Eleni Skoura: The First Woman Elected in Greek Parliament
On January 19, 1953, Eleni Skoura was the first woman elected to the Greek parliament, in a historic moment for the all-male institution. After many decades of struggle, Greek women finally won the right to be elected to Parliament on...
The Fascinating History of Syntagma Square in Athens
Syntagma Square is the most historic in Athens and the central point for visitors for sightseeing in the Greek capital
Historic Flower Shops of Athens’ Syntagma Square Restored
A long Athenian tradition is being reborn. The inauguration of the restored historic flower shops outside Parliament took place on Wednesday. The historic flower shops of Syntagma are being revived as part of a joint initiative of the Hellenic...
The Athens Grande Bretagne Hotel is Entwined With Greek History
The historic Grande Bretagne Hotel was built less than fifty years after Greece won its independence and the modern Greek State was beginning to take form. It was built across the King's Palace and now stands across the Greek Parliament...
Top Spots for Sightseeing Around Syntagma Square in Athens
Syntagma Square has literally been the very heart of Athens ever since the city became the capital of the modern Greek state.
Ethnic Greek Azov Fighter Overshadows Zelensky Speech at Greek Parliament
An ethnic Greek fighter of the Azov battalion in Mariupol who appeared in a short video shown by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky during his speech at the Greek Parliament on Thursday caused controversy in Greece. The man identified himself with...
Zelensky Adopts Greek Motto “Freedom or Death” in Parliament Speech
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky made an emotional speech at the Greek Parliament on Thursday saying that the Greek revolutionary motto "Freedom or Death" applies to his country today. He said that just as the Greek predecessors fought for their liberty...
Ukraine’s President Zelensky to Address Greek Parliament
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address the Greek parliament via teleconference next week, it was reported on Saturday. According to government sources, Ukrainian Ambassador to Greece Sergii Shutenko will be received by President of the Hellenic Parliament Constantine Tassoulas on...
Russia Warns Greece to Stop Anti-Russian Propaganda
In an unprecedented move, Russia's Embassy in Athens, Greece issued a statement on Sunday calling on "the very top officials, politicians and statesmen" to tone down their anti-Russian rhetoric. "We call on everyone, and especially the very top officials, politicians...
Greek Parliament Debates Defense Pact with France
Lawmakers in Greece are debating on Thursday the recently signed defense agreement with France in a deal described by PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis as "historic." The deal, signed in Paris on September 28, states that Greece will buy three advanced frigates,...