Greek War of Independence
The Battle of Valtetsi Determined Course of 1821 Greek Revolution
The Battle of Valtetsi was the first major victory of the 1821 Greek Revolution and determined the course of the War of Independence
The Heroic Battle of Gravia: When 120 Greeks Defeated the Ottoman Army
On May 8, 1821, a defining battle in the Greek War of Independence took place at Gravia, a village in the northeastern part of Phocis.
April 10: Greece Honors Heroic Exodus of Missolonghi
On April 10, 1826, the 10,500 Missolonghi inhabitants, after one year of siege, made the heroic "Exodus of Missolonghi"
President Biden to Host Greek Independence Day Reception
President Biden will host the traditional Greek Independence Day reception at the White House on Wednesday. Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will represent the Greek-American community along with hundreds of Greeks and Greek Americans who will attend the event to honor...
The Chios Massacre: The Worst Atrocity Committed by the Ottomans
The Chios massacre of 1822 was perhaps the worst atrocity carried out by the Ottomans against Greeks during the Greek War of Independence.
The American Slave Who Fought in the Greek War of Independence
Ayios Ioannis Church in Argos was the site of a commemoration of the life of notable former slave and American philhellene James Williams.
Fireships: How Greece’s Daring Sailors Destroyed the Turkish Fleet
The fireships were a weapon of necessity used by the skilled sailors of the Greek navy to a devastating, asymmetric effect during the Greek War of Independence.
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.
March 25 Marks the Annunciation, A Feast for Orthodoxy and Hellenism
March 25 is a very important date for Hellenism as it marks both the anniversary of the Greek War of Independence and the Annunciation.
The History of the Greek War of Independence
As Greece counts 200 years from the War of independence and stands proud on Europe's eastern border as a member of the EU, the mind reels to the glorious days of 1821