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1821

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...

Historic Dimitsana, The Pride of the Peloponnese in Greece

Dimitsana is a delightful medieval village, located in Arcadia, the Peloponnese in southern Greece, just three hours by car from Athens. The picturesque village is at an altitude of 1000 meters (3,280 feet) which means it can see a fair...

How Orthodox Martyrs Saved the Greek Language Under Ottoman Rule

The Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language.

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

The Battle of Valtetsi Determined Course of 1821 Greek Revolution

The Battle of Valtetsi was the first major victory of the 1821 Greek Revolution and determined the course of the War of Independence

Rigas Feraios: On the Trail of the Protomartyr of Greek Independence

Rigas Feraios was a Greek revolutionary who fought in the mountains and worked as a writer, merchant, and revolutionary agitator in the wide Balkan Diaspora forming in the states neighboring the Ottoman Empire. He had done it all. Like so...

The Philhellenism Museum: A Tribute to Americans Who Fought for Greece

The Philhellenism Museum in Athens presents the evolution of philhellenism from the Renaissance to the present day with an emphasis on its contribution to the War of Independence. The Museum supports classical education and the evolution of humanity on the...

Australia’s Scott Morrison Honors Greek Independence Day

Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has issued a message addressed to Greek Australians and Hellenes around the world in honour of Greek Independence Day. Morrison drew back on last year’s bicentenary celebrations when Australia’s landmarks were lit in blue and...

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.

Valtetsi: The Den of the Greek War of Independence Rebels

Valtetsi, an isolated Peloponnesian village surrounded by mountains, was an ideal hiding place for rebels in the Greek War of Independence