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...

December 1st 1913: Crete Unites with Greece (video)

On November 1st, 1913, Sultan Mehmed the 5th resigned from every right of domination over the Great Ocean. Exactly one month later, Crete was...

Dozens of Ancient Greek Shipwrecks Found Looted off Albanian Coast

Dozens of ancient ships, many of them dating back two millennia, are lying on the sea bottom 450 km off the coast of Albania,...

The Greek Tragedy of Christina Onassis: The Short Life of an Unhappy Heiress

On a warm South American night 30 years ago, on November 19, 1988, Christina Onassis, the golden heiress of the Onassis shipping fortune, died...

The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy, or simply, ''The Academy'', was a famous school in ancient Athens founded by Plato in 428/427 BC and located a couple of...

Onassis vs. Niarchos: The Battle of the Legendary Greek Tycoons

Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos had two completely different personalities, but one common destiny -- to shape the 20th century in Greece. Aristotle Onassis was born...

How Arkadi Became a Universal Symbol of Self Sacrifice for Freedom

To this day, the "Holocaust of Arkadi" remains a universal symbol of self-sacrifice for freedom in the face of barbarism, while filling another page...

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