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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 chain furthest from the Greek mainland which includes Rhodes, Kos as well as other touristic gems -- attracts thousands...
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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...

Athens Celebrates 160 Years of Greek Innovation

A lively exhibition following the dynamic story of Greece’s industries and innovation over more than a century was launched Thursday in downtown Athens. 160 Years Made...

Revenues, Visitors to Museums, Archaeological Sites Up

Visits to Greek museums and archaeological sites in September 2017 jumped 13 percent  and 12.1 percent, respectively, in comparison with the same month in...

The Colossus of Rhodes: 6 Facts about one of the Wonders of the Ancient...

The ancient island of Rhodes, the kállistin (best) of the Greek cities as historians like to call it, has long attracted the attention of...

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