100 Years Since the Pontian Genocide

  It has been 100 years since the Pontian Genocide, and Pontic Greeks remember May 19 as a black day each and every year. At...

Historic Decision Made to Rebuild Part of the Parthenon

The Greek Central Archaeological Council (KAS) decided on Wednesday that a part of the Parthenon, now in ruins on the Athens Acropolis, is to be...

You’d Better Believe it: Fascinating Facts about Greece

Everyone knows that Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, the birthplace of democracy, that it has a stunningly beautiful coastline, and that our...

Greek Fossils Suggest Human Ancestors Evolved in Europe, Not Africa

A brand-new analysis of fossils recovered in the 1990's in the village of Nikiti, northern Greece, supports the controversial idea that the apes which...

Greece Renews Demand for Hundreds of Billions in War Reparations from Germany

The Greek parliament on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion which demands that Germany pay more than 300 billion euros in reparations...

Acropolis Museum Debunks Claims Elgin Had Sultan’s Permission to Obtain Marbles

Dimitris Pantermalis, a professor and the curator of the Acropolis Museum, debunked on Monday claims that the Earl of Elgin had obtained permission from...

Why Orthodox and Western Easter Are on Different Dates

Greece is slowly but surely coming closer to the great feast of Easter -- a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many...

Ancient Greek Shipwrecks to Become Underwater Museums

Greece is relaxing its strict regulations regarding its rich underwater heritage and has recently announced that it will allow divers to tour the sites...

How the Aphrodite of Milos Statue Shaped the Western Idea of Female Beauty

The statue of Aphrodite of Milos, which was discovered on April 8, 1820, changed western culture in the 19th century, creating a certain ambivalence...

Greece Calls Erdogan’s Threat to Turn Hagia Sophia into a Mosque an Insult

The Greek government responded on Monday to Turkish President's Erdogan's threat to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque by saying that this represents an...

Massive Military Parade Marks Greek National Day

Greece commemorated on Monday the 198th anniversary of the 1821 War of Independence against 400 years of Ottoman rule with the annual military parade...

How the Greek Revolution Inspired Philhellenism Around the World

The 1821 Greek Revolution erupted into the world of the early nineteenth century as Europe was being shaken to its roots by riots in...

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