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Artist Jeff Koons Displays Artwork on Greek Island of Hydra

Jeff Koons, one of the world's most famous contemporary artist, adorned the Greek island of Hydra with his own version of an ancient Greek temple of Apollo. The iconic American artist transformed the Slaughterhouse, an art space located just outside...

The Most Famous Creatures from Greek Mythology

There are many stories in Greek mythology as well as creatures, which are supernatural beings, by powers and abilities, mostly immortal. These strange and sometimes terrifying creatures were used according to Greek mythology by the gods. They were sent to protect someone or something or simply to cause fear.

Henry Miller and the “Light of Greece”

Henry Miller, one of the great American writers, was enamored with Greece and his favorite book he wrote is a travelogue of the country

The Top Destinations for Greek Easter

With Greek Orthodox Easter fast approaching, Greeks and tourists alike are planning to rush out of urban centers in order to enjoy the unique holiday customs found in destinations across the country. While there are some shared Easter traditions throughout...

Six Magical Greek Destinations With No Cars

Greece is full of natural beauty, some of these famous greek destinations have remained pure and there is no way a car could reach them.

Best Greek Islands for 2022: The Complete List

Famous and off-the-beaten-track Greek islands make the official list of the best for 2022 by leading Conde Nast Traveller magazine released earlier in December. Conde Nast Traveller, published in London, is a luxury travel magazine aimed at the upmarket, independent...

Dutch Journalist Causes Stir in Greece over Migrant Pushbacks

Dutch journalist Ingeborg Beugel continues to cause stir after publicly accusing Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of "lying" about migrant pushbacks. On Tuesday, during a joint press conference with visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Beugel, who lives in Greece...

Hydra’s Secret History and the Riddle of Its Name

  I remember growing up on Hydra every summer in the 1980s, leaving my Salt Lake City, Utah home, to go to our family home on my father’s native island in Greece. A history-obsessed youth (not much has changed) I found...

Hydra Honors Greek Heroes of Argentina’s War of Independence

The island of Hydra honored the Greek heroes of the Independence War of Argentina, Nickolas Kolmaniatis and Samuel Spiro, in a special event on Friday. The event was organized by Hydra Mayor Georgios Koukoudakis in memory of the two national...

5.1 Earthquake Hits South of Athens

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale shook the island of Hydra, south of Athens, on Monday morning. According to Athens National Observatory's Geodynamics Institute the quake's epicenter was located 53 km (40 miles) south-southeast of Hydra and 119...