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July 24, 1974: When Democracy Was Restored to Greece

The five days between July 20 and July 24, 1974 were the most turbulent, and the most decisive, in modern Greek history. The Turkish...

May 1st Marks 43rd Anniversary of Death of Anti-Junta Hero Panagoulis

May 1, 2019 marks the forty-third anniversary of Alexandros Panagoulis' death on the first of May in 1976 in Athens. Panagoulis became well-known for his...

April 21, 1967: A Date Most Greeks Want to Forget

                                       (Makarezos, Pattakos, Papadopoulos) For the army...

November 17 Anniversary: Thousands March to Commemorate the Polytechnic Uprising

Thousands of people marched on the streets of Athens on Saturday afternoon to commemorate the anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising and the victims of...

Flashback to the Funeral that Became the First Mass Protest Against the 1967 Junta

On November 1, 1968 the death of emblematic political leader Georgios Papandreou gave about 300,000 Greeks the opportunity to get out in the streets...

Gyaros: The Forgotten Aegean ‘Island of the Devil’

During the military dictatorship Gyaros was a place of exile and torture. Today, the small Cycladic island exudes a sense of fear and complete...

Stylianos Pattakos, Last 1967 Greek Coup Survivor, Dies at 103 Years

Stylianos Pattakos, a leader of the 1967 coup, died at the age of 103 following a stroke on Saturday. The last survivor of the...

The Greek Taxi Drivers’ Fixation With the 1967 Junta

If you use taxis in Athens, it is impossible not to get at least one taxi driver who will strike a conversation with you...

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...

Greek Police Prepare for Possibility of Violent Riots on ‘November 17th’ Anniversary

Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas met with the leadership of the Greek Police to discuss security measures for the November 17th anniversary of...

Exhibition Celebrates Restoration of Democracy

The President of the Republic, Karolos Papoulias inaugurated on Thursday morning at 11:00 am an exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the restoration...

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