On this Day in 1980: The Ship Wreck that Transformed Zakynthos (video)

It is perhaps the most photographed ship wreck in the world. Lying on a sandy beach in the north-western coast of Zakynthos since October...

First Picture of Thessaloniki Seaside Walls from 1860 Sees Light of Day

The photo of Thessaloniki circa 1860; when the city still had seaside walls, that was published by photographer Zacharias Semertzidis in the "Old Photos...

September 26, 1687: When the Venetians Bombarded the Parthenon

During the Ottoman rule in Greece, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Parthenon was converted to a mosque, and the Erechtheion functioned...

Pavlos Bakoyannis, ‘Voice of Reconciliation’, Remembered 28 Years After Assassination

The family of  slain politician Pavlos Bakoyannis, marked the 28th anniversary of his assassination, with appeals to national reconciliation. His widow; prominent New Democracy politician,...

Thessaloniki Remembers Great Fire of a Century Ago with Reenactment Event (video)

With an event called "The spark that turned into a blaze", Thessaloniki comemorated the great fire that changed the city's face one hundred years...

The Great Fire of Smyrna Remembered 95 Years later (video)

The fire of Smyrna and the killing of dozens of thousands of Greeks and Armenians by the Turkish army and renegades still remains one...

Wording Issue Over Asia Minor “Genocide” Causes Greek Parliament Controversy

A wording issue concerning the definition September 14 as the day of remembrance of the Asia Minor disaster in the 1920s, led to a...

Free Candies and the First Frappe: Historic Moments from the Thessaloniki International Fair

The Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) is the most important international annual fair for the entire Balkan region and the largest in Greece. Thousands of visitors...

On this Day in 1955: Greeks Targeted at the Istanbul Pogrom (photos)

52 years ago the Greek minority in Istanbul was targeted in a crisis carefully fabricated by the Turkish Security Service. In what had been described...

Where did Athens Neighborhoods and Squares Get Their Names From

There are several famous and strangely named neighborhoods and squares in Athens and even Athenians don't know how these neighborhoods were named. America Square today...

Eating Habits in Ancient Greece

The eating habits of ancient Greeks were developed after a deep and detailed study of the needs of the body and the spirit. Their...

Historical Italian Navy Sailing Ship “Palinuro” to Visit Cyprus

The Italian Navy has chosen the port city of Larnaka, on the south coast of Cyprus, as one of the ports of call for...

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