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Top 10 Ideas for Halloween Costumes Based on Greek Mythology

Forget cats, witches, and skeletons -- figures from Greek mythology make the most impressive Halloween costumes. From frightening creatures, beautiful goddesses, and powerful heroes, ancient Greek myth provides all the inspiration you need for the best costume. With some creativity...

The Origin of the Name of the Greek Capital of Athens

The story of how Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, attained its current name is a foundational Greek myth. Unbeknownst to many, the city actually had several names throughout its 3,400 years of recorded history. The initial name...

Fashion Show for Charity Dazzles Audience at Sounio's Temple of Poseidon

Internationally-acclaimed Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou and the organization "ELPIDA - Association of Friends of Children with Cancer" put on an impressive fashion show at Greece's Cape Sounio, under the shadow of the Temple of Poseidon, on Thursday evening. This was...

New Discoveries at Poseidonia Tell Us More About the Ancient City’s Greek Founders

The city originally called Poseidonia was established by Greek colonists some twenty-five hundred years ago, and was one of the most important sanctuaries in Magna Graecia (modern-day southern Italy) at that time. The city fell in the ruling hands...

Ancient Mosaic of the Greek God Poseidon Unearthed in Central Turkey

On Saturday in the Yumurtalık district of central Adana province in Turkey, a mosaic depicting the Greek God Poseidon was discovered, according to the Doğan News Agency. The excavation was executed by Osmaniye Korkut Ata University Archeology Department students at...

Divers Discover Metal Linked to Mythical Island of Atlantis in Ancient Greek Shipwreck

A team of divers have discovered dozens of pieces of ancient metals from a shipwreck, aged 2,600 years, off the coast of Sicily island, in the south of Italy. According to "Archaeology Magazine," the wreck belongs to a Greek...

Acropolis Museum's 4th Anniversary

The Acropolis Museum opened its gates when the great economic crisis started affecting Greece. But it had the luck to be embraced by the Greek and international public, giving it the chance to operate for four years without public...

Acropolis Museum Celebrates 4th Birthday

On June 20, the Acropolis Museum is celebrating its fourth birthday. The exhibition areas and the restaurant will remain open from 8 a.m. until 12 midnight. For the occasion, admission will be reduced to three euros for all visitors. Visitors...

What do Santa Claus, St. Nicholas and Poseidon Have in Common?

Children around the world wait all year long for the time to come, when Santa Claus will bring them gifts during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve. The omnipresent, joyous, white-bearded man dressed in red most of...