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What Starving Greeks Ate During the German Occupation

It is a lingering nightmare for the few remaining survivors: memories of the suffering, starvation, and widespread death during the time of the Nazi...

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...
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10 Things Most People Get Wrong About Greek Mythology

Ironically, Greek Mythology is itself the subject of many myths. Some of this misinformation stems from action-packed Hollywood movies, while other such myths about...
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Discover Pavlopetri, the Underwater Ancient Greek City (Video)

Located off the Peloponnesean coast lies a secret treasure of antiquity: the ancient city of Pavlopetri. This magical city is thought to have been...

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...

Italian President to Attend Thessaloniki ‘Oxi Day’ Parade

A series of festive events commemorating Saint Demetrios, Thessaloniki’s patron saint, the city's liberation from Ottoman rule, and the October 28 national holiday of...

First Known Meteorite to Fall in Greece Returned after 164 Years

The first meteorite confirmed to have fallen in Greece has been "repatriated" after 164 years. The meteorite fell in 1818 in the northern Greek city...

Meet the 95-Year-Old who Runs Greece’s Last Combined Coffee Shop-General Store

The combination coffee shop-general store has become a relic of a bygone era, similarly to old transistor radios or the laterna. There was a...

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...

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