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Flashback to First Plane Hijacking in Greece

During the Civil War, on September 12th 1948, the first reported hijacking in Greece occurred when six pro-communist students, who wanted passage to Yugoslavia, hijacked a plane which was travelling from Athens to Thessaloniki. Alexandros Koufoudakis, 21, Dimitrios Koufoudakis, 23,...

The Dark Secret of The Greek Island Paradise of Trikeri

The tiny island of Trikeri in the Pagasitic Gulf off the end of the Pelion peninsula is one of Greece's lesser-known idylls. There are no cars on the lush green island. There are some narrow lanes, but no actual roads,...

Unknown UN Documentary on Post-War Greece Comes to Light

A documentary about Greece in the aftermath of the Civil War and World War II that was found in the United Nations archives in 2007 will be shown on October 30, at 8:00 pm at the National Archives headquarters in Psychiko, Athens....

Golden Dawn MP's Threaten SYRIZA Deputies

In yet another verbal clash between the extreme left and right wings of the Greek political system, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn yelled obscenities in the Parliament at MP's from the major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA)...