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...

100 Years Since the Founding of the First Greek Basketball Team

2019 marks one hundred years since the first basketball team was founded in Greece. It all began when a group of young men who were...

Greece Renews Demand for Hundreds of Billions in War Reparations from Germany

The Greek parliament on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion which demands that Germany pay more than 300 billion euros in reparations...

American Engineers to Pay Tribute to Antikythera Mechanism in Athens

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ΑSME) will pay tribute to the world famous ancient artifact known as the Antikythera Mechanism, in recognition of...

Greeks Commemorate Nazi Atrocities at Viannos on September 16

Locals and government officials honored the memory of the 500 victims of the Viannos Holocaust by the Nazis on September 14-16, 1943 with ceremonies...

Pytheas of Massalia: The First Greek to Reach Britain and the Arctic

Pytheas of Massalia, a geographer from the Greek colony of Massalia, the modern-day city of Marseille in southern France, was the first-ever Mediterranean person...

Dionysios Solomos: The Greek Poet of Liberty

Poet Dionysios Solomos is honored every February 9 on the occasion of the International Greek Language Day for writing the country's national anthem ”Hymn...

How the Battle of Crete Changed the Course of World War II

The Battle of Crete will remain forever in military history as the scene of the largest German airborne operation of World War II. In Greek history, it...

Official UNESCO Statement on Reconversion of Hagia Sophia into Mosque

  UNESCO, the United Nations body tasked with the identification and preservation of sites with the greatest significance to the world's priceless common heritage, issued...

September 6, 1955: The Violent Istanbul Pogrom Against Greeks

The Greeks in Istanbul were a longstanding, thriving community comprised mostly of families of merchants. In 1955 their population was about 100,000 and they...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece

Visitors in Greece can enjoy inspiring trips into artistic, cultural, historical, and folkloric traditions approaching seventeen magnificent Greek monuments that are included on the...

Greece Celebrates Anniversary of November 17, 1973 Student Uprising Against Junta

On the 42nd anniversary of the November 17, 1973 student uprising against the colonels' dictatorship, a cold chill embraces Athens in light of the bloody...

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