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Sparta, Greece Plans Huge Global Events for 2500th Anniversary of Battle of Thermopylae

The mayor of the city of Sparta announced recently that his city council is organizing a series of huge events next year to commemorate...

Athens Refutes Turkish Claims that Greece ”Systematically Annihilated Turks and Muslims”

Alexandros Gennimatas, the spokesperson for the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement on Friday in response to the provocative Turkish allegations against...

Enriqueta Basilio, First Woman to Light Olympic Cauldron, Dies at 71

Enriqueta Basilio, an athlete from Mexico and the first woman in history to light the Olympic cauldron, died recently at the age of 71. It...

President Pavlopoulos Officially Opens New Wing of Jewish Museum in Thessaloniki

The President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos officially opened the new wing of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki on Sunday afternoon. In his remarks, President Pavlopoulos...

What if the Greeks Did Not Say “Oxi” on October 28, 1940?

October 28 is a Greek national holiday, but not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the...

Saint Demetrios: The History of Thessaloniki’s Beloved Patron Saint

Saint Demetrios (or Dimitrios) is one of the most popular Christian saints not only in Greece but across the Orthodox Christian world, with millions...

Commemorating Thessaloniki’s Liberation from the Turks

It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was...

University of Athens Will Offer First English-Language Bachelors Degree in Greece

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) presented on Wednesday the outlines for the country's first undergraduate course of study (outside of a...

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...

Greece Begins Celebrations For 2500-Year Anniversary of Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis

An event marking the 2500-year anniversary since the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC began in Athens on Wednesday...

October 13 Marks The Death of Macedonia’s Heroic Officer, Pavlos Melas

October 13 is the day that marks the death of one of the most important defenders of Macedonia's struggle for freedom; the death of...
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Exploring Nafplion, the First Capital of Modern Greece

Known by almost every Greek citizen as the first capital city of modern Greece, but inexplicably remaining relatively unknown to the rest of the...

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