Olympic Games in Ancient Greece were Not Free of Corruption

Bribery, cheating and overall corruption have often tarnished the image of the Olympic Games in the past few decades. However, the famous "Olympic Spirit"...

Who Are the Most Famous Women Named “Maria”?

There are many famous people who have "Maria" for their first name. It's no wonder since Maria is a female name in many diverse cultures spanning...

Doping in Ancient Greece Olympic Games

Doping in sports goes as far back as ancient times and the first Olympic Games in ancient Olympia. Since the inception of the competition...

Greek PM Calls on Europe to Ease Greek Debt as Did for Germany in...

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called on Europe to offer debt relief to Greece, on the 63rd anniversary of the generous debt write-off to...

Zonars: The Revival of an Iconic Legend in the Heart of Athens

The iconic restaurant of the late 30s, Zonars, located in the center of Athens on the corner of Voukourestiou and Panepistimiou, has seen a...

195 Years Since the First Greek Newspaper Publication

August 1 marks the 195th anniversary since the first Greek newspaper “Elliniki Salpinx” was published in Kalamata by Theoklitos Farmakidis. The newspaper was published...

Bribery in Abundance: From Ancient Olympics to Present Rio 2016 Games

It seems that there is a constant in the Olympics that has survived the test of time over the past 2,000 years. From ancient...

36th Sun and Stone Festival Helps Greeks of Cappadocia Revive Their Roots

  Greeks of Cappadocia moved to Kavala during the population exchange, leaving behind their ancestral homeland in Anatolia. Each year, however, they return to their...

The Long History Behind Summer Vacation

Who were the first people in history to introduce the concept of vacation? How exactly did ancient Greeks used to spend their free time...

42nd Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus Remembered [photos]

On July 15, 1974, the Greek military junta known in Greece as "The Junta," attempted a coup by Greek Army officers in Cyprus to...

Meteora Natural History Museum Shortlisted for 2 European Museum Academy Awards

Better known for the unique, dramatic landscape of the Meteora district and its historic monasteries, the town of Kalambaka also has a little known...
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The African Greeks of Avato (Full Documentary)

  Watch our documentary on Avato, the village in Northern Greece that is home to the Greek descendants of the African slaves that were once...