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What if the Greeks Hadn’t Said “Oxi” on October 28, 1940?

"Oxi Day," on October 28, is a Greek national holiday; but it's establishment as such is not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the country's entry into a war instead of...

October 13 Marks The Death of Macedonia’s Heroic Officer, Pavlos Melas

October 13 is the day that marks the death of one of the most important defenders of Macedonia's struggle for freedom -- the Hellenic Army officer Pavlos Melas. Melas, born in 1870 in the French city of Marseille, was the...

Ultimate Guide: What Are the Best Greek Islands to Visit in October?

Can you actually visit some of the most popular Greek islands, enjoy the last of the last golden days of the summer weather, and avoid the crowds by planning a trip to Greece in October? Yes, you absolutely can!...

Greece Braces for October Heatwave

Greek meteorologists say a mini heatwave will hit the country starting on Friday with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit). According to latest available forecast data of the National Observatory of Athens/meteo.gr, the unusually high temperatures for the season...

EU Summit Rescheduled for October After Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Charles Michel, the leader of the European Union Council, has been exposed to the coronavirus by an EU employee, and therefore has been placed in quarantine, although he himself has tested negative. That has thrown the upcoming planned EU Summit...

People Still Enjoy Greece's Beaches as October Continues to Be Unseasonably Warm

The weather in the country has been more reminiscent of early summer rather than late October, as temperatures remain warm and sunshine continues to prevail in many parts of the country, for several days or even weeks! Beaches in Athens,...

October Seems Like Second June This Year as Tourists Enjoy Sun and Warm Temperatures

What if calendars tell us that we're in mid-October when leaves turn yellow and rain falls regularly? The weather in Greece has been more reminiscent of June than October the last several days, as temperatures remain high and glorious sun...

Bill Granting Voting Rights to Greeks Living Abroad Ready By October

Greek Minister of the Interior Takis Theodorikakos announced on Monday that the government's bill which grants Greek citizens who live abroad the right to vote from their place of residence will be published by October this year. Theodorikakos referred to the...

Greece to Open International Bidding for Hellinikon Casino in October

The Greek government announced on Thursday that the long-delayed opening of the bidding process for the lone casino license of the €8 billion Hellinikon resort project will be take place on October 4. Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis said...

Stoicism: Fast-Growing Global Movement Will Hold Conference in Greece in October

Stoicism is coming home! This is according to Dr. Alkistis Agio, one of the organizers for the upcoming "Stoicon" event, which is an annual, international conference on modern Stoicism. The Stoicon 2019 will be taking place in Athens, Greece on Saturday,...

First Eastern Mediterranean Energy Leadership Summit Slated for This October in Athens

An American think tank and a Greek university are joining forces to shed light on global  energy resource investments in the Eastern Mediterranean, and especially in Greece, this October in Athens. The first annual Eastern Mediterranean Energy Leadership Summit will...

2019 Athens Democracy Forum to Take Place in Athens in October

This year's Athens Democracy Forum will be held between October 9 to 11, 2019 in the Greek capital. The Forum's organizers state that it will bring senior New York Times journalists together with international business leaders, policy makers, academics and...

UN Exhibition on Migration Comes to Athens October 26

A photographic exhibition titled "Light on the Move" will be presented at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens between October 26-31. The exhibition is being organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nation's migration body. Photographs...

Cypriot Leaders to Meet, Discuss Reunification on October 26

In another attempt to jump-start reunification talks on the divided island, Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akıncı will meet on October 26, it was announced by the United Nations on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, Akinci said he...

October 17 Marks The First Nazi Atrocity in Northern Greece

Ano Kerdylia and Kato Kerdylia; two beautiful Macedonian villages, built in the mountains of the district of Serres, near the ancient city of Amfipolis. The two villages saw their history marked forever by the untold atrocity conducted by the occupying...