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Greek Tourism Rebounds with More than 8.6 Million Visitors in 2021

The Bank of Greece announced on Friday that more than 8.6 million tourists visited Greece from January to August this year. The bank reported that this is a 79% jump from last year's visitors in the same time frame. The...

Paris Says EEZs Not Part of Greece-France Defense Deal

The military agreement between Greece and France does not cover Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), according to a statement issued by the French Ministry of Defense on Friday. The deal, signed last month, provides for a mutual defense clause which includes...

All We Do — and Do Not — Know about Covid-19 Pandemic

Nearly two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, many are wondering when the restrictions will end and life will return to "normal" once again. By Dr. Vasileios Margaritis We are all tired of the pandemic and the COVID-19 restrictions. We desperately want...

Pavlos Bakoyannis: The Greek Politician Assassinated by November 17 Terrorists

It was September 26, 1989 when former publisher and New Democracy MP Pavlos Bakoyannis was assassinated by three members of the November 17 terrorist group outside his office in downtown Athens. It was a dastardly crime which shook Greece's political world...

Huge Increase in Tourist Revenue in Greece in July

The tourism industry in Greece was optimistic about the Summer season this year after a brutal 2020 -- but few expected the huge increase of tourists to Greece that July saw. According to Bank of Greece data released Tuesday, the...

Greek Anti-Vaxxer Assaults, Sues School Principal

A 37-year old anti-vaxxer father in a Thessaloniki suburb assaulted his son's female school principal on Tuesday for asking for the unvaccinated child's self test results before allowing him to enter school premises. Ioannis Sarigiannidis, who is a Covid denier,...

Archbishop Makarios Receives Apology from ABC Australia Over Report

ABC Australia has issued an apology to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and Archbishop Makarios after publishing a report that claimed Makarios had been using taxpayer money meant for old age homes on his own lifestyle. ABC's article was...

The Greek Archaeologist Who Discovered Alexander’s City of Bactria

Prominent Russian archaeologist of Greek-Pontic descent Victor Sarigiannidis is the man who discovered the ancient city of Bactria

Onassis vs. Niarchos: The Battle of the Legendary Greek Tycoons

Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos, the two Greek tycoons, had two completely different personalities, but one common destiny -- to shape the 20th century in Greece. Aristotle Onassis was born in 1906 in Smyrna, at a time when the city...

Mikis Theodorakis: Greek Patriot, Renowned Composer Dead at 96

Mikis Theodorakis, the greatest Greek composer in history, whose music has touched generations, died on Thursday at age 96 in Athens. His death at his home in central Athens followed multiple hospitalizations in recent years, mostly for heart treatment. The composer...

When Princess Diana Flew to Greece For Her “Dear Friend”

On the anniversary of Princess Diana tragic death on August 31, 1997, we look back at the private visit Great Britain's "Queen of Hearts" made to Greece, just a year earlier. On September 18, 1996, Diana, the Princess of Wales,...

Australian Rocker Nick Cave’s Enduring Fascination with Greece

Nick Cave has performed countless live shows with his long time band, The Bad Seeds, to his legions of fans in Greece's capital, Athens. Cave's enduring fascination with Greece started almost 40 years ago when, as a 25-year-old up-and-coming rock...

10 Must-Watch Movies Filmed on Greek Islands

If you dream of going to Greece or have just returned from a journey to the land of azure waters and the gods, there are 10 must watch movies filmed in the Greek islands that will  take you there.

Byzantine Era Coin Showing Emperor Heraclius Discovered in Israel

A Byzantine era coin showing Emperor Heraclius on one side and Golgotha, the site of Jesus Christ's crucifixion on the other -- along with a complete winepress -- was unearthed this week outside Tel Aviv, Israel. Both the 1,400-year-old currency...

The Astounding Story of Alexander the Great

Alexander III, the "Basileus of Macedon", the "Hegemon of the Hellenic League", the "Shahanshah" of Persia, the "Pharaoh" of Egypt and the "Lord of Asia" -- better known as Alexander the Great -- was one of the most significant...