April 21, 2017: The 50th Anniversary of a Dark Day in Greece’s Modern History...

Athenians who are over 50 years old probably have some memories of that Spring morning of April in 1967, when the radio was playing...

How Lamb, Chocolate and Eggs Became Easter Traditions

Around the world people are gearing up to celebrate Easter with friends and family. There are different cultural aspects that influence the festivities, however,...

Rare video of Easter in Greece the Civil War – 1947

A rare documentary video, located in the British archives Bristish Pathe, depicts the Easter celebration in Greece, the years of civil war and particularly...

What Do Greeks Celebrate on Holy Wednesday?

The ceremonial traditions that Greeks carry out at the Church for Holy Wednesday are seeped stories from the Gospel of Matthew which tells the story...

Turkish President Provokes Greece over Hagia Sophia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues his provocations against Greece by saying he will go for Muslim prayer in Hagia Sophia on Holy Friday...

The Story Behind the First Greek Flag (Video)

The first Greek flag was made on the island of Skiathos at the Holy Monastery of Evangelistria in the year 1807. It was made on a...

Special Traffic Measures in Central Athens for March 25 Parades on Friday, Saturday

Traffic police on Thursday announced special traffic measures in the center of Athens on Friday and Saturday, due to the school and military parades...

Music and Sculpture at National Archaeological Museum Events on Monday

In a tribute to the "muses" that have inspired artists from antiquity up to the present day, the National Archaeological Museum in Athens is...

Kalavryta: The First Greek City Liberated From the Ottomans

On March 21, 1821 the Greek rebels started the siege of Kalavryta, making it the first Greek town that was liberated from the Ottomans, thus...

Reflecting on The Great Fire of Smyrna and Turkey’s Current Irredentist Rhetoric

Uzay Bulut, a Turkish journalist and political analyst formerly based in Ankara who now resides in Washington, D.C., has written an article called: Turkey:...

The Heroines of the Greek War of Independence

The role that Greek women played in the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire is not to be overlooked, as they helped shape...

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...

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