Piraeus Bank Sponsors Program for 200th Anniversary of Greek War of Independence

An agreement to promote Piraeus Bank's Anniversary Action Program to diaspora Greeks and Greeks living abroad for the national celebration of the 200th Anniversary...

Where is the Burial Place of Alexander the Great?

The location of the tomb of Alexander the Great is one of the greatest mysteries in history. Theories abound, with the most consistent being...

The Greek Island of Paxos, A Serene Gem in the Ionian Sea

Justifiably world-renowned for its plethora of exquisite islands, Greece can boast of many which offer it all - serene getaways, summer fun, links to...

WWII Submarine Wreck Lying in Greece’s Ionian Sea Cleared of Fishing Nets

A group of professional divers removed the fishing gear that was covering a British World War II submarine which is laying at a depth...

July 25, 1893: Corinth Canal Inaugurated in Greece

July 25, 1893, marks the day of the inauguration of the Corinth Canal, one of the most important infrastructure works of the modern Greek...

Branded a Coward, Died a Hero: A Film about the Only Survivor of Leonidas’...

Nearly all historical events have both heroes as well as villains. In the Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas and his brave 300 were the heroes...

Researcher Says Female Artisans May Have Created Fine Pottery During Archaic Period

  The striking, nearly 5-foot tall Dipylon Amphora, from approximately 700 BC, is a masterpiece of the art of Ancient Greek pottery. Its exquisite painted...

Greek President Sakellaropoulou Commemorates Struggle Against Junta

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou attended an event held on Friday for the heroes of the anti-dictatorship struggle, which was held in...
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Thousands Attend Hagia Sophia Prayers As Monument is Converted to Mosque

Thousands of worshipers, many waving Turkish flags, gathered at Hagia Sophia for Friday prayers as the UNESCO World Heritage Site was officially inaugurated as...

July 24, 1974: The Day Democracy Was Restored in Greece

The five days between July 20 and July 24, 1974 were the most turbulent, and the most decisive, in modern Greek history. The Turkish...

Greece Launches Campaign to Raise International Awareness of Hagia Sophia

  A working group will be set up shortly in order to draw up a specific road map of actions to raise awareness within the...

Sculpture of Ancient Greek Boxer Still Haunts Viewers Today

  The beloved ancient Greek sculpture called "The Boxer at Rest," from 330-50 BC, one of the most realistic of all ancient Greek sculptures, is...

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