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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...

Greek Community of Alexandria Condemns Attack in Sinai

The Greek community of Alexandria, and in the entire country, are on the side of the Egyptian people and send their most sincere condolences for the attack at a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai region, the head of the...

Greek Archaeologist Discovers Ancient Buildings in Alexandria, Egypt

Greek archaeologist Kalliopi Papakostas has discovered ancient buildings and a bridge in the Shalallat Gardens area in Alexandria, Egypt. According to the Athens Macedonia News Agency, excavations in the area had started 21 years ago. Now archaeologists have discovered a...

Egypt: Tribute to Greek Actor Giorgos Iordanides

The Greek Cultural Center in Cairo and the Greek Community in Cairo, will honor the 10th anniversary since the death of Greek-Egyptian actor Giorgos Iordanidis (1921-2005). A tribute event has been organized to take place on March 22, in...

Egypt: Greek Owner of Famous Restaurant Passes Away

Officials from Greece and Egypt, artists and Greek Diaspora members from across the world have dined at the seaside Greek restaurant “Zephyrion,” located in Alexandria, Egypt. The restaurant was owned by Periklis Tsaparis, who passed away recently, depriving the...

Prime Minister Samaras Meets with Greek Community in Egypt

On the sidelines of the tripartite Summit that took place in Cairo, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met with representatives of the Greek community of Egypt. “You, the Greeks of Egypt, represent the living continuity of Hellenism,” Samaras said to...

Lead on Alexander the Great’s Tomb is a Hoax!

A few days ago, online sources claimed that a team of archaeologists and historians from the Polish Center of Archaeology had found the tomb of Alexander the Great in a marbled and golden mausoleum in in downtown Alexandria, only 60 meters away from...

Greece Marks 150 Years Since Poet Kavafis' Birth

The Greek education ministry has dedicated 2013 to great poet Constantinos Kavafis (1863-1933) 150 years after his birth and 80 years since his death. A round of events has already taken place in a number of European countries including...