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The Parthenon of the Peloponnese Towers Over Mountains of Arcadia (video)

They call it the "Parthenon of the Peloponnese." The columned temple of Apollo Epicurius is as beautiful as the Parthenon in Athens, as it rises within the sanctuary of Bassae in the mountains of Arcadia. Near the border of Messinia prefecture, the...

Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Theater of Thouria, Southern Greece

Greek archaeologists have unearthed part of the ancient theater of Thouria near  Kalamata city in the Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. The first remains of the ancient city theater, which dates back to the 4th century BC, came...

Serious Problems as Heavy Flooding Sweeps South of Greece

Torrential rain sweeping southern Greece has caused serious flooding in Lakonia after a dam burst on the Evrotas River, turning the surrounding area into a lake. Reinforcements have been sent from Athens, while efforts were underway to rescue people...

British Woman Living in Greece Says Greeks Are Lucky

Mal Fidler is a 65-year-old woman who was born in the UK but decided to move to Greece. In her recent interview with a Greek website, she talked about her experiences and the beauties of Messenia where she now resides, the...

Greek Entrepreneur Leaves Athens to Collect Wild Greens

The entrepreneurship and success stories of the young Greek generation give people hope and many alternative ideas on how to beat the economic crisis. Sotiris Lymperopoulos is a man who is not afraid to give up his life in...

Europe's Oldest Written Text Found in Greece

Michael Cosmopoulos, professor of the University of Missouri- Saint Louis (UMSL), is returning the oldest written text of Europe on a ceramic tablet, to Messenia, northern Greece, the place where he excavated and brought it to light. Mr. Cosmopoulos has...

Europe's Oldest Script In Messenia

Michael Cosmopoulos, Professor of Archaeology and Chair of Greek Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis, returns to the historic village of Iklaina where with his excavation he brought to light, in the summer of 2010, the oldest written text of...

Hawke, Delpy Meet Again at Pallas

Before Midnight opened the 3rd Athens Open Air Festival, the festival that fills parks, squares and pedestrians around central Athens with films and music. The two actors were accompanied by the trilogy’s director, Richard Linklater. The last movie was...

Yanni’s Concert in Budapest

The Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer Yanni (born Yiannis Hryssomallis), who has spent his adult life in the United States, talked about his close relationship with Greece during his concert in Budapest, Hungary. He mentioned Greece many times...

Hawke’s Greek Film At Berlin Festival

As part of the 63rd International Film Festival in Berlin the film Before Midnight by Richard Linklater - which was shot entirely in Greece - will be presented as the last piece in a trilogy, following Before Sunrise (1995)...