Greece 2021: Committee Begins Preparations to Mark Bicentennial of Independence

On Thursday, Greece officially opened the proceedings of a committee tasked with overseeing preparations to mark the bicentenary of the 19th-century War of Independence...

92-Year-Old Greek Heroine Meets Jewish Family She Helped Save During Holocaust

92-year-old Melpomeni Dina, from the town of Veria in northern Greece, met for the first time on Sunday in Jerusalem the descendants of a...

What if the Greeks Did Not Say “Oxi” on October 28, 1940?

October 28 is a Greek national holiday, but not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the...

Commemorating Thessaloniki’s Liberation from the Turks

It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was...

Neanderthals, Early Humans Reached Greek Island of Naxos 200,000 Years Ago

A team of US, Canadian and Greek archaeologists announced on Wednesday the discovery of stone tools on the island of Naxos which have been...

Exquisite Gold Jewelry Recovered from Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Off Greece’s Kythera Island

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday that marine archaeologists have discovered exquisite gold jewelry, cooking pots and other valuable ancient objects in...

The Day the Nazi Occupation Army Left Athens (videos)

It was a sunny autumn day when the bells in the churches of Athens started ringing joyously and the citizens rushed out on the...

The Engineering Secrets That Enabled the Parthenon to Survive Time, Nature — and Man...

The Parthenon, the icon of Western civilization, which stands in splendor on Acropolis Hill in Athens, has stood for for 2,500 years, miraculously surviving the...

Gold Mask, Bronze Helmets Uncovered at Ancient Cemetery of Macedonian Warriors

Archaeologists in northern Greece have uncovered a gold mask and bronze helmets from a vast ancient cemetery at Ahlada, near the town of Florina. In...

The Catastrophe of Smyrna: Genocide of Greeks in Asia Minor Remembered

Today marks 97 years since the Catastrophe of Smyrna, the modern-day city of Izmir on the Turkish coast of the Aegean sea. It was a...

Medieval Illuminated Manuscript on Alexander the Great Displayed in Thessaloniki

A unique medieval illuminated manuscript on the life of Alexander the Great has been unveiled in digital form to the public for the first...

Naxos, Greece’s Island of the Gods

Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades, and although it is comparatively unknown relative to Greece's many other island idylls, it is one...

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