Tradition Meets Innovation in Greece’s Street Food

Tradition Meets Innovation in Greece’s Street Food

While authentic ingredients and dishes remain popular, Greek street food is being influenced by the economic crisis and new immigrants. The result is an interesting and delicious mix of traditional and new flavors. CNN’s John Malathronas travelled to Athens to learn about and sample the country’s most popular foods.

The ABC’s of Greek Wine and Cuisine

The ABC’s of Greek Wine and Cuisine

Wine Enthusiast has written up “The A-to-Zs of Greece and its Wine,” a list of 26 facts (one for each letter of the alphabet) about the country’s food and wine. Here are some of our favorites in alphabetical order.

Protecting Athens’ Street Art

Protecting Athens’ Street Art

Street Art Conservators, or st.a.co, was founded four years ago by students at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens with a worthy goal in mind: to protect and preserve street art around Athens.

The World’s Oldest Computer

The World’s Oldest Computer

The ancient Greeks created the world’s first computer, the Antikythera Mechanism, a mechanical device that they used to predict astronomical events and mark the passage of time. While scientists have been studying the mechanism for over 100 years, modern technology has finally allowed them to learn much more about this incredible artifact. The Antikythera Mechanism shows how technologically and scientifically advanced the ancient Greeks were and reflects what was important to them.

Walking on Fire

Walking on Fire

According to legend, during the Middle Ages a church in Thrace went up in flames. Villagers dashed into the fire to save the icons of the saints and emerged unharmed. To commemorate the miracle, Orthodox Christians created Anastenaria, an annual firewalking festival.