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...

President Pavlopoulos Brings Back Germany’s WWII Reparations Issue

I Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has once again demanded Germany pay World War II reparations for the damage and atrocities done during the occupation. Speaking during...

Italians to Walk Ancient Egnatia Road from Thessaloniki to Kavala

A group of Italian researchers and students are to walk the ancient Egnatia Odos (Egnatia Road) from Thessaloniki to Kavala, in an effort to...

Restored 17th-Century Ottoman Mosque in Athens Opens to Visitors

The 17th century Fethiye Mosque, located at the ancient Roman Agora in central Athens has been restored. Without cracks in the walls and on the...

300 Dancers to Celebrate End of Epidaurus Festival with Morea Music

The Epidaurus Festival will end on August 19 with a great celebration of Morea music and dancing, featuring 300 dancers who will perform at...

Flashback to the Sinking of Legendary Greek Cruiser Elli in Tinos (video)

August 15, 1940, just after 8 am. At the waterfront of Tinos thousands of believers were preparing to attend the holly mass at the...

Haunting Images from Abandoned Leper Colony of Chios

Just a few kilometers north of the modern town of Chios in the island lies a row of abandoned buildings, which for centuries served...

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