Modern sculpture meets ancient Greece

A unique exhibition on the small island of Delos sparks a conversation about time A STONE’S throw from the Greek island of Mykonos lies Delos, an uninhabited islet a world away from its neighbour’s glamorous nightlife. It is there, on an island best known for its archaeological treasures, that British contemporary artist Antony Gormley is showing 29 of his sculptures. …

Experience the Athens & Epidaurus Festival!

Ηeld annually from late May till mid of August, the Athens & Epidaurus Festival is the oldest continuously running festival in Greece and one of the oldest performing arts festivals in Europe, hosting numerous major Greek and world-famous performing artists and attracting large crowds of both local and international visitors. Today, the Athens & Epidaurus Festival is the foremost cultural …

Words of Wisdom from Greek Philosophers Featured in New App | GreekReporter.com

The “Greek Philosopher” app launched recently gathers more than six hundred of the most profound words of wisdom from the major schools of Greek thought — and delivers them straight to you on your mobile device. Based on original sources, this work is a compilation of carefully-selected quotes spanning from the sixth century BC to the first century AD. Thinkers …

Peristera Shipwreck off Alonissos to Become Underwater Museum – GTP Headlines

Authorities on the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos have announced plans to create an underwater museum around the 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera to be visitable through guided dives. The plan, to be run under the EU’s BlueMed program, was presented at a two-day event organized jointly by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and the Thessaly Region on the management and preservation of underwater cultural …

April, 1896: The First Modern Olympics are Held in Greece | GreekReporter.com

On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, at the Panathenaic Stadium with athletes from 14 countries participating and Greek Spyros Louis winning in the marathon run. The International Olympic Committee met for the first time in Paris in June 1894 and chose Greece as the site of the inaugural modern Olympiad, appropriately since Greece …

10 places in Greece that will probably surprise you | www.telegraph.co.uk

Greece isn’t all golden beaches and cat-filled tavernas. Here are 10 attractions you wouldn’t expect.  Impressions of Switzerland The first prize for the most un-Greek experience in this country of sandy beaches, crystalline waters and sun-bleached landscapes must surely go to the Odontotos (“Toothy”) rack railway, so take a ride on a train that’s more Swiss than Greek. Running for 23km from …

Greece Seeks UNESCO Heritage Status for Spinalonga Islet (video) | GreekReporter.com

Greece’s Culture ministry submitted a nomination to UNESCO on Tuesday asking them to declare Crete’s Spinalonga islet, with its impressive sixteenth-century Venetian fortress, a new “World Heritage Site”. The Central Archaeological Council of Greece had earlier given its approval to the ministry’s management plan for the islet. Spinalonga had also served as a leper colony in the 20th century, up until …

Philoxenia: The Roots of Greek Hospitality | GreekReporter.com

An ancient Greek value which ranked at or near the top of the list of virtues, and still lives on today in modern Greece, is “philoxenia”. Translated from Greek, philoxenia literally means “friend to a stranger”. The roots of philoxenia live deep in the heart of every Greek person, and this ancient concept and way of life which ancient Greeks …

Greece’s Dry-stone Walls Are Handmade Wonders | Greece Is

When sailing around with my guests in Greece I get many questions about the drystone walls that are a very common sight on the Greek islands. The local names for them vary from region to region, but Greece’s drystone walls all share common elements. These masterpieces of folk architecture, crafted using the simplest of materials, invariably enrich the environment, turning …