New Smartphone App Opens Famed Greek Monasteries to the World

Locked-down would-be tourists who are longing to visit Greece can still enjoy the magnificent views of the Meteora monasteries and even walk alongside the...

Anna Bulgari, Heiress of the Iconic Luxury Brand, Dies at 93

Anna Bulgari Calissoni, heiress to the Italian jewelry dynasty Bvlgari, the iconic luxury brand, has passed away at the age of 93. The heiress died...

For 2500 Years Greeks – Even Alexander The Great – Have Loved Ice Cream

How long have the Greeks had a love affair with ice cream? How about since at least one hundred years before Alexander the Great? In...

Greeks Worldwide Celebrate Saints Constantine and Helen

For many Greeks May 21 is a festive day as the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Constantine, the founder of Constantinople, and his mother...

The Handsome Brad Pitt Lookalike Who Fought Heroically in the Battle of Crete

Three men have come to symbolize the courage of the Cretans who fought the German invaders in 1941, one of them has a stunning resemblance with actor Brad Pitt.

How the Battle of Crete Changed the Course of World War II

The Battle of Crete will remain forever in military history as the scene of the largest German airborne operation of World War II. In Greek history, it...

Author, Speaker, Holocaust Survivor Rosina Pardo Dies At 87

Rosina Pardo, who was an author, speaker and a Greek Holocaust survivor, has died in Thessaloniki at age 87. The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki announced...

Greeks Remember Genocide of Their Ancestors in Pontus

Every year on May 19 Pontic Greeks commemorate one of the darkest pages in Hellenic history, as the date will forever be connected to...

How Boxing Became a Popular Sport in Ancient Greece

Boxing (Πυγμαχία, meaning "fighting with the fists") in ancient Greece originated as a very tough sport, much harder than professional boxing as we know...

Thessaloniki to Commemorate Pontic Genocide

A giant-size banner was placed on Saturday on the facade of the Thessaloniki City Hall in memory of the killing of some 353,000 Greeks...

Nurse, Spy, Patriot: The Remarkable Story of Sonia Sofia Stefanidou

The remarkable story of Sonia Sofia Stefanidou, a Greek woman who served as a nurse after the Italian army invaded Greece in 1941, and...
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Athens Plague Victim Who Died 2,500 Years Ago Has Message for Coronavirus Era

In 430 BC, an 11-year-old ancient Athenian girl called "Myrtis" − a victim of the great plague of Athens -- could not imagine that...

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