Around several thousand years old the Nymfopetres, or Nymphs Stones are a rare geological formation located about 50 kilometres from Thessaloniki. A number of mythological explanations exist for how this strange natural phenomenon came to be.
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No other part of Greece combines stupendous mountain scenery and scenic hikes with deserted, pristine beaches and a wealth of ancient sites like the Peloponnese’s Mani, making it the perfect autumn destination.
Artichokes are a 3,000-year-old detox secret, highly prized over the centuries for its potent medicinal properties. The Ancient Greeks valued this rare, edible blossom that it was known as ‘food for the Gods’ and reserved for the aristocratic alone. Modern research confirms just how right ancient healers were about the medicinal powers of this thorny, armoured vegetable with the sweet, sensual heart.
Painter and muralist, Fikos is the creator of the largest mural in the history of Greek and Byzantine art. Entitled ‘Earth&Sky’ the 46-metre high masterpiece covers the side of a seventeen-storey building taking the internationally acclaimed artist just thirteen days to paint.
The largest single sculpture ever to be deployed underwater was inspired the Ancient Greek myth of Atlas, the Titan who held up the heavens.
From 776 BCE to 393 CE the Ancient Olympic games were held every four years, or Olympiad, which became a unit of time in historical chronologies.
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A 2,000-year-old gem seal depicting Greek god Apollo has been found during excavations of the City of David.