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Why Greek Orthodox Priests Have Beards

The beards of Orthodox priests are some of their most striking attributes, marking them as different from other Western religious men.

Greece and China: The Wisdom of Ancient Civilizations

Chinese culture belongs to one of the oldest civilizations, as does Greek culture, and Confucian teachings have been regarded as providing the definitive morality that underpins Chinese mentality and behavior, regardless of any religious background. By Steve Bakalis “The values of...

Your Ultimate Summer Guide to Greek Island Hopping

There is plenty for everyone. Here is your definitive guide to enjoying and getting to know the islands of Greece for the summer of 2021.

Eros and Psyche: The Greatest Love Story in Greek Mythology

The hauntingly beautiful myth of Psyche and Eros, a moving love story coming from the rich Greek mythology, has inspired countless artists all over the world throughout the centuries. From Renaissance painters all the way to today's filmmakers, Psyche and...

How Alexander the Great Halted Mutiny with a Powerful Speech

In August 324 BC, Alexander the Great faced a mutiny by his troops. By this time, Alexander had already conquered the Persian Empire and was master of much of the known world. Nevertheless, Alexander now faced a serious challenge to...

The Miniature Therapy Horses of Greece

There are just 27 adorable miniature therapy horses in the entire world; six of them are in Greece, just off a quiet road in Rafina, on the eastern coast of the Attica region. Magic Garden is a place that has...

The Story Behind the First Greek Flag

The first Greek flag was made on the island of Skiathos at the Holy Monastery of Evangelistria in the year 1807.

Ancient Greek Helmets: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The hoplite is one of the quintessential images associated with ancient Greece, and no part of the hoplite panoply is more iconic than his helmet, made even more famous by films like 300 and Troy. The Corinthian helmet is what...

The American Slave Who Fought in the Greek War of Independence

Ayios Ioannis Church in Argos was the site of a commemoration of the life of notable former slave and American philhellene James Williams.

Lord Byron: The Romantic Poet Who Died for Greece

Lord Byron is one of the first and best-known philhellenes who actively participated in Greece’s War of Independence.