The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy, or simply, ''The Academy'', was a famous school in ancient Athens founded by Plato in 428/427 BC and located a couple of...

Onassis vs. Niarchos: The Battle of the Legendary Greek Tycoons

Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos had two completely different personalities, but one common destiny -- to shape the 20th century in Greece. Aristotle Onassis was born...

November 11, 1990: World of Poetry Mourns Passing of Yiannis Ritsos

When Yiannis Ritsos passed away on November 11, 1990, the world of poetry lost one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. A prominent...

The Ancient Greek Model Who Disrobed For Her Freedom

Phryne the Thespian was a notable hetaira, or courtesan, of Athens, who has been remembered throughout the millennia for her dramatic trial which she...

How Arkadi Became a Universal Symbol of Self Sacrifice for Freedom

To this day, the "Holocaust of Arkadi" remains a universal symbol of self-sacrifice for freedom in the face of barbarism, while filling another page...

Meet the Greek Jeweler that Created the Bulgari Fashion Empire

Bulgari, also known as BVLGARI within fashion circles, is an iconic luxury brand of international proportions thanks to its high quality jewelry, watches, fragrances,...

Greek And Italian Experts Rush To Save Historic Greek Cemetery In Tuscany

A team of architects and civil engineers of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and the Supervisory Committee of the Institute of Venice are...

What Starving Greeks Ate During the German Occupation

It is a lingering nightmare for the few remaining survivors: memories of the suffering, starvation, and widespread death during the time of the Nazi...

Historic Greek Villa Up For Sale

A majestic villa overlooking the town of Hydra in the Aegean is up for sale by the Sotheby's group with a price tag of...

Vassilios Tsavaliaris: The First Victim of Italy’s Attack on October 28, 1940

It was a few minutes after 5:00 a.m. on October 28, 1940. The Italian military forces were ordered to launch their first attack against Greece,...

Italy To Officially Apologize For Declaring War Against Greece in 1940

78 years after Italy’s wanton declaration of war against Greece on October 28, 1940, the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, will officially apologize on behalf...

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...

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