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Twelve Labors of Hercules Exemplify Greek Mythology

The Twelve Labours of Hercules occupy a special place in the pantheon of Greek mythology, exemplifying the ancient beliefs of the Greeks.

The Ancient Greek Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi has become a byword for prophecy, and many of the glories of Delphi's architecture and art have survived to this day.

Greece Vows to Restore Burned Delphi Olive Grove

Greece will restore the Delphi olive grove that was badly damaged during a wildfire last summer, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said. “A total of 60,000 olive trees will be planted in the area to replace those that were burned in the...

Arachova: The Cosmopolitan Winter Destination of Greece

The cosmopolitan alpine town of Arachova is the perfect place to go to “see and be seen” during the winter season in Greece. An easy two-hour drive from Athens, Arachova is often dubbed the “Winter Mykonos," thanks to the wave...

UNESCO Conference in Greece Delves Into Impact of Overtourism

November 17th was the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Marking the event is an international, two-day conference that started at Delphi, Greece. The forum is entitled “The Next 50—The future of World Heritage in challenging times enhancing...

The Top Archaeological Sites You Absolutely Must See in Greece

With a history as rich and expansive as that of Greece, it is no surprise that there are countless archaeological sites that you should visit while touring the country. Of course, everyone knows the popular tourist attractions, such as the...

The 18 UNESCO Heritage Monuments of Greece

Greece has 18 World Heritage Monuments in its territory according to UNESCO the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other forms of significance. The sites are...

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Hits Central Greece Near Delphi

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred at 1.02 a.m. local time Sunday near Delphi, at the region of Phocis, central Greece.

The Moment Ancient Greek Masterpiece Was Unearthed at Delphi

Delphi, Greece, 1894. Archeologists and workers pose in front of the magnificent statue of Antinous, which was unearthed near the Temple of Apollo in the sanctuary at Delphi. The statue was discovered by a team of French archeologists, who in...

What Questions Did Ancient Greeks Ask the Oracles?

Ancient Greeks were curious people, and they would frequently ask questions about the world and themselves, as the writings of philosophers of the times indicate. At the same time, in some aspects at least, they resembled modern people who...