Olympia

Archaeologists Discover Eight Ancient Graves in Western Peloponnese

According to the Greek Ministry of Culture, archaeologists excavating a site in Ilia, a region in the western Peloponnese, recently discovered eight ancient graves spanning from the second to the fourth century BC. The eight tombs discovered during digs in...

‘Olympia’ Documentary Set to Virtually Premiere on July 9

The much-acclaimed documentary "Olympia", which dives into the life of Greek-American actress Olympia Dukakis, will virtually premiere in North America on July 9. Since a theatrical premiere is difficult due to current restrictions on movie theaters, ABCinemaNOW has picked up...

Coronavirus Fears Force Greece to Suspend Olympic Torch Relay

The Hellenic Olympic Committee on Friday decided to suspend the Olympic Torch relay in Greece for the protection of public health from the further spread of the coronavirus. The Olympic Flame began its journey through Greece on March 12 after...

“Olympia” Wins Orpheus Award for Best Documentary

The film "Olympia", a documentary on the life and career of Olympia Dukakis, won the Orpheus Award for Best Documentary at the closing night of the 2019 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF). "Olympia", directed by Harry Mavromichalis, had its...

Hermes of Praxiteles Statue Remains a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus supposedly created by Praxiteles was discovered on May 8, 1877 but its influential presence makes it a timeless piece of Hellenism, and later, western culture. It is seen as the epitome of...

Olympia Dukakis Documentary to Screen at Museum of the Moving Image

The Olympia Dukakis documentary, titled "Olympia", will screen at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York, on March 31. Hellenic Film Society USA will be hosting the screening on the last day of Women's History Month. "Olympia" follows...

Two Ancient Greek Finds Among "Top 10 Discoveries of 2018"

A clay tablet inscribed with thirteen verses of Homer's "Odyssey" found at Ancient Olympia, and the wreck of a 2,400-year-old Greek merchant ship found on the seabed of the Black Sea made the list of the "Top 10 Discoveries of...

Ancient 'Odyssey' Find Will Attract Visitors to Greece, Says Olympia Mayor

Ancient Olympia has once again highlighted as a monument to world cultural heritage, following the recent discovery of possibly the oldest copy of Homer's Odyssey. The mayor of Ancient Olympia, Efthymios Kotzas, spoke to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) on...

Second Best Hidden Museum of Europe is in Greece (Video)

One of the most relevant travel guides from Canada, FlightNetwork, has ranked the Museum of Archimedes in Ancient Olympia as the second best museum in a list including the best 10 hidden museums of Europe. The museum, permanently hosted in the...

Augmented Reality Device Offers Unique 3D View of Acropolis

A new application created by a Greek entrepreneur gives visitors the chance to have 3D virtual tours of archaeological sites and see them the way they were in ancient times. According to a Lifo magazine report, Mihalis Kokkinos founded Moptil...