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Acropolis Reopens, Along With 200 Other Greek Archaeological Sites

A lone tourist was among the first to enter the archaeological site on the Acropolis on Monday, as authorities opened up more than 200...

The Handshake: Ancient Greek Gesture May Fade Away in Post-Coronavirus Era

Out of all the gestures of greeting used today around the globe, the handshake is the most widely used. The first nearly-universal way of...

Greek Resistance Hero Manolis Glezos Dies at 98

Second World War Resistance fighter turned politician Manolis Glezos passed away on Monday at the age of 98. Glezos is best remembered for his heroic act, together...
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Martyrs for the Greek Language: How the Orthodox Church Saved Greek During Ottoman Rule

The reason that the Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule is mainly due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and...

Kostas Voutsas: Greek Film and TV Icon Dies at 88

Kostas Voutsas, one of the best actors of his generation and an icon for Greek cinema and television, dies early on Wednesday. He was...

Greek Language Day: The Mother of All Western Languages

The Greek language now has its own World Day, which is celebrated annually every February 9, the day which also honors the memory of...

The Holocaust of Greek Jews

Once thriving communities in several Greek cities, about 59,000 Greek Jews were victims of the Holocaust or 83 percent of the total number living in...

The Unimaginable Bravery of the Men Who Saved the Greek Jews of Zakynthos

The Greek island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is famous all across the world for its splendid natural beauty and the incomparable hospitality...

Greek Composer Thanos Mikroutsikos Dies at 72

Thanos Mikroutsikos one of the most influential Greek composers of recent decades has died on Saturday at the age of 72. Mikroutsikos died at the...

The Most Important Ancient Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2019

2019 was another year of major archaeological discoveries, not only in Greece but across the Mediterranean basin, where the different phases of Greek antiquity...

Kids from Around the World Learning Greek Online Host Unique Christmas Party

By Ada Leivada Christmas is the biggest celebration around the world; a joyous affair for families and communities where its members get together to create...

Uniquely Greek Christmas Customs

Christmas holiday customs have become globalized in the past few decades, with Santa Claus or the Christmas tree appearing in unusual places, and even...

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