Category: Greece

Digital Mycenae; Zoe Smith; University of Cambridge

Digital Mycenae: Explore the ancient Greek city of Mycenae in a newly released digital archive.

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Admire Oracles: Delphi, Gods and Wine; Marc D’Entremont; Hellenic News of America

“Admire oracles” (Χρησμοὺς θαύμαζε) was one of the 147 maxims carved on temples and other structures in the holy city of Delphi.

Source: Admire Oracles: Delphi, Gods and Wine – Hellenic News of America

Anarchists celebrate Easter by attacking church with molotov cocktails; Paul Antonopoulos; Greek City Times

Even though Churches were closed and unable to celebrate Easter with priests rejoicing Χριστός Ανέστη (Christos Anesti, Christ Is Risen), anarchists could not show respect to the religion of the majority of Greeks.

Source: Anarchists celebrate Easter by attacking church with molotov cocktails – Greek City Times

Anarchists graffiti on UNESCO World Heritage church in Thessaloniki; Paul Antonopoulos; Greek City Times

Graffiti on the church is not a brave victory for the anarchist cause, but is an attack on the world’s historical achievements and legacy – thus why it was listed…

Source: Anarchists graffiti on UNESCO World Heritage church in Thessaloniki – Greek City Times

Corfu magic; Marc D’Entremont; Hellenic News of America

“Gradually the magic of the island settled over us as gently and clingingly as pollen.”― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

Source: Corfu magic – Hellenic News of America

Tor Hotels: Greek destinations within destinations; Marc d’Entremont; Hellenic News of America

Urban sophistication, award-winning gastronomy, luxurious accommodations and iconic destinations, the Tor Hotels offer it all.

Source: Tor Hotels: Greek destinations within destinations – Hellenic News of America

Meteora, Greece: Marvelous Monasteries and Otherworldly Geology; Tricia A Mitchell; International Living

Source: Meteora, Greece: Marvelous Monasteries and Otherworldly Geology – IL

Olive Oil Symposium at the center of the ancient world in Delphi; Lisa Radinovsky; Tornos News

In Delphi, the ancient Greeks’ center of the world, more than 100 experts, professionals, and enthusiasts from seven countries gathered at the 2nd International Yale Symposium on Olive Oil and Health to discuss a liquid gold and a solid treasure that have been central to Greek civilization since the time of the Delphic oracle: olive oil and olives.

Source: Olive Oil Symposium at the center of the ancient world in Delphi | TornosNews.gr

Apocalypse now: Explore the divine island of Patmos; Stavroula Kostarakis; Neos Kosmos

If you are looking for a Greek island holiday that will revive your body and nurture your soul, then Patmos is the place to go. A few years ago Stavroula Kostarakis…

Source: Apocalypse now: Explore the divine island of Patmos | Neos Kosmos

Monasteries classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites; NY Daily News

UNESCO World Heritage sites must be of “outstanding universal value” and meet one of 10 criteria, including representing “a masterpiece of human creative genius.” Check out these world-class monasteries.

Source: Monasteries classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Daniela Caputo’s Destinations: Island-hopping in Greece – Rhodes; Suburban

Rhodes, is an island in Greece located in the eastern Aegean Sea, and is the largest urban centre on the island. Rhodes is located northeast of Crete and southeast of Athens.

Source: Daniela Caputo’s Destinations: Island-hopping in Greece – Rhodes

Calling All Demigods: Take A Look At This Percy Jackson Itinerary!; Andy Lam; Tripzilla

Where are my fellow demigods?

Source: Calling All Demigods: Take A Look At This Percy Jackson Itinerary!

A royal birth’s hidden history; Anthony Dennis; Traveller

If not for a small metal plaque almost concealed by foliage beside the entrance of Mon Repos, visitors would likely remain oblivious to the fact that this so-called palace was the birthplace of the spouse of Britain longest-reigning monarch.

Source: A royal birth’s hidden history

48 hours in . . . Rhodes, an insider guide to the Island of the Knights; Helen Iatrou; Telegraph

Read Telegraph Travel expert guide to Rhodes, including the best places to stay, eat, drink as well as the top attractions to visit, and all of the information that you need to know before you go.

Source: 48 hours in . . . Rhodes, an insider guide to the Island of the Knights

Exploring the Architecture of Greek World Heritage Sites; Heinrich Hall; Brewminate

Greece, the ‘cradle of western civilization’, is home to a large number of spectacular sites from the ancient world, several of which have been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Introduction…

Source: Exploring the Architecture of Greek World Heritage Sites

Greece’s Religious Tourism at the Center of Talks Between Minister and Archbishop; GTP

Matters concerning religious tourism in Greece were recently discussed between Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Greek Archbishop Ieronymos.

Source: Greece’s Religious Tourism at the Center of Talks Between Minister and Archbishop

Mysteries of Medieval Mystras, Byzantium’s Indian summer and the birthplace of Modern Greece; Alexander Billinis Neos Kosmos

Mystras figures less prominently in historical commentary and touristic itineraries than other Greek sites, but for profundity and for a true taste of sublime, understated beauty, it is peerless. Here …

Source: Mysteries of Medieval Mystras, Byzantium’s Indian summer and the birthplace of Modern Greece | Neos Kosmos

Visit ancient Delphi : tickets, rates and opening hours; Sophia Savagner; Traveltipy

Looking for something to do after visiting Athens ? Go visit ancient Delphi : one of the most important archeological sites in all of Greece!

Source: Visit ancient Delphi : tickets, rates and opening hours

Three sites in the Region of Western Greece secure funding for restoration, preservation and maintenance works; Greek City Times

Three sites in the Region of Western Greece have secured 7.5 million euros in EU funding for the restoration, preservation and maintenance works to be covered by the Western Greece Region, the culture and economy ministries. One of the sites, the Xenokrateio school building in the town of Messolongi will be converted into a museum that…

Source: Three sites in the Region of Western Greece secure funding for restoration, preservation and maintenance works — Greek City Times

The Acropolis and the saga of the Parthenon Marbles; James Clark; Nomadic Notes

On James Clark’s first visit to Athens, he went to the Acropolis. After Athens, he went to London and saw the Parthenon Marbles at the British Museum. This turned out to be a great way to experience the Acropolis and the saga of the Parthenon Marbles.

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