The ruins of the city of Aigai, the first capital of the Macedonian kingdom, were discovered near Vergina in northern Greece in the 19th century. The most important finds at the site are the royal palace and the extensive necropolis, where the tomb o…

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One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, home to the most famous oracle of the ancient world and revered as the centre of the world, lies at the foot of Mount Parnassus in central Greece; Delphi has been part of the UNESCO World Heri…

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Located in the northeastern part of Greece, Thrace offers a panorama of Greek history. Famous archaeological sites, as well as monuments of the Byzantine, medieval and Ottoman periods coexist in the region. Thrace is a place where two religions also…

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Santorini (officially named Thira, after its ancient Greek name Thera) is the southernmost island of the Cyclades; it usually figures high in international lists of the most beautiful and popular island destinations, but it is also one of the most im…

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The Corinth Canal, the iconic 19th-century engineering project separating the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, reopened to shipping early this July after an 18month closure for repair works. The Canal is the shortest and safest sea route for ves…

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The Athens News Agency reports on a gastronomic tour of Northen Evia; this three-day farm trip was a part of a “Meet your Makers” initiative, supported by the association "DIAZOMA" and sponsored by the SPEL [Associatio…

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The region of Meteora is one of the most breathtaking natural formations that can be found in Greece; what makes it even more impressive is the historic medieval complex of monasteries built on top of the towering boulders that dominate the area. The…

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Ancient Olympia is one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites. Once a sanctuary of nationwide importance, it now has an international reputation as both the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the birthplace of it…

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The capital of Greece, Athens, is among the world’s most beautiful cities to explore by night, as recently reported in the media. More specifically, the leading UK-based hotel chain Premier Inn counted the number of Instagram posts th…

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Delos is a small, rocky island in the centre of the Aegean Sea; and yet, for the ancient Greeks, it was considered as "the most sacred of all islands" (Callimachus, 3rd century BC). Virtually uninhabited, the island is located close to Mykonos, and i…

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