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19th Century Shipwreck in Greece Identified as the Italian Ship “Taormina”

A shipwreck that has languished in the waters off Cape Sounion, Greece since 1891 has finally been identified as the Italian freighter "Taormina", fully 130 years after it sank beneath the waves. "It is one of the rarest shipwrecks," said...

The Sinking of “Oria” in Greece Was Deadlier Than the Titanic

The sinking of the “Oria” in the Saronic Gulf, Greece in February of 1944 is one of the worst maritime tragedies in history. It cost almost four times as many lives as those taken in the Titanic disaster. The background...

Controversial BBC Shoot Finally Takes Place at Ancient Greek Site (photos)

Film crews started shooting early Thursday morning at the ancient site of Sounion, south of Athens, recording scenes for the BBC's adaptation of John le Carre’s The Little Drummer Girl. Shooting is scheduled to last only a few hours and...

Greece Bars BBC from Filming at Ancient Site

Almost immediately after the Greek government presented an initiative to attract international film productions, the authorities have refused permission to Britain's BBC to film in the archaeological site in Sounion. The Central Archaeological Council on Wednesday rejected an application to...

Sounion Half Marathon at the Ancient Temple of Poseidon

A new half marathon race, the Poseidon Challenge, will be held for the first time on October 2 at the southest part of Attica, at Sounio Cape. The race will link the Temple of Poseidon with the ancient theatre...

Free Wi-Fi in 19 Major Greek Archaeological Sites and Museums

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (CAS) gave the green light to Cosmote telecommunications company to provide free wi-fi to visitors of 19 major archaeological sites and museums. The highest advisory body on Greece's cultural heritage agreed that Cosmote will develop the...

Events in Archaeological Sites and Museums for August Full Moon

More than 140 events will take place in various Greek archaeological sites, museums and monuments on the occasion of the 2015 August full moon, on Saturday, August 29. The events will vary from musical and theatrical performances, to shadow...

The Magical Athens Riviera

Glyfada is a suburb of Athens,  located just 25 minutes South from the Acropolis.  It looks like a suburb of an American town with wide, clean streets surrounded by trees, beautiful houses and a very vivid commercial center full of nice...

Sunday Telegraph Explores the Athenian Riviera

Australian newspaper Sydney Sunday Telegraph featured an extensive touristic article about Athens Riviera. The world traveler Amanda Dardanis said she was impressed by the Athenian Riviera and added “it is a fantastic multi-tasking destination for couples, families and business travelers...

Turkish Ship In Greek Waters Again

Greek officials said a Turkish ship, a corvette named Beykoz, entered Greek waters again, this time near Cape Sounion, not far from Athens' southern coastline. They said it sailed from the port of Izmir, entered Greek territorial waters between...