Our journey begins in Heraklion, Crete's bustling capital. The city is a tapestry of history, where medieval fortifications stand side by side with vibrant markets and contemporary art galleries. At the heart of Heraklion, the Palace of Knossos reigns supreme. This archaeological marvel, considered Europe's oldest city, was once the epicenter of the powerful Minoan civilization. As you wander through its ancient corridors, you can almost hear the echo of King Minos' rule and the mythical Minotaur's roar.
As the first ray of sunlight caresses the island, the day begins in the charming village of Ano Mera. Nestled in the heart of Mykonos, this quaint settlement offers a taste of traditional Greek life. Explore the narrow streets, where locals greet each morning with warm smiles. Don't miss the chance to visit the centuries-old Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, where history whispers through the stone walls and the scent of incense lingers in the air.
In the heart of the Aegean Sea, there's an island where the sunsets bleed into the horizon, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink. This is Santorini, a place where beauty and mystery meet, a place that might be the lost city of Atlantis. Welcome to the first stop of our journey: the capital of Santorini, Fira. Perched high on the edge of a cliff, Fira offers a breathtaking view of the submerged caldera. The town itself is a maze of narrow, winding streets filled with shops and cafes, each with its unique charm. Fira, with its white-washed houses and blue-domed churches, is a postcard-perfect representation of Greek island life.
From the Greek archives! In the early 2000's we interviewed many singers and artists using various interviewers just to get some practice before we were a serious content platform for the Greek diaspora. Here is a quick clip of Anna Vissi just after a performance.
From the Greek archives! In the early 2000's we interviewed many singers and artists using various interviewers just to get some practice before we were a serious content platform for the Greek diaspora. Here is a quick clip of Despina Vandi just after a performance.
Ancient Greece was so much more than what modern borders show. It included much of modern coastal Turkey, southern Italy, Sicily, and Libya. We are featuring 10 of the most important ancient Greek cities around the Mediterranean worth exploring today.
In Greek mythology, "Chaos" refers to the void state preceding the creation of the universe or cosmos. It's a term that represents the initial formlessness, a vast, dark, indefinite space or abyss from which the first entities appeared.
When Santorini's volcano erupted in 1628 BC., it forever changed the island and the lives of those who inhabited it. Archaeological excavations began on Santorini in 1967, resulting in spectacular finds of a vibrant civilization that resembles life on Minoan Crete, but that disappeared almost overnight. Among the finds was the ancient town of Akrotiri.
"Dogtooth" (2009) is a Greek drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. The movie delves deep into the themes of control, manipulation, and isolation. Watch our summary and critique of this thought-provoking Greek movie.
Pheidias, often considered one of the greatest sculptors of ancient Greece, lived during the 5th century BCE. He was a pivotal figure during the Classical period of Greek art, and his works set the standards for classical beauty, form, and proportion.
Okay is one of the most frequently used words in the English language, but does it have a Greek origin? One theory on the etymology of OK is that it was originally an acronym for the Greek phrase “óla kalá” (όλα καλά), meaning “all good.” Watch our video to see our theories on the subject.