Dwindling Band of Veterans Remember 1941’s Battle of Crete

They say 'old soldiers never die; they simply fade away' but as Sunday marks the beginning 1941's 13-day Battle of Crete this year's commemoration also highlights...

What Was the Ilinden Uprising FYROM Wants in its Name?

Most Greeks turned to the history books to learn about the Ilinden uprising of 1903 when news emerged that Athens and Skopje are discussing the name...

May 19: Remembering the Pontic-Greek Genocide 1913-1922

On Feb. 24, 1994, the Greek parliament voted unanimously in favor of recognizing the Pontian Genocide and instituted May 19 as a Remembrance Day. The...

Humanity’s First ‘Computer’ Was Found in Greek Shipwreck

It was exactly 116 years ago -- 17 May 1902 -- when Spirydon Stais visited a museum that housed treasures from an ancient shipwreck. Among them...

Thousands Watch Re-Enactment of WWII Battle in Northern Greece (video)

History came alive on Saturday as thousands of people thronged the northern Greek border to see the third annual reenactment of the April 1941...

The ‘Lady of Ro’: Greece’s Joan of Arc

Today marks the anniversary of the death of a lady who lived alone on a remote Greek island but whose small daily act of...

Prince Charles and his Roots in Greece

When Prince Charles said that Greece is in his blood upon his first official visit to the country, he was not talking metaphorically as...

Greek Festival to Re-enact 1941 Nazi Invasion (video)

A German attack on northern Greece in April 1941 is to be reenacted this weekend. The Roupel Battle Historical Revival Festival will re-stage the Wehrmacht's...

Athens’ Last Ottoman Fountain Was Built by City’s Tyrannical Ruler

A unique monument in Athens lies hidden in one of the gardens belonging to the capital's Agricultural University on Iera Odos (Sacred Road), the...

Meet The Former Soldiers Bringing Greece’s Battles Back to Life

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Ask someone to name a famous Greek tale and the Trojan War is sure to arise. A younger person, inspired by the film...

New Meteora Museum Reveals Greek Site’s Ancient Past (video)

A new museum at the site of central Greece's epic Meteora rock formations will boost tourist traffic and benefit the whole regions, officials have...

Greece Honors Heroine of War of Independence 193 Years After her Death

Greece's Ministry of National Defence honored Laskarina Bouboulina, a heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821, by awarding her the rank of vice-admiral. The posthumous award,...

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