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Greek PM Meets With Mayors in Preparation for 200th Anniversary of Greek War of...

In anticipation of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence in 2021, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with 114 mayors on Friday. This...

Piraeus Bank Sponsors Program for 200th Anniversary of Greek War of Independence

An agreement to promote Piraeus Bank's Anniversary Action Program to diaspora Greeks and Greeks living abroad for the national celebration of the 200th Anniversary...

Mani, Greece: A Destination of Unique Beauty and Rich History

Sitting at the southernmost tip of continental Europe, the Mani peninsula in the Peloponnese has a unique, stark landscape but its rich history and...

Lord Byron Died for Greece 196 Years Ago Today

April 19, which coincides with Orthodox Easter Sunday in 2020, marks 196 years since Lord Byron, the most famous British Philhellene, died in Messolonghi...
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Martyrs for the Greek Language: How the Orthodox Church Saved Greek During Ottoman Rule

The reason that the Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule is mainly due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and...

Greek Antiquities Meet 19th Century Art in Exhibition on 1821 Revolution

An exhibit juxtaposing Greek antiquities with 18th and 19th century works of art will open at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens on February...

October 20 Marks 192 Years Since the Battle of Navarino

One of the most important battles in Greece’s War of Independence took place 192 years ago today, on October 20, 1827. It was on this...

When the Turks Invaded Mykonos

It was October 11, 1822, in the second year of Greece's War of Independence, when the Ottomans, attempting to invade the island of Mykonos, were...

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...

Greek PM Asks French President for Loan of Parthenon Marbles from Louvre (video)

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday requested that French President Emmanuel Macron loan the Parthenon sculptures at the Louvre Museum to Greece for...

December 1st 1913: Crete Unites with Greece (video)

On November 1st, 1913, Sultan Mehmed the 5th resigned from every right of domination over the Great Ocean. Exactly one month later, Crete was...

The Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino: A Major Victory in Greece’s War of...

One of the most crucial dates in Greece's War of Independence is October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition of European powers...

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