The Greek Taxi Drivers’ Fixation With the 1967 Junta

If you use taxis in Athens, it is impossible not to get at least one taxi driver who will strike a conversation with you...

German Philhellene Revives Ancient Delphic Games (video)

Philhellene Christian Kirsch is the founder of the International Delphic Council, an organization that revives the Pythian Games of Delphi -- or Delphic Games...

The May Day Wreath and Its Roots in Ancient Greece

Maios (Μάιος in Greek), the month of May, took its name from the ancient goddess Maia (in Greek Μαία, the mother, the midwife, she...

Homer’s Odyssey Is Officially the World’s Most Influential Story

Homer's Odyssey has been voted as the most influential story to have shaped the world, according to a poll of more than 100 international authors,...

Sexual Peculiarities of the Ancient Greeks

In Ancient Greece we can find anything from sex festivals--to sex toys. Aristotle pondered why people are ashamed to admit that they like having...

Twenty Years Since the Death of Andreas Papandreou, the Man Who Changed Greek Politics

It's been 20 years since the death of Andreas Papandreou, the former prime minister of Greece and PASOK founder, and for many, the man...

Ancient Greek ‘Dragon Homes’ Still Standing

They call them "drakospita" (dragon homes), even though they have nothing to do with dragons, but their architecture is still admired today for its...

Greece to Submit Bid to UNESCO for ‘Exile Island’

Greece is preparing to submit an application to UNESCO to recognize the uninhabited island of Makronisos; an island where tens of thousands of political...

Greek Advisor’s Nazi Sympathies Rile Jews

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece is demanding the firing of historian Yiannis Kotoulas from his role as Interior Ministry adviser following...

Konstantinos Karamanlis: His Contribution to the Modernization of Greece

When King Paul entrusted Konstantinos Karamanlis to form a government on October 5, 1955 after the death of prime minister Alexandros Papagos, one of...

Industrial Gas Museum in Athens Celebrates First Anniversary

On Sunday, The Industrial Gas Museum celebrated its one year anniversary in an event held at the Athens Technopolis.The museum opened in Athens on...

Tragic End of 1821’s Greek Heroes

The Greek War of Independence commenced in 1821 and waged until 1832 when the Greek free state was finally established under the blessings and...

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