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The Big Exodus: Athenians Desert the City En Masse for August Holiday

Athens is starting to look like a deserted city as the last remaining Athenians flock to ports, bus and train terminals for the traditional...

Locals Revive Old Religious Tradition on Greek Island of Patmos

August 15 in almost here and Greeks are preparing for all the customs and traditions that will take place in celebration of Panagia, the...

Dormition of Theotokos: The ‘Easter’ of Summer

Greeks consider the Dormition of Theotokos on August 15 to be the "Easter" of summer and celebrate it with great splendor throughout the country. In...

The Great Greek Summer Escape

Greeks will be leaving their cities for vacation over the weekend, on the occasion of the Dormition of Virgin Mary on August 15. They are expected...

Chalkidiki Tops Most Searched August 15 Destinations for Greeks

August 15 in Greece celebrates the Virgin Mary and is accompanied by festivities and traditional rituals across the country. This, along with the fact...

Northern Greece: Family Tragedy on August 15

A tragic incident that shocked Greece took place today, August 15, on the day of Virgin Mary’s Dormition, in Egnatia motorway near Thessaloniki. A 47-year-old...

Dormition of Virgin Mary – Greek August 15 Customs

On August 15, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the dormition of Virgin Mary and her resurrection before entering Heaven. The Dormition of the Virgin is the...

Heat Wave Expected on August 15 in Greece

According to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (EMY), a heat wave is expected to hit Greece on August 15, the day marking the Dormition of...

One Billion Tranche to be Disbursed by August 15

The release of the next installment of one billion euros according to the Greek bailout program is expected to take place by August 15,...

August 15, 1940: The Torpedoing of the Warship Elli on Tinos

Times of peace. August 15, 1940, 8:25 a.m. The Italian submarine Delfino fires three torpedoes at the Greek protected cruiser Elli at port on...

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