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A Walk Around Athens' Lesser-Known Museums

Athens is a city of great cultural significance, with a recorded history of at least 3,400 years. The cultural heritage of the city's classical era is still evident, represented by numerous ancient monuments and works of art, the most...

Rare Footage Shows Bombing of Piraeus [Video]

On January 11, 1944, English aircraft bombed German targets in Piraeus, Greece, for three hours, starting at 12pm. The city suffered great damages due to the relentless bombing that resulted in 5,500 casualties. It was revealed in 2013, through a letter...

Greek Minister Wants Changes in History Class Approach in Schools

Greek history class could soon be taking a different approach. During an interview with Kathimerini newspaper, Deputy Education Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou expressed her grievances with the current way that history is being taught to children in Greece. “History school books must...

New Greek-Developed App Lets You Be a 'Marathon Hero'

A new iOS gaming app inspired by Greek history, as well as designed and developed by a Greek team, is now on the market!   "Marathon Hero", as the app is called, took over a year to develop. The ancient Greek...

Greek Pianist Receives Standing Ovation After Performance in Rome

Music lovers in Rome gave Greek pianist Alexandros Kapelis a standing ovation at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, after his unprecedented “Greek Myth and the Piano” program. “This is a series of seven concerts, from Milan to Sicily, in some...

Scientific Paper Proves That Minoan Civilization Originated in Europe

"The first advanced Bronze Age civilization of Europe was established by the Minoans about 5,000 years before present," the new article, entitled "A European population in Minoan Bronze Age Crete," that was recently published in the peer-reviewed open access scientific journal Nature...

Video: Dancing Tango Under the Full Moon at the Acropolis Museum

In the historic center of Athens the Acropolis Museum welcomed this August’s full moon on Saturday, August 29, with a special Tango event under the Parthenon. The musical journey started at 8:30 pm and lasted a bit past its scheduled 11:30...

Greece Remembers the Day Democracy was Restored 41 Years Ago

July 24, 1974 is an important day in modern Greek history as it marks the day democracy was restored after seven years of military dictatorship. A few days earlier, a failed junta-instigated military coup in Cyprus gave Turkey a great...

Parthenon Might Have Served as Athens' Treasury

During the yearly meeting of the Classical Association of Canada, a team of researchers claimed that the attic of the millennia-old Greek temple of Parthenon might have been the ideal place for Athenians to hide their vast cash reserves around 434 BC. After all, nobody would...

The 7 Referendums in Greece's History

Greece has called for seven referendums over a period of 54 years (1920-1974). According to sansimera.gr, six of the referendums were related to the State while one of them to the approval of the Constitution. Three out of seven referendums were...