On July 26, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agia Paraskevi, who is the protector of…
Tag: Greek history
Greeks have long been known throughout history for their incredible inventions and discoveries that have contributed to society and civilisation. But did you know that Greeks were also the inventors of sushi (in Europe)?
Archrival to Aristotle Onassis Stavros, Spyros Niarchos was the Greek shipping magnate who left half of his $22billion fortune to establish The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN), one of the largest private charities in the world.
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.