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In Patras, Greece’s Oldest Turkish Bath, Operating Since 1400

The oldest Turkish bath in Greece was built in the port city of Patras in 1400—during the Venetian rule—and remains in operation today. The hammam,...

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...

Discover The First ‘University’ in The World, Macedonia’s School of Aristotle

A place of universal historic and cultural interest, the ruins of the School of Aristotle located are just two miles from the contemporary town...

Greek Shipwreck Graveyard Reveals Even More Ancient Treasures

Following the recent unexpected discovery of at least 58 ancient shipwrecks in the archipelago of the Greek island of Fournoi, still more treasures have...

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...

Flashback to the First Reported Hijacking in Greece (Video)

During the Civil War, on September 12th 1948, the first reported hijacking in Greece occurred when 6 pro-communist students, who wanted passage to Yugoslavia,...

Rediscovering the Music of the Ancient Greeks (video)

Music was ubiquitous in classical Greece, but somewhere along the line, the way in which it was composed and sounded in ancient Greece was...

Flashback to Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy Wedding

One of the most unlikely -and polarizing- weddings in the all-time celebrity pantheon took place 49 years ago, when Greek shipping magnet Aristotle Onassis...

Free Candies and the First Frappe: Historic Moments from the Thessaloniki International Fair

The Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) is the most important international annual fair for the entire Balkan region and the largest in Greece. Thousands of visitors...

Reflecting on The Great Fire of Smyrna and Turkey’s Current Irredentist Rhetoric

Uzay Bulut, a Turkish journalist and political analyst formerly based in Ankara who now resides in Washington, D.C., has written an article called: Turkey:...

How Rich Greeks Once Paid Taxes…Back in Ancient Times

Hard to imagine, but back in the days of the Ancient Greece, the richest of the rich competed to pay the most taxes, while...

Evangelistria Monastery, The Cradle of Modern Greece

The Evangelistria Monastery holds the story of Modern Greece in the walls, hallways and courtyards. This historical structure, on the Greek island of Skiathos...

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