Best castles and fortresses in Greece | The Telegraph

Seek out romantic ancient ruins that offer interesting insights into the past, plus amazing views of Greek landscapes. Whatever you seek from a holiday destination, with its visually striking palette of warm stone, cobalt sea, and olive foliage, and its millennia-old layers of history, beautiful beaches, mountains and intriguing islands – never fails to defy expectations. Year-round sunshine adds allure …

The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University | GreekReporter.com

”The School of Athens” – Fresco by Raphael, depicting the Platonic Academy in Athens. In the center are Plato and Aristotle, in discussion. The fresco decorates the rooms now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace, the Vatican. Τhe Platonic Academy, or simply, ”The Academy”, was a famous school in ancient Athens founded by Plato in 428/427 BC …

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 …