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Themistocles: The Brilliant Leader Who Led Ancient Athenians in the Battles of Salamis and...

The truth is sometimes a difficult thing to be absolutely sure of when looking back on events which transpired in the glory days of...

Harsh Lessons from the Ancient Greek City-State of Sparta

The long and (mostly) illustrious history of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta defines the word "legendary." Going beyond truth, it has merged with...

Researcher Says Female Artisans May Have Created Fine Pottery During Archaic Period

  The striking, nearly 5-foot tall Dipylon Amphora, from approximately 700 BC, is a masterpiece of the art of Ancient Greek pottery. Its exquisite painted...

September 3, 1843: When Greeks Forced Their German King to Grant a Constitution

After Greece gained its independence after fighting off the Ottoman Empire, the Greek insurgents called upon Ioannis Kapodistrias, a former foreign minister of Russia, to...

World’s First Computer Was Found in Greek Shipwreck at Antikythera

It was exactly 117 years ago -- May 17, 1902 -- when Spirydon Stais visited a museum which housed treasures from an ancient shipwreck. Among...

The “Lady of Ro,” Greece’s Joan of Arc

Today marks the anniversary of the death of a lady who lived alone on a remote Greek island but whose small daily act of...

Greek Festival to Re-enact 1941 Nazi Invasion (video)

A German attack on northern Greece in April 1941 is to be reenacted this weekend. The Roupel Battle Historical Revival Festival will re-stage the Wehrmacht's...

Meet The Former Soldiers Bringing Greece’s Battles Back to Life

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Ask someone to name a famous Greek tale and the Trojan War is sure to arise. A younger person, inspired by the film...

The Greek Islands Which Didn’t Join Greece Until 1947

The Dodecanese -- the island archipelago furthest from the Greek mainland which includes Rhodes and Kos as well as other scenic gems -- attracts...
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Ten Greek Castles That Will Take Your Breath Away

There are about 800 castles scattered all over Greece, bringing to mind impressive tales of their epic past. Some have been classified as among...

Exhibition Explores the Roman Emperor Who Loved Greek Culture

Greece and Italy are coming together to highlight the life of the Roman emperor Hadrian whose love for Athens and Greek culture left a...

Aliki Diplarakou, Greece’s First “Miss Europe”

The first Greek woman to be crowned “Miss Europe” was Aliki Diplarakou way back in February of 1930. However, this Greek beauty was far from...

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