Flashback to the Greek Peasants’ Uprising

The statue of the unknown farmer marks the place in Thessaly, central Greece, when more than a century ago poor farmers started a revolt...

Greece Remembers the Emblematic Melina Mercouri

It has been 24 years since Melina Mercouri died this day in 1994 but her picture in front of the Parthenon that adorns the...

Grigoris Afxentiou: A True Greek-Cypriot Hero (video)

It was March 3, 1957 when emblematic Cypriot hero Grigoris Afxentiou was burned by the ruling British troops during the four-year war for the...

Kostis Palamas: The Great Poet of Hellenism

One of the top Greek poets of modern literature was also one of the most inspiring figures of Hellenism, as the works of Kostis...

Restored Ancient Greek Palace Gets Ready for Visitors

Work is proceeding at a rapid rate to prepare the ancient Greek palace of Philip II at Aigai, in the Pella region, for public...

Lafcadio Hearn: The Writer who Merged Greek and Japanese Cultures

Lafcadio Hearn, a unique figure in international literature, began his life in Greece and spent the rest of his career becoming a citizen of...

Greek Father of the ‘Pap Smear’ Saved Countless Lives (video)

It is low-cost, effective and may have saved the lives of countless women since it was invented in 1943. The 'Pap smear' -- named after...

Thessaloniki Displays Rare 17th-Century Aegean Maps (photos)

An exhibition of a previously unseen map collection of the Aegean archipelago has opened in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The rare 333-year-old maps...

Drone Footage Captures Eerie Greek Shipwreck (video)

A spectacular drone video of an eerie shipwreck in the southern Peloponnese is lighting up Greek social media. The video by Up Drones depicts the...

Greece Caught in 1999 ‘Debacle’ over PKK Chief’s Arrest

February 1999 was a month when relations between Greece, Turkey and the United States were put to the test, as the Greek authorities tried...

The Greek Titanic: The Shipwreck that Cost More than 4,000 Lives (video)

One of the worst maritime tragedies in history took place in Greece and cost almost four times as many lives as the Titanic; yet...

Gorgopotamos Bridge “Retired” for Trains

The historical Gorgopotamos Bridge in central Greece stopped serving trains as of Saturday, putting an end to over a century of service. From now on,...

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