Tag: byzantine

Byzantine flag was found hanging from mosque in Cyprus 1

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 5

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 7

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) 11

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 14

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…

Visiting Veria, Greece's beautiful historical town 21

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” 35

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) 41

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…

We want our stolen treasures back: Ecumenical Patriarch 44

We want our stolen treasures back: Ecumenical Patriarch

“We are determined to continue, by all legal and moral means, to claim our stolen treasures,” said the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at a presentation devoted to the hundred years since the pillaging…

White Tower Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki’s iconic White Tower

By Vicky Litska  The White Tower is without a doubt the ultimate landmark in Thessaloniki due to its vast historical significance and prominent position on the beachfront of the city. The imposing…

Rotunda, one of the oldest religious sites in Thessaloniki 48

Rotunda, one of the oldest religious sites in Thessaloniki

By Vicky Litska Built in 306 A.D. by the Romans, Rotunda is one of the oldest religious sites of Thessaloniki, situated 125m northeast of the Arch of Galerius on the upper side of Egnatia…

Palazzo Almare, one of the finest restaurants in Chania 50

Palazzo Almare, one of the finest restaurants in Chania

Below the Byzantine Walls of the Castello, where the history of Chania once began, you will find Palazzo Almare, one of the best restaurants in Chania’s Old Port.   Palazzo Almare offers Greek…