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A Beginner's Guide to Loving Greek Coffee

In Greece, going out for coffee can be a day-long event; here's how the locals do it<p>When I lived in Thessaloniki, I gained an immediate familiarity …

Coffee

Forget Mediterranean Blue; Athens Looks Best in Black and White

These modern photos of the Greek city could almost as easily come from 60 years ago<p>When I asked my dad if he had any 35mm film cameras that I could …

European Travel

Restoration of Athenian Acropolis monuments national priority for Greece: official

11/12/2016 06:00:00 PM<p>The preservation of the centuries-old cultural relics crowning the Acropolis hill in Athens is an issue of national priority …

Smithsonian Insider – “Greek Slave,” the Washington, D.C. Legacy of Hiram Powers’ 1840s masterpiece | Smithsonian Insider

Look at her.<p>Standing solemnly, violated yet dignified, nude but chaste, in the room William Wilson Corcoran arranged specifically for her, his …

Museums

Top 5 best beards of Byzantium

I have never seen my father's chin. The man has worn a beard since well before I was born, and my brother quickly followed in his tradition. The …

Behind the Scenes: President Obama Visits the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

This week, President Obama got the chance to visit the Acropolis in Greece. <b>Watch the President reflect on standing at the birthplace of democracy</b> …

Europe

You Will Love the Acropolis in Athens For these reasons

Athens. A city of history and culture. A city known for ancient wonders, the start of the Olympic Games, as a forum for philosophers to speak their …

Acropolis Athens - Greece

Dieser Beitrag in: Deutsch<p>On the way up to the <b>Acropolis</b> you have a fantastic view of <b>Odeon of Herodes Atticus</b>. It was built in 161 AD in the Roman …

Beautiful Photos Capture Powdery Snow Blanketing the Acropolis

A Siberian cold front sweeping across Europe has caused freezing temperatures and snow in the most unusual of places. Such is the case with Athens, where the ancient Acropolis was coated in a powdery dusting of snow.<p>The sub-zero temperatures across Greece threw the country into a bit of a panic, …

Athens

AD Classics: The Parthenon / Ictinus and Callicrates

It is unsurprising that Athens, the city widely considered to be the cradle of Western civilization, would have made as celebrated a contribution to …

Neighbourhood: Athens

At first glance, Athens may not seem the prettiest European capital. Its centre is small and scruffy, its traffic chaotic and its short-lived …

Best Time to Visit Athens: City Break Guide Athens

<b>Most people tend to agree that the best time to visit Athens is during the spring and autumn months. That doesn't mean that you can't visit at other</b> …

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

<b>The national archaeological museum of Athens is the biggest in Greece and one of the most significant in the world.</b><p><b>Over 11.000 artifacts belong to</b> …

Ancient Greeks may have built China's famous Terracotta Army – 1,500 years before Marco Polo

Ancient Greeks artists could have travelled to China 1,500 years before Marco Polo’s historic trip to the east and helped design the famous …

Ancient Greek Can Help Children With Dyslexia

The systematic teaching of the ancient Greek language can help children with dyslexia, linguistics and psychology professors say.<p>According to a …

Greece

The last of the Greek sponge divers

There used to be hundreds of sponge boats on these Aegean waters – today, there are only five left as a result of pollution and climate change.<p><i>Get the latest from BBC World News: international news, features and analysis from around the globe.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign up for the weekly bbc.com</b> …

Europe

Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

European Travel

The best free things to do in Athens

Soaking up Athens life doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s a reasonably priced city to begin with, and you’ll find that if you pick a basic hotel, most cash ends up going toward dining in trendier restaurants or sipping high-end cocktails, if that’s what you’re into. Need to economise? There are …

European Travel

Meteora Varlaam Monastery Far View Greece

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Saint Nikolas Monastery Meteora Greece

The irony of Meteora is that in the 9th century, hermit monks came to the area and moved to these lofty peaks for serenity, peacefulness, and …

Parthenon Once a Riot of Color

If the ancient Greeks sold kitschy postcards to tourists 2,000 years ago, they would have depicted much different views of the popular sites that …

The Antikythera Shipwreck – The Titanic of the Ancient World and its Sunken Historic Treasure

Some of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries have been uncovered by chance. The terracotta warriors, for instance, were first discovered …

Exploring Ancient Ruins in Greece

Posted at 09:27h in Blog, Europe, Greece, Urban Adventure by Jenna Kvidt 24 Comments<p>It seems as though there are ancient ruins everywhere you turn …

Return to Antikythera reveals "Titanic of the ancient world" | Cosmos

A team of archeologists have returned to the remote Greek island of Antikythera where they have used the most sophisticated robot and submarine …

Ancient Olympia, a sacred place with glorious history!

Ancient Olympia belongs to the prefecture of Ileia and is situated about 19km away from the city of <b>Pyrgos</b> in the west Peloponnese. It is …

Ancient History

The Mentor Shipwreck and the Disastrous Journey of the Parthenon Marbles to Britain

The British Museum in London is one of the largest and extensive museums on earth, containing approximately eight million works—objects taken from …

Eudoxus of Cnidus: The Man Who Changed Geometry

Eudoxus, born in Cnidus, Asia Minor, was one of the most important scholars of ancient Greece. He was a great mathematician who helped in the …

Ancient Spooning Couple Discovered in Greece

Archaeologists digging in Greece stumbled upon a love scene 6,000 years in the making: a man and woman, buried with intertwined arms and legs, as if …