Thousands March in Thessaloniki in Memory of Holocaust Victims (video)

A silent march was held on Sunday to mark the 76th year since the departure of the first "death trains" which carried Thessaloniki Jews...

Greek Carnival Reaches Climax with a Hint of Ancient Dionysian Revels

The Carnival season, or “Apokries” in Greek, is slowly coming to an end this weekend, but not without a bang. Greeks across the country...

Greece Remembers the Iconic Melina Mercouri

It has been 25 years since Melina Mercouri died this day in 1994 but her picture in front of the Parthenon that adorns the...

Flashback to the Greek Peasants’ Uprising

The statue of the unknown farmer marks the place in Thessaly, central Greece, when more than a century ago poor farmers started a revolt...

How the Mines of Laurion Saved Ancient Athens — and Western Civilization

Laurion, Greece, which lies approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Athens between Thoricus and Sounion, was famous in ancient times for its productive...

Oldest Mosque on Greece’s Lesvos to Be Restored

A dilapidated 17th-century Muslim place of worship built on Lesvos to honor an Ottoman sultan’s unknown “Queen Mother” will be restored, using a 1.2-million-euro...

Leonard Cohen’s Greek Love Story Premiers in Thessaloniki Festival (video)

A touching film on the enduring love story between legendary Canadian folk singer Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen was screened at...

Nikos Kazantzakis: Legacy of “Zorba the Greek” Author Lives On

Nikos Kazantzakis was Greece’s most prolific writer and he remains one of the most famous Greek citizens to have ever lived. A writer of...

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 Lion’s Den: When Big Cats Roamed Greece (video)

Greek scientists believe that a cave near Vravrona, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, was a hideout for lions and panthers which...

Love, Kindness and Drama: Life Aboard Onassis’ Legendary Yacht Revealed

The captain of Aristotle Onassis' legendary yacht "Christina" broke his long self-imposed silence on Wednesday, speaking about the celebrities the Greek tycoon once entertained...

Controversial Documentary Claims Jesus Christ Was Greek

''Bible Conspiracies'', a new documentary series distributed by Worldwide Multimedia, suggests that Jesus Christ was not actually a Jewish man but a Greek philosopher called Apollonius...

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