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Hellenic Parliament lit up to mark World AIDS Day
Hellenic Parliament lit up to mark World AIDS Day

The world globe with a red ribbon (an internationally recognised symbol for AIDS awareness) and the words “we keep our promise” was illuminated on the facade of the Hellenic Parliament on Tuesday…

Feast Day of Elder Porphyrios, a Modern Day Saint
Feast Day of Elder Porphyrios, a Modern Day Saint

On November 27, 2013, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople canonized Elder Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) of Kafsokalivia and his Feast Day is commemorated on December 2. Elder Porphyrios was born in…

December 1st, 1913 - The Union of Crete with Greece 4
December 1st, 1913 – The Union of Crete with Greece

Like many Greek regions which revolted during the Greek War of Independence of 1821, Crete remained under Ottoman Control. Several major Cretan rebellions followed: 1841, 1858, 1866-69, 1878, 1895-98, all were brutally…

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Greek firm to build power station in Eastern Libya

After a three year delay because of the civil war, Greek firm METKA will build a gas-powered electricity plant in Tobruk. The Mayor of Tobruk Municipality, Faraj Boual Khattabia, and the General…

Greece extends flight restrictions
Greece extends flight restrictions

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has extended a series of travel restrictions for both domestic and international flights. The extension aims to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Greece extends second lockdown until December 7…

Archbishop Ieronymos discharged from hospital
Archbishop Ieronymos discharged from hospital

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece was discharged from Athens’ Evangelismos Hospital, where he has been undergoing treatment for Covid-19. The 82-year-old archbishop was admitted to hospital on November 19  for…

Eight ancient Greek tombs discovered in Ilia
Eight Ancient Greek tombs discovered in Ilia

Eight tombs of various types were discovered during recent excavation works by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia, on a privately owned plot of land. According to the culture ministry, the tombs…

Hand grenade found in garbage truck in Volos
Hand grenade found in garbage truck in Volos

A hand grenade was found in a garbage collection vehicle travelling in centre of Volos on Monday. Authorities say the truck stopped at the intersection of Alexandras St and Ikonomaki St after…

Homemade Gigantes Plaki recipe 5
Homemade Gigantes Plaki recipe

Very tasty and super healthy, Gigantes Plaki is a classic Greek vegetarian and vegan dish that can be found in most taverns across Greece during both summer and winter. Our traditional Greek Gigantes Plaki recipe for your enjoyment with the family.

Greek saffron known as the best in the world 6
Greek saffron known as the best in the world

Cleopatra used it to infuse her bathwater, while Alexander the Great bathed his battle wounds with it and drank saffron tea. Saffron, the gold of Greek land as it is called, is considered the best quality worldwide.

Lena Ziglaki adopt a Chios mastiha tree
Adopt a magical Chios mastiha tree by the sea

Protected by the EU and UNESCO as a unique product, the precious ‘tears’ of Chios are harvested in a labour intensive process that has been passed down through generations and included on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There’s now a way to assist in the preservation of this ancient Greek tradition and the magical Chios mastiha trees.

Greek saffron known as the best in the world 7
Greek saffron known as the best in the world

Cleopatra used it to infuse her bathwater, while Alexander the Great bathed his battle wounds with it and drank saffron tea. Saffron, the gold of Greek land as it is called, is considered the best quality worldwide.

Kokkinopilos
Kokkinopilos: A place on Earth that looks like Mars

A “prehistoric geological phenomenon of great geological and archaeological importance”, the eerie red landscape of Kokkinopilos is reminiscent of the planet Mars.

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Lena Ziglaki adopt a Chios mastiha tree
Adopt a magical Chios mastiha tree by the sea

Protected by the EU and UNESCO as a unique product, the precious ‘tears’ of Chios are harvested in a labour intensive process that has been passed down through generations and included on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There’s now a way to assist in the preservation of this ancient Greek tradition and the magical Chios mastiha trees.

Homemade Gigantes Plaki recipe 9
Homemade Gigantes Plaki recipe

Very tasty and super healthy, Gigantes Plaki is a classic Greek vegetarian and vegan dish that can be found in most taverns across Greece during both summer and winter. Our traditional Greek Gigantes Plaki recipe for your enjoyment with the family.

Greek saffron known as the best in the world 10
Greek saffron known as the best in the world

Cleopatra used it to infuse her bathwater, while Alexander the Great bathed his battle wounds with it and drank saffron tea. Saffron, the gold of Greek land as it is called, is considered the best quality worldwide.

Kokkinopilos
Kokkinopilos: A place on Earth that looks like Mars

A “prehistoric geological phenomenon of great geological and archaeological importance”, the eerie red landscape of Kokkinopilos is reminiscent of the planet Mars.

Kastellorizian Jewellery: A Dispersed Archive of a Past Culture 15
Kastellorizian Jewellery: A Dispersed Archive of a Past Culture

Inspired by the recognition that Kastellorizio’s once thriving culture was being lost and scattered, Nick Bogiatzis’ latest book ‘Kastellorizian Jewellery. A Dispersed Archive of a Past Culture’ provides an absorbing and informative insight into the island’s jewellery.

ERMOU STREET
Shop ‘Til You Drop in Athens

Whether you prefer to take a leisurely stroll and window shop, or head to a hub where you can find all your favourite brands and stores in the one spot, Athens has all of your shopping needs covered. Read our guide for shopping in Athens complete with shopping tips.

Steve Tsoukalas’ enduring love for the iconic Sydney Opera House
Steve Tsoukalas’ enduring love for the iconic Sydney Opera House

When Steve (Skevos) Tsoukalas arrived in Sydney in 1964 at the young age of 19, he was filled with awe when he first saw the Opera House. Little did he know that his incredible connection with the Opera House would still be enduring over 50 years later.

House in Corinth inspired by the Pythagorean Theorem
House in Corinth inspired by the Pythagorean Theorem

A house so unique and beautiful is hard to square.
Among 600 olive trees, is this dream, minimalistic house inspired by the Pythagorean theorem and created by architect Tilemachos Andrianopoulos.

BlueMATI
BlueMATI

Reminiscent of beautiful, relaxed summers spent on the Greek islands, Greek brand BlueMATI was born out of a deep love and passion for Greece and everything Greek.

Pisti
Handcrafted by Pisti: Greek cultural gift store

Made with love and guided by faith, the beautiful creations of Pisti are meaningful cultural gifts that are custom-made by inspiring 23 year old Greek-Australian artist Georgia Xirocostas.

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