The Greek Taxi Drivers’ Fixation With the 1967 Junta

If you use taxis in Athens, it is impossible not to get at least one taxi driver who will strike a conversation with you...

120th Anniversary of Spiros Louis’ Win at the Olympic Marathon

March 29, 2016 marked the 120th anniversary since runner Spiros Louis entered the Kallimarmaro Stadium and finished in first place at the 1st Marathon...

Police Forensic Science Uncovers Ancient DNA from Greek Shipwrecks

The analysis of ancient DNA is a new and powerful method for today's scientists to understand more about life thousands of years ago, according...

Shackled Skeletons Might Tell Story of Rise of Ancient Athens

Archaeologists are to study shackled skeletons found at the ancient cemetery in the Faliro port city in order to understand the rise of the...

Exhibition of Works by Thomas Hope Opens at Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Sixty works of Dutch and British merchant banker, author, philosopher and art collector Thomas Hope (1769-1831), which present Istanbul during the era of the...
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This Greek Independence Video Reenactment Will Give You Chills

Kalamata was the first city to be liberated as the Greeks rose in the Greek War of Independence. On 23 March 1821, it was...

The Real March 25th and Greece’s Liberation Is Not Like We Know It [video]

For us Greeks, March 25, 1821 is a date that fills us with national pride. It marks our liberation from Ottoman rule and the...

The ‘Tsarouchi,’ a Symbol of Greek Bravery and Freedom

When one thinks of Greece's War of Independence in 1821 and the great heroes like Kolokotronis and Karaiskakis, they would inevitably think of the...

World Conference on Aristotle to be Held in Thessaloniki May 23-28

The international congress entitled "Aristotle 2400 Years" will take place in Thessaloniki, Ancient Stageira and Ancient Mieza, May 23-28. The Aristotle University celebrates the anniversary...

Ancient Text Reveals Epic Battle Between Greeks and Goths at Thermopylae

An ancient text recently revealed indicates that in 262 there was another battle at Thermopylae that essentially saved Greece from the Goths, says a...

Ancient Greek Historian Plutarch Might Have Been the First Vegetarian

Ancient Greek historian Plutarch could be considered the first outspoken vegetarian, as he was considering that it is "immoral" to eat animal flesh. In his...

Amphipolis Tomb Confirmed to Belong to the Era of Alexander the Great

Archaeologists and historians have confirmed that the tomb discovered at the Casta Hill of Amphipolis belongs to the era of Alexander the Great. A detailed frieze...