Top Ten Ancient Greek Masterpieces | GreekReporter.com

There are great works of art from Ancient Greece scattered in museums around the world, serving as reminders that Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization. Works of unparalleled beauty, precious monuments of the world’s rich heritage that still mesmerize and will continue to do so in the generations to come. Pergamon Altar Built about 150 BC on the Acropolis …

Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality | Greekreporter.com

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a “friend to a stranger”, is widely perceived to be synonymous with hospitality. For Greeks, it is much deeper than that. It is an unspoken cultural law that shows generosity and courtesy to strangers. Greeks are enormously generous when inviting others to their home, or being invited themselves. In villages, it is not uncommon for …

Athens Becomes the Capital of Greece – September 18, 1834 | GreekReporter

When Athens was officially declared the capital of the newly established Greek State on September 18, 1834, it was a small village of 7,000 residents living around the Acropolis Hill. Following the assassination of Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias in the Peloponnesian city in 1831, Greece’s first politicians had to decide where the new government and first parliament would be established. At the time, Athenswas an area of ancient, Byzantine and …

E-ticketing system set to operate across Greek museums and sites | GreekCityTimes

A much anticipated e-ticketing and access control system has been successfully installed at selected archaeological sites and museums across Greece, the culture ministry announced on Monday. The museums and sites included in the pilot scheme are the Acropolis and the archaeological sites of Athens’ historic center; the archaeological site of Knossos, the Heraklion Archeological Museum and the archaeological area and museum of Ancient Messini. “The system has …

Mystras – Kato Chora, Greece | Atlas Obscura

The city of Mystras, the historic place where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned, now sits abandoned on the steep slopes of the Taygetus Mountains that tower over the Laconian plain. The ruins that remain transport visitors through a breathtaking, finely preserved medieval Byzantine city. The imposing fortress of Villehardouin crowns the highest point of the city and possesses the …

Spring sailing special | CabinCharterGreece.com Copy

A fast sailing experience in the Cyclades. Nine days for €850,- pp sharing a cabin Although the weather can still be challenging in April and may, sailing the Greek island in the spring period can be very interesting. In this period the islands are just starting to get ready for the Summer season. For nature lovers, spring is the best …