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Thousands March in Athens for Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary

Thousands of people marched through Athens Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising against the military dictatorship on November 17,1973. More than 5,000 police were deployed to keep order, as violence involving anarchist demonstrators has often marred the annual...

Greek President Attends Historic Siege of Tripolis Commemoration

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday attended events commemorating the bicentennial of the siege of Tripolis by Greeks struggling for independence from the Ottoman Turks. The siege of Tripolitsa, Greece (today’s city of Tripolis) was a pivotal moment in...

The 1821 Greek Revolution Comes to Life on Public Buildings

The 1821 Greek Revolution came alive throughout the country on Saturday via the projection mapping technique for the 200-year anniversary

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Celebrate 33 Years of Marriage

Rita Wilson shared a beautiful post on social media to commemorate the 33rd anniversary  she shares with Tom Hanks on May 1. The Greek-American actress posted a photo of the couple in the Greek islands, smiling and wearing white. She captioned...

Greek Leaders Lay Wreaths Honoring 1973 Student Uprising

Greek politicians honored the 1973 student uprising against the junta on Tuesday by laying wreaths at the Athens Polytechnic, the place where some say at least 24 young people gave their lives for liberty and democracy. As commemoration rallies are...

US Policymakers, Greek American Leaders to Mark Anniversary of Cyprus Independence

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Cyprus’ independence, the President and Foreign Minster of the Republic of Cyprus will join top US foreign policymakers and Greek-American and Cypriot American leaders in an online celebration on September 30, 2020 beginning...

Greek President Visits Kastellorizo on the 77th Anniversary of its Liberation

President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday accused Turkey of undermining good neighborly relations during her visit to the Greek island of Kastellorizo to mark the 77th anniversary of its liberation. "We are going through a difficult and dangerous...

Cyprus Faces New Turkish Threat 46 Years After Invasion and Partition

Cypriots woke up on Monday to the sound of sirens to mark 46 years since Turkish troops invaded and occupied Cyprus’ north. The sad anniversary coincides with renewed claims by Ankara on the island's sovereignty. Turkish oil drilling ships are...

Greece Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Deadly Firebomb Attack

Greece marked the 10-year anniversary of one of the worse violent acts in recent years on Tuesday, when three bank employees died in a firebomb attack during an anti-austerity riot in downtown Athens. President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said in a tweet: “Three...

Greek Police on Alert Over Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary

More than 5,000 officers are on duty to police the march that will take place Sunday afternoon in Athens, commemorating the anniversary of the student uprising against the Greek junta in 1973. The march will start at 3 pm local time...