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Former German Soldier Helps Restore Greek Monastery Destroyed by Nazis

A letter sent by a former German soldier helped spur the restoration of Agios Dionysios Monastery on Mount Olympus which had been destroyed by the Nazis during WWII. It was one day in 1996 when prior Maximos of the New...

Greek Paralympics Athlete with Amputation Climbs Mount Olympus

A Greek Paralympics athlete who came in sixth at the 2021 Tokyo Games, and who had a leg amputated years ago, became the first disabled person to successfully climb Mount Olympus last week. Nikos Papangelis, 23, had to have his leg amputated...

Disabled Greek Woman Achieves Assisted Skydive

Having conquered Mount Olympus, a young disabled Greek woman made her dream of an assisted airplane skydive come true on Saturday. With the assistance of a skydive trainer, Eleftheria Tosiou finally conquered the sky. Along with her mother, aunt, some...

Many Outside of Greece Believe Mount Olympus is a Myth, says Journalist

Many outside of Greece believe that Mount Olympus -- like Atlantis -- is a mythical location that exists only in Greek mythology, says Greek journalist and director Athina Krikeli. Krikeli, who has lived in the United States for the past...

Some Greeks Have Returned to Worshipping Gods of Ancient Greece

Some Greeks have returned to worshipping the ancient gods as groups dedicated to the adoration of mythological figures spring up across modern-day Greece. Several different organizations and events exist that are working to create modern forms of celebration and ritual...

Sleeping Under the Stars on the Peak of Greece’s Mountain of the Gods

Konstantinos Vasilakakos can be called a photographer of the stars. Not the Hollywood stars, but the celestial elements that fill the night sky and truly fascinate all those who gaze at them. Vasilakakos is a great fan of night photography...

When Mytikas, the Peak of Mount Olympus, was Finally Conquered

In August 1913 the first climbers reached Mount Olympus’s highest peak, famed for its place in Greek mythology as home of the Twelve Olympian gods. Since that date, it is thought that approximately 10,000 climbers visit the 2,917-meter (9570 foot)...

Top Ten Places You Should Visit in Mainland Greece

Mainland Greece is undoubtedly the top destination for those who are drawn to ancient ruins and other symbolic places of Greek classicism.

Visiting the Greek Gods on Mount Olympus and Litohoro

Litohoro is a stunning town situated at the base of Mount Olympus, home of the Gods, and just a stone's throw away from the Thermaic Gulf.

Greece’s Top Mythological Sites

By Cliff Blaylock The heart of the Mediterranean, Greece is blessed with many beautiful islands scattered about its coastlines. They often have glorious sandy beaches, fine cuisine and five-star resorts, but there is something about the Greek islands that sets...