The Massacre of Hundreds of Civilians at Viannos, Crete, Still Haunts Greece

The Viannos area massacres, known as the “Viannos Holocaust,” was a mass extermination campaign launched by Nazi forces against the civilian residents of around...

Marathon Swim Recreated After 2,500 Years in Greece

Exactly 2,500 years after it first happened, the epic marathon swim by Hydna and her father Scyllis, in 480 BC, was replicated recently by...

The Destruction of Smyrna: When Hellenism was Brutally Erased from Asia Minor

September 12, 1922 marks one of the darkest days of Hellenism as Smyrna, one of the most prosperous and beautiful cities on the Mediterranean...
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Kastellorizo: The First Greek Land Liberated from the Nazis

On September 13, 1943, a Greek destroyer sailed in all its glory to the small port of Kastellorizo, the south-easternmost island of Greece, marking...

Flashback to First Plane Hijacking in Greece

During the Civil War, on September 12th 1948, the first reported hijacking in Greece occurred when six pro-communist students, who wanted passage to Yugoslavia,...
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Brutal Murder of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna Still Haunts Greece

On September 10 or 11, 1922, just two days before the great fire of Smyrna which marked the end of Hellenism in Asia Minor,...

Ancient Greek History Revived Through Pioneering Virtual Reality Project

Should you feel tempted to experience a breathtaking virtual reality revival of the major Bronze Age eruption of the volcano of Santorini, the siege...

Themistocles: The Brilliant Leader Who Led Ancient Athenians in the Battles of Salamis and...

The truth is sometimes a difficult thing to be absolutely sure of when looking back on events which transpired in the glory days of...

September 6, 1955: The Violent Istanbul Pogrom Against Greeks

The Greeks in Istanbul were a longstanding, thriving community comprised mostly of families of merchants. In 1955 their population was about 100,000 and they...
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Mastiha: The Unique Mastic Gum of Chios People Call ‘White Gold’

Mastic, often referred to as the "Tears of Chios" or the "White Gold of Chios," is a product produced only on that particular Greek...

Parthenon Shines Under Full Moon — and New Lighting

After nine months of hard work and preparation, the first test of new lighting on the Acropolis finally illuminated the Parthenon on Wednesday night. The...

Ministry of Culture Markets Facemasks With Patterns Inspired by Ancient Greece

Acknowledging the current need for their widespread use, The Greek Ministry of Culture is now marketing fabric facemasks inspired by Ancient Greece so that...

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