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Greek-Canadian Constantine Passaris Listed in Who’s Who in Greece 2021

Constantine Passaris, a Greek-Canadian economics professor at the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton is included in the prestigious inaugural edition of "Who's Who in Greece 2020" for his long and distinguished service to his home country. Who's Who in...

Oldest Public Library in Greece Renovated

The oldest public library in Greece, the Public Historical Library of Zakynthos, has been renovated. The library was established in 1628 by the Venetians who owned the island. Currently, it hosts 50,000 rare editions and 20,000 books of the last decades. The...

Greek Writer and Journalist Vassilis Alexakis Dies at 77

Greek writer and journalist Vassilis Alexakis died in France at the age of 77 on Monday, it was announced today. He was born in Athens in 1943 and studied at the Lille School of Journalism. Alexakis had been a journalist at...

US Museum Returns Rare 10th Century Gospel to Greek Monastery

One of the oldest extant hand-lettered gospels, written in Greek between the end of the 10th century and the start of the 11th, is on its way to being returned to the monastery it was stolen from in northeastern...

Bestselling Author Victoria Hislop Sworn In as Greek Citizen

English author Victoria Hislop was on Thursday officially sworn-in as a Greek citizen during a special ceremony held at the interior ministry. Hislop was awarded an honorary Greek citizenship in July 2020 for her work promoting modern Greece's history and...

Renowned Greek Poet Dinos Christianopoulos Passes Away at 89

The iconic Greek poet, scholar, translator, essayist, art collector and art gallery owner Dinos Christianopoulos passed away on Tuesday in his hometown of Thessaloniki, a place he never left. He was 89 years of age. Christianopoulos was born on March...

Bestselling Author Victoria Hislop Becomes Honorary Greek Citizen

Victoria Hislop, the bestselling author of “The Island” and one of the world’s favorite authors who writes about Greece, was awarded honorary Greek citizenship on Tuesday. Hislop, who had previously expressed her desire to obtain Greek citizenship, was honored by...

Hellenist Author, Journalist Bruce Clark on the Inner Self-Confidence of Greeks

Born in Northern Ireland, Hellenist author, journalist and lecturer Bruce Clark has a long association and a deep understanding of Greece from ancient times to modern. As a journalist for Reuters, the Times, the Financial Times and the Economist he...