March 25th Parade has Additional Significance this Year (video)

The annual March 25th parade in Athens in honor of Greece's 1821 War of Independence had additional significance this year since the country is...

The Great Fighters of Greece’s War of Independence

The Greek War of Independence of 1821 is the stuff of legend, as the outnumbered, poorly armed Greeks fought against an entire empire with...

Filiki Eteria: The Diaspora Secret Society That Sparked Greek Independence

Filiki Eteria (Φιλική Εταιρία) -- or the Society of Friends -- played a crucial role in the uprising which led to Greece's War of...

Tsarouchi: The Boot of the Brave Greek Warrior

The tsarouchi -- the flat, hard-soled shoe with the famous large tassel -- is an iconic part of the Greek traditional costume. It is the...

Greek Authorities to Restore Ottoman Mosque on Lesvos

A ruined mosque on the Greek island of Lesvos is to be restored as part of a €1.2-million ($1.4 million) program of renovation works. Yeni Mosque...

Holocaust Survivor Leads Thessaloniki Remembrance March

Retracing the steps that brought him to the Auschwitz concentration camp 75 years ago, 92-year-old Holocaust survivor Moshe Aelion on Sunday took his wheelchair...

Eleftherios Venizelos: The Controversial Leader Who Expanded Greek Borders

Born in Mournies, Chania on August 23, 1864, Eleftherios Venizelos served seven times as Greece's prime minister. For most, he was the country's most...

Remains of 108 WWII Greek Soldiers Found in Albania

The remains of 108 Greek soldiers killed during a WWII advance in Albania, as Greece repelled an attempted invasion by Italian forces, have so...

Flashback to the Turbulent Life of Greek Tycoon Aristotle Onassis

Born in Smyrna on January 15, 1906, Aristotle Onassis was to become Greece's pioneer in shipping, his name still reverberating today as the Greek...

Thessaloniki Unveils Holocaust Memorial Events

Greece's second city, Thessaloniki, will pay tribute to the victims of the WWII Holocaust with a series of events starting next week. The northern city,...

International Women’s Day: Greece Last on Gender Equality EU List

Many Greek men may be sending flowers to their beloved women on Thursday, but the fact remains that Greece ranks last in the EU...

Thessaloniki Mosaics Destined for New Metro Station (photos)

Late-Roman mosaics found during work on Thessaloniki’s metro will be extracted, cleaned and be exhibited at the same station they were excavated in, the...

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