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7 Cities in Turkey of Great Greek Heritage

In today’s land of Asia Minor, cradle of ancient Greek scientific and philosophical thought, visitors still find the remnants of a great past.

Iris, the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow

Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also served as a messenger of the gods. Although now a little known member of the pantheon, Iris was a prominent figure in many ancient myths and is now even a character...

Best Places to Visit on Santorini Island

There are numerous Greek islands, and they all have their own unique character. One particularly impressive island is Santorini. In fact, Santorini is made up of several islands making up a small, circular archipelago. This distinctive formation gives it...

The Oldest Wine in the World

Commandaria, an amber-colored sweet dessert wine from Cyprus, has the prestigious distinction of being the oldest named wine still in production today. The name dates back to the arrival of the Crusaders in Cyprus in the 12th century, but the...

The “World’s First Cruise Liner” was Designed by Archimedes

The world's first colossal ship, not unlike a modern cruise liner in form and function, was designed and built by the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes. The massive sea vessel was constructed in the third century BC and was commissioned by...

The Fascinating Story of the First Greeks Sailing to Australia

Aptly titled "Hawks in a Cage," a book released recently describes the fascinating story of the first seven Greeks who sailed to Australia. The book, by Konstandina Moshou, is a fictional adventure taking place on a British ship in...

People ‘Happier’ When They Put Christmas Decorations Up Earlier

People who put up their Christmas decorations earlier are happier, a recent study said. According to the same study, the process evokes strong feelings of childhood. We all know that Christmas is a time of joy and, for many, deep...

The Greek Inventor of Hawaiian Pizza: Sam Panopoulos

Very few people know that the man who took the brave decision back in the 1960's to add pineapple to a pizza was a Greek immigrant to Canada.

Greek Hinduism: From Fighting Indian Gods to Worshipping Them

The religion of the Greeks of India was not that of the Ancient Greek Pantheon. It was also not Christian Orthodoxy, as Christian proselytization had yet to catch on in India. By Arunansh B Goswami Cultures, religions, and languages have had...

Rare Maria Callas Video Speaking Greek in Athens Comeback

Greek-American opera diva Maria Callas had a volatile relationship with the Athens intellectual establishment, but this was never more evident than during her 1957 comeback concert in the Theater of Herod Atticus at the foot of the Acropolis. In 1957,...