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United Kingdom Returns Twelve Stolen Religious Icons to Greece

A nineteenth-century religious icon showing the Baptism of Christ, along with another eleven icons stolen in 2005 from the Church of the Dormition of the Visokos Virgin in Kalouta, in the central Zagori district of Ioannina, have recently been...

United States of the Ionian Islands: The History of British Rule in Greece

The formation of the United States of the Ionian Islands under British rule in Greece is a little known period of the country's history.

Greece to Receive First Anti-Submarine Sonar From United States

Greece will receive anti-submarine sonars that will be deployed on helicopters provided by the United States.

Prince Charles Stresses Strong Historic Links Between UK, Greece

Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Prince Charles confirmed Greece and the United Kingdom's historical ties, and the ties between the two peoples.

The Electric Car Produced in Greece Decades Before Elon Musk’s Tesla

An electric car that was built on Greece's island of Syros in the 1970s was one of the world's first mass-produced electric cars. Decades before Elon Musk’s Tesla, the Enfield 8000, built at Neorio, Syros, was the brainchild of the...

Greek Resistance to WWII Axis Forces Longest in Europe

Greek resistance to the Axis powers during the Second World War was the longest of all the nations of Western Europe, with the exception of the UK, which was never occupied outside of the Channel Islands. According to historical records,...

Heroes Fight Like Greeks: When the World Bowed to the Spirit of Soldiers

Greek soldiers gained fame around the world in modern times for their incredible courage and fierce resistance against the Italian and German invasions in 1940 and 1941 and also during the brutal years under Axis occupation. Historical figures have long...

Greece Sets New Record for October Tourism

Greece, it seems, is enjoying an endless summer. Proof is the fact that it is October, but tourism in Greece is still going strong. In fact, it was one of the best months for tourism in recent history, and...

Flashback to First Aircraft Hijacking in Greece

The first aircraft hijacking in Greece took place during the Civil War on September 12th, 1948 when six pro-communist students who wanted passage to Yugoslavia, hijacked a plane that was traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki. Alexandros Koufoudakis, 21, Dimitrios Koufoudakis, 23,...

When King Charles Visited Knossos Palace on Crete

The recently proclaimed King of the United Kingdom, Charles, is a staunch Philhellene and has visited Greece several times. On one of his trips with Queen Consort Camilla, as she is now known, they paid a visit to the...

Popular English Names You Had No Idea Were Actually Greek

It may come as a surprise to many parents choosing a name for their child, but many of the most popular English names are actually Greek!

Greece Passport is Eighth Most Powerful Globally

Greece has the eighth most powerful passport in the world, according to a new report, giving its citizens access to 185 countries. The ranking puts it on par with Australia, Canada, Malta, and the Czech Republic in the latest Henley...

How Lamb, Chocolate, and Eggs Became Easter Traditions

Around Greece, people are gearing up to celebrate Easter with friends and family. While many Greek Easter celebrations are unique to the country, there are some elements of the feast day that are shared with many cultures: lamb, chocolate,...

Eleftherios Venizelos: The Leader Who Expanded Greece’s Borders

Born in Mournies, Chania on August 23, 1864, Eleftherios Venizelos served seven times as Greece's prime minister. For most people, he was viewed as the country's most important politician because he expanded Greek borders and brought Constitutional reforms that...

American Producer Arrested for Trying to Set-up TV Station in Greece on Behalf of Russian Oligarch

American TV producer John Hanick aka “Jack Hanick,” United States citizen, has been charged with violating the Crimea-related United States sanctions in connection with his years-long work in Greece, Bulgaria and Russia for the sanctioned Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev. According...