A pirate and benefactor, Ioannis Varvakis had a bright life, supporting the Greek Revolution and becoming famous in both Greece and Russia. He managed to embody several destinies into a single person. Varvakis was a successful shipowner, and many Turkish...
The Great Fire of Thessaloniki, which broke out on August 18, 1917, completely changed the city's appearance and path of development. This catastrophe was one of the most decisive factors that determined what the city looks like today. The...
A relief exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece shows an ancient Greek youth practicing by balancing a football on his thigh in front of a small boy. This means that football, albeit in a primitive form,...
The recognizable and contemporary form of the Greek post may trace its origins back to the depths of ancient Greek history. In total, generally-speaking, the history of the postal service is several millennia old. For the first time, a postal...
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 and...
The long and (mostly) illustrious history of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta defines the word "legendary."
Ancient Greek Olympians left their mark on history, with many of their accomplishments recorded by the greatest historians of the times.
Istanbul is a name that the Greeks actually gave to the city. "Istanbul" derives from the Greek phrase "Is tin poli," meaning "into the city."