Starting in 776 B.C., the Olympic Games were held every four years over a five-day period, during which the entire Greek world observed a sacred truce. Events...more
This maze of lanes is the oldest inhabited medieval city in Europe. The Knights of St. John, a military religious order organized in Jerusalem to care for...more
The New Town dates to the 16th-century Ottoman occupation, when Greek Orthodox natives, forbidden to dwell in the Old Town, had to settle outside it. The Murad...more
Following what some might call a classic Greek construction schedule, the New Acropolis Museum, originally planned to be ready for the 2004 Olympics, finally...more
Modern art is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Athens, but this institution, established in 2000, aims to change that. It occupies an...more
Nafplio is a pretty seaside town that makes a great home base for visits to the ancient sites (although it can get crowded on weekends). After the establishment...more
After Byzantium fell to the Turks in 1453, Mystras was the last capital of the great empire, filled with palaces, churches, and monasteries. Now it's a...more
If a person can name only one Greek island, it's bound to be this one. Famous in the 1960s, when Jackie and Ari Onassis put it on the map, it soon became the...more
Now a maze of paths and crumbling walls, this ancient citadel was once (1,4001,100 B.C.) the center of an empire that embraced the Plain of Argos and much...more
A fertile volcanic island and the center (along with Naxos) of the Cyclades in ancient times, it's not clear exactly why Milos is not more popular with...more
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