Greece is well known for being the birthplace of democracy, the country where the Olympic Games took place for the first time and for its unique archaeological sites. Greece also features countless sandy beaches, beautiful islands and picturesque vil…

Read more

There are many places worldwide bearing names of Greek origin, either because of their historical links to Greece -as in the case of cities founded as Greek colonies in the antiquity- or as a result of deliberate choice by philhellenes wishing to pay…

Read more

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Greek government has, among other measures, temporarily closed down all museums and archaeological sites; in compliance with the Greek government policy, the Acropolis Museum is closed until further not…

Read more

Study in Greece has launched e-Academia, a new e-learning platform, dedicated to the promotion of the Greek culture, which aims to function as a cultural and educational bridge between Greece and the world; the platform’s operation kicks off wi…

Read more

By Alexandra Kouroutaki

Alexandra Kouroutaki is a member of the Laboratory teaching staff (EDIP) at the School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete. She holds a doctorate in Art History from the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, a Post…

Read more

The history of contagious diseases and their epidemic outbreaks is a field of scientific research that falls not only within the scope of life sciences (medicine, biology) but also social sciences. Indeed, historiography allows us to discern the inte…

Read more

All around Greece, the people have always looked forward to Easter with reverence and profound emotion. For the Greeks, Easter marks not only the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, but also the resurrection of the Nation, as well as the rebirth of nature.…

Read more

The Benaki Museum is one of the largest museums in Greece, taking visitors through different of Greek culture and history while focusing on specific-theme collections through its satellite museums, such as the Ghika Gallery. In complia…

Read more

Knossos Dolphins Fresco (source Wkikimedia Commons)

Dolphins, among the most fascinating of sea creatures, the holy animals of Apollo and Poseidon, as well as a symbol of friendship and solidarity according to Plutarch, are permanent residents…

Read more

There are countless words of Greek origin that you might use every day without even realising it; among these are many proper nouns, from given names to geographical names. We recently published an article listing some examples of countries with name…

Read more