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...

Istanbul vs. Constantinople — and Why Both are Greek Cities

On May 29, 2019, with the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople approaching, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a municipal election campaign speech...
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The Lady of Ro: A Symbol of Patriotism and Greek Defiance

Despina Achladioti, the woman who lived alone on a remote island called Ro, a stone's throw away from the Turkish coast, has become a...

The Handshake: Ancient Greek Gesture May Fade Away in Post-Coronavirus Era

Out of all the gestures of greeting used today around the globe, the handshake is the most widely used. The first nearly-universal way of...

Greece Set to Reopen Archaeological Sites, Museums Soon

Greece is to gradually open its ancient cultural heritage starting on May 18, when visitors will again be free to marvel at the Acropolis,...

Greece Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Deadly Firebomb Attack

Greece marked the 10-year anniversary of one of the worse violent acts in recent years on Tuesday, when three bank employees died in a...

Rare 1919 Photo of Greeks in Smyrna Ready to Welcome Hellenic Fleet

On May 14, 1919, thousands of Greeks of Smyrna wore their best clothes and rushed to the city's seafront to get a glimpse of...

Athens Acropolis Gets a Facelift

Greece has recently begun a major facelift on the Acropolis, the primary tourist site in Greece, by installing visitor lifts, lighting on the hill...

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