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How Climate Change Weakened the Ottoman Empire

At its peak, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, controlling a vast part of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Iris, the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow

Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also served as a messenger of the gods. Although now a little known member of the pantheon, Iris was a prominent figure in many ancient myths and is now even a character...

The Greek Inventor of Hawaiian Pizza: Sam Panopoulos

Very few people know that the man who took the brave decision back in the 1960's to add pineapple to a pizza was a Greek immigrant to Canada.

Greek Sea Cucumbers Could Be Next Delicacy

Greek sea cucumbers may soon be on the menus of restaurants around the world. Although they are delicacies in some cultures, many people have no idea that the sea creatures are even edible. Fishermen on the Dodecanese islands in Greece...

People “Happier” When They Put Their Christmas Ornaments Up Earlier

As the Thanksgiving weekend passes, and with it the month of November, many are looking ahead to the next major holiday, Christmas. We all know that Christmas is a time of joy and, for many, deep spirituality. The holiday comes...

Multinational Firms Heavily Invest in Data Centers in Greece

A number of multinational firms have invested heavily in building huge data centers in Greece over the past two years. After over a decade of being at the bottom of data gathering in southwest Europe, Greece is slowly becoming...

The Fascinating Story of the First Greeks Sailing to Australia

Aptly titled "Hawks in a Cage," a new book released last week describes the fascinating story of the first seven Greeks who sailed to Australia. The book, by Konstandina Moshou, is a fictional adventure taking place on a British...

Rare Maria Callas Video Speaking in Greek in Athens Comeback

Greek-American opera diva Maria Callas had a volatile relationship with the Athens intellectual establishment. But this was never more evident than during her 1957 comeback concert in the Theater of Herod Atticus, at the foot of the Acropolis. In 1957, Callas...

Rare Video of Easter in Greece During the Civil War

A rare video, located in the British archives Bristish Pathe, depicts the Easter celebration in Greece, the years of civil war in 1947.