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Piraeus Bank Presents ’21 Lectures on ’21’

The Piraeus Bank celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence with a series of events

Bourla Vows to Double Vaccine Production as Biden Visits Pfizer

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday met with Pfizer Inc CEO Albert Bourla and asked for fulfilment of the country's COVID-19 vaccine stockpile by summer

Covid-19: 1,424 New Cases, 325 Intubated, 23 Deaths in Greece

A total of 1,424 new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece on Saturday, while 325 patients are intubated and 23 people lost their lives

Crete’s Rizitika Songs Pass Oral History on to New Generations

Rizitika songs are the oldest type of Cretan music, originating from the western part of the Greek island, but now heard in central and eastern Crete as well.

Snow Blankets Athens Causing Traffic Havoc

A thick layer of snow covered Athens on Monday night creating havoc in the Greek capital.

The Greek Shipwreck Deadlier than the Titanic: SS Oria

The Greek maritime tragedy of the sinking of the “Oria” in the Saronic Gulf in February of 1944 is one of the worst maritime tragedies in history. It cost almost four times as many lives as those taken in...

Erdogan Hurls Threats at Greece, Rules Out Unified Cyprus

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a fierce attack against Greece and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday, saying that he does know his place and he is deserted by allies. Speaking in Parliament, Erdogan told lawmakers from his AK...

Philhellenes Who Fought in Greek War of Independence

Philhellenes who fought in the Greek War of Independence will be honored by a museum that will open its doors soon in Greece, in celebration of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence. The new "Museum of Philhellenism," which will...

Greek Village Boasts True Descendants of Sparta

There is a Greek village in Mani, on the Peloponnesian peninsula, called Neochori where all the residents boast that they are true descendants of ancient Spartans. While Maniots claim their ancestors were natives to the southeastern part of Peloponnese even...

Turkish University Cancels World Greek Language Day After Threats

Turkey's Ankara University canceled its plans to commemorate World Greek Language Day on Tuesday, after its Faculty of Language and History-Geography received threats from angry social media users. The university had planned an event to honor the history and literary...