The Benizelos Mansion: The Oldest Athenian House Which is Now a Museum

For centuries Athens has been home to spectacular monuments that date all the way back to the peak of Ancient Greek civilization. The Parthenon, as...

Evzone Featured in Iconic Photo in Historic LIFE Magazine 79 Years Ago

It was mid-December 1940, approximately fifty days after the outbreak of the Greco-Italian war, when the American magazine ''LIFE'' featured a Greek Evzone on...

Could Greece Force EU to Demand Repatriation of Parthenon Marbles after Brexit?

As Britain leaves the European Union, it is taking with it one of its members' most invaluable cultural treasures. It is likely now that...

Christmas in Athens in All Its Vintage Glory

Nostalgia may be a way to avoid thinking about the challenges of the modern world, and yes, perhaps the glorification of the past is...

A Century Later World Finally Awakens to the Ottoman Genocide of Christians

By Michael Goodyear* In the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the Ottoman government under the Committee of Union and Progress (“CUP”) orchestrated massacres of...

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...

How Did Bronze Age Greeks Know About Asian Monkeys?

Scientists have debated for years over why Bronze Age wall paintings at the ancient settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini depict...

Mystery on Mount Athos: Woman’s Bones Discovered in Monastery

A group of scientists announced on Sunday in Thessaloniki that they had discovered bones "most certainly" belonging to a woman who was buried centuries...

Greek Man Wants to Honor the Memory of Pontians in Arctic Adventure

Adventurer Christos Vasileiadis is a Greek man who not only loves taking on challenges in the snow. He is a man with deep respect...

Giorgos Seferis: The First Greek Poet to Be Awarded the Nobel Prize

On December 10, 1963, Greek diplomat and poet Giorgos Seferis was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by King Gustav of Sweden. Seferis was the...

Magnificent Icon Believed to Be Early El Greco Discovered on Crete

A religious icon believed to be an early work of master painter El Greco, born Domenikos Theotokopoulos, one of the most-renowned artists in the entire...

Ernst Ziller, The Architect Who Designed Modern Athens

German architect Ernst Ziller, who later acquired Greek citizenship as Ερνέστος Τσίλλερ, left his own eternal, and magnificent, imprint on Athens and other Greek...

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