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29 May 1453: The Day Constantinople Fell

The fall of Constantinople that occurred on 29 May 1453 was the final phase of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1453) and the darkest page in...

The Great Fighters of Greece’s War of Independence

The Greek War of Independence of 1821 is the stuff of legend, as the outnumbered, poorly armed Greeks fought against an entire empire with...

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...

When Greeks Took Back Acropolis From the Ottomans in 1822

The takeover of Acropolis by the Greek rebels on June 9, 1822 was a crucial step in Greece's War of Independence against the ruling...

564 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire (Video)

May 29 marks the 56th anniversary of the siege and capture of the magnificent Christian Orthodox city of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the...

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...

Thessaloniki Celebrates 104th Liberation Anniversary

The First Balkan War in 1912, found Greece and allies Bulgaria and Serbia close to defeating the faltering Ottoman Empire in the Macedonia region. The...

Erdogan Doubts Lausanne Treaty Again; Feels Nostalgic for Ottoman Empire

  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again referred to the Lausanne Peace Treaty of 1923 stating that his country has been "trapped" in this...

What Do Greeks Have Against Tuesday the 13th?

Like the Anglo-Saxons consider Friday the 13th a bad luck day, Greeks have branded Tuesday the 13th as a day you'd rather stay home...

The History Behind Thessaloniki’s Hottest Neighborhood

One of the most "famous" districts in Thessaloniki that attracts both tourists as well as locals is "Ladadika" -- a historical neighborhood that has...

Defense Minister Urges Greeks to Stand Behind Govt

National Defense Minister Panos Kammenos urged all Greeks on Sunday to unite in the Greek government’s current struggle to achieve a deal, regardless...

562 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire [VIDEO]

The fall of Constantinople was the result of a three month siege by the Ottoman army, led by Sultan Mehmed II. At the time, Emperor...

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