Calamos Supports Greece


Has the Mystery of the Ancient Phaistos Disc Been Solved?

The mystery of the Minoan Phaistos Disc has been "solved by 99 percent" says linguist and archaeologist Gareth Owens.

The German Massacre at Viannos, Crete Still Haunts Greece

The Viannos massacre, known as the “Viannos Holocaust,” was a mass extermination campaign launched by Nazi forces against the civilian residents of around twenty villages located in the areas of east Viannos and west Ierapetra provinces on the Greek...

Patrick Leigh Fermor: The English Writer Who Fought for Greece

The famous British writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor always followed the call of his heart, which often led to his beloved Greece. He was a tireless traveler, a polyglot who was fluent in modern Greek, and a romantic...

Cretan Hound Gives Greece Another 1st at World Dog Show

A Cretan Hound (Kritikos Lagonikos) named "Peristeris" just cleared a massive hurdle for his ancient breed to be recognized internationally. By Phil Butler Competing at the FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale World Dog Show 2023 in Geneva, the hunter from Chania made...

Top Mythological Sites in Greece

There is something about Greece that sets it apart from many other holiday destinations across the globe; its mythological sites.

The Greek Church with the Finest Byzantine-Era Frescoes

The church of Panagia Kera on Crete contains the finest-preserved Byzantine frescoes on the Greek island, and it is one of the most culturally and historically significant churches. Located near the village of Kritsa in the municipality of Agios Nikolaos,...

Minoan Language Linear A Linked to Linear B in Groundbreaking Research

The ancient Minoan language known as "Linear A," long untranslated, may finally be deciphered with the help of the internet.

Spanish Hiker Critically Injured in Rockslide After 4.9R Crete Earthquake

A Spanish hiker in the gorge of Samaria was seriously injured in a rockslide caused by a 4.9R earthquake in Crete on Sunday. 

Calypso’s Paradise: Gavdos, the Southernmost Greek Island

Gavdos is the southernmost Greek island, located to the south of its much larger neighbor, Crete.

Greek Author Nikos Kazantzakis’ Grave Vandalized

The grave of one of Greece's most famous and best-loved authors, Nikos Kazantzakis, was vandalized by still unidentified persons. The wooden cross on the tomb, situated on the Martinengo Bastion within the walls of his hometown, Heraklion, on the island...