Athens Polytechnic Uprising: How Greek Students Overthrew a Coup

As of November 1973, it had been six and a half years since Greece had been placed under strict military rule. Opponents of the junta which...

Athens Polytechnic Opens its Gates for Events Commemorating Student Uprising

The commemorations marking the anniversary of the November 17 student uprising at the Athens Polytechnic University in 1973 officially kicked off on Friday. The gates...

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...

The Tombs of Vergina: When Definitive Proof of Macedonia’s Greek Origin Was Uncovered

Forty-two years ago today, one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the world, and the definitive proof of Macedonia’s Greek origin, was announced...

Greece 2021: Committee Begins Preparations to Mark Bicentennial of Independence

On Thursday, Greece officially opened the proceedings of a committee tasked with overseeing preparations to mark the bicentenary of the 19th-century War of Independence...

92-Year-Old Greek Heroine Meets Jewish Family She Helped Save During Holocaust

92-year-old Melpomeni Dina, from the town of Veria in northern Greece, met for the first time on Sunday in Jerusalem the descendants of a...

The Statistics of Pride: Greek Resistance to Axis Forces Longest in Europe

Greece's resistance to the Axis powers during the Second World War was the longest of all the nations of western Europe, with the exception...

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

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

The Women of Epirus: Unsung Heroines of the Greek-Italian War

Most Greeks know about the golden pages of heroism written by the Greek soldiers in the mountains of Northern Epirus, when Greece bravely fended...

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...

OXI: How Greece Delayed the German Attack on Russia Contributing to the Allies Victory...

Greece's contribution to World War II was far greater than simply defeating the Italian army and shaming fascist leader Benito Mussolini. The Greek army...

The Unknown Cart Maker Who Contributed to the Liberation of Thessaloniki

Sometimes history is made of footnotes; little unknown details that turn out to be of great importance. Like the case of an unknown peasant...

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