Top Mythological Sites in Greece
There is something about Greece that sets it apart from many other holiday destinations across the globe; its mythological sites.
Ex-German Soldier Helps Restore Monastery in Greece 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...
Greece Nominates Mount Olympus as Natural World Heritage Site
Greece nominated Mount Olympus, the mythical residence of the Greek gods, as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
Why Some Still Believe that Greece’s Mount Olympus is a Myth
Many outside of Greece believe that Mount Olympus—like Atlantis—is a myth that exists only in Greek mythology, says Greek journalist and director Athina Krikeli. Krikeli, who has lived in the United States for the past twenty-five years and has been...
Greeks Return to Worshipping Gods of Ancient Greece
Some Greeks have returned to worshipping the ancient gods, as groups dedicated to the adoration of the Greek Pantheon spring up across modern-day Greece. Several different organizations and events exist that are working to create modern forms of celebration and...
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 and...
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)...
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...
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.