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Mikis Theodorakis’ Body Lies in State at Athens Cathedral

A crowd of people started to gather outside the chapel of the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral on Monday, to pay their respects to the late composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose body was brought to the chapel at 15:00 on Monday afternoon...

The Unbelievable Variety of Greece’s Landscapes

Greece's many coastal islands, dense urban centers, and historical architectural sites like the Parthenon have been iconic to foreigners across the world for decades. But the country is also home to an unbelievable variety of landscapes that non-natives would...

The Greek Islands: How were they Named?

To find the etymology behind the names of Greek islands, one should take into account a number of factors, including ancient Greek mythology and even the geomorphology of each place. In fact, during ancient times, the names of places were used...

The Ring of Legendary King Minos: A Tale of Intrigue and Deception

The story of the ring known as the "Ring of King Minos" sounds like a tale made in Hollywood, a mix of ancient Greek history, mythology and a plot involving a poor boy, a cunning priest, an English archaeologist...

Minoans’ Sophisticated Diet Included Imported Spices From Asia

The Minoans were a remarkable people, with a civilization far advanced for its time in many ways, with artwork and palaces replete with riches beyond description; now we can see that their diet was as rich and varied as...

Water Shortages On Greek Islands Plaguing Summer Season

  Greek island water shortages and stoppages are plaguing the nation this summer. Promoted for its beautiful seawater surrounding all the Greek isles and its entire coastline, many islands are suffering from a lack of quantity -- and quality of tap...