Greeks Fly Clean Monday Kites as Lent Begins

For Greek Orthodox Christians, Clean Monday marks the beginning of the 40-day fast before Easter; tradition dictates that the faithful start abstaining from eating...

Greeks Drinking to ‘Escape Reality’

A senior Greek medic has warned that the country is drinking too much, too regularly, compared to the rest of Europe. Athanasios Douzhenis, a professor...

Greek Partygoers Ready for Patras Carnival Parade

Thirty thousand people are getting ready for the final highlight of a huge carnival in the western Greek city of Patras as the lenten...

Greek Promise to Defend Itself Sparks ‘Dismay’ in Turkey

Turkey has said it is "concerned and dismayed" after Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias warned Ankara that Athens would not react peacefully the next time...

Patras Parties on Last Weekend of Greek Carnivals

Events for this year's Patras Carnival in western Greece are coming to a climax this weekend, when the celebration season ends with the Grand...

Video of Turkish Warship Activity Across Imia Islets

Turkey's Milliyet newspaper released a video of Turkish warship activity from an islet across Imia where they built an outpost to observe the area. The...

Turkey Builds Outpost Overlooking Greek Islands

A Turkish newspaper is reporting that Ankara is beefing up its military presence close to the Greek islets of Imia, building a jetty and...

EU’s Juncker ‘Entirely Against’ Turkish Actions

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday condemned Turkey's stance and the recent tension it created with Greece and Cyprus. At a press conference on...

Valentine’s Day: The Greek Roots of the Saint of Love

Was Saint Valentine Greek? Although much of the historical Valentine's life is somewhat obscure, a community of Catholics on Lesvos has told Greek Reporter...

Turkish Paper: 11 Turkish and 8 Greek Ships Patrol Imia

Tension in the Aegean is rising as 11 Turkish and eight Greek warships patrol around Imia islets, following Tuesday morning's incident of a Turkish...

Greece Summons Turkish Envoy over Imia Incident

Greece filed a strongly-worded demarche with the Turkish embassy on Tuesday, following the ramming by a Turkish patrol boat of a Greek vessel near...

Fmr NATO Chief: ‘Imia Islets Are, and Will Remain Greek Forever’

Former NATO Commander James Stavridis has told Greek Reporter in an exclusive interview that the Aegean islets of Imia, whose sovereignty is disputed by...

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