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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.

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Laiik’s New Greek Sneaker Fit for Artemis

Attention sneakerheads! Made-in-Greece brand Laiik launch their first eco-friendly leather sneaker that’s fit for the goddess Artemis herself. Three years after redefining the classic Greek leather sandal for the modern American and international woman, US-based footwear brand Laiik are expanding their proud Greek craftsmanship into one of the market’s most popular and competitive categories: hand-crafted, leather sneakers.

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Artichokes: An Ancient Greek Remedy

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.

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Fetolia: the Art of Scarf

Made from the world’s finest pure silk materials, with finely rolled hand finished edges and immaculate attention to every single detail, Fetolia’s luxury limited edition scarves are exclusive designs inspired by history, nature and ethnic influences, including some beautiful Greek-themed designs such as the aptly named ‘The Olympian Gods’, ‘Evzonas’ and ‘The Abduction of Europa.’

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Towards the Reunification of the Parthenon Gods

The Parthenon frieze which captured the passion and glory of the Panathenaic procession in Ancient Athens is now divided essentially between Athens and London courtesy of the notorious exploits of Lord Elgin.  There are, however, several fragments in other museums and one of those pieces, from the East Frieze, is finally coming home.

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.

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1,400 Year Old Amethyst Ring Found in Israel Thought to Be the Result of Ancient Greek Superstition

A 1,400 year old amethyst ring found by archeologists was most probably worn by a wealthy wine taster in an attempt to ward off a hangover – a myth that originated in Greece and was widely shared in the ancient world.

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Sunset Lover’s Guide to the Cyclades

Sunset is the embodiment of romance, so where else to best enjoy one than in the Greek Islands, undoubtedly one of the most romantic places on earth? Cyclades sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world, so here are some of the best, most romantic vantage points from which to celebrate the magical golden hour.

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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.