Historic Battleship ‘Averoff’ Bids Farewell to Thessaloniki (photos, video)

The historic Hellenic Navy battleship "Georgios Averoff" set sail from the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on Tuesday; after a two month stay, and...

What to do in Athens at Night

  Every night, Athens changes outfit. While daylight in town usually brings a dose of culture, art, and archeological sites, after sunset the atmosphere is...

Leading Greek Historian Spyros Asdrahas Dies at 84

Spyros Asdrahas; one of the most prominent Greek historians, has died at the age of 84. Asdrahas was born in Argostoli, Kefalonia in 1933. He studied...

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...

Excavations in Cyprus show Contact with Neighbours in Neolithic Times

Archaeologists in Cyprus discovered a number of objects near the towns of Paphos, that reveal contact between Cyprus and inhabitants of other coasts in...

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...

Athens is Athens

Understandably, many creative artists in Athens and Greece are not only dismissive of the recent ‘Athens is the new Berlin’ mantra, but also, and...

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