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The Laterna, the Iconic Instrument of Greek Street Musicians

Any visitor to Ermou, the main shopping street in Athens, has likely seen Spyros Tarapossos and his laterna, or barrel piano. The laterna is an automatic piano operated by turning a crank on the side of the instrument. It is...

Following in the Footsteps of Saint Paul Across Greece

The two missionary journeys of St. Paul in Greece were of great importance for bringing  Christianity to its people and from there to western Europe

The Mystery of the Infant Skeletons Found in Athens’ Ancient Agora

In 1938, archaeologists excavating the Ancient Agora in Athens unearthed a well filled with the skeletons of over 450 infants, along with the remains of over 150 dogs. Such a collection of skeletal material had never been seen before, and...

Magnificent Byzantine Churches in the Heart of Athens

A tour of the Byzantine churches in the historic center of Athens offers history, unique architecture, a rare viewing experience and a knowledge boost. Not only have they survived but many churches are still open for spiritual business and...

Greece Among Highest in Europe for Vacant Houses

Greece has one of the highest rates of vacant houses in Europe, according to a report by the Eteron Institute for Research and Social Change. Vacant houses in Greece are mostly concentrated in large urban centers, the research highlights, with...

Six Architectural Landmarks of Modern Athens Lost Forever

Some of Athens's architectural landmarks were destroyed in the post-World War II years to make way for modern buildings that epitomized the rapid economic development of the country. Athens was the youngest capital city in Europe in the nineteenth century...

Greece Tops List of Most Googled Countries to Travel

Greece has topped the Conde Nast Traveler list of most Googled countries to travel in 2023, along with Rhodes topping the most-searched island list. Greece Tops List of Most Googled Countries 2023 Google annually publishes its 'year in search' data, a...

Airline Launches Low-Cost Flights from New York to Athens

Low-cost airline Norse Atlantic Airways will launch its first flight to Athens, Greece from New York City this coming spring. The upcoming JFK-Athens International Airport (ATH) flight is a summer seasonal route that will run between May 30 and Oct....

Greece Plans Museum for Ancient Shackled Skeletons of Athens

Greece's culture minister announced on Tuesday the building of a museum at Faliro, south of Athens that will exhibit a group of 78 shackled skeletons, believed to have been executed in the 7th century BC. These remains, known as "Desmotes...

US Cities With Greek Names

More than 100 cities and towns across the US have been named after Greek cities, mythological heroes and historical figures of ancient and modern times. Greek culture and history held a profound influence on the Founding Fathers and early American...