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Woman Honored for Tending to Greece's Second World War Graves

For 74 years, Hermione Prigkou has carried out her duty with dedication and diligence, tending to the graves of Greek victims of the Second World War. Prigkou, from Himara in northern Greece, began taking care of the graves during the Second World...

"Attitude Towards Roma Similar to that of Second World War"

The story of the little blond girl, Maria  found in a Roma camp in Farsala, monopolized the Greek and international media for several weeks and revealed a tough reality. Racial discrimination towards Roma, or Gypsies as they are often...

Greek Beaches Second in the World, Racking Up 500 Blue Flag Awards

Greece is the number two country worldwide for the number of its Blue Flag beaches, according to the environmental group The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Almost 500 of the country’s beaches were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status...

Greece Tops Ranking of Most Beautiful Houses Worldwide

Greece's houses top the ranking of the most beautiful types of homes worldwide. The ranking was compiled by the UK Estate Agent comparison site GetAgent. The researchers aimed to detect which property styles were most attractive to people. The company...

Vassilios Tsavaliaris, the First Victim of the Greco-Italian War

It was a few minutes after 5:00 AM on October 28, 1940. The Italian military forces were ordered to launch their first attack in the Greco-Italian War at the Greek-Albanian border in the Pindos Mountains. Vassilios Tsiavaliaris, a 28-year-old Greek...

108-Year-Old Greek Yiayia Prays For the Whole World Every Day

At 108 years of age, a Greek yiayia, or grandmother, named Anthi Katsouli stands in her yard every single day and prays for the entire world. Born in the village of Katarraktis in the region of Arta in Epirus in...

Stelios Kazantzidis: The Voice of Post-War, Poverty-Stricken Greece

Stelios Kazantzidis -- who died in 2001 --was the voice that contained the pain and desire of post-war, poverty-stricken Greece.

August 15, 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...

Alexander the Great Campaigns Influenced Egyptian, World Cuisine

Alexander the Great had an enormous influence on the ancient world as a result of the Greek conqueror's military campaigns, including Egypt.

How a Pandemic Affected Ancient Greek Wars

Throughout history, a plague, or pandemic, has affected the outcome of Ancient Greek wars, as studies by historians and medical scientists suggest

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.

Why Greek Olive Oil is the Best in the World

Greek olive oil is synonymous with Greek tradition, a healthy diet and its rich history, Called  “Liquid Gold," it epitomizes the country.

Euripides’ The Trojan Women—An Unflinching Look at Brutality of War

The Trojan Women is a genocide narrative. In this play, the great Athenian dramatist Euripides explores the enslavement of women, human sacrifice, rape, and infanticide.  By Chris Mackie The story of the long struggle for the life of the city of...

Athina Onassis May Be Getting Married for Second Time

Athina Onassis, the only surviving descendant of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, may be getting married for the second time. Onassis, who was married to Brazilian show jumping rider Alvaro de Miranda Neto from 2005 until 2017, is the daughter...

Georgios Plionis: The Legendary Greek Pilot Who Fought in Two Wars

Georgios Plionis, the legendary Greek pilot who flew in 167 successful missions in World War II and Korea, passed away at age 101