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Greek War of Independence

Alexandros Ypsilantis: The Greek Hero Who Sparked the War of Independence

Before the breakout of the War of Independence, Alexandros Ypsilantis decided that the first blow against the Ottomans should be outside Greece

Mani, Greece: A Destination of Unique Beauty and Rich History

The Mani peninsula in the Peloponnese has a unique, stark landscape and its rich history and traditions make it a stunning destination.

The English Socialite Who Caused a Stir in Greece with Famous Affairs

Jane Digby, who later became Lady Ellenborough, was one of the most famous adventuresses of her times, even having an affair with King Otto of Greece—and his father—and then going off to live in a cave with the Greek...

Mural of Greek Revolution Hero Bouboulina in Uruguay

A stunning mural of Laskarina Bouboulina, the heroic figure from the Greek War of Independence, now graces the streets of Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. The painting of the heroine of the Greek Revolution is found at the entrance...

The Stunning Agia Triada Monastery on Crete

The Patriarchal Monastery of Agia Triada Tsagarolon (Holy Trinity), located on the Akrotiri Peninsula fn the island of Crete, was built in the seventeenth century by two brothers, Jeremiah and Lorenzo, who belonged to the old, noble Venetian family...

Tsarouchi, the Iconic Shoe of Brave Greek Warriors

The tsarouchi, the flat, hard-soled shoe with the famous large pompon at its end, is an iconic part of the Greek traditional costume, especially for the Greek soldiers known as evzones. The shoe also plays a large part in the...

Lousios Gorge: A Hike in Arcadia, Greece

Lousios Gorge has been inhabited for centuries in Greece, mainly by hermits and monks who lived in caves. Two monasteries located near the gorge remain open to visitors: Philosophou and Prodromo. The historian Pausanias described Lousios Gorge as the place...

The Greek National Anthem and Its Meaning

The Greek National Anthem is one of the most recognizable and longest of all, written by the country's "National Poet" Dionysios Solomos

Battle of Navarino: A Milestone in the Greek War of Independence

The Battle of Navarino, one of the most important battles in Greece’s War of Independence, took place 194 years ago today, on October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition of united European powers defeated the Ottoman...

When Greek Heroine Manto Mavrogenous Repelled the Turks from Mykonos

It was October 11, 1822 in the second year of Greece's War of Independence, when the Ottomans, attempting to invade the island of Mykonos, were repelled by brave islanders fighting under the command of Manto Mavrogenous. Now a place known...