Are you getting ready to take a trip to Greece? Do you want to step off the beaten path and explore some of the country’s insanely beautiful lesser-known islands? If so, a trip to the Sporades Islands is definitely in order.
It’s no secret that Greece is home to a robust collection of monuments and archaeological sites, all of which possess deep cultural significance. Currently, there are 18 different monuments and unique locations in the Mediterranean country that have been granted the title of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
For years, Santa Claus has been busy “making his list and checking it twice,” but the man in the red suit has come a long way from his humble beginnings to the Santa the world knows and loves today.
The story of Troy dates back 3,000 years. It has been told time and time again through legends, books, theater, and film throughout the centuries. The Greek poet Homer wrote about it in the eighth century B.C. and ancient Greek and Roman artists captured its intrigue on canvas and in clay.
Located less than 1,000 feet from Greece’s famed Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum in Athens offers a panoramic view of the very archaeological sites from which its exhibits came. Designed by modern architects Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis, the 150,000-square-foot property holds more than 3,000 artifacts from the ancient Athenian citadel known as the Acropolis.
The Cyclades are some of the most well-known islands in the world. Dotting the Aegean Sea in Greece with their small whitewashed houses, rugged cliffs, golden beaches, and breathtaking landscapes, they are a highly-favored destination for travelers from across the globe. At the southwestern-most point of the Cyclades, between Athens and Crete, lies the island of Milos – a hidden gem with a story to tell.
François Delarozière and the theatrical puppet collective La Machine recently presented their new stunning creation: a nearly 50-foot-tall robotic Minotaur made of unpainted lime tree wood and metal. The mythical beast was created for “Le Gardien du Temple” (The Guardian of the Temple) show in Toulouse, France.
Between the Greek islands of Samos and Mykonos in the Aegean Sea, the ocean has sculpted a fantastic 98 square mile rock in which time keeps on rolling at its own pace. Ιkaria, known as the birthplace of the ancient Greek god of wine, religious ecstasy, and theater Dionysus, has gained worldwide attention for its local people’s extraordinary longevity, attributed to their hedonistic attitude to life.
Harvard’s Office for the Arts, Classics Department, and Classics Club, in partnership with the Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Consulate General of Greece in Boston will present Sophocles’ classic drama “Antigone.”
Greek new media artist Petros Vrellis is revolutionizing conventional knitting converting El Greco’s famous portraits, consistently admired for their naturalism and psychological insight, to sophisticated knitting patterns using only a ring with pegs and a single string of thread.