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Crete Celebrates Union With Greece on December 1st

On December 1, 1913, the island of Crete was officially integrated into the Greek state after Sultan Mehmet V had finally relinquished all sovereignty over the island exactly a month earlier. Crete's liberation from Ottoman rule was the result of...

Top Mythological Sites in Greece

There is something about Greece that sets it apart from many other holiday destinations across the globe; its mythological sites.

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Crete

A strong earthquake of 5.5 on the Richter scale hit northeast of Crete in the early hours of Monday, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) announced. The epicenter of the quake was in the sea area between Crete and the...

John Aniston, Jennifer’s Father, Dies at 89

Jennifer Aniston's father, John Anthony Aniston, born in Chania, Greece, passed away on Friday at the age of eighty-nine. The actress, 53, took to Instagram to pay tribute to her dad with a slew of snaps of them together over...

Environmental Groups Challenge Offshore Gas Exploration by Greece

Environmental groups in Greece have challenged the decision to start gas exploration west and southwest of Crete, saying that dangers to the marine environment have not been adequately assessed. Greenpeace, WWF, and the Pelagos Cetological Research Institute have been attempting...

The Mosque of the Janissaries, a Landmark of Chania, Crete

The Mosque of the Janissaries in Chania, Crete is one of the most recognizable buildings on the entire island, which is the largest in Greece. Once ruled by the Ottomans for centuries, Crete is home to many reminders of that...

Ancient Greek Artifacts Unearthed on Crete

Hundreds of ancient Greek artifacts, including clay figurines of female figures dedicated to the Greek goddess Demeter, were discovered at the ancient Phalasarna Acropolis on Crete, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Friday. Phalasarna is a Greek harbor town...

Greece Begins Gas Exploration Off Crete

Greece began gas exploration starting with seismic surveys on Thursday in offshore areas west and southwest of Crete, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said. In speaking to public television channel ERT, Skrekas said that "the ship has begun. At...

Greek Self-Sacrifice at Arkadi is a Universal Symbol for Freedom

To this day, the "Holocaust of Arkadi" remains a universal symbol of self-sacrifice for freedom in the face of barbarism while filling another page in the glorious history of Greece. It was November 9, 1866 when over a thousand brave...

The Greeks of Utah: History Spanning More Than a Century

The Greek Community of Utah is both typical of Greek communities in the US but also, due to the uniqueness of Utah, quite distinctive itself.