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Flashback to Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy Wedding

One of the most unlikely -and polarizing- weddings in the all-time celebrity pantheon took place 49 years ago, when Greek shipping magnet Aristotle Onassis...

Free Candies and the First Frappe: Historic Moments from the Thessaloniki International Fair

The Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) is the most important international annual fair for the entire Balkan region and the largest in Greece. Thousands of visitors...

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:...

How Rich Greeks Once Paid Taxes…Back in Ancient Times

Hard to imagine, but back in the days of the Ancient Greece, the richest of the rich competed to pay the most taxes, while...

Evangelistria Monastery, The Cradle of Modern Greece

The Evangelistria Monastery holds the story of Modern Greece in the walls, hallways and courtyards. This historical structure, on the Greek island of Skiathos...

Greeks Make Formal Request to Louvre: Return Venus de Milo

It has been almost 200 years since the famous Greek statue known to Greeks as Aphrodite of Milos, or Venus de Milo, was discovered...

International Hellenic Associaton Pens Open Letter to Turkey’s President Erdogan Concerning Irredentist Claims

The International Hellenic Associaton sent an open letter to the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan following his recent statements: Dear President...

The Athletes Behind Greece’s 120 Years of Olympic Medals

Greece is the birthplace of the Olympics and ever since the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, Greece has participated in all of the...

Spyros Louis: The Original Olympic Marathon Hero Who Did it All to Impress a...

How did a young man born into a poor peasant family who helped his father make a living as a water carrier plot to...

Who Are the Most Famous Women Named “Maria”?

There are many famous people who have "Maria" for their first name. It's no wonder since Maria is a female name in many diverse cultures spanning...

‘Of Heroes and Villains’: Kalavryta Holocaust and Hitler’s Banning of Comic Books on the...

Until recently the subject of the banning of comic books in Nazi Germany was very rarely discussed. However, a film production company called TerraMagma Pictures...

This Is the Story of Greek Ice Cream

Everyone loves ice cream and it is a fond childhood memory for all. So where does this yummy summertime treat originate from in Greece? How did it...

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