September 18, 1834: Athens Becomes the Capital of Greece

When Athens was officially declared the capital of the newly established Greek State on September 18, 1834, it was a small village of 7,000...

10 Phrases That Only Greeks Will Understand

Every language has its own peculiarities and sometimes many phrases may sound weird to someone who is not a native speaker. The Greek language is, of...

First Taiji Health Center Overseas Opens in Greece

On September 15, history was made in Athens, Greece, as the first Taiji (Tai Chi) Health Center overseas celebrated its opening at a ceremony...

First Underwater Gallery on Greek Island of Amorgos (video)

A unique art exhibition that takes place entirely underwater will be held September 19-22 in the deep, blue waters of the Greek island of...

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...

Rare Icon of Virgin Mary Attributed to Evangelist Luke Comes to Thessaloniki

A rare icon of Virgin Mary from the Palaiologos Byzantine era (13th - 15the century AD), attributed to Luke the Evangelist, comes to Thessaloniki...

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...

Acropolis Museum Hosts Magnificent Artifacts from Beijing’s Forbidden City (photos)

Rarely seen artifacts outside China are on display at the Acropolis Museum in Athens in an exhibition celebrating Chinese culture and history. The exhibits, including...

Tinos: How This Unique Greek Island will Enchant You

As you leave on the ferry from Porto Rafti, begin to prepare yourself to be enchanted by Tinos - you'll be arriving there in...

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...

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