The Monastery of Hozoviotissa – The spiritual jewel of Orthodox Christianity in Amorgos

The Monastery is the second oldest in Greece built in 1017 and renovated 1088, built by Alexius Comnenus I. It is literally hanging on the cliff side 300 m above the sea. The monastery was created as an ode to the Grace of Panagia, known as the Virgin Mary, which is the patron saint of the island. […]

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Pierre de Coubertin’s heart beat in Olympia

French educator and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and its second President. He is known as the father of the modern Olympic Games. Pierre de Coubertin is the instigator of the modern Olympic movement, a man whose vision and political skill led to the revival of the Olympic Games which had been practised in antiquity. Coubertin […]

Mount Olympus – The home of the Twelve Olympian gods

The highest mountain in Greece. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa. The highest peak, Mytikas, meaning “nose”, rises to 2,917 metres. In Ancient Greek religion and mythology, “Olympus” was the name of the home of the Twelve Olympian gods of the […]

The stadium of the first modern Olympics in Athens

The Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro is a multi-purpose stadium. One of the main historic attractions of Athens,it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. A stadium was built on the site of a simple racecourse by the Athenian statesman Lykourgos c. 330 BC, primarily for the Panathenaic Games. It was rebuilt in marble by […]