History

The Oldest Photograph Ever to Be Taken of the Acropolis

French photographer and draughtsman Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey took the first-ever photograph of the Acropolis of Athens in 1842.

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

German Embassy Celebrates Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence

The German Embassy in Athens will begin its year-long commemoration of the Greek War of Independence with a celebration of 21 German philhellenes.

The 1821 Greek Revolution Began in the Fierce Mountain Stronghold of Mani

Mani was the place where the Greek uprising against Ottoman rule actually started and not in Kalavryta on March 25th, 1821 - as is often believed.

Alexandros Ypsilantis: The Greek Hero Who Sparked the War of Independence

Before the breakout of the War of Independence, Alexandros Ypsilantis decided that the first blow against the Ottomans should be outside Greece

Stylianos Kyriakides: The Legendary Marathon Man Who Ran for Greece

Stylianos (Stelios) Kyriakides is a Greek legend for all Marathon runners, although he is best known for winning first place in the Boston Marathon in 1946.

Piraeus Bank Presents ’21 Lectures on ’21’

The Piraeus Bank celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence with a series of events

Heroes of the 1821 Revolution Adorn Athens’ National Garden

The open air exhibition in Athens titled 'History Has A Face' is already in progress in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence

The Greek War of Independence Through American Eyes

Hellenic College Holy Cross and Stockton University will celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence with a special exhibition

Fireships: How Greece’s Daring Sailors Fought 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.

Georgios Papanikolaou: The Greek Doctor Who Saved Countless Lives

Georgios Papanikolaou, born in Kymi, Euboea in 1883 and the son of a doctor, invented the ‘Pap smear’ in 1943 and has saved the lives of countless women.

Ancient Greek Spells and Charms for the Hapless in Love

By Adam Parker, PhD Candidate in Classical Studies, The Open University. Valentine’s Day is not all love hearts and roses for everyone. For the hapless in love, the day can be a yearly reminder of failed romances, unrequited love and...

Sydney’s Greek Suburb to be Renamed “Little Greece”

Marrickville has long been the center of Australia's thriving Greek community. Now, an area of the Sydney suburb will officially be called "Little Greece." Honoring the district's distinct culture and history, including the rich stories of generations of Greek immigrants,...

Prince Charles Invited to Greece to Celebrate Bicentennial of Independence

According to a royal source speaking to ITV, Prince Charles is "keen" on attending the bicentennial of Greece's War of Independence in the country. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis invited Charles, Prince of Wales, to attend the parade honoring the...

The Greek Sailor from Hydra Who Became War Hero in Argentina

As a Hydriot, I had been raised on a pantheon of grizzled war heroes — Miaoulis, Koudouriotis, et al—with a focus on their virtues rather than their vices, but I was only vaguely aware that Hydra also exported naval...