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Eleftherios Venizelos

Crete Celebrates Union with Greece On December 1st

On December 1st, 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 one month earlier. Crete's liberation from Ottoman rule was the result of...

Eleftherios Venizelos: The Leader Who Expanded Greece’s Borders

Born in Mournies, Chania on August 23, 1864, Eleftherios Venizelos served seven times as Greece's prime minister. For most people, he was viewed as the country's most important politician because he expanded Greek borders and brought Constitutional reforms that...

Thessaloniki Celebrates Liberation from the Ottomans

It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was freed only 20 days after the declaration of the First Balkan War. At the start of...

Nikos Kazantzakis: The Greatest Greek Writer of the 20th Century

Nikos Kazantzakis is for many the best Greek writer of the 20th century and his books have been translated more than any of his contemporaries.

The Greek Genocide and Extermination of Pontic Greeks

The Greek genocide and the Pontic genocide instigated by the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish national movement is a dark moment for Greece

April 27, 1941: Greek Author Penelope Delta Commits Suicide As Nazis Enter Athens

On April 27, 1941, Penelope Delta, a famous Greek author decided to take her own life just as Nazi Germany’s forces occupied Athens. 

At Least 120 Coronavirus Cases Recorded in Quarantined Ship Off Athens

Greek health authorities said on Thursday that at least 120 people, both crew members and passengers, on a on a ship docked off the port of Piraeus south of Athens are infected with the coronavirus. Two crew members of the...

Athens International Airport Smashes Another Passenger Traffic Record for 2019

2019 was yet another record-breaking year for the Greek capital's international airport in regard to the increase in passenger traffic numbers over the previous year. According to official data released recently by the airport's authorities, passenger traffic through Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport represented...

Dog Lost at Athens Airport Desperately Seeks Owner

The story of a dog which was lost at Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in October has moved animal rights organizations who are desperately seeking to find her owner. Airport officials had apparently refused entry to the dog, which had...

Greek Government Decides to Sell 30% Stake in Athens' International Airport

The sale of a 30 percent stake in Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport was decided at a meeting of the Greece's Government Council on Economic Policy, held at the Finance Ministry on Wednesday. Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras noted that "it is our...