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Aliki Diplarakou: The Greek Beauty Queen Crowned “Miss Europe”

Aliki Diplarakou was the first Greek woman to be crowned “Miss Europe” way back in February of 1930. However, this Greek beauty was far from simply being just a pretty face. Well-educated, independent and articulate, Diplarakou confounded prejudices about beauty...

The Academy of Athens: A Neoclassical Masterpiece

The Academy of Athens is lauded around the world as a marvelous example of neoclassical architecture -- or architecture that draws on themes and aesthetics from antiquity, as filtered through a nineteenth-century eye. Located in the center of the city...

Greeks – Even Alexander The Great – Have Loved Ice Cream for Centuries

How long have the Greeks had a love affair with ice cream? How about since at least one hundred years before Alexander the Great? In fact, ancient Greeks were attracted to “ices” as early as the fifth century BC. In those...

2,500-Year-Old Greek Helmet Found in Haifa, Israel

A Corinthian helmet from the Persian Wars that was found several years ago in Israel has recently been turned over to Israeli authorities.

Greek Author Christos Chomenidis Wins European Book Prize

The European Book Prize honored Greek author Christos Chomenidis for his autobiographical work "Niki" on Monday. Chomenidis' novel, which tells the story of the Occupation in Greece during WWII and the Greek Civil War, was also commended by Prime Minister...

Nyx, the Ancient Greek Goddess of the Night

Nyx is the is the Ancient Greek goddess of the night.  Unlike her sister, Eos, the goddess of the Dawn, Nyx is a mysterious figure.

Archaeologist May Have Found Tomb of Alexander the Great’s Mother

If a Greek archaeologist is correct, the tomb belonging to Olympias, Alexander the Great's mother, may have been found in Korinos Pieria, in central Macedonia. The possible discovery of the long-sought tomb of the greatest of Greece's historic generals and...

The Chronicle of the Morea: Invaluable History of Medieval Greece

The Chronicle of the Morea (Greek: Τὸ χρονικὸν τοῦ Μορέως) is the history of 14th-century Greece, specifically the Peloponnese -- once called the Morea -- through the eyes of its Frankish rulers of the time. More than 9,000 lines long,...

Greek Twins Turn Family Home to Skiathos Museum

Fotini and Marena Manesi are serious about preserving their heritage. The twin sisters have turned their family home, into the Skiathos House museum. The sisters have dedicated a great deal of both time and resources as well as having the...

University of Pittsburgh Celebrates Greek Culture

The Greek Nationality Room, established 80 years ago to celebrate Greek culture at the University of Pittsburgh, will be the site of an upcoming commemoration on November 5-7. Established by local industrialists on November 7, 1941, the center is a...