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Beer Was Brewed in Bronze Age Greece

Greece is known for its wine, but it seems ancient Greeks were not only winemakers but also fond of brewing and drinking beer, a recent study suggests. Evidence found at two ancient settlement sites, Archontiko and Argissa in central Greece,...

Sister Nectaria: The Only Greek in Kolkata Is Mother to Thousands

A Greek Orthodox nun in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India has become a symbol of the eternal fight against poverty, illiteracy, child trafficking, and prostitution in the city. Sister Nectaria Paridisi, by most accounts the only Greek individual left in Kolkata,...

Fossils in Greece Suggest Human Ancestors Evolved in Europe, Not Africa

A recent analysis of fossils recovered in the 1990s in the village of Nikiti of northern Greece supports the controversial idea that apes, the ancestors of humans, evolved in Southeastern Europe instead of Africa. The 8 or 9-million-year-old fossils had...

The Ring of Legendary King Minos: A Tale of Intrigue and Deception

The story of the ring known as the "Ring of King Minos" sounds like a tale made in Hollywood. It is a mix of ancient Greek history, mythology, and a plot involving a poor boy, a cunning priest, an...

The Eerie Beauty of the Former Leper Colony of Spinalonga, Crete

Stunning videos recently published by Crete's CNA website perfectly depict the unique mystery and eerie beauty of the former leper Spinalonga islet. The tiny islet of Spinalonga, or Kalydon, as it is officially known, is located in the famous Gulf...

Mt. Athos Monks Decorate NYC’s St Nicholas Shrine

Two Greek Orthodox Monks from the isolated monastic community of Mt. Athos were sent to New York City to decorate the rebuilt St Nicholas Shrine, the only church to be demolished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. After an...

The Athens Grande Bretagne Hotel is Entwined With Greek History

The historic Grande Bretagne Hotel was built less than fifty years after Greece won its independence and the modern Greek State was beginning to take form. It was built across the King's Palace and now stands across the Greek Parliament...

The 16th Century Village on Crete That Was Transformed into a Hotel

The 16th-century village of Kapsaliana in Rethymno, Crete has been transformed from a desolate, almost desolate place into a pioneering, world-class hotel. At the time of the Venetian occupation, Kapsaliana was part of the Arkadi Monastery estate, the island’s most...

Why the Greek Diet is the World’s Healthiest

The Greek diet is regarded as one of the healthiest in the world because it's based largely on fruit and vegetables, whole grains, fish, and a small amount of cheese and yogurt. When many people think of Greek food, pastitso,...

Apeiranthos: The Unique Mountain Village of Naxos, Greece

Apeiranthos is a beautiful mountain village of Naxos, the Cycladic island of Greece, seemingly untouched by time.