When Two 18-Year-Old Greek Boys Tore Down the Symbol of Nazi Occupation

On this day, May 30, 1941, the Nazi flag was torn down from the Acropolis by Manolis Glezos and Lakis Santas. The two 18-year-old youths risked everything as they...

Greece Condemns Muslim Prayers at Hagia Sophia

Greek officials responded this week to plans by Turkey to celebrate the 567th anniversary since the fall of Istanbul by offering Muslim prayers at...

The Historical Memory of Constantinople, 567 Years After the Fall

Michael Goodyear* May 29, 1453: the final Ottoman assault on Constantinople succeeds. Ottoman cannon fire had battered the great Theodosian Walls of the city. The...
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Was Helen Really to Blame for the Trojan War – or Just a Scapegoat?

By Jan Haywood* The legend of Troy is one of the oldest stories ever told, but it certainly reached a new audience through Wolfgang Petersen’s...

Hundreds of Outdoor Cultural Events Scheduled Across Greece this Summer

Greece's Ministry of Culture announced on Monday a series of 251 events and performances at 111 archaeological sites and museums across the country to...

May 28, 1952: Greek Women Earn the Right to be Elected

After many decades of struggle, Greek women finally won the right to be elected to Parliament on May 28, 1952. It then took more than...

Hippocrates: The Greek Father of Modern Medicine

Born on The island of Kos, c. 460 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates is considered the father of medicine, as he was the first...

New Smartphone App Opens Famed Greek Monasteries to the World

Locked-down would-be tourists who are longing to visit Greece can still enjoy the magnificent views of the Meteora monasteries and even walk alongside the...

Anna Bulgari, Heiress of the Iconic Luxury Brand, Dies at 93

Anna Bulgari Calissoni, heiress to the Italian jewelry dynasty Bvlgari, the iconic luxury brand, has passed away at the age of 93. The heiress died...

For 2500 Years Greeks – Even Alexander The Great – Have Loved Ice Cream

How long have the Greeks had a love affair with ice cream? How about since at least one hundred years before Alexander the Great? In...

Greeks Worldwide Celebrate Saints Constantine and Helen

For many Greeks May 21 is a festive day as the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Constantine, the founder of Constantinople, and his mother...

Greece To Prohibit Tall Buildings Blocking View Of Acropolis

A government decree is expected to prohibit the construction of buildings over five stories tall in the area surrounding Athens’ world-renowned Acropolis. In a bid...

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