Greek Student Who Set Himself on Fire for Freedom Remembered

Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of geology who was attending university in Italy, set himself on fire in Genoa on September 19, 1970 as...

Greeks Commemorate Nazi Atrocities at Viannos on September 16

Locals and government officials honored the memory of the 500 victims of the Viannos Holocaust by the Nazis on September 14-16, 1943 with ceremonies...

Maria Callas: The Diva Lives on

It's hard to think it's more than 40 years since her death of Maria Callas, mostly because her immortal voice lives on, along with...

Rare Art Nouveau Building in Athens Praised by UNESCO Reopens after Full Renovation

Acropole Palace, an emblematic building in Athens that UNESCO has designated as one of Europe's most important examples of art nouveau architecture, is opening again...

Greek President Pavlopoulos: British Museum’s Refusal to Return Parthenon Sculptures ‘Offensive to British Culture...

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Friday delivered a clear message on the immediate return of the Parthenon sculptures from the British...

Classical-era Shipwreck off Greek Island of Alonnisos Accessible to Visitors Next Summer

One of the oldest shipwrecks in the world, the Classical-era shipwreck at Peristera, off Alonnisos island, will start to operate as a museum in...
Ergon House Agora (marketplace) from above, showing part of its vertical herb garden and produce section

Food Tourism in Athens: Exploring Greek Culinary Traditions

Greece is a culinary tourist’s paradise, with a surprising variety of traditional cuisine for such a small country. For visitors who want to start...

Prominent Greek Poet Nanos Valaoritis Dies at 98

Prominent Greek poet and novelist Nanos Valaoritis died on Friday morning at the age of 98. The causes of his death are still unknown. Ioannis...

The Catastrophe of Smyrna: Genocide of Greeks in Asia Minor Remembered

Today marks 97 years since the Catastrophe of Smyrna, the modern-day city of Izmir on the Turkish coast of the Aegean sea. It was a...

The Battle at Marathon Which Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago

It was in September in the year 490 BC when, just 42 kilometers (26 miles) outside of Athens, a vastly-outnumbered army of brave soldiers...

Thessaloniki Metro Suffers New Delay as Controversy Brews Over Ancient Finds

The recent announcement by Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis regarding the removal of antiquities found during the construction of Thessaloniki's Venizelos Metro Station has sparked...

Greek Culture Minister Mendoni Slams British Museum Over Parthenon Gallery’s Condition

Lina Mendoni, Greece's Minister of Culture and Sports, issued a statement on Wednesday morning regarding the condition of the British Museum gallery which houses the...

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