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Greece Launches Online Platform for Postal Voting Registration

Greece launched the online platform for registration in the electoral roll for postal voting on Monday. The initiative aims to streamline the process for Greek citizens to exercise their voting rights in the European Parliament elections and national referendums. The mail-in...

The ‘Picture Brides’ During Early Greek Immigration to America

Greek-American scholar Kathryn Vaggalis has untangled the complex racial identity of early Greek immigrants to America in her research of Greek "picture brides." Picture brides, or women in their home country who were "matched" with a husband in America only...

How Many Cities Are Named Athens Around the World?

Inspired by the Greek capital's long history of democracy, countless cities across the world have adopted the name of Athens as their own.

Discover Your Greek Roots by Typing Your Surname

A search engine is promising to identify the region of Greece one may come from by simply typing one's Greek surname. Once the name is typed in Greek, a map of the country appears with the regions where the particular...

The Greek Sailor From Hydra Who Became War Hero in Argentina

A Greek sailor from Hydra named Nicholas Kolmaniatis, who would be known most of his life as Nicholas Jorge, became a war hero in Argentina in the 19th century. As a Hydriot, I had been raised on a pantheon of...

The Amazing Story of the Greek Community of San Andres, Peru

People living in the small town of San Andres, Peru, have Greeks to thank for the fact that they exist today. By Stratos Doukakis Because of a few Greek sailors and the local women they married, they have lived to tell...

The History of the Greek Orthodox Community in Northeasternmost US State

The small but thriving Greek community in Bangor, Maine, the northeasternmost state of the US, has a rich history that dates back to the 1890s. The history of large-scale Greek immigration to the United States goes all the way back...

Bulgari Family Visits Their Ancestral Village in Greece

The Bulgari family visited their ancestral village of Paramythia in Epirus, where the world-famous jewelry house made its first steps in 1870. Nicola Bulgari, grandson of Sotirios Bulgari, who founded the luxury brand (Bvlgari), visited the memorial sites of his...

Polling Stations for the Diaspora Set Up For Next Greek Elections Round

The polling stations for the Greek elections where members of the diaspora who are included in the special electoral rolls will vote have been established. Diaspora voting will take place on Saturday, June 24, one day before voters in Greece...

The Greek Jeweler who Created the Bulgari Fashion Empire

Bulgari, also known as BVLGARI within fashion circles, is an iconic luxury brand thanks to its high quality jewelry, watches, and accessories