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Corinth canal closed

Corinth canal closed

Boats travelling between the gulfs of Corinth and the Saronic will not be able to cut across the Corinth Canal for a couple more days. The canal has been closed since last…

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern in Constantinople on the verge of collapse

The Byzantine-built Basilica Cistern in Constantinople (Κωνσταντινούπολη, Turkish: İstanbul) is on the verge of collapse due to Turkey’s continued subpar efforts to maintain historical Greek sites. in the event of an earthquake.…

Church of Panagia Pantanassa in Monastiraki, Athens

Church of Panagia Pantanassa in Monastiraki, Athens

Panagia Pantanassa is one of the oldest churches in Athens located at one of the busiest spots in Athens, Monastiraki Square. The church is referred to as a Big Monastery in a…

Byzantine flag was found hanging from mosque in Cyprus 4

Byzantine flag was found hanging from mosque in Cyprus

A Byzantine flag found hanging from the Tuzla Mosque in the city of Limassol, Cyprus, has caused outrage in Turkish media with politicians expressing their anger. The Vice President of Turkey, Fuat…

BYZANTINE MONASTEY SPAIN

Remains of first Byzantine Monastery discovered in Spain

Archaeologists from the University of Alicante in Spain recently unearthed the first Byzantine monastery ever found on the Iberian peninsula. Previously thought to be a Roman or Visigothic site on a hill…

Byzantine Chant of Greece and Cyprus is added to UNESCO List 8

Byzantine Chant of Greece and Cyprus is added to UNESCO List

The ancient and sacred Greek and Cypriot Byzantine chant has been included in the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO, the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and…

Koulouri, Greece’s favourite breakfast on the run 10

Koulouri, Greece’s favourite breakfast on the run

If you are in Greece and after some breakfast on the run, Koulouri is a fabulous option for you, as it’s both filling and healthy! Known as much-loved Greek street food, this…

Touring the Christian & Byzantine Museum Gardens (VIDEO) 14

Touring the Christian & Byzantine Museum Gardens (VIDEO)

  Athens is not famous for its multitude of parks and green spaces, although there is actually a handful of them that are not only refreshing, reviving and naturally lush (the National…

The Byzantine Antiquity of Mount Athos and Orthodoxy 17

The Byzantine Antiquity of Mount Athos and Orthodoxy

The most prominent of all Orthodox faith commences at the sacred Monasteries of Agion Oros and where Mount Athos protrudes amongst all with divine glory. It is the sanctuary, with which herritage…

Syrian archaeologists plead for help during conference in Thessaloniki 22

Syrian archaeologists plead for help during conference in Thessaloniki

A Syrian archaeologist representing the Syrian Arab Republic’s Culture Ministry pleaded for international help for the preservation of his country’s cultural treasures during the 4th International Conference of the European Centre of…

Visiting Veria, Greece's beautiful historical town 24

Visiting Veria, Greece’s beautiful historical town

If you are looking for a beautiful town that is bursting with Greek history, culture and traditions, Veria is your place! This unique city is built on the foothills of Mount Vermion…

Hotel in Chania named “Best Historic Hotel in Europe 2018” 38

Hotel in Chania named “Best Historic Hotel in Europe 2018”

Chania’s stunning Domus Renier Boutique Hotel, located in the Venetian harbor has been awarded the “Best Historic Hotel in Europe 2018.” More than 200 hotels participated in the contest by Historic Hotels…

Greece's Iconic Corinth Canal (VIDEO) 44

Greece’s Iconic Corinth Canal (VIDEO)

The Corinth Canal is one of the most important achievements of engineering in Greece, given it was constructed during the period of 1880 to 1893. It is the work of the Greek…