Christina Onassis: The Short Life of an Unfortunate Heiress

On a warm South American night 29 years ago, on November 19, 1988, Christina Onassis, golden heiress of the Onassis fortune passed away in...

Never Forget Bouboulinas Street

By Leslie Absher I spent the first years of my childhood living in Athens during the junta, brought to Greece by my CIA dad for...

Polytechnic Uprising: Destitute Greek Republic’s Last Remaining Memorial

The Polytechnic School uprising against the military dictatorship 44 years ago; an overflow of resistance by the Greek people against the junta, is the...

Germany’s Occupation of Greece: A Massacre and Some “Beautiful Souvenirs”

The role of German archaeologists during the occupation in Greece, is being examined by the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung in an article published in its...

Mayor of Thessaloniki Vows to Preserve City’s Ottoman Heritage

The mayor of Thessaloniki said the city is getting ready to uncover more Ottoman heritage -- including mosques and baths -- and plans to...

Chios Celebrates 105th Anniversary of Liberation from the Ottomans (video)

105 years since the liberation of Chios from the Ottomans the people of the island are taking part in ceremonies to mark the occasion. The...

Photos by a Genius: How an American Philhellene Captured the Acropolis in the 19th...

William James Stillman an American journalist, diplomat, author, historian, and photographer captured the magic of Acropolis in 1870 in a series of carbon prints. Relatively...

How the Holocaust of Arkadi Put an End to Legitimacy of Ottoman Rule in...

Although mainland Greece had been liberated from the Ottomans since the late 1820s, Crete was still suffering under Sultan rule. The Ottoman oppression forced the...

The Liberty Ships and the Beginning of Post-War Greek Maritime Rule

After the end of World War II, a few far-sighted entrepreneurs took the first steps in making Greece the world's leading maritime power, that it...

Tombs of Vergina: 40 Years Since Andronikos Unearthed the Macedonian Gems

Forty years ago today, one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the world, and the definitive proof of Macedonia's Greek origin, was announced...

232 Years Old and Counting: The Oldest Coffee Shop in Greece (photos, video)

  With the arrival of winter, the seaside region of Pelion is undoubtedly a popular destination amongst Greeks, for short getaways from the noisy cities. Although...

Archaeologists Discover ‘Masterpiece’ Sealstone in Greek Tomb

University of Cincinnati researchers unearthed an intricately carved gem; or sealstone, which they believe is one of the finest works of prehistoric Greek art ever...

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