Tag: Cyclades

Volax

Nature’s Architecture: The Monolithic Moonscape of Volax

The tiny village of Volax rests upon an otherworldly, lunarlike landscape that looks as though it has been pelted with giant, spherical boulders. This unique extraterrestrial surround was appreciated more than 2,000 years ago by the village’s first inhabitants who, inspired by nature, made good use of the phenomenon, building their homes around, between and into the rocks.

Rude Talk in Athens Mark Haskill Smoth

Rude Talk in Athens

The days of Ancient Greece may have been the golden age of Democracy, but for comic playwrights, it was the age of ‘Rude Talk’. Mixing history, literary criticism, and dirty jokes, Mark Haskell Smith pays tribute to a slew of forgotten Greek writers in his latest book ‘Rude Talk in Athens’ that will feed the intellect as well as tickle the funny bone.

Acrokorinthos ancient city of Greece

The most beautiful cities of Ancient Greece

In almost every Greek city you will find ancient monuments, sculptures or building remains that are evidence of the grand historical past of the country. Many of these monuments are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, not just because of their majestic architecture or their antiquity, but also because of their contribution to modern civilization, society, art and sciences.

Paros

Paros gets new airport upgrade

Paros island airport is to be upgraded as part of a 43 million euro infrastructure program, which will provide funding also for other services on the island such as upgrades of public utility networks and for archaeological excavations and research.