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April 10: Greeks Honor Heroic Exodus of Missolonghi

On April 10, 1826, the 10,500 Missolonghi inhabitants, after one year of siege, made the heroic "Exodus of Missolonghi", adding another brilliant page to the...

Greek PM Tsipras: Greece Seeks Peaceful Co-existence with its Neighbors

Greece is a country that seeks solidarity and peaceful co-existence with its neighbors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday on the occasion of...

Google Honors Greece and the 1821 War of Independence

Many Google users might be wondering why two weird-looking shoes appear above the search engine's logo on March 25th. The strange shoes are called tsarouchia...

March 25th Parade has Additional Significance this Year (video)

The annual March 25th parade in Athens in honor of Greece's 1821 War of Independence had additional significance this year since the country is...

Student Parade Commemorates Greece’s War of Independence

The student parade in Athens on Saturday, the eve of March 25th, opened the two-day commemoration celebrations for Greece's War of Independence. As it is...

The Great Fighters of Greece’s War of Independence

The Greek War of Independence of 1821 is the stuff of legend, as the outnumbered, poorly armed Greeks fought against an entire empire with...

Filiki Eteria: The Diaspora Secret Society That Sparked Greek Independence

Filiki Eteria (Φιλική Εταιρία) -- or the Society of Friends -- played a crucial role in the uprising which led to Greece's War of...

Tsarouchi: The Boot of the Brave Greek Warrior

The tsarouchi -- the flat, hard-soled shoe with the famous large tassel -- is an iconic part of the Greek traditional costume. It is the...

Why Greeks Do Not Celebrate the Battle of Navarino

The Battle of Navarino on October 20, 1827, was a great victory against Greece's Ottoman rulers, yet it is an event that is not...

Palaion Patron Germanos: A Misunderstood Hero of the Greek War of Independence

One of the most characteristic paintings of the Greek War of Independence is undoubtedly the one painted by Theodoros Vryzakis in 1865 depicting Metropolitan...

Kalavryta: The First Greek City Liberated From the Ottomans

On March 21, 1821 the Greek rebels started the siege of Kalavryta, making it the first Greek town that was liberated from the Ottomans, thus...

Historic Shop in Arcadia is Two Centuries Old; Considered Oldest Shop in Greece

Konstantinos (Kostas) Kanakis, along with his wife Calliope, are the owners of a historic shop situated on the main road of Leonidio in Arcadia,...

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