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Two Majestic Greek Seaside Towns with Historic Castles

Methoni and Koroni, two quintessential Greek seaside towns, are also home to Venetian castles, countless pristine sandy beaches, and lush landscapes. The two towns are intertwined in myriad ways, even though they are about 30 minutes' drive apart from each...

Iconic Byzantine Hagiography Goes Digital

The iconic Byzantine hagiography of Manuel Panselinos will be presented in a live streamed presentation on the platform Zoom on Tuesday at 7 pm with Tasos Papadopoulos narrating the story of his life and works. The name of Panselinos has...

Byzantine Tombstone with Greek Inscription Found in Israel

A tombstone dating back to the Byzantine era was recently found in Israel, it was made public on Wednesday. The Byzantine tombstone is circular and has an inscription in the Greek language. The message reads ''blessed Maria, who lived an immaculate...

Byzantine-Era Skeletons Found on Greek Island Show Signs of Complex Surgery

A proto-Byzantine-era skull which was discovered by anthropologists in the Paliokastro area on Thasos island shows signs of complicated surgery, according to a new Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) report. The skull, which dates from the early Byzantine period -- the fourth...

Virtual Tour of Ancient Thessaloniki Reveals the City's Magnificent Past (video)

It is known to almost everyone that Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, is a massive open museum, covering numerous different periods of Greece's antiquity. There is no surprise then why Thessaloniki is such a wonderful destination for those who love history...

Archaeologists Find Misspelled Sixth-Century Greek Texts Near Galilee

Archaeologists have discovered three sixth-century Greek inscriptions -- complete with bad grammar and misspellings -- in the remains of a burnt church in the Hippos-Sussita Excavation Project, near Israel's Sea of Galilee. The Hippos/Sussita site is an archaeological dig in Israel overlooking...