As the cradle of western civilization Greece has probably done the most for western culture. Today's Greece is packed with museums, monuments and archaeological sites. With so much history it is no wonder that Greek museums are among the best in the world. Most islands have annual festivals where they stage parades, concerts, plays and pageants that almost always include dance displays, feasting and drinking.
The fight for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from Britain to Greece has taken a celebrity turn now that the newly married barrister wife of US actor George Clooney has pitched into the affray.
The latest movie in the 'Before' trilogy has opened the third Athens Open Air Festival. And the latest of the series of romantic comedies 'Before Midnight' is set at the end of an idyllic six-week holiday in Greece.
Artistic and cultural events of every kind are planned for the August full moon celebrations at archaeological and cultural sites across Greece and the Greek Islands this year. More than 70 sites, from monuments to museums, plan to stage events for the August full moon.
The small but popular Corfu beach resort of Kassiopi looks set to undergo a multi-million euro facelift. A deal to develop a massive hotel complex looks likely.
Greece faces action by the European Court of Justice for failing to protect the nesting sites of endangered turtles as turtle nesting season is about to begin.
The soaring popularity of Greek museums and historical sites has triggered a problem with queues, especially as cruise ships dock and thousands head straight for the top historical sites
The archaeological site of Delphi, near Corinth, has been voted a top Greek tourist attraction site. InGreek mythology, Delphi was a major site for the worship of the god Apollo. Delphi won the accolade as part of the European Destinations of Excellence . . .
Greek undercover police have smashed a violent doughnut ring in a popular Halkidiki holiday beach resort. Police moved in on the Halkidiki beach resort of Paliouri, on the Kassandra peninsula, following complaints that beach doughnut sellers . . .
Waters around the Greek Islands have long been noted for ancient underwater shipwrecks. Now scuba diving archaeologists on a Greek-American expedition have discovered 22 shipwrecks.
Since the 1960s, Greece and the Greek Islands have set the scene for any number of international and Hollywood movies that helped put Greece on the holiday map.
Expect to find it easier to hold your wedding on one of the Greek islands soon. A deal agreed by holiday giant TUI UK and the website BookYourWeddingDay do a deal.
Greece has dropped its threat to take legal action for the return of the Parthenon marbles. The Greek culture minister said tactics would switch to a 'diplomatic' campaign.
August full moon has now become a traditional time for cultural events across Greece and the Geek Islands and this year is no exception with events on August 10
A holiday visit to the Acropolis in Athens is on the must-see list of many tourist visitors to Greece. Greek holiday islands close to the mainland make perfect spots for a day trip visit to one of Greece's most famous sights.
Greek holiday beach parties are famous all over the world but their days may be numbered. According to Greek reports, the government's Finance Ministry has informed local authorities in the Greek islands that noisy, all-night beach parties are now illegal.
Gazing out over the aquamarine sea is a favourite occupation of those on a Greek island holiday. Now underwater archaeologists have given them a fascinating glimpse of former Greek glories that lie beneath the waves . . .