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    Photo story: meeting the locals of Central Macedonia
    The inhabitants of the Greek region of Central Macedonia are fiercely proud of their homeland — for good reason. Its mountainous landscapes are dotted with lakes, vineyards and ancient ruins where Alexander the Great’s legacy looms large.
    Sifnos: Greece's gourmet island

    Sifnos: Greece's gourmet island

    The island of Sifnos holds food at the heart of its landscape and culture. The birthplace of Greece’s first celebrity chef, it’s a place where locals embrace culinary rituals that have been kept alive for centuries.
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    Photo gallery: Sifnos, Greece's gourmet island
    The island of Sifnos holds food at the heart of its landscape and culture. The birthplace of Greece’s first celebrity chef, it’s a place where locals embrace culinary rituals that have been kept alive for centuries
    Meeting the locals of Central Macedonia

    Meeting the locals of Central Macedonia

    The inhabitants of the Greek region of Central Macedonia are fiercely proud of their homeland — for good reason. Its mountainous landscapes are dotted with lakes, vineyards and ancient ruins where Alexander the Great’s legacy looms large.
    See how dogs were celebrated in the ancient world
    History

    See how dogs were celebrated in the ancient world

    We don't know exactly when dogs were domesticated. But when it happened, humans never looked back.
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    Are Europe's Historic Fires Caused By Climate Change?

    Ancient Greece 101

    From artistry to politics, ancient Greece left a considerable impression on world history. Learn why Greek and Roman gods share so many similarities, how the alphabet got its name, and how the legacy of ancient Greece has evolved over thousands of years.
    Naxos: The natural playground

    Naxos: The natural playground

    Naxos is the Cyclades' natural playground, with a diverse landscape capable of disarming even the most avid island-hopper.
    Sifnos: The Cyclades' hottest food scene

    Sifnos: The Cyclades' hottest food scene

    Sifnos is just 15 miles long, but its rich traditions and contemporary edge combine to create the Cyclades' hottest food scene.
    5 of the best Greek islands

    5 of the best Greek islands

    Everyone always wants to know the best Greek islands, right? We've done the hard work for you and rounded up our lesser-known favourites in the Cyclades
    On a Greek Island, Clues to a Mysterious Civilization

    On a Greek Island, Clues to a Mysterious Civilization

    In the jewel-bright Aegean Sea, a small Greek island holds an ancient mystery. 4,000 years ago, Dhaskalio was a promontory connected to its larger neighbour, the island of Keros. On this pyramid-shaped hill stood a sanctuary where visitors brought intentionally broken statues. A complex of buildings and terraces grew built with many tons of marble quarried on another island. Water conduits ran through the complex, advanced engineering for the age. In the 3rd millennium BC, Keros was becoming one of the Greece's first urban centers. But what made the sanctuary sacred in the first place is yet to be discovered.