Leonard Cohen’s Greek Love Story Premiers in Thessaloniki Festival (video)

A touching film on the enduring love story between legendary Canadian folk singer Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen was screened at...

Greek Hero Dies

Theodoros Kallinos, historic figure on Crete and hero of the Resistance, has died aged 100. He was a legend in the Cretan resistance and...

How the Holocaust of Arkadi Put an End to Legitimacy of Ottoman Rule in...

Although mainland Greece had been liberated from the Ottomans since the late 1820s, Crete was still suffering under Sultan rule. The Ottoman oppression forced the...

The Story Behind the First Greek Flag (Video)

The first Greek flag was made on the island of Skiathos at the Holy Monastery of Evangelistria in the year 1807. It was made on a...

Greek Antiquities Found On Mentor Shipwreck

The underwater shipwreck excavation of the wreck of the ship Mentor, that sank off the island of Kythera in 1802 while carrying goods plundered...
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Ten Greek Castles That Will Take Your Breath Away

There are about 800 castles scattered all over Greece, bringing to mind impressive tales of their epic past. Some have been classified as among...

Junta Lovers Host Political Memorial

Unrepentant defenders of Greece's brutal military dictatorship, the junta carried out by the Colonels, will gather on April 21, the 46th anniversary of the...

The Ancient Roots of Greek Souvlaki, the First Fast Food

The word "souvlaki" is synonymous with Greek food, whether the term refers to pieces of grilled meat on a small wooden skewer or the...

Greece Marks 61 Years After Suffrage

On 28 May 1952, 61 years ago, Greek women obtained the right to vote and stand as candidates in legislative and municipal elections. For decades...

Amazing Ancient Greek Carving Baffles Scientists

A carved gem found in a 3,500-year-old grave in Pylos, Greece is still mystifying scientists who cannot fathom how such advanced engraving skills originated in...

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...

Greek Holy Spring Under Istanbul Restaurant

Istanbul’s Asian-side district of Moda has always been a popular draw for many city dwellers. Largely middle-class and secular, it offers pleasant walks, hip...

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