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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...

Greek PM Announces New Lockdown in Attica

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday evening that there will be a new near-total coronavirus lockdown in the Attica region. The most populous area of Greece will be under these extra restrictions until Sunday, February 28. The new...

Greece to Test Israeli Covid-19 Drug

Greece will take part in the trials for an Israeli treatment for COVID-19, following the meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday. The Jerusalem Post reports that during the press conference...

Covid-19 Cases Jump as Greece Mulls Hard Lockdown

A total of 1,526 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece on Tuesday, 888 more than the 638 cases that were recorded in the country just one day earlier, on Monday. Alarming health officials, a great number of Tuesday’s 1,526...

Fox Announces New Comedy Set in Ancient Greece

Fox Entertainment recently announced its development of an animated comedy series set in ancient Greece, slated to be released in the Spring of 2022. The series, which Michael Thorn, the president of Fox Entertainment calls an "incredibly irreverent family comedy,"...