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Roman Port, Stunning Amphorae Discovered Under Sea Off Crete

Treasures from the Roman era of Greek history were discovered recently at the bottom of the sea on the Gulf of Paleokastro near the town of Sitia on the Greek island of Crete. The underwater research, undertaken by the Ephorate...

Pfizer, Moderna Release Data Supporting Booster Shot

Late on Wednesday, the pharmaceutical firm Moderna released new data regarding breakthrough cases of the coronavirus that it says supports the need for a third booster shot of its coronavirus vaccine. Earlier the Pfizer Corporation had announced that evidence from Israel...

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Mother, Brother Become Greek Citizens

"Greek Freak" Giannis Antetokounmpo attended a ceremony at the Greek Prime Minister's mansion in Athens on Thursday in which his mother Veronika and his brother Alexandros officially became Greek citizens. Like his brother Giannis Antetokounmpo, who plays in the NBA...

Greece Approves New Pet Law: “No Animal Abandoned or Abused”

The Greek Parliament approved a new law on pet ownership on Wednesday, which PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said will create rules so that no animal "will be abandoned, or abused." "Greece is changing and is finally adopting a modern legal framework for...

AUKUS: US, UK and Australia Announce Pact in Effort to Stop China

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he will be working with the United Kingdom to help Australia get nuclear-powered submarines, a partnership the nations are calling "AUKUS." The countries' efforts are part of a larger movement headed by Biden...

Greece Leads all European Nations in Summer Tourism in 2021

Greece welcomed more than two million visitors to its shores during just the months of July and August of 2021 -- more than any other European nation -- marking real success in its vital tourism industry despite the pandemic...

Stunning Photo of Greek “Masked” Seahorse Nominated for Major Award

Against a background of a pristine aquamarine sea, a seahorse floats along with a face mask caught in its tail. This arresting -- and disturbing -- image, captured by Greek photographer and diver Nikos Samaras, has now been nominated...

Greece Goes Digital: 150 Million Transactions in First Half of 2021

There has been a rapid increase of digital traffic and online transactions in Greece so far in 2021, including public access to government online services, the country's Digital Governance Minister said on Tuesday. Speaking at Thessaloniki Helexpo Forum, Kyriakos Pierrakakis...

How Ancient Greeks Shaped the Latin Alphabet

The Latin alphabet is undoubtedly the world's most recognizable form of written language, whose history goes back in time to the eras of ancient Greek and Roman dominance of the entire Western world. In its modern form, with its many...

Greece Delivers Patriot Missile System to Saudi Arabia

Greece delivered a battery of Patriot anti-aircraft missiles to Saudi Arabia as well as 120 soldiers to work the weapons system, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff announced on Tuesday. In the morning a ceremony took place at Tanagra air...

The Ancient Greek Lexicon Published after 23 Years in the Making

Cambridge University Press has published the Cambridge Greek Lexicon after 23 years of work by the University's classics faculty. The group was led by the lexicon's editor-in-chief, James Diggle, a professor at Queens College who taught Greek and Latin...

SpaceX Prepares to Send First All-Civilian Crew ‘Inspiration4’ to Space

Elon Musk's space exploration project SpaceX is preparing to send its first crew of private citizens to space. The ambitious mission, dubbed Inspiration4, will see four civilians embark on a three-day orbital flight around the Earth. Inspiration4 is set to...

Greece Imposes New Emergency Rules to Contain Covid-19 Spread

The new emergency measures designed to protect public health and contain the spread of Covid-19 went into effect in Greece from Monday, September 13. People that are unvaccinated -- whether employees in the public and private sector, school pupils, students,...

Greece to Buy Six More Rafale Jets, Bringing Total to 24

Greece announced on Saturday it will buy six more Rafale fighter jets from France bringing the total the number of French fighters sold to Athens to 24. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis revealed plans to acquire an additional six Rafales. "I...

Cliffs of Freedom Movie Set During the Greek Revolution Streaming on Major Platforms

Cliffs of Freedom, the historical drama movie set during Greece's War of Independence, will stream on major platforms beginning on September 13, 2021, the National Hellenic Society (NHS) announced. In a statement the NHS, which owns all rights to film,...