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Face of Zeus on Mt Olympus: Ancient Carving or Optical Illusion

Some claim that they can see the face of Zeus on the rocky face of Mt. Olympus, the traditional home of the gods in Greek mythology. The rocky face, which is located at around 2,400 meters (7874.016 feet) high, near...

Greek Goddess the Sphinx Embodied Concept of Knowledge as Power

One of the most recognizable figures of antiquity, the Sphinx, took many forms in the civilizations of Greece, the Near East and Asia.

The Hidden Treasures of Olympus, the Mountain of the Greek Gods

Many people come to visit Greece with a mission in mind – to visit Olympus, the mountain of the ancient Greek gods.

The Priceless Ancient Treasures of Dion, Macedonia

In an Eden-like environment at the foot of Mount Olympus lies Dion, the sacred site of the ancient Macedonians.

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...

Greece Mulls Entrance Fee for Olympus, Mountain of Gods

Greece is considering imposing an entrance fee for Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in the country, authorities revealed on Wednesday. Thousands of people climb every year on Olympus, the mountain of the ancient Greek Gods. Mount Olympus is one of...

US and Greece Conduct Joint Military Exercises Near Mount Olympus

A large-scale joint military exercise in the foothills of Mount Olympus took place on Wednesday between the aviation units from the armies of Greece and the United States. This new Greek-American exercise took place only a few weeks after the...

The Priceless Ancient Treasures of Dion, Macedonia

In an Eden-like environment at the foot of Mount Olympus lies Dion, the sacred site of the ancient Macedonians.

Greek Students Conquer Mount Olympus (Video)

The first ever school to go on the brave mission to conquer the top of Mount Olympus, the mountain of the Gods for the Ancient Greeks, is the 2nd High School of Voula, in Attica. The young students, instead of going...

Spectacular Landing of Greek Rescue Helicopter on Mount Olympus (video)

A military helicopter landed on a thin stretch of land at an altitude of around 2,700 meters on Mount Olympus, to rescue an injured mountaineer. The brave pilot of the Super Puma had to maneuver the helicopter over a steep...