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The Day Kapodistrias, the First Leader of Modern Greece, Was Killed

On September 27, 1831, Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first leader of Greece after the Ottoman occupation, was assassinated in Nafplio. His murder robbed the country from the chance to become a modern state sooner. Kapodistrias was born on Corfu on February...

Historic Dimitsana, The Pride of the Peloponnese in Greece

Dimitsana is a delightful medieval village, located in Arcadia, the Peloponnese in southern Greece, just three hours by car from Athens. The picturesque village is at an altitude of 1000 meters (3,280 feet) which means it can see a fair...

Filiki Eteria: The Group That Sparked the Greek War of Independence

The Filiki Eteria (Φιλική Εταιρία), or the Society of Friends, as it was otherwise known, was founded on September 14, 1814 and played a crucial role in the uprising which led to the Greek War of Independence against the...

Mykonos Airport Renamed after Heroine of the Greek Revolution

The newly refurbished airport of Mykonos will be renamed Mykonos-Manto Mavrogenous after the heroine of the Greek Revolution, it was announced on Tuesday. The initiative of the Municipality of Mykonos started in March 2021 on the occasion of the bicentenary...

Lord Byron: The Romantic Poet Who Died for Greece

Lord Byron is one of the first and best-known philhellenes who actively participated in Greece’s War of Independence.

Stunning Greek Revolution-Era Costumes Exhibited in Korea

Stunning photos of models wearing Greek Revolution-era costumes are on display in Seoul, South Korea. The images, which embody the Greek spirit of freedom and tell the story of the country's fight for independence from the Ottoman Empire over 200...

Philadelphia Hosts First Post-Pandemic Greek Independence Parade

Philadelphia hosted the first post-pandemic Greek Independence parade honoring the 201st anniversary of the Greek Revolution on March 20. A large crowd descended on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sending a strong message of unity and pride from the community. The highlight...

The Many Parallels Between US, Greek Wars of Independence

Those who fought the American War of Independence and founded the new nation of the United States were clearly inspired by Greek ideals.

Was 1821 a Greek Revolution or a War of Independence?

The Greek War of Independence was the subject of an online lecture co-hosted by the Consulate General of Greece in Boston and College Year in Athens.

New Conference to Shed Light on Greek War of Independence

On the occasion of the Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, the George Seferis Chair of Modern Greek Studies at Harvard University and the Constantine Karamanlis Chair of Hellenic and European Studies of the Fletcher School of Tufts...