Olympic Torch Lit for Brazil Rio 2016 Games

Posted: April 21, 2016 by ACE of Greece in Uncategorized

Olympic Flame lit

The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games.  Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was introduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it has been part of the modern Olympic Games ever since. Read the rest of this entry »



Greek historical monuments and archaeological sites are taking part in the celebration of International Day for Monuments and Sites on Monday, April 18, and will be open free of charge. Read the rest of this entry »

Athens Acropolis Museum

On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday on Wednesday March 25, the Acropolis Museum in Athens has announced free admission and access to special events. Read the rest of this entry »

Acropolis Musuem 100 Years Greek Tourism 3

Greek tourism’s architecture of the last 100 years will go on display in March 2015 at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Read the rest of this entry »

A City Guide: Destination Piraeus

Posted: December 17, 2014 by ACE of Greece in Uncategorized
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destination piraeus

Piraeus has been the port of Athens since classical times, when Themistocles transferred his Athenian fleet from the exposed port of Phaleron (modern Faliro) to the security of Piraeus in the 5th century BC. It was eventually overtaken by other ports, and during medieval and Turkish times, it diminished into a tiny fishing village. Its resurgence began in 1834 when Athens became the capital of independent Greece. Read the rest of this entry »


On Sunday, the 7th of December, dress up as Santa and help spread the joy by taking part in a symbolic race where everyone is a winner!  Santa Run is a famous race which takes place in several big cities around the world and comes to Athens for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Athens Acropolis Museum

On the occasion of European Heritage Days and World Tourism Day from Friday the 26th of September 2014 to Sunday the 28th of September 2014, the Acropolis Museum will present the famous bust of Aristotle discovered in 2005 during excavations of its site. Read the rest of this entry »


The August full moon will be celebrated this year with over 110 free events and late-night openings of archaeological sites and museums across Greece on Sunday 10 August, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

baby hire

A new service has launched in Greece that aims to guarantee a carefree family holiday for families with babies and young children. Read the rest of this entry »


Many has been the love affair kindled under the Aegean sun. But this summer is without doubt the summer of love for Athens. Forbes, the opinion-making American magazine, set the tone recently when it published its ‘10 Reasons to love Athens this summer’. And to judge by the number of tourists exploring the streets of the capital, Athens has emerged as a summer destination in its own right. To celebrate, the official Discover Greece has put together its own Top 10 of things to love about the capital. Read the rest of this entry »