Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

Alexandria

Patriarch Theodore II Rededicates Greek Community’s Church in Alexandria

Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Theodore II, rededicated the renovated Greek Orthodox church of the Assumption of Mary (Koimisis tis Theotokou) in Alexandria, Egypt. After chanting the Greek national anthem, Patriarch Theodore stated that "the African Church, instead of...

New School Year for 54 Greek Students in Alexandria, Egypt

The new school year has begun for fifty-four Greek students in Egypt’s Alexandria. Pratsikeio Primary School and Averofeio High School are the only remaining Greek schools in a city that was established nearly 2,300 years ago by Alexander the Great. The...

The Ancient Greek Scientist Who Was a King's Lie Detector

As long as there no bullet-proof mechanisms to detect a lie, reading a person’s physical response to spot an untruth is one technique that survived through the centuries. The Greek physician Erasistratus (300-250 B. C.) is credited with perfecting this...

Thessaloniki’s Emblematic ‘Umbrellas’ Open in Egypt (photos)

A copy of a sculpture that has has become an iconic feature of Thessaloniki's waterfront is will be gracing a cosmopolitan beach near Egypt's Alexandria. 'Umbrellas,' an iconic installation series by Greek sculptor George Zongolopoulos (1903-2004), was installed a few...

Alexandria’s Greek Graves Are Eternal Monuments to the Diaspora

The Greek people who lived in Alexandria, Egypt were buried in a cemetery located in nearby El Shatby. Their splendid gravestones, many of them remarkable works of art in themselves, act as monuments to the Greek diaspora. Many Greeks fled...

Egyptair Offering Discounted Flights on Greek, Cypriot Routes

Egyptair has announced it is offering a 20 percent discount on flights from Athens to Cairo, Athens to Alexandria and Larnaca to Cairo. It is also offering an even greater discount of 35 percent on Egyptair flights from Athens and...

President Pavlopoulos Visits Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades have visited the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all-Africa in Egypt. Patriarch Theodoros II welcomed the two presidents and presented them with the Grand Cross of the Order of St....

President Pavlopoulos Visits Vibrant Greek Community of Alexandria

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos paid a visit to Alexandria on Monday following an invitation by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to attend a collaborative event of the Greek, Egyptian and Cypriot diaspora. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades is also attending the...

Greeks of Alexandria Return for Special Ceremony

Members of the once-thriving Greek community of Alexandria will return once more to the city they grew up in to attend a ceremony on May 1. The presidents of Cyprus, Greece and Egypt will take part in the event in...

Greeks, Cypriots with Roots in Alexandria to Visit Egypt After Diaspora Deal

Cyprus, Greece and Egypt have signed a cooperation protocol that aims to bring Cypriots and Greeks; who used to live in Alexandria, back to the city, under the auspices of the "Nostos" project. The project is an initiative of Egyptian...