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Greece 2022: Homeless Woman With Elderly Father Living in Car

A 50-year-old woman and her 93-year-old father have been left homeless for months in Amaliada, Greece. They spend nights and several hours of the day in the car, which currently houses all their possessions. Fifty-year-old Stella Panagiotopoulou and her elderly...

Samina Ferry Disaster Haunts Greece More Than 20 Years Later

The disaster involving the sinking of the ferry boat Express Samina on September 26, 2000 off the coast of Paros which claimed the lives of eighty-one people still haunts Greece. The ferry remains at the bottom of the Aegean sea...

The Greeks of Alexandria, Egypt

The story of Hellenism in Alexandria goes back more than two millennia, when Alexander the Great established the city.

The Liberation of Tripolitsa in the Greek War of Independence

The siege of Tripolitsa, Greece (today's city of Tripolis) was a pivotal moment in the Greek War of Independence, and it remains a point of contention between Greeks and Turks, as reflected in the way it is portrayed by...

The Death of Actaeon and the Capriciousness of Fate

Disasters are inevitable, even in Greek mythology; a great example of this is the unfortunate fate suffered by the young protagonist of the ancient myth of Actaeon and Diana. By Alastair Blanshard Why do bad things happen to good people? It is a question...

Perfect Spots for Walking in Downtown Athens

The many fascinating views of the Greek capital, Athens, are better appreciated and enjoyed if walking down its streets at a relaxed pace rather than trying to navigate it by car or other vehicle. A stroll or two in the...

Solving The Mystery of Santorini’s Volcano

The mystery surrounding the formation of Santorini’s volcano is one that still puzzles archeologists and scientists today. Santorini is a place of great beauty visited by millions of tourists each year. It is an island well known for its beautiful hotels,...

Never Ask Google to Translate these 22 Funny Greek Expressions

Some Greek expressions are impossible to be translated by Google. Although different cultures tend to produce their own phrases, meanings aren't always the same across borders. Here we collected 22 phrases only Greeks use that if you try to literally...

The Hellenic Initiative Aids Ukrainian War Refugees in Greece

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) is a global non-profit organization bringing together diaspora Greeks and philhellenes to invest in the future of Greece by creating programs that offer crisis relief as well as Greek entrepreneurship and economic development. Most recently, it...

Battle of Thermopylae: When the Greeks Fought to Defend Western Civilization

The Battle of Thermopylae and the fight of 300 Spartans against 10,000 elite Persian soldiers is a magnificent moment in Greece's history.

Mykonos Streets Among the Most Beautiful in the World

Streets on the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos have recently been chosen by CNN as among the most beautiful in the world. The narrow alleyway on the Greek island which has become a mecca for tourists during the summer offers peace...

Unique Greek Liqueurs Perfect for Autumn

Greece is not only known for its cuisine, but also for its unique traditional liqueurs. Many of the favorites, surprisingly enough, are derived from ingredients that have amazing health benefits as well. Let's look at some unique selections that...

Dassault: The Greek Connection of One of Europe’s Wealthiest Families

Dassault Aviation is the company behind the Rafale aircraft that Greece has acquired to help protect its borders.

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

If planning a trip to Greece in October you can visit some of the most popular Greek islands, and enjoy the last of the last golden days of the summer weather. Here are some tips on how to get...

Kostas Georgakis, the Student Who Set Himself on Fire for Greece

Kostas Georgakis, a Greek geology student who was attending university in Italy, set himself on fire in Genoa on September 19, 1970 as a protest against the Greek military dictatorship of the time. The 22-year-old's last words were "Long...