The Original Names of the City Athens and Their History

The origin of how one of the oldest cities in the world, Athens, attained its current name is a complicated story. Although few people are...

Rare Footage Shows Bombing of Piraeus [Video]

On January 11, 1944, English aircraft bombed German targets in Piraeus, Greece, for three hours, starting at 12pm. The city suffered great damages due...

Political Refugees’ Happy Homecoming

The exhibition Happy Homecoming ... -Greek Communities of Political Refugees in Eastern Europe, will be hosted in Thessaloniki from March 2-22, 2013, at the...

Dance of Zalongo and the Self-Sacrifice of Greek Women

The Dance of Zalongo is considered to be a monumental act of bravery and defiance against the Ottoman rulers by the women of Epirus,...

Holocaust Survivors Receive Graduation Certificates

According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 157 graduation certificates were found in a school in Greece. The students who were to receive them...

Nazi Butcher of 44,000 Thessaloniki Jews Officially Dead

Wanted for almost 70 years by German and international authorities, Alois Brunner, the Nazi war criminal who sent 44,000 Thessaloniki Jews to death camps,...

Olympic Marathon Runner Spyros Louis To Appear On New €2 Coin

The first modern-day Olympic Marathon winner at the 1896 Summer Olympics Spyros (Spyridon) Louis will be featured on around 750,000 new €2 coins that will be released later...

Greek Minister Wants Changes in History Class Approach in Schools

Greek history class could soon be taking a different approach. During an interview with Kathimerini newspaper, Deputy Education Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou expressed her grievances with...

Scientists: Santorini Tsunami of 1650 BC Caused by Pyroclastic Flows, Not Caldera Collapse

The 1650 BC eruption of the Santorini volcano triggered tsunamis that heavily damaged coastal towns and disrupted vital shipping and trade operations, a new...

The Largest Underwater Greek Flag [Video]

The Samos Divers Association celebrated Greek Independence Day on March 25 in their own unique way this year. Taking advantage of the good weather conditions,...
Greece, a nation closely related to the sea since Ancient times

Why Greeks Traditionally Decorate a Boat Instead of a Christmas Tree

  To Karavaki The most traditional symbol you will find in Greece during the holidays is a small boat decorated with lights, usually placed in the...

Armata Festival in Spetses

A number of spectacular events and celebrations were held again this year on the beautiful Greek island of Spetses, on the occasion of the Armata Festival, on...

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