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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...

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 killing robbed the country from the chance to become a modern state sooner. Born on Corfu on February 11, 1776,...

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...

Cliffs of Freedom Movie Set During the Greek Revolution Streaming on Major Platforms

Cliffs of Freedom, the historical drama movie set during Greece's War of Independence, will stream on major platforms beginning on September 13, 2021, the National Hellenic Society (NHS) announced. In a statement the NHS, which owns all rights to film,...

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

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

Haiti: The First Country to Recognize Greece’s Independence

Haiti, although located just over 9,000 km (5,592 miles) away from Greece, was the first country in the world to recognize Greek independence from the Ottomans in 1822. The country's dedication to freedom and its commitment to fighting oppression is...