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The School of Aristotle: One of the First ‘Universities’ in the World

A place of universal historic and cultural interest, the ruins of the School of Aristotle are located just two miles from the contemporary town of Naoussa in the Greek region of Macedonia. Located in the region of Esvoria along the...

Aegae: The Cradle of Ancient Macedonia

The archaeological site of Aegae next to the contemporary town of Vergina was the first capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia. The site is located 65 km (40 miles) west of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece’s province of...

Alexander the Great’s Tomb: All the Claims in One of History’s Greatest Mysteries

For over 2,300 years, researchers and historians are trying to find the Alexander the Great Tomb, something that remains one of the world's greatest mysteries

Six Reasons to Visit Thessaloniki This Summer

Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, is both historic and avant-garde, and an ideal destination for a short city break.

Memo to Dating App Bumble: Macedonia is Greece

Online dating application Bumble has been using the word "Macedonia" instead of the internationally recognized term North Macedonia to geolocate its users. Users recently complained to Bumble, which is the second-most popular dating app in the U.S. after Tinder, about...

The Fascinating History of Thessaloniki’s Iconic White Tower

Residents of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, often use its White Tower as a point of reference when giving directions in the city.

Greek-Americans: The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars

Thousands of Greek-Americans returned to their homeland in 1912-1913 to fight in the Balkan Wars. As many as one-third of all the men in the Greek Army during the Balkan Wars were Americanized Greeks who had left everything they...

Carnival in Naoussa, The Unique Tradition With Ancient Greek Roots

Greece is a country where the annual Carnival season is closely linked to its rich and very ancient folklore tradition. Dozens of beloved local festivities take place each late Winter across the entire country. However, very few have as deep...

Unfinished Roman-era Statue Unearthed in Veria, Greece

An unfinished Roman-era statue made of marble was unearthed in an excavation in Veria recently, according to a statement issued by the Greek Ministry of Culture on Wednesday. The statue, which does not have a head, is three-fifths life size;...

Woman Dies in Greece After Severe Weather Event

A rescue team recovered the body of a missing woman in northern Greece on Sunday. The woman was driving in her car when she got caught amidst the rushing waters of the Zliana stream in Katerini, Macedonia. Her body was...