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Senate Introduces Resolution on Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence

Philhellene U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), the new Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution commemorating the Bicentennial of Greek Independence Day, which will occur on March 25, 2021. The resolution, which was co-sponsored by...

Greek Gods and Mortals Come to Life in Terracotta Figurines

A new archaeological discovery in Turkey resulted in the unearthing of dozens of terracotta figurines depicting ancient Greek gods, men, women, and animals. The artifacts, which are over 2,000 years old, were found in the ancient town of Myra, which...

Greek PM Says Greece “Sincere” in Seeking Political Solution for Cyprus

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in statements after a meeting the Cypriot President that "The end of the Turkish occupation and the finding of a viable solution are a top priority of Greek foreign policy and a national issue." The...

The Greek Language is Not Dying; It’s Merely Changing

Is the Greek language, one of the most ancient and rich languages in the history of mankind, dying due to an avalanche of foreign words being introduced to the everyday vocabulary of native speakers? Words such as "rapid tests", "click-away...

Greece Hit by Massive Power Cut After Fire at Power Station

A massive power cut hit regions across Greece on Sunday night after a fire broke out at a high-voltage power station in a suburb of Athens. The country's power grid operator, ADMIE, said power was restored within 40 minutes in...

Greece Extends Restrictions on Flights for Two More Weeks   

Greece extended restrictions on both domestic and international flights on Sunday for at least two more weeks. According to the Civil Aviation Authority the air directives (COVID-19 NOTAMs) will last until February 15 for the domestic routes and for until...

Philhellene, Hollywood Actor Christopher Plummer Dies at 91

Veteran Hollywood actor Christopher Plummer, best known for his portrayal of Captain Baron Von Trapp in Rogers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, has died at age 91 at his home in Fairfield, Connecticut. His wife, Elaine Taylor, told the...

Strict Lockdown in Regions Across Greece, Weekend Curfew in Attica

The Greek Minister of Citizen Protection, Nikos Chardalias, announced new, stricter lockdown measures in the regions of Patra, Agios Nikolaos, Mykonos, Santorini and Chalkida Friday. Patra, located in the northwestern Peloponnese, the Cretan town of Agios Nikolaos, and  Chalkida, on...

Halcyon Days: The Unique Greek Weather Phenomenon

Greece is reputed to have almost 300 days of sunshine a year, even during the winter when the unique phenomenon of the Halcyon Days aka Alkyonides Days takes place creating a mini summer break amidst the winter. The phrase, translated...

Covid-19: 1,195 Cases in Greece Friday, 558 in Attica

A total of 1,195 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece on Friday, 125 more than the 1,070 cases that were recorded in the country one day earlier, on Thursday. Alarming health officials, a great number of Friday's 1,195 cases...