The Extermination of Pontic Greeks was a Genocide
The Greek genocide and the Pontic genocide instigated by the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish national movement is a dark moment for Greece
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.
Plane Lands Safely at Athens Airport After Apparently Fake Bomb Threat
Greek F-16 fighter jets were mobilized to intercept a plane purported to be carrying a bomb. The plane in question was a Boeing 737 belonging to Ryan Air which headed from Poland to Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, located...
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...
Thessaloniki Marks Anniversary of Liberation From 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 twenty days after the declaration of the First Balkan War. At the start of...
The Day Greece Chose the Aegean Islands Over Northern Epirus
February 1, 1914, was a historic day for Greece and the fate of Hellenes of Northern Epirus and the Aegean islands. On that day, the then big powers of Europe sent a note to the Greek government. These powers traditionally...
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...
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...