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The History of Dionysius the Areopagite, the Patron Saint of Athens

Saint Dionysius the Areopagite is the patron saint of the city of Athens, and is also known as the protector of judges and the judiciary. Born during the first century AD, Dionysius grew up in a wealthy Athenian family. Before...

Will the Santorini Volcano Erupt in Our Lifetime?

One of the most common questions people ask about the idyllic Greek island of Santorini is whether its active volcano is expected to erupt again in our lifetime. In order to answer this simple, but at the same time complex,...

The Incredibly Diverse – And Healthy – Diet of the Ancient Greeks

The diet of the ancient Greeks is fascinating for so many reasons, and they had impressively varied eating habits.

The Priceless Ancient Treasures of Dion, Macedonia

In an Eden-like environment at the foot of Mount Olympus lies Dion, the sacred site of the ancient Macedonians.

A School to Save Greece’s Dying Fishing Industry

Greece now has its first fishing school! Lefteris Arapakis is a bright young man on a mission to revive the fishing industry in Greece, while educating unemployed Greeks in the complex science of fishing. Together with George Tsiolis and with...

Alexandros Iolas: The Rise and Tragic Fall of Greece’s Greatest Art Collector

The story of Alexandros Iolas, Greece's greatest art collector, reads, appropriately, like a Greek tragedy.

Meet the Only Greek Coffee Grower in the World

Greek Coffee grower Dimitrios Christopoulos arrived in Colombia a few years ago, without knowing anything about coffee. Today, on the top of a mountain deep in the Colombian jungle, on a pole atop a humble villa, a Greek flag flutters...

Pontic Greek Still Spoken by Thousands in Northern Turkey

Pontic Greek, which closely resembles Ancient Greek still lives on today, in communities near Turkey's Black Sea coast.

Gossip was a Powerful Tool for the Powerless in Ancient Greece

Gossip was a real tool in the hands of slaves who wanted to punish their masters if they had treated them badly in ancient Greece.

Spoon Sweets: A Historic Gesture of Greek Hospitality

The delicious age-old tradition in Greece of offering "spoon sweets" to visitors goes way back to the fourteenth century.