Buildings Collapse as Powerful Earthquake Strikes Central Greece

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale shook central Greece near the town of Elassona at 12:16 local time on Wednesday.

The History and Tradition of the Greek Dance Zeibekiko

The zeibekiko requires an inner intensity, as it is an improvised movement that expresses the feelings of the individual who gets up to dance.

Santorini Shipwreck an Environmental Time Bomb Ready to Explode

The Santorini shipwreck of the cruise ship MS Sea Diamond has been a permanent feature of the Greek islands for the last 14 years.

Gate to Byzantine City, Ottoman Baths Discovered under Mytilene Castle

Recent excavations undertaken by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Lesvos  have revealed new Byzantine structures and baths dating back to the Ottoman era.

PM Mitsotakis to Strengthen National Health System in Covid-19 Fight

PM Mitsotakis decided that the Committee of Experts will be convened tomorrow morning to evaluate the Covid-19 epidemiological data throughout the country.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Sends Message for Women’s History Month

The relatively young prelate reached out to the Greek Orthodox women of the Americas, telling them that he realizes without them, "our parishes would be dead."

Photos of Rally in Support of Greek Terrorist Koufontinas Censored

Photographs from a rally organized in Athens in support of  Dimitris Koufontinas, a convicted terrorist who is on hunger strike were censored.

Trees that Became Part of the Greek War of Independence Epic

Dozens of centuries-old trees that became part of the rich lore of the Greek War of Independence have been identified by a Greek scientist

‘Shrine’ in Turkey Turns Out to be Tomb of Ancient Greek Boxer Diagoras

A 2,300-year-old tomb in southwest Turkey—once revered as a holy Islamic site—turns out to be the tomb of ancient Greek boxer Diagoras.

Venezuela’s New Sparta, A Gem of the Caribbean

Located off the northeast Caribbean coast of Venezuela is a state with the surprising name of "Nueva Esparta," or "New Sparta."

Odyssey Banned for Violence, Sexism; Is this the End of World Classics?

Odyssey, Homer's classic was recently banned in Lawrence, Massachusetts for portraying ideas that do not conform to modern norms of behavior. 

Hominid Footprints on Crete Could Change Evolutionary Theory For Good

The impressions had been made by hominids on Crete 5.6 million years ago, making them by far the oldest footprints ever discovered in Europe.

San Franscisco to Honor 200th Anniversary of Greek War of Independence

The San Francisco City Hall will be illuminated with the colors of the Greek flag on March 25, on the 200th Anniversary of the 1821 Greek War of Independence.

British Pupils Play Games Based on Ancient Greece to Understand Politics

Games and workshops based on Ancient Greece and its political figures were recently created by group of academics from the University of Exeter in England.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival to Offer Free, Virtual and Drive-In Movies

This year's San Francisco Greek Film Festival, which is set for April 16-25, 2021, will offer free, virtual film screenings.

Greece to Honor Haiti in FM’s Visit

Greece will honor Haiti for being the first nation in the world to recognize Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821.

Covid-19: Hospitals on Alert in Greece as Intubations Reach 406 Monday

Health officials in Greece are concerned about the nation's hospitals after the number of intubated patients with Covid-19 reached 406 Monday.

Impressed by Greece, Amazon Expands Further in Athens

Impressed by the entrepreneurial environment in Greece, US giant Amazon announced that they will soon open their first office in Athens.

Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Depression

Following a Mediterranean diet could help prevent depression, groundbreaking new psychiatric research suggests.

Coronavirus Lockdown in Greece to Gradually Ease, PM Signals

The lockdown in Greece, imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus, will gradually ease in two weeks, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis signaled on Monday.

EU-Wide Vaccine Passport Plan to be Unveiled in March

An EU-wide vaccine passport plan will be unveiled in March, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday.

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.

Feta Pasta TikTok Video Recipe Goes Viral World-Wide

Feta, Greece's most famous cheese, has become viral world-wide thanks to a food blogger who recently created an easy and tasty recipe of feta with pasta.

Attica’s Tiny Islet That Has Its Own Natural Pool

A tiny islet off the coast of Attica near the Kaki Thalassa area has such a shape that it gives the impression it features a swimming pool.

The Incredible Stories of Thousands of Greek Orphans Taken Abroad

Tens of thousands of ethnically-Greek orphans -- or, more often, children who were simply without fathers, due to war or other causes -- were taken abroad

‘All for Blue’ Environmental Group Keeps Greek Seas Blue

The environmental group All for Blue, active for 10 years, has removed 32 tons of waste from the Greek islands since 2018.

Greek-American Yannis Dimoulis Creates Community Through Comedy

Designer Yannis Dimoulis uses his platform of over 23,000 followers to explore the often-comedic nuances of being Greek-American.

The Oldest Photograph Ever to Be Taken of the Acropolis

French photographer and draughtsman Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey took the first-ever photograph of the Acropolis of Athens in 1842.

Was Greek Philosopher Diogenes the Cynic the First Anarchist?

Greek philosopher Diogenes could have been the first anarchist, or the first satirist, or the first naturalist -- depending on the reader's point of view.

Ancient Greeks Used Dangerous Cosmetics in Eternal Search for Beauty

The Greek word "kosmetika" is the root of the English word ‘cosmetics.’ The word also meant any product that protected the hair and face.

Man Arrested for Illegal Excavation in Amphipolis

Found with a metal detector in his hand, a 68-year old man was arrested on Sunday for illegally excavating in the archaeological site of Amphipolis.

Apollo Vs Agamemnon: The Plague in Ancient Greece was Divine Wrath

The plague appeared in Greece as a weapon of divine wrath. Agamemnon, offended the priest of Apollo and the God spread pestilence among the Greeks.

Ancient Greek Spells and Charms for the Hapless in Love

By Adam Parker, PhD Candidate in Classical Studies, The Open University. Valentine’s Day is not all love hearts and roses for everyone. For the hapless...

Galaktoboureko: Greek Milk Pie Recipe

Here's a traditional recipe for the Greek dessert galaktoboureko, aka Greek milk pie. Syrup SUGAR 2lb/900gr WATER 14fl oz/400ml HONEY 1tbsp Boil for 3 minutes and...

Tsoureki Rolls Recipe

Tsoureki Rolls, the raisins and cinammon filled Greek sweet bread rolls are usually prepared in Greece for Easter, but are great throughout the year....

Humus Ntakos: Recipe

An original recipe for authentic Cretan ntakos with homemade humus

Greek Rice Pudding

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