Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

greece news

Love Like a Greek: The Six Types of Love

What is love? Surely there is no single answer to this question and this is why the Ancient Greeks had six different words to describe love. Knowing them can change your life. By Roman Krznaric Looking for an antidote to modern culture's...

Spectacular Drone Video Captures Aitoliko, Greece’s “Little Venice”

It may be a slight exaggeration, but for many locals, the town of Aitoliko, situated on an island between two lagoons in western Greece is their own, smaller version of Venice. A new drone video captures the historic center of...

Statue of Woman Unearthed in Ancient Greek City of Perge

An ancient statue was unearthed on Monday in the Turkish province of Antalya, near the ancient Greek city of Perge. Believed to have been made around the year 300 AD, during the time of the Roman Empire, the exquisite piece...

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Greece This Summer

Greece is the perfect summer destination, and not just because of its famous beaches and countless islands, but also because of its rich culture, tasty food, and fascinating history. Whether you are a history buff, or prefer a quiet vacation...

Aliki Diplarakou: The Greek Beauty Queen Crowned “Miss Europe”

Aliki Diplarakou was the first Greek woman to be crowned “Miss Europe” way back in February of 1930. However, this Greek beauty was far from simply being just a pretty face. Well-educated, independent and articulate, Diplarakou confounded prejudices about beauty...

Halcyon Days: When Spring Appears in the Middle of Winter in Greece

Greece is reputed to have almost 300 days of sunshine a year, even during the winter when the unique phenomenon of the Halcyon Days aka Alkyonides Days takes place creating a mini summer break amidst the winter. The phrase, translated...

Where Do the Names of Greek Islands Come From?

Many Greek islands derive their names from mythical heroes, ancient gods and kings, along with geological features. The Greek territory is composed of 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, a truly unique phenomenon of...

Greek New Year’s Custom of Momogeroi Revived

The New Year's ritual of Momogeroi, a custom that dates back to ancient times, has been revived in Greece as people in costume celebrate the coming of 2022. The Momogeroi ritual, performed mostly by Pontian Greeks, depicts the coming of the...

Metsovo: The Greek Winter Gem of Lakes, Forests and Ski Resorts

Metsovo is a renowned mountainside town straddling the Pindus mountain range where Epirus converges with western Macedonia and Thessaly. Standing at an altitude of 1,156 metres and overlooking a steep valley below, it ranks as one of the pre-eminent winter...

Greece’s Zakynthos Island Honors Patron Saint Dionysios

Hundreds of faithful flocked to the Metropolis of the Greek island of Zakynthos on Friday to mark the feast day of Saint Dionysios, the patron saint of the Ionian island. Later, they joined a procession as members of the Orthodox...