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Starstruck: Full Moon Fever Hits Greece [pictures]

Thousands of Greeks paid heed to the Ministry of Culture's 116 free events at archaeological sites and museums around the country for some mystical moon gazing from magical locations. Clear skies and summer stillness helped enhance the experience as...

Who Are the Most Famous Women Named "Maria"?

There are many famous people who have "Maria" for their first name. It's no wonder since Maria is a female name in many diverse cultures spanning the globe. The name first became popular during the spread of Christianity when the Hebrew name...

Purple Spots Mystery: Greek Vendouzes Become a Thing at The Olympics

Many people have raised an eyebrow over the purple colored circles dotting some of the athletes bodies at the Rio Olympics. What you are seeing is athletes using an ancient remedy referred to in the Western world as "cupping";...

Ancient Cycladic Jewelry on Display at Mykonos Museum

A display of Cycladic jewelry from Neolithic times to present is on display at the renovated Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. The exhibit shows beautiful artifacts dating back as far as 4th millennium BC, including costume or decorative jewelry as well...

Zonars: The Revival of an Iconic Legend in the Heart of Athens

The iconic restaurant of the late 30s, Zonars, located in the center of Athens on the corner of Voukourestiou and Panepistimiou, has seen a restoration of its status, thanks to a revival project that took a couple of years...

Bribery in Abundance: From Ancient Olympics to Present Rio 2016 Games

It seems that there is a constant in the Olympics that has survived the test of time over the past 2,000 years. From ancient times to the modern games, bribery has played a consistent role in the games. It's All...

Top Greek Films You Must See, from the Classics to Modern Day

There are some Greek films that are classics and should be viewed by everyone. They are the stories of a country that over the decades has seen political turmoil, a coup resulting in a military junta, survived wars and still...

Beautiful Greek Wedding Video in Sign Language Goes Viral

The video titled Stratis and Katerina tells a love story of two Greeks and has gone viral in Greece. The deaf groom decided to make the video to tell the couple's story of love to the deaf guests at their...

Writer Iakovos Kambanellis Museum Opens Up on Naxos

A museum dedicated to Greek poet, playwright and author Iakovos Kambanellis has opened on the Aegean island of Naxos where he was born, giving visitors a chance to view the writer's work, archives and many personal items donated by...

August Full Moon Events at Museums and Archaeological Sites Around Greece

For the past few years August full moons in Greece have been celebrated with particular reverence, and this year is no exception. The Greek Ministry of Culture unveiled a series of events to coincide with the August full moon...