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The Wild Magic of Meteora [Video]

Perched upon wild crags, the complex of Greek Orthodox monasteries called Meteora justify their name in Greek as each of the six monasteries looks like it is "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above." Built on natural sandstone...

Municipality of Kalambaka to Be Renamed Municipality of Meteora

The Municipality of Kalambaka, resting on the northwestern edge of Greece's Thessalian Plain, will soon be known as the “Municipality of Meteora,” according to a decision recently taken by the Kalambaka city council. The decision for the name change was...

Archaeological Council Bans Climbing Contest in Meteora

More than 1,000 climbers, journalists and tourists will be disappointed this year after the Central Archaeological Council of Greece (KAS) banned a climbing festival from taking place in the rock formations of Meteora in Central Greece. The annual climbing contest,...

Greece's Best Spots for Yoga and Stress Therapy

Who isn’t stressed? It seems that there is always something to be stressed about; work, family, friends, plans gone wrong, the neighbors’ dog…we just need a break! Yoga seems to offer a great way for many to find calmness...

Greek Bureaucracy Said 'No' to Game of Thrones Producers Wanting to Film in Ikaria

The beauty of Greek landscapes is indisputable, however, Greek bureaucracy often manages to turn away filmmakers wanting to shoot in Greece. Many productions have requested to film in Greece but were shot down and had to find other similar Mediterranean...

Monks in Meteora Go Rock-Climbing (video)

Monks in Meteora had to rock-climb in order to reach the Skete of St. Gregory, to perform the ceremony of Divine Liturgy. This was a historical moment for the monastic community of Meteora, since this is the first ceremony...

Yiannis Economides’ Greek Film Travels to Berlin

  The latest film of Yiannis Economides, “To mikro psari” (Little Fish), will participate in the competition of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. The Festival will take place February 6-16. The film, a social drama, revolves around the protagonist, Stratos,...

“Meteora” Opens 2013 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (video)

The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival opened Thursday, June 6, at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Cinema lovers, celebs and industry folk all turned out to support the first night of the festival, now in its seventh...

Meteora, Crete Get Austrians Notice

Two of Greece's most alluring attractions, Meteora and Crete, are starring features in well-known publications in Austria for Easter. The Austrian newspaper Kourier hosts in the special insert Leisure, an eight-page tribute to Meteora, entitled  Between Heaven and Earth. The...

Greek Films at the 2012 Cannes Film Market

CANNES - Greeks are once again present throughout this year’s Cannes Film Festival. One of the members of the prestigious nine-person Cannes Jury this year is Alexander Payne, the U.S. director of Greek descent responsible for films such as...