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Greece Triumphs Over USA in Water Polo World Championships

Greece's Water Polo National Team defeated Team USA 16-11 on Wednesday and qualified for the semifinals of the FINA World Championships that are held in Budapest, Hungary. The Greek team booked a much deserved spot in the semifinals for the...

New COVID Restrictions in Greece May Come in Fall: Health Minister

COVID-19 restrictions may be reimposed throughout Greece in the fall, the country's health minister predicted on Monday. The news comes amid the latest surge of cases after the country eased safety measures and as it now welcomes a flood...

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,...

Ten Ancient Greek Inventions Used Today

There are a plethora of items we use in our daily lives which you may be surprised to hear are actually ancient Greek inventions. They may not have perfected the makeshift and primitive inventions, but they did pave the...

Jukebox Imported from Greece was Hiding $20 Million Worth of Cocaine

A jukebox imported to Australia from Greece was found to be hiding around 45kg (99 lbs) of cocaine, which was estimated to be worth around $22 million AUD. A total of three men have been arrested in the city of...

Epirus Riviera: Crystal Clear Waters and Secret Coves of the Ionian Sea

The coasts of the Greek mainland hide a multitude of mesmerizing locations promising unforgettable moments to fortunate travelers. The Epirus Riviera in the northwestern corner of Greece just opposite of Corfu is undoubtedly one of these magnificent places with...

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 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...

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...