A Tour Around the Oldest House in Athens (photos)

At the historical center of Athens, in Plaka, the Benizelos Mansion or the House of Agia Philothei, is the oldest house in Athens. It is...

December 8: A Cursed Day for the Town of Chania in Crete

The city of Chania in Crete has terrible memories of December 8, as two major disasters occurred in the space of only three years,...

Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as...

A group of Greek Olympians have decided to protest Britain's refusal to return the Parthenon sculptures to Greece by protesting inside the British Museum; where...

Dekemvriana: Greek Civil War’s Ground Zero, in December 1944

On December 3, 1944, one of the bloodiest and most polarizing incidents in the history of the 20th century Greek civil war occurred in...

Pontians Celebrate in 13th Pan-Hellenic Festival of Pontian Dances (video)

The 13th Pan-Hellenic Festival of Pontian Dances; organized by the Pan-Pontian Federation of Greece and the Association of Pontian Societies of Southern Greece and...

Zeibekiko: The Greek Improvised Dance of Inner Intensity (video)

It is difficult to dance the zeibekiko, mainly because it has no set steps, no particular rhythm. It requires an inner intensity, because it...

December 1st 1913: Crete Unites with Greece (video)

On November 1st, 1913, Sultan Mehmed the 5th resigned from every right of domination over the Great Ocean. Exactly one month later, Crete was...

Greek Holy Spring Under Istanbul Restaurant

Istanbul’s Asian-side district of Moda has always been a popular draw for many city dwellers. Largely middle-class and secular, it offers pleasant walks, hip...

A Tale of Two Greek Cities: When Nafplion was Capital and Hermoupolis the Main...

Greece has a long and chequered history of being ‘under siege’. In the previous millennium alone, Byzantine, Ottoman, Frankish, Venetian and German occupation have...

Dawn: A 7,000-year-old Teenager Introduces Herself in Acropolis Museum

An 18-year-old girl who lived in Greece 7,000 years ago and was discovered by archaeologists in Theopetra cave, near the city of Trikala, has...

Gorgopotamos Remains the Greatest Moment of Greece’s Resistance to Nazi Occupation

The explosion of the Gorgopotamos railway bridge on November 25, 1942, still stands as the greatest and bravest moment of the Greek resistance to...

Last Visit by Turkish President to Greece 65 Years Ago (photos)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan; who is due to arrive in Athens in early December, will be the first Turkish president to visit Greece in 65...

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