‘This Tomb Is Alive!’ Says Director of Holy Sepulchre Restoration Project [video]

"When we opened the tomb, we experienced a miracle. This tomb is alive! It sends the message of resurrection and hope," said Tonia Moropoulou,...

Greek Presidential Guard Faints during Pontian Genocide Ceremony (video)

A man of the Greek Presidential Guard wearing Pontian traditional attire fainted during the ceremony to commemorate the Pontian Genocide (May 19) on Friday. The...

Where did Athens Neighborhoods and Squares Get Their Names From

There are several famous and strangely named neighborhoods and squares in Athens and even Athenians don't know how these neighborhoods were named. America Square today...

Mayor of Thessaloniki Vows to Preserve City’s Ottoman Heritage

The mayor of Thessaloniki said the city is getting ready to uncover more Ottoman heritage -- including mosques and baths -- and plans to...

Lafcadio Hearn: The Writer who Merged Greek and Japanese Cultures

Lafcadio Hearn, a unique figure in international literature, began his life in Greece and spent the rest of his career becoming a citizen of...

Holocaust Survivor Leads Thessaloniki Remembrance March

Retracing the steps that brought him to the Auschwitz concentration camp 75 years ago, 92-year-old Holocaust survivor Moshe Aelion on Sunday took his wheelchair...

What Was the Ilinden Uprising FYROM Wants in its Name?

Most Greeks turned to the history books to learn about the Ilinden uprising of 1903 when news emerged that Athens and Skopje are discussing the name...

The Ancient Greek Scientist Who Was a King’s Lie Detector

As long as there no bullet-proof mechanisms to detect a lie, reading a person’s physical response to spot an untruth is one technique that...

When Greek Police Could Arrest Young Men for Being ‘Teddy Boys’

Greece's post-war years were marked by poverty, political turmoil that led to the seven-year dictatorship, and the struggle of young Greeks to follow the...

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...

Xilouris’ Rebellious Cretan Voice Still Resonates

  For Cretans, and lovers of music, Feb. 8 is a sad day. It marks the anniversary of the death of one of Crete's greatest...

The Akathist Hymn: A Lyric Poem of Unparalleled Beauty Echoes in Orthodox Churches

The Akathist Hymn, which is chanted on the first five successive Fridays of Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Church, is a profound devotional poem...

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