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Maria and the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Honored on August 15th

As Greeks prepare to celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, the nation is ready to honor those with the most popular female name, Maria.

Greek Born Adoptees Gather for First Ever Reunion in USA

Greek born adoptees seeking to know more about their roots, and Greek families searching for their children lost to adoption, have gathered in Nashville,...

Α Thousand Tourists Watched The Change of The Presidential Guard in Athens

More than a thousand tourists watched the weekly "Grand Change" of the Presidential Guard in Athens on Sunday.

Ten Majestic Aegean Sea Churches in Greece Dedicated to the Virgin Mary

There are a large number of Aegean churches throughout Greece Some humble and unpretentious here is a list of the most majestic.

Fire in Egypt Church Kills 41, Injures Dozens

At least 40 people have died and dozens were injured after a fire broke out at a church in the city of Giza, Egypt. 

The Panagia Soumela Icon, the Symbol of Hellenism in Pontus

The holy icon of Panagia Soumela, located in the homonymous Holy Church in Vermio, northern Greece, is the symbol of Hellenism in Pontus.

Turkish Commander Orders Murder of Solomos Solomou in Cyprus

Hasan Kundakci admitted that he ordered the assassination of Greek-Cypriot hero Solomos Solomou.

Stripped Woman Shouting “Allahu Akbar” on Larnaca-Manchester Flight

A Jet2 flight from Larnaca to Manchester was diverted when a woman stripped to her underwear and ran to the cockpit shouting "Allahu Akbar."

Syros: The Lady of the Aegean Islands

Most tourists flock to famous Aegean islands like Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini, but overlook some truly spectacular destinations like Syros. This island contains the...

Migrants Stranded on Islet in Evros River Abandoned to Die

40 migrants trapped on an islet in Evros River plea for help as neither Greece nor Turkey assumes responsibility for their rescue.

Greek Immigrants’ Stories Sought for Maine Historical Society Archives

With the immigrant grandparents of many Greek-Americans passing away every year, the Maine State Archives is looking to assemble all the Greek immigrants' stories...

Papaflessas: The Priest Turned Hero of the Greek War of Independence

Among the many heroes of the Greek War of Independence, Papaflessas was perhaps the most eccentric personality

Filiki Eteria: The Group That Sparked the Greek War of Independence

The Filiki Eteria (Φιλική Εταιρία) -- or the Society of Friends -- was founded on September 14, 1814, and played a crucial role in...

Top Five Beach Bars You Must Visit in Greece

When summer rolls around in Greece people beat the heat by flocking to beach bars to enjoy a "frappe" coffee next to the indigo blue sea. 

George Dilboy, The First Greek-American Who Fell in World War I

George Dilboy was the first Greek-American soldier to receive the Medal of Honor, America's highest medal for bravery.

The Awe-Inspiring Natural Landscape of Greece’s Zagori

Zagori is an awe-inspiring natural landscape with an incredibly well-preserved network of 46 villages and features national parks, rivers and waterfalls.

Perfect Spots for Walking in Downtown Athens

The many fascinating views of the Greek capital, Athens, are better appreciated and enjoyed if walking down its streets at a relaxed pace rather...

Amazing Places In Greece That You Won’t Believe Are Real

Greece, a land of gods and nymphs, has a number of exquisitely beautiful places that appear to have come out of a fairy tale,...

Ultimate Guide: What Are the Best Greek Islands to Visit in October?

Can you actually visit some of the most popular Greek islands, enjoy the last of the last golden days of the summer weather, and...

Majestic Lake Melissani Dazzles Visitors With Its Turquoise Waters

Lake Melissani on the Greek island of Kefalonia, also known as Melissani Cave, is among the most astonishing lakes in the world.

The Four Beautiful Seasons of the Olive Groves of Greece

Olive oil is one of Greece's most historically and culturally significant exports. Throughout the seasons, olive trees change.

A Greek Vacation Dilemma: The Ionian Islands or the Cyclades?

With the coming of winter soon, it will be time for hopeful travelers to face one of the most pleasant dilemmas in planning next...

The Parthenon of the Acropolis to be Recreated in Australia

The ancient Greek Parthenon of the Acropolis of Athens will be recreated with intense colors in Australia's National Gallery of Victoria. The recreated Parthenon dubbed...

How the Ancient Greeks Invented the Anchors for Boats

The origin of the sea anchor as we know it today is unknown, nevertheless its invention most likely have taken place in Ancient Greece

DNA Study Finds Etruscans Originated From Steppes—Not Anatolia

The mystery of the origins of the Etruscan people—the center of an enigma that stretches back millennia—has recently been solved, due to the miracles...

Ptolemy’s Invention of the Astrolabe Measured Time and the Stars

The exact time, the positions to the stars and planets, and our exact location were known to ancient Greeks as well thanks to the astrolabe.

Greek Philosopher Pythagoras and His Famous Theorem

The influence of Pythagoras in mathematics and philosophy remains strong today along with the mysteries surrounding the great Greek philosopher

Lefkada Island: Where Lovers Jumped to Death in Ancient Greece

Lefkada, the Greek island in the Ionian sea, is known internationally for its breathtaking landscape and crystalline, turquoise waters. Yet Lefkada's mythic past holds many...

Three Tasty Greek Yogurt Recipes to Try at Home

Treats made from Greek yogurt can add an interesting and tasty dimension. Once hard to come by outside of Greece, the country’s famed yogurt is now...

Greek Rice Pudding

Here's a traditional recipe on how to make Greek Rice pudding aka rizogalo.

Pastitsio Recipe, aka Greek Oven-Baked Pasta

Pastitsio is a traditional and famous Greek pasta dish topped with ground beef and bechamel sauce. Ingredients For the minced meat 21 oz / 600 gr ground...

Chocolate Dipped Melomakarona Recipe

A spin of the traditional Melomakarona, the chocolate filled Greek Christmas cookies are a great dessert for the holiday meals. In a bowl • WATER 17...