The Tholos of Delphi

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The most iconic monument of Delfi is –unexpectedly– not the temple of Apollo where the famous oracle was. It is the Tholos in the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, situated at the east end of the ancient city of Delphi; this … Continue reading


Spring came to Eleusis

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A short distance from Athens, Eleusis was the centre of the cult of goddess Demeter, who embodied Earth’s fertility. It was the place where the famous Eleusinian Mysteries took place. Initially it was a rite symbolising the circle of life … Continue reading


Happy new year with a pomegranate

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In ancient Greece, pomegranates played a prominent part in the myth of Persephone, but were also symbols of fertility, plenty, and wealth.  In modern Greece, the pomegranate has maintained its symbolism. Custom demands that the new year begin with the … Continue reading