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August 15: Discover the Big Celebration of Tinos Island

  For Greeks, August 15 is one of the most important holidays on the calendar, but it is an especially huge day in Tinos. It's vacation time for most working Greeks, and a celebration of all the Marias, Marios, Panagiotis,...

August 15th 1940: Italians Torpedo Greek Cruiser Elli as a Precursor to War

It was August 15, 1940 when the Italian submarine 'Delfino' torpedoed and sank the Greek light cruiser 'Elli' at Tinos' port during the Word War II. World War II had been raging for almost a year in Europe, with Greece...

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, Tennessee for what's being billed as the first annual Greek adoptee reunion. Families and individuals from...

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.

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.

50 Cent Sings in Mykonos Greece

The American rapper, songwriter and actor 50 cent gave a memorable and amazing performance at a beach club on Mykonos island, Greece in front of a large crowd of fans. Tourists and locals saw the 47-year-old artist sing his most...

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 tragic tales, specifically in terms of the iconic Cape Lefkada, that sits 60 meters (nearly...

The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During the Smyrna Catastrophe

The story of the Japanese ship that saved Armenians and Greeks from genocide after the Smyrna Catastrophe was the theme of a Tokyo lecture.

Cyprus Remembers Brutal Murder of Tassos Isaac by Turkish Nationalists

August 11 marks 25 years since the brutal murder of the Greek Cypriot demonstrator Tassos Isaac inside the United Nations Buffer Zone in 1996.

Greece’s Open-Air Church that Looks Up to the Skies

The roofless church of Panagia Kakaviotissa on the island of Limnos is one of the most impressive Greek Orthodox churches in the world.

Athens Metro Second in Pickpocket Complaints in the World

Athens has the second worst reputation for pickpocketing in the world according to tourists, new research reveals.

Is Overtourism Ruining Greek Beaches?

Greek beaches are renowned across the world for their beauty, but many locals and tourists claim that overtourism is ruining the country's most popular summer destinations. Social media users from across the planet likely know about some of the most...

Nostalgic Greek Sweets and Treats from Bygone Days

Greek sweets are famously decadent and delicious. There are a number of traditional sweets that remind Greeks of bygone days when kids enjoyed carnivals and fairs. Old lady's hair, or cotton candy Old lady's hair is a timeless treat that is...