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Speaking English Using Only Greek Words: Zolotas’ Historic Speech

Many Greeks recall the speeches in English — peppered with Greek-origin words and phrases — given by economist and politician Xenophon Zolotas in the late 1950s. Zolotas was director of the Bank of Greece when he appeared in front of...

The Greek Mathematician that helped Einstein

Constantine Karatheodori (September 13, 1873 –  February 2, 1950) was a Greek mathematician known for his contributions to real and complex analysis, the calculus of variations, and measure theory. He is considered to be the greatest Greek mathematician since...

The First African-American Poet and Her Love of Ancient Greece

In 1761, Phillis Wheatley, a young West African girl, was captured and brought to America on a slave ship. There Susanna Wheatley, wife of prominent Boston businessman John Wheatley, bought her at an auction to serve as lady's maid. The...

List of Plane Crashes in Greece the Last 25 years

Greece has for the last 25 years witnessed a significant number of plane crashes and incidents involving cargo, commercial, military and passenger aviation claiming lives and considerable losses in goods and other items. The causes of these aviation accidents are...

Skopelos: The Tranquility of Greece’s Mamma Mia Island

The island of Skopelos has enchanted visitors over the years and has even reached international fame as the setting for the movie "Mamma Mia!"

Melina Mercouri: The Epitome of the Hellenic Spirit

Melina Mercouri is engraved in the minds of millions of Greeks. In her life she was several things: a striking woman; a stage and movie actress; a patriot; an activist; a politician; but above all — and this is what...

American Movie Becomes First Ever Filmed At The Acropolis Of Rhodes

The latest movie of The Wedding Veil Journey saga becomes the first production to have ever been allowed to film on the Acropolis of Rhodes.

Warrior Women: the Ancient World Was Full of Female Fighters

One of the great things about computer games is that anything is possible in the almost endless array of situations on offer, whether they are realistic or fantasy worlds. But it has been reported that gamers are boycotting Total...

The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy was founded by Plato himself in 428/427 BC in Athens, and is considered to be the world's first university.

Greek-Jewish Holocaust Survivor’s Letter Buried in Auschwitz Uncovered

A Greek-Jewish Holocaust survivor's letter buried in Auschwitz and revealing an astonishing story of human perseverance and courage was restored as a testament to the crimes committed by the Nazi regime. In 1944, Marcel Nadjari, a Greek Jew who was...

Tripadvisor Ranks Greece Among Best Places to Visit in 2023

Tripadvisor has ranked Greece as one of the best places to visit in 2023. Several locations in Greece have appeared in rankings compiled by the travel website. Tripadvisor lauded Greece for its culture, cuisine, and natural beauty. Many locations in...

Why Pistachios From Greek Island of Aegina are the Best

The Greek island of Aegina is known for its pistachios, or fistikia, which are considered to be of the highest quality in the world.

Ten of the Acropolis Museum’s Most Beautiful Exhibits

The Acropolis Museum located only 330 meters (1,000 feet) from the famed hill of the same name hosts some of the world's most important antiquities

Athens’ Lycabettus Provides Stunning Views of Acropolis, Saronic Gulf

Located in the heart of Greece's bustling capital, Mount Lycabettus provides a serene, picturesque escape from the noise and hubbub of Athens.

Rare Photo Taken on 1895 Athens Roof Terrace Brought to Light

This extraordinary photo of a group of people relaxing around a table on the roof terrace of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) building in Athens was recently released by the Institute. The DAI says the photo was most likely taken...