Ancient Greek Technology Museum Candidate for European Museum of the Year

The Costas Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology in Athens was nominated as the  "European Museum of 2019" by the European Museum Forum (EMF) on...

The Dance of Zalongo and the Self-Sacrifice of Greek Women

The Dance of Zalongo is considered to be a monumental act of bravery and defiance against the Ottoman rulers by the women of Epirus,...

Pavlopoulos Speaks Against Nazism at Kalavryta Ceremony

The danger of Nazi atrocities is not over, and European democracies must never allow such ideologies to determine the future again, Greek President Prokopios...

Kalavryta: The Bloodiest Nazi Massacre in Greece (video)

December 13, 1943 marks the date of the worst atrocity committed in Greece by the Nazi occupying forces, as more than 500 innocent civilians...

Greek Presidential Guard Established 150 Years Ago Today

The long and remarkable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (or Proedrikí Frourá in Greek) started on a day much like this, 150 years...

Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Cyprus’ Heritage

Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the...
Greece, a nation closely related to the sea since Ancient times

Why Greeks Traditionally Decorate a Boat Instead of a Christmas Tree

Naxos Beach. To Karavaki The most traditional symbol you will find in Greece during the holidays is a small boat decorated with lights, usually placed in...

Gyros: The History Behind the Famous Greek Delicacy

Gyros; one word, an endless variety of taste. Greece's most popular fast food delicacy, gyros (with the correct pronunciation being ''yee-ros'') are something that you...

Tsipras Says Reparations “Moral Debt To All Peoples of Europe”

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday visited the town of Kalavryta, where the entire population of the town was executed by German occupation troops during...

Byzantine Monuments To Be Protected by New Global Charter

An agreement called "The Charter for the Protection of the Byzantine Heritage Monuments" was unanimously ratified this weekend after a three-day meeting held in the city...

Dekemvriana: Ground Zero in the Greek Civil War

December 3, 1944 saw one of the bloodiest and most polarizing incidents in the history of the Greek civil war. Known as "Dekemvriana" (from...

December 1st 1913: Crete Unites with Greece (video)

On November 1st, 1913, Sultan Mehmed the 5th resigned from every right of domination over the Great Ocean. Exactly one month later, Crete was...

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