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The Imperial General Sons of Zeus

Join the Brotherhood. The Imperial General – Hellenic Inspired Streetwear

This is the story about how the quest to create an extra virgin olive oil based beard balm led to the launch of a new Hellenic inspired streetwear brand. Infused with the ‘spirit of the Hellenic warrior’, The Imperial General has been embraced by the Greek diaspora as well as martial artists wishing to represent the brand and all that it signifies. We speak to Nick, the man behind the brand, to find out more.

olive tree acropolis

The Ancient, Sacred Olive Tree of the Acropolis that Never Dies

For over 2,500 years, the olive tree of the Acropolis has remained a worthy symbol of Athens, an undying and ancient representation of prosperity, peace, hope, and resurrection. Planted by the Goddess Athena herself, as Greek mythology would have it, the tree has suffered many fires and mutilations as invaders have come and gone. But a sprig was always saved to be planted later.

The Acropolis Museum is celebrating its 12th birthday

The Acropolis Museum Celebrates 12 Years Today

The new and refreshed Acropolis Museum welcomes visitors on the day of its birthday from 8 am until 8 pm, with reduced entry (5 euro) to all exhibition areas. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the new thematic presentation “Marathon-Salamis. In traces of myth and history”.

Parthenon Athens

History of the magnificent Parthenon

The celebrated Greek statesman Pericles is credited with ordering the design and construction of the Parthenon between 447 and 432 BC as a temple for Athena—the goddess of wisdom, arts and literature and war. Still dominating the modern city of Athens, the Parthenon is a magnificent testimony to the glory and renown the city enjoyed throughout antiquity. Pericles had made no idle boast then when he emphatically stated that ‘…we shall be the marvel of the present day and of ages yet to come.