The Story Behind the First Greek Flag
The first Greek flag was made on the island of Skiathos at the Holy Monastery of Evangelistria in the year 1807.
The Chios Massacre: The Worst Atrocity Committed by the Ottomans
The Chios massacre of 1822 was perhaps the worst atrocity carried out by the Ottomans against Greeks during the Greek War of Independence.
Manto Mavrogenous: The Heroine of the Greek Revolution
Manto Mavrogenous dedicated her life and her fortune two centuries ago to Greece so the nation could be free and independent today. On March 25th, Greece celebrates its 201 anniversary of the rebellion against the Ottoman empire and the world...
The American Slave Who Fought in the Greek War of Independence
Ayios Ioannis Church in Argos was the site of a commemoration of the life of notable former slave and American philhellene James Williams.
Fireships: How Greece’s Daring Sailors Destroyed the Turkish Fleet
The fireships were a weapon of necessity used by the skilled sailors of the Greek navy to a devastating, asymmetric effect during the Greek War of Independence.
Lord Byron: The Romantic Poet Who Died for Greece
Lord Byron is one of the first and best-known philhellenes who actively participated in Greece’s War of Independence.
The History of the Greek War of Independence
As Greece counts 200 years from the War of independence and stands proud on Europe's eastern border as a member of the EU, the mind reels to the glorious days of 1821
Papaflessas: The Priest Turned Hero of the Greek War of Independence
Among the many heroes of the Greek War of Independence, Papaflessas was perhaps the most eccentric personality
Greek War of Independence: The Unsung Heroes
The Greek War of Independence had many heroes. The first names that come to mind are: Kolokotronis, Karaiskakis, Papaflessas, Bouboulina, Diakos, Kanaris
The 20 Events That Defined the Greek War of Independence
The Greek War of Independence that begun in 1821 is full of memorable events, most of them bloody battles and heroic feats.
The Greek Tradition of Eating Hake and Skordalia on March 25th
On March 25, the most important day in the calendar, Greeks traditionally eat fried hake accompanied with a garlic puree called skordalia.
Dionysios Solomos: The Greek Poet of Liberty
Dionysios Solomos, born on the island of Zakynthos in 1798, is rightly regarded as the National Poet of Greece for writing "Imnos eis tin Eleftherían," ("Hymn to Liberty"), the first two stanzas of which became the national anthem of...
The Oath of the Greek War of Independence
The Oath of the Greek War of Independence was taken by the chieftains on March 23, 1821 after they liberated Kalamata from the Ottomans
Theodoros Kolokotronis: Ultimate Symbol of the Greek War of Independence
Theodoros Kolokotronis is undoubtedly the ultimate symbol of the Greek War of Independence, which took place from 1821 to 1830.
What Did India Learn from the Ancient Greeks?
The interaction of the two great ancient civilizations of Greece and India began with the invasion of Alexander the Great in 326 BC.