How Greece Marks the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

There are many customs and festivals organized all over Greece on Aug. 15 in commemoration of the Virgin Mary. This day is a public holiday...

Greek Islanders Climb the ‘Zig-Zag Path’ on Aug. 15 Feast Day

Folegandros is a small, quiet Greek island that remains virtually unknown to tourists. However, for Greeks, this island is steeped in the legend of the...

August 15, 1940: Italians Torpedo Greek Cruiser ‘Elli’ as a Precursor to War

It was August 15, 1940 and thousands of Greek Orthodox faithful were gathered at the Church of Panagia on Tinos Island to worship the...

Tensions Between Greece and Turkey Escalate, Turkish FM Blames Greece

On Tuesday, tensions between Greece and Turkey continued to rise and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu put the blame for this on Greece. “In their...

Two Greek Soldiers Released from Turkish Custody

According to reports from the Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu, the two Greek soldiers who accidentally crossed into Turkey and were arrested on charges...

Athens Empties as Greeks Leave for Summer Vacation

With the approach of the Aug. 15 holiday, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, the last wave of Athenians left the capital city for...

‘Russian Onassis’ Dmitry Rybolovlev Enjoys Dinner on Mykonos (video)

Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev decided to leave his own enchanting island in the Ionian Sea and spend some time on Mykonos. Rybolovlev arrived on Mykonos...

Greece Braces for Turkey’s Intention to Drill for Gas in Cyprus’ EEZ

In the midst of the economic crisis in Turkey, Athens is concerned over the possibility that Ankara might drill for gas deposits in the...

Greek Weather Warning Looms over August 15 Holiday

Greece is facing heavy storms on Wednesday, with the authorities issuing a warning ahead of the public holiday tomorrow. According to the Hellenic National Meteorological...

New Finds Reveal More of Greek Goddess’ Sanctuary

Archaeologists have discovered new findings in the sanctuary of Artemis, east of Amarynthos in Evia, central Greece. The Artemis sanctuary was discovered in 2017 in...

Elliniko Casino Moves Closer to Becoming Reality with Start of Consultation Process for Casino...

The consultation process has started for the approval of a casino license for the massive Elliniko casino project, according to The Hellenic Gaming Commission...

Greece Hit by 103,000 Thunderbolts in July

Nearly 103,000 thunderbolts, the highest number in the last 14 years, occurred in Greece in July, the Athens National Observatory's Meteo Service said on...

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