Historic Greek City of Eleusis to Become “European Culture Capital 2021”

Only 20 km (12 miles) from Athens, Elefsina (Eleusis) is an ancient city which became an industrial hub in the nineteenth century. Over the...

The Imia Crisis: When Greece Faced War in the Aegean (video)

Unlikely as it may seem, a dispute over salvage rights between Turkish and Greek captains was the trigger for a series of events which...

The History of the Parthenon Marbles

2016 marked 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous Parthenon Marbles, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles", the culture crime...

Epiphany: From Epirus, to Crete, the Blessing of the Waters

The Greek Orthodox feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th each year across the globe. This Epiphany, Greece found itself in the...

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...

Christmas Carols From Every Corner of Greece (videos)

Greece is a country where traditions and customs are a part of modern, everyday life. Most holidays in Greece are celebrated traditionally, and Christmas...

The Dance of Zalongo and the Self-Sacrifice of Greek Women

The Dance of Zalongo is considered to be a monumental act of bravery and defiance against the Ottoman rulers by the women of Epirus,...

Kalavryta: The Bloodiest Nazi Massacre in Greece (video)

December 13, 1943 marks the date of the worst atrocity committed in Greece by the Nazi occupying forces, as more than 500 innocent civilians...

Two Ancient Greek Finds Among “Top 10 Discoveries of 2018”

A clay tablet inscribed with thirteen verses of Homer's "Odyssey" found at Ancient Olympia, and the wreck of a 2,400-year-old Greek merchant ship found...

Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Cyprus’ Heritage

Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the...
Greece, a nation closely related to the sea since Ancient times

Why Greeks Traditionally Decorate a Boat Instead of a Christmas Tree

Naxos Beach. To Karavaki The most traditional symbol you will find in Greece during the holidays is a small boat decorated with lights, usually placed in...

Dekemvriana: Ground Zero in the Greek Civil War

December 3, 1944 saw one of the bloodiest and most polarizing incidents in the history of the Greek civil war. Known as "Dekemvriana" (from...

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