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Pausanias, Cultural Geographer of Ancient Greece

Untold stories recounting the glories of Ancient Greece were written by Pausanias, who lived in the second century AD.

The Fascinating History of Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square is the most historic in Athens and the central point for visitors for sightseeing in the Greek capital

Arnold Schwarzenegger Becomes Ancient God Zeus

Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger will turn himself into the greatest of all the Greek gods for an upcoming Superbowl advertisement for the German automaker BMW, called simply "Zeus." With just an avatar and a few words on Instagram, he recently...

10 Ancient Greek Temples You Must See

Many important ancient temples are located in Greece and other countries, such as Italy, which were then part of the ancient Greek empire.

Ten Ancient Sites You Must See While in Athens

The city of Athens has seen a dramatic transformation towards modernity over the last several years. It has now turned into one of the most trendy cities of Europe, offering endless cultural events, exhibitions, and concerts every single day...

Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens Gets a Makeover

The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens is getting a makeover in what is seen as the single most difficult and important maintenance project in recent years in the Greek capital. The first 17-meter (55.7 foot) tall column at the...

Lena Platonos Concert in Athens to 'Brighten Up' Longest Night of the Year

The "bright sounds" of Lena Platonos' music, a magical moon and mirrored reflections, will help dispel the darkness for Athenians during the longest night of the year this Thursday, December 21, at the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Courtesy of the...

Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens to Get Makeover

The colossal Temple of Olympian Zeus or 'Olympeion' in central Athens; one of the signature monuments of the Greek capital, is to undergo complete structural repair and restoration. The go-ahead for the plans was given by Greece's Central Archaeological Council,...

Greek Waiters Practice Balancing Acts

Holding a tray full of glasses and a bottle of drink, waiters from all over Greece and other European countries ran a service -race on the morning of May 27. The race started from the Temple of Olympian Zeus and...