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How the Greek Language Was Preserved by Orthodox Martyrs During Ottoman Rule

The Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language.

How Climate Change Weakened the Ottoman Empire

At its peak, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, controlling a vast part of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Ottoman Empire: Five Things You Need to Know

On the 100th year of the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire on November 1, 1922, Greek scholar Georgios Giannakopoulos looks at five things you...

Greek Authorities to Restore Ottoman Mosque on Lesvos

A ruined mosque on the Greek island of Lesvos is to be restored as part of a €1.2-million ($1.4 million) program of renovation works. Yeni Mosque...

Restored 17th-Century Ottoman Mosque in Athens Opens to Visitors

The 17th century Fethiye Mosque, located at the ancient Roman Agora in central Athens has been restored. Without cracks in the walls and on the...

The Ten Oldest Inhabited Cities in Greece

Many of the oldest inhabited cities in Greece are still standing against all odds. They have survived to this day to narrate the history...

Common Words in the Greek and Turkish Language

There are over three hundred Turkish words that are used daily in the Greek language. This is not surprising given the fact that Greeks...

Eleusis, One of the Most Important Religious Sites in Ancient Greece

Eleusis, the site of the eponymous Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greece, was the center of worship for the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone,...

Chania: A Guide to the Stunningly Beautiful Cretan City

Chania is a breathtaking city on the island Crete, and a perfect vacation spot -- Chania has with something to offer any traveler!

The Story of ‘Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi’ Masterpiece

Painted in 1826 by Eugène Delacroix, the leading French Romantic painter of the day, Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi is one of the...