of 2023, the Maria Callas museum will open its doors in the heart of Athens, honoring the 100 years since the Greek soprano legend was born. The Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, has already committed to the...

The Ten Oldest Inhabited Cities in Greece

Many of the oldest inhabited cities in Greece are still standing against all odds. They have survived to this day to narrate the history of Ancient Greece and confirm its influence in Western civilization. In these cities, one finds...

Historic Flower Shops of Athens’ Syntagma Square Restored

A long Athenian tradition is being reborn. The inauguration of the restored historic flower shops outside Parliament took place on Wednesday. The historic flower shops of Syntagma are being revived as part of a joint initiative of the Hellenic...

When Persians Burned Down Athens and the Acropolis

In 480 BC, Persian forces led by King Xerxes I, burned down the city of Athens, as well as the Acropolis, in what is called "the Persian Destruction of Athens." The destruction of the great city took place during the...

Varvakios: The Grand Food Market of Athens

The Varvakios central market in Athens, located at Athinas Street, which connects Monastiraki to Omonia, is a monument to Greek produce, where every possible food under the sun is bought and sold. Varvakios is a slice from traditional Greek daily life,...

The Day Athens Was Liberated From Nazi Occupation

It was a sunny autumn day when the bells in the churches of Athens began ringing joyously and the citizens rushed out on the streets, many of them waving the Greek flag in celebration. Everyone knew why. The bells...

Suspect for Child Rape and Prostitution Arrested in Greece

A suspect for the rape of a twelve-year-old child on multiple occasions—who was allegedly also forced into prostitution—was arrested by police in Greece in a case that has shocked the nation. The suspect, a 53-year-old shopkeeper, has been given until...

Smyrna Disaster Remembered at Herodeon Concert in Athens

The Band of Messolonghi "Dionysios Solomos”, the orchestra and the Stamatis Spanoudakis choir collaborated at Herodeon dedicated a concert last week to the 1922 Smyrna disaster. Composer Stamatis Spanoudakis invited the band to participate in playing marches from Smyrna as...

Attica, Greece Gets Sustainable Tourism Destination Award

The region of Attica, central Greece, was awarded Europe's Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards 2022 ceremony.

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...