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Unraveling the Mystery of Longevity on Ikaria, Greece

Ikaria, a beautiful island located in the eastern Aegean, may look similar to any other Greek islands, but there is one vital difference.

Greece’s Intelligence Chief Resigns Amid Phone-Tapping Scandal

Greece's head of the National Intelligence Agency (EYP) resigned on Friday after a phone-tapping scandal involving a journalist and a politician. The Head of EYP, Panagiotis Kontoleon, has submitted his resignation to the Prime Minister, "following wrong practices in the...

The Greek Jew of Thessaloniki Who Turned Executioner for the Nazis

This is the story of a Greek Jew of Thessaloniki called Vital Hasson who collaborated with the Nazis during WWII.  By Sarah Abrevaya Stein I learned a lesson when conducting research for my recently published book, Family Papers: a Sephardic Journey...

The Brave Greek Priest Who Held a Liturgy in Hagia Sophia in 1919

A brave Greek priest managed to hold an Orthodox liturgy in Hagia Sophia in 1919 at a time when the iconic cathedral was being used as a mosque. It is commonly believed that the last Orthodox liturgy in Hagia Sophia in...

Greece’s Corfu Hosts Prince Edward, British Royals

Prince Edward, the brother of Prince Charles, and his Royal family had a two-week vacation in Greece's Corfu that was revealed by a photograph uploaded on social media. A Greek taverna owner uploaded the above photograph on Facebook revealing the...

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 was still...

“I Feel Blessed” Since Our Move Back to Greece

The move back to Greece is most Greek Americans dream. Memories of blue skies, blue waters, always bring a sense of nostalgia.

Ancient Greek Sandals: Timeless Shoes for the Summer

Ancient Greek sandals are all the rage on the fashion scene when it comes to summer footwear.

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.

Mount Etna Collapse “Could Trigger Tsunami” in Greece’s Ionian Sea

Mount Etna in Sicily, Europe’s biggest active volcano, is slipping eastwards into the sea, and scientists fear that it could trigger a catastrophic tsunami. Scientists are concerned that the slow movements that have been measured on Mount Etna’s southeastern flank...

Plane Crashes in Northern Greece

A cargo plane with eight people on board crashed near the city of Kavala in northern Greece at around 11:00 pm on Saturday, the Hellenic Fire Service has confirmed. The Antonov An-12 was owned by a Ukrainian company and was...

Greek Startups Pitch Investors at Hellenic Initiative Event

Ten of Greece’s most promising startups pitched their companies to investors from Greece and around the world at The Hellenic Initiative's 6th Annual Venture Fair at the Grande Bretagne in Athens on July 11th. The occasion was billed as the...

Thessaloniki Man Arrested After Found with Protected Religious Antiquities

Police charged a Thessaloniki man with holding a museum's worth of Byzantine-era relics in his home, including church icons, crosses, candlesticks, and a holy chalice. Authorities confiscated the artifacts, which were also discovered in a warehouse belonging to the...

Greek-Born Adoptees to Gather for First Ever Reunion in USA

Greek-born adoptees seeking to know more about their roots and Greek families searching for their children lost to adoption will gather in Nashville, Tennessee next month for what's being billed as a first of its kind event. Families and individuals...

Greece-Israel Joint Air Force Training Conducted Amid Tension with Turkey

Greek and Israeli air forces conducted a joint training exercise in Israel on Tuesday. The operation came as Greece's neighbor, Turkey, increased military overflights over Greek islands, behavior that has ratcheted up tensions between the two nations. In another move...