10 Women Who Shaped Modern Greece

Women have always played a crucial role in Greece's history, even from antiquity. But what about modern Greece? Let's meet 10 of the most influential...

The Unknown Story behind a Building on Top of the Temple of Olympian Zeus

Dr. Paul Cooper is an author from England. While studying about ancient monuments and how they have changed over the years for his PhD...

Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a "friend to a stranger", is widely perceived to be synonymous to hospitality. For Greeks it is much...

September 18, 1834: Athens Becomes the Capital of Greece

When Athens was officially declared the capital of the newly established Greek State on September 18, 1834, it was a small village of 7,000...

Athens Railway Turns 150: Flashback to When History Was Made (Photos)

The Piraeus-Kifissia Electric Railway, known to most as the "Ilektrikos" has been in operation for almost 150 years, during which time it has significantly...

How a Shipwreck Transformed a Pristine Beach in Greece’s Zakynthos (video)

It is perhaps the most photographed ship wreck in the world. Lying on a sandy beach in the north-western coast of Zakynthos since October...

Greece’s Kalamata Remembers Deadly 1986 Earthquake (Photos, Video)

Residents of Greece's Kalamata on Thursday marked the 32nd anniversary of the deadly earthquake that flattened parts of the city and claimed the lives...

What an Ancient Greek Wrestler Taught Us About Building Strength

Nearly 2,500 years ago, a Greek man, Milo of Croton, a man of incredible strength and athleticism, taught us the three basic principles of building...

96 Years Since the Catastrophe of Smyrna (Photos and Video)

Today marks 96 years since the Catastrophe of Smyrna, modern-day Izmir in the Turkish coast on the Aegean sea. It was a cataclysmic event of...

Flashback to the First Reported Hijacking in Greece (Video)

During the Civil War, on September 12th 1948, the first reported hijacking in Greece occurred when 6 pro-communist students, who wanted passage to Yugoslavia,...

Newly Restored Rotunda is One of Thessaloniki’s Oldest Religious Sites

Severely damaged by the 1978 Thessaloniki earthquake, the newly restored Rotunda is one of the city's oldest religious sites and a tourist landmark, a...

Turkey’s Kristallnacht: When Greeks Were Targeted at the Istanbul Pogrom (photos)

On September 6 1955 the Polites, short for Konstantinoupolites, namely the Greeks of Istanbul, were targeted in a violent pogrom carefully fabricated by the...

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