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The First African-American Poet and Her Love of Ancient Greece

In 1761, Phillis Wheatley, a young West African girl, was captured and brought to America on a slave ship. There Susanna Wheatley, wife of...

Terrorist Attack on Pakistan Mosque Claims More Than 60 Lives

A terrorist attack on a mosque in Pakistan has led to the deaths of more than 60 people and many more injured, according to...

Mysterious Blue Spiral Appears in the Sky Over Hawaii

Although it may look frightening and suspicious, like a UFO, the explanation for this intriguing blue spiral in the sky, is actually much more...

Boris Johnson Claims Vladimir Putin Threatened Him Before Ukraine Invasion

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened him during a telephone call shortly before the invasion of...

Google Develops AI Bot that Creates Music

It shouldn't come as a surprise that artificial intelligence would eventually make its way into the world of music, given the extent to which...

List of Plane Crashes in Greece the Last 25 years

Greece has for the last 25 years witnessed a significant number of plane crashes and incidents involving cargo, commercial, military and passenger aviation claiming...

Cannabis Improves Love Life, Study Finds

A study investigating love life and cannabis has found that cannabis users report an improved love life, as well as increased libido, and sense...

Abandoned Baby Donkey Becomes Internet Sensation in Greece

An abandoned baby donkey in the town of Koropi, east of Athens, has become an internet sensation in Greece. The foal was found wandering alone...

Traditional Greek Handicrafts Get their Own Museum

Traditional Greek handicrafts will get their own museum in Athens, the Ministry of Culture announced on Monday. The museum will be hosted at the historical...

Ties Between Greece and Japan Get a Boost in PM Mitsotakis’ Tokyo Visit

The Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis is on an official visit to Japan - the first by a Greek leader in 17 years-...

Growing Up Greek-American: 15 Things We All Experienced in Childhood

Growing up Greek-American you are privy to a unique childhood, filled with some pretty strange customs (strange to those who are not Greek, anyway).

Greek-Canadian MMA Fighters Celebrate Heritage an Ocean Away

Greek-Canadian MMA fighters Tom Theocharis and Elias Theodorou are managing successful athletic careers with each other to count on. 

The History of Feminism in Greece

While there were some proto-feminists in ancient Greece, feminism as a movement began in Greece in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when women across...

Ernst Ziller, The Architect Who Designed Modern Athens

German architect Ernst Ziller left his own eternal, and magnificent, imprint on Athens by designing some of the city's most iconic buildings.

Ellis Island: Thousands of Greeks’ First Sight of America

All the Greeks who arrived in the New World as of April 11, 1890 had to pass through Ellis Island, which became the designated immigration...

Young Refugee Teaches Greek Language to Kids Worldwide

A young Palestinian refugee on the Greek island of Leros has set up a page called “Learn Greek” on social media to teach the language.

Lemnos: Home to Greece’s Unique Desert

People who have not visited the beautiful Greek island of Lemnos may consider it a  moonscape due to its arid terrain.

Ioannina: A Romantic Weekend Getaway to the Magical Capital of Epirus

Visiting Athens is the perfect excuse to take a short drive to Ioannina, the capital of Epirus. Is the perfect place for a romantic getaway.

Ten Things to Do in the Picturesque City of Chania, Crete

The picturesque seaside city of Chania is located in western Crete and it features a well-preserved historical center as well as a modern city.

The Top Archaeological Sites You Absolutely Must See in Greece

With a history as rich and expansive as that of Greece, it is no surprise that there are countless archaeological sites that you should...

Lousios Gorge: A Hike in Arcadia, Greece

Lousios Gorge has been inhabited for centuries in Greece, mainly by hermits and monks who lived in caves. Two monasteries located near the gorge...

Ten Must-Have Souvenirs From the Greek Island of Crete

Visitors to Crete always want to find just the right memories of Crete to take back home. Objects that tell a story of their...

The World’s First Coins were Minted in Ancient Lydia

Ancient Lydia holds the distinction of creating the first coins in the world; at first not much more than blobs of metal with basic...

Warrior Women: the Ancient World Was Full of Female Fighters

One of the great things about computer games is that anything is possible in the almost endless array of situations on offer, whether they...

The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy was founded by Plato himself in 428/427 BC in Athens, and is considered to be the world's first university.

How the Ancient Greeks Measured Time Shows What they Valued

The ancient Greeks measured time in part because human beings have felt the need to track the passage of their hours and days since...

Who Beheaded the Kritios Boy, the Masterpiece of Ancient Greek Art?

The Kritios Boy, a statue displayed at the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important works of ancient Greek art and the most...

Missing Ancient Greek Inscriptions Solved by Artificial Intelligence

Ancient Greek historians have now an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to help decipher texts. Being a scholar in ancient Greek is difficult. The primary texts,...

Chaniotiko Boureki: Cretan Veggie Pie recipe

Boureki is a delicious Cretan veggie pie and here is our traditional recipe on how to make it Ingredients POTATOES 35oz / 1kg ZUCCHINI 35oz / 1...

Melomakarona – The Quintessential Greek Christmas Cookie

Melomakarona are some of the most beloved of all Greek cookies. Made with olive oil, flour, honey, and citrus, melomakarona are much healthier than...

Loukoumades: Greek Fried Puffs Recipe

A traditional recipe for Loukoumades, the delicious Greek fried puffs with honey.

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...