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Category Archives: History & Culture

Greek Easter Celebrations: What is Bright We...

06/05/2024
What is Bright Week in Greece? How do the Greeks celebrate? Where can I join the celebrations? Bright Week is the w ...
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How Is the Date of Greek Orthodox Easter Dec...

24/04/2024
Orthodox Christians in Greece celebrate Easter later than the rest of the Christian world. Why is that? How do Orth ...
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The Olympic Flame is Lit in Greece

22/04/2024
It is now 100 days to go until the start of the Olympic Games in Paris, and the iconic flame is lit. The ceremony w ...
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Summer 2024 in Greece: Athens Epidaurus Fest...

17/04/2024
The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is one of the biggest festivals of the Greek summer. It has operated more than si ...
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Marble in Greece: From Ancient Times to Toda...

16/04/2024
Let’s be real – who doesn’t like marble? It adds a touch of luxury to any home and is durable, so it doesn’t wear d ...
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Famous Artists of Greece: Nikos Engonopoulos

30/03/2024
Greek surrealist painter and renowned poet Nikos Engonopoulos is one of the most well-known modern Greek artists an ...
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Rhodes Island, Medieval architecture

The Greek Island of Rhodes: A Brief History

09/03/2024
Rhodes Island, known for its medieval architecture and castles, is the 4th largest island of Greece and the largest ...
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The famous Patrino Carnival

The Carnival Season in Greece

05/03/2024
Did you know that the Greek celebrations of Carnival are equivalently famous, lively, and entertaining compared to ...
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Famous Greek People: Aristotle Onassis

04/03/2024
Aristotle Onassis was one of the most successful businessmen in Greece’s history. Known for his massive shipp ...
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Historic Stays in Greece: Archipel Mansion

16/02/2024
Laid back luxury, stunning views of one of the world’s top island destinations and personalized attention  ...
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Historic Stays in Greece: Hotel Grande Breta...

06/02/2024
In 2024, the Hotel Grande Bretagne, the most historic luxury hotel in Athens, celebrates 150 years of operation. Ha ...
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Famous Movies Filmed in Greece

22/01/2024
Greece has a reputation for being among the most amazing places on the planet, both for its natural beauty, its Med ...
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Historic Stays in Greece: La Divina Hotel

18/01/2024
La Divina Hotel La Divina is a 12-suite hotel, found in the heart of Athens’ historical center. It offers unique vi ...
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Historic Stays in Greece: Poseidonion Grand ...

16/01/2024
The Poseidonion Grand Hotel is considered one of the hallmark hotels in all of Greece, and was first built in 1914 ...
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Famous Artists of Greece: Nikos Hadjikyriako...

13/01/2024
Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas (sometimes referred to as “Nikos Ghika” or “Nikos Ghikas”) is on ...
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Spetsopoula, Stavros Niarchos’s Privat...

13/01/2024
In the mid-1950s, shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos found his own private island in the Mediterranean, much like hi ...
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Zagorochoria Travel Guide

09/01/2024
Searching for a unique winter destination in Greece that isn’t about just beaches? We admit that the beaches in Gre ...
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation

04/01/2024
You might have heard Stavros Niarchos’s name from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)- one of t ...
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Visitors Guide to the Palace of Knossos

02/01/2024
The Palace of Knossos in Crete is one of Greece’s largest and most important archaeological sites, and its history ...
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Colossus of Rhodes – Wonder of the Anc...

29/12/2023
The Colossus of Rhodes is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world, and its existence is shrouded in mystery. ...
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Visiting The Acropolis in Athens

25/12/2023
No trip to Athens is complete without ascending the Acropolis. Standing out in the city center both visually and ar ...
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Leonard Cohen’s Home in Hydra

20/12/2023
Greece is a good place to look at the moon, isn’t it? You can read by moonlight You can read on the terrace You can ...
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5 Things you Didn’t Know About Christm...

19/12/2023
The first picture that comes to mind when thinking of Greece is a sea view from an island in the Aegean, with the h ...
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Historic Stays in Greece: Kardamyli’s ...

18/12/2023
Deep in the Peloponnese, in an area much less visited than Greece’s popular islands, Kardamyli is a true gem. ...
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History of Xenia Hotels in Greece

18/12/2023
In the early 1950s, everybody was talking about the new “Xenia” hotels – a nationwide group of ultra luxury h ...
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The True Story of the 300 Spartans

15/12/2023
With some of the best action scenes and characters that are larger than life, the movie 300 was a big hit. The stor ...
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What are the Halcyon “Kingfisher”...

13/12/2023
What Are Halcyon Days? The famous “Kingfisher” or “Halcyon” days (in Greek, “Αλκυονίδες μέρες”) are days when the s ...
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Maria Callas Museum Opens in Athens

13/12/2023
The Maria Callas Museum is a tribute to the life of Greece’s most famous opera singer – Maria Callas. It is a ...
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Famous Artists of Greece: Nikos Nikolaou

06/12/2023
About Nikos Nikolaou Nikolaou was a famous painter, printer, and sculptor who was born on the island of Hydra in 19 ...
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Historic Stays in Greece: Kimolos Windmill H...

06/12/2023
The Windmill Kimolos Hotel is on the tiny volcanic island of Kimolos and is one of the few traditionally restored w ...
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