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How Climate Change Weakened the Ottoman Empire

At its peak, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, controlling a vast part of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

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 Greek Jeweler that Created the Bulgari Fashion Empire

Bulgari, also known as BVLGARI within fashion circles, is an iconic luxury brand thanks to its high quality jewelry, watches, and accessories

How Ancient Greeks Shaped the Latin Alphabet

The Latin alphabet is undoubtedly the world's most recognizable form of written language, whose history goes back in time to the eras of ancient Greek and Roman dominance of the entire Western world. In its modern form, with its many...

Patmos: The Aegean Island of the Revelation

Patmos island in the Aegean Sea is the location apostle John received the visions found in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament

Naxos, Greece’s Island of the Gods

Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades island group, and although it is comparatively unknown relative to Greece's many other idylls, it is one of the most enchanting places for any visitor. Despite flying somewhat under the radar, the...

Talos: The Giant Mythological Robot Protecting Crete

The legend of Talos, the Ancient Greek robot, can be given an impressive distinction: it birthed the first humanoid robot in history.

Rigas Feraios: On the Trail of the Protomartyr of Greek Independence

Rigas Feraios was a Greek revolutionary who fought in the mountains and worked as a writer, merchant, and revolutionary agitator in the wide Balkan Diaspora forming in the states neighboring the Ottoman Empire. He had done it all. Like so...

Rare Photo Taken on 1895 Athens Roof Terrace Brought to Light

This extraordinary photo of a group of people relaxing around a table on the roof terrace of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) building in Athens was recently released by the Institute. The DAI says the photo was most likely taken...

Spyros Louis: The Olympics Marathon Hero Who Did it All to Impress a Girl

In the summer Olympics of 1896 in Athens Spyros Louis took advantage of the opportunity to impress his love.