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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...

Maria: The History Behind Greece’s Most Popular Female Name

As Greeks around the world prepare to celebrate "Summer Easter'' on Thursday, as the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is called in Greek popular...
Sunset at the Lighthouse of Santorini.

Greece Celebrates Lighthouses Across the Nation this Sunday

Twenty-eight lighthouses in Greece will open to the public on Sunday as part of the global celebration of International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW). More...

Greek Orthodox to Celebrate Saint George’s Day on April 29

The annual celebration of Saint George on April 23 is one of the most important feasts in the Orthodox calendar. Almost all Greek households...

The Five Most Romantic Places to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Athens

On Valentine's day, the beautiful city of Athens offers some uniquely romantic spots to you and your partner to celebrate the special day. As many couples decide...

Man in Central Greece Dies from Stray Bullet

A baptism celebration in Karditsa, central Greece, turned to tragedy when the 35-year-old godfather from Chania, Crete, was hit in the head by a stray bullet (balothia). Balothia...

Greek Epiphany Celebrations Through the Centuries

By Pamela Lytra Epiphany is an important religious celebration for all Greeks and Orthodox Christians. The day on which Jesus was baptized symbolizes the regeneration...

Celebration for Title of European Youth Capital 2014 in Thessaloniki

During the competition of the European Youth Capital (EYC) 2014 that took place in Braga, Portugal, the Greek city of Thessaloniki won the title. The...

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