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Greece’s Beautiful Mount Ziria, Birthplace of God Hermes

According to the legend, the Pleiad known as Maia gave birth to Zeus' son Hermes in a cave near the lake Dasios on Mount Ziria near the village of Trikala. Also known as Mount Kyllini or Mount Cyllene, this mountain...

Chairman George: The Greek-Canadian Who Became a Singing Superstar in China

A PhD-trained statistician for the federal agency Statistics Canada is an unlikely candidate for becoming a singing sensation anywhere—much less in China. But this is the surprising path the life of Canadian-born George Sapounidis took after 1999, when he...

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 Eleutherna on Crete Reveals Story of the Dawn of Greek Civilization

Ancient Eleutherna, located on the northwest foot of Mount Ida on Crete, has been revealing archaeological treasures from the dawn of Greek civilization. At 380 meters above sea level, south of the city of Rethymnon, Eleutherna, also called "Apollonia" at...

25 Things that Make You Uniquely Greek

Several characteristics and nuances are uniquely Greek. Greeks indeed stand apart from other nationalities in many aspects of everyday life. To a foreigner, some of those may seem inconceivable, absurd even, but a Greek wouldn't feel Greek unless he abides...

The ‘Switzerland of Greece’: Majestic Lake Doxa

Lake Doxa, which is located in the lesser-known corner of Corinthia, Peloponnese, is a place of astounding beauty that has been dubbed "the Switzerland of Greece." It is located at the Feneos Valley; a large, triangular-shaped valley that borders with...

11,000-Year-Old Greek Cave Art Found on Crete

The earliest Greek cave art depicting extinct animals was discovered on Crete and is believed to be at least 11,000 years old. Dating back to the last Ice Age, the artwork was found in Asphendou Cave located near the village...

The Gold Jewelry Recovered From Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Off Greece

The shipwreck of the Mentor, Lord Elgin's brig carrying part of the Parthenon Marbles from Greece to Britain, continues to reveal well-kept secrets. Over recent years, items of old jewelry, cooking pots, a surveying instrument, and personal belongings have been...

What Do Greeks Have Against Tuesday the 13th?

Like the Anglo-Saxons consider Friday the 13th a bad luck day, Greeks have branded Tuesday the 13th as a day you'd rather stay home and avoid everything that might cause an accident. The main reason Tuesday the 13th is not...

The American Who ‘Captured’ the Acropolis in 1870

William J. Stillman an American journalist, diplomat, author, historian, and photographer captured the magic of the Acropolis in 1870 in a series of carbon prints. He was among the first to photograph this symbol of Western civilization. Relatively unknown in Greece,...