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A Greek Vacation Dilemma: The Ionian Islands or the Cyclades?

With the coming of winter soon, it will be time for hopeful travelers to face one of the most pleasant dilemmas in planning next year's vacation: Should I visit the islands of the Ionian Sea or the Aegean? It is...

The History and How to of Komboloi, or “Greek Worry Beads”

The Komboloi, or worry beads, may be one of the most typical symbols of Greece's easy-going mentality that has been widely established both in Greece and Cyprus since the middle of the 20th century. Yet, the history of the komboloi...

Flying on a Hot-Air Balloon Over Crete’s Stunning Lasithi Plateau

The amazing experience of flying with a hot-air balloon over the Lasithi Plateau in Crete. The Plateau is an ancient lake bed, surrounded on all sides by the huge mass of the majestic Dikti Mountains. By Tony Cross For someone who...

Dragon Man: Newly Discovered Species Lived Among Homo Sapiens

Paleoanthropologists have reportedly discovered what they claim to be a new hominin species in northeastern China. The skull was discovered outside of Harbin, and has a combination of features so divergent from Homo sapiens, Denisovans, and Neanderthals, that researchers...

The Best Places to Visit on Your First Trip to Greece

While planning your first trip to Greece, you may be overwhelmed with the many marvelous destinations the country has to offer.

Five Ancient Greek Herbs and How We Use Them Today

Greece is known today for its herbs that are used in teas and homeopathic remedies. But did you know that there are many herbs that the ancient Greeks used that are still popular in Greece today? The five herbs below...

Vienna’s “Little Greece” and the First Newspaper in Greek

If we are to consider meaningful communities for Hellenism, Vienna should surely be on the short list with its little Greece.

Lessons from Ancient Athens: The Art of Exiling Your Enemies

For the first time in recent memory, the possibility of imprisoning political rivals has entered the political discourse of a modern western election, but ostracism is an ancient Greek democratic tradition practiced in classical Athens that offers an alternative...

Heladeria Americana: The Greek Ice Cream Legend of Colombia

A Greek immigrant brought ice cream to Colombia in the 1930's -- and since then, the business has become the ice cream kings of country.

How Ancient Greeks Nurtured Healthy, Glowing Skin

As admirers of beauty, ancient Greeks were putting great emphasis on healthy skin and they used natural substances to keep it clean and shiny