Philippi Archaeological sites: From the Roman period to Early Christianity

One of the landmarks in the city’s history was the great battle that occurred in 42 BC. Following  the battle, Roman colonists and veteran soldiers settled in the fertile plain of Philippi, and the city was transformed into a Roman colony (Colonia Augusta Julia Philippensis). The most important sites, from the Roman times up to …

The Ancient Wonder Eupalinos Tunnel in Samos Reopens to Public

One of the greatest engineering achievements of ancient times, a Greek wonder on the island of Samos, the 6th century BC Eupalinos Tunnel re-opened to the public this week following extensive restoration works. The 1,036m tunnel or Eupalinian aqueduct was excavated more than 2,500 years ago from both ends using the principles of geometry to …

Take a Dive in the Pagasitikos Gulf from Valis Hotel’s New Floating Platform

The Valis Hotel & Conference Center in Pelion recently presented a new addition in its aim to offer guests exciting experiences during their stay: a brand-new, 100 square meter floating platform. Set up right in front of the crystal clear waters of the Pagasitikos Gulf, the large floating platform is available for snorkeling, diving or …

Cyclades Trail Cup 2017: A magical athletic experience!

Greece’s islands will once again come into the spotlight through the Cyclades Trail Cup, which this year sees more destinations added to the sports event of trail running races. The 2017 Cyclades Trail Cup will include six races on the islands of Naxos, Amorgos, Syros, Andros, Donousa and Tinos. The aim of all races is …

The castles of Santorini: enjoy the fortified beauty!

Castles (castelli) and medieval forts (gulas) unravel the history of another Santorini with their fortified settlements: alleyways, houses of simple architecture and colorful walls –always gazing at the sea from where pirates would once appear. ‘Castelli’ means ‘small castle’. They were built in Santorini by the Latin colonists of the island during the period of …

Live a unique musical experience at the Saronic Chamber Music Festival 2-5 of August!

The Saronic Chamber Music Festival, now in its 7th year, is an annual meeting for an international ensemble of world-class musicians dedicated to the exploration and performance of chamber music. The critically-acclaimed Leondari Ensemble and guest artists present a series of concerts at the height of the Greek summer in Hydra, Spetses, Poros, Galatas, Methana …

Philippi Archaeological sites: The Early Christian era

With the transfer of the seat of the Eastern Roman Empire to Constantinople (330 AD), the dominance of Christianity (4th c. AD), and the graduation Hellenizing of the Eastern Roman state, the Roman colony of Philippi regained its character as a Greek city. With the change of religion, the large public buildings, which had been …

Live the ‘Santorini Experience’ – Register on swimming and running!

Professional and amateur athletes are invited to live the 3rd “Santorini Experience” on October 6-8 and get an adrenaline rush by taking part in the exciting running and swimming races on the island of Santorini. Organized by the municipality of Thira and the Santorini Municipal Sports, Culture and Environmental Organization, in collaboration with Active Media Group, …