Athens Railway Turns 150: Flashback to When History Was Made (Photos)

The Piraeus-Kifissia Electric Railway, known to most as the "Ilektrikos" has been in operation for almost 150 years, during which time it has significantly...

How a Shipwreck Transformed a Pristine Beach in Greece’s Zakynthos (video)

It is perhaps the most photographed ship wreck in the world. Lying on a sandy beach in the north-western coast of Zakynthos since October...

Greece’s Kalamata Remembers Deadly 1986 Earthquake (Photos, Video)

Residents of Greece's Kalamata on Thursday marked the 32nd anniversary of the deadly earthquake that flattened parts of the city and claimed the lives...

What an Ancient Greek Wrestler Taught Us About Building Strength

Nearly 2,500 years ago, a Greek man, Milo of Croton, a man of incredible strength and athleticism, taught us the three basic principles of building...

96 Years Since the Catastrophe of Smyrna (Photos and Video)

Today marks 96 years since the Catastrophe of Smyrna, modern-day Izmir in the Turkish coast on the Aegean sea. It was a cataclysmic event of...

Flashback to the First Reported Hijacking in Greece (Video)

During the Civil War, on September 12th 1948, the first reported hijacking in Greece occurred when 6 pro-communist students, who wanted passage to Yugoslavia,...

Newly Restored Rotunda is One of Thessaloniki’s Oldest Religious Sites

Severely damaged by the 1978 Thessaloniki earthquake, the newly restored Rotunda is one of the city's oldest religious sites and a tourist landmark, a...

Turkey’s Kristallnacht: When Greeks Were Targeted at the Istanbul Pogrom (photos)

On September 6 1955 the Polites, short for Konstantinoupolites, namely the Greeks of Istanbul, were targeted in a violent pogrom carefully fabricated by the...

How The Greeks Knew That The Earth Was Round 2,500 Years Ago

It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that we managed to launch satellites into space and determine the exact kilometers of the circumference of the...

September 5, 1944: Greek 17-Year-Old Heroine is Executed by Nazis

The name of Hero Konstantopoulou will remain in Greek history as synonymous to bravery and patriotism, as the 17-year-old girl was killed by the...

New Museum in Lamia Will Preserve the History of Greek War of Independence

Agreements have been reached this week between the board of the Athens War Museum and regional authorities for Lamia to get its own Museum...

Ancient Greek ‘Dragon Homes’ Still Standing

They call them "drakospita" (dragon homes), even though they have nothing to do with dragons, but their architecture is still admired today for its...

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