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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 Timiou Prodromou (St. John the Baptist). The historian Pausanias described...

The Astonishing Story of the First Female Greek Immigrant to Australia

Ekaterini Plessou-Crummer, the first female Greek immigrant to Australia in the mid-1800s, has an incredible personal story that is filled with encounters with historical figures of the Greek War of Independence. Plessou was born in a small village in Thesprotia...

How the Greek Language Was Preserved by Orthodox Martyrs During Ottoman Rule

The Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language.

The Story of ‘Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi’ Masterpiece

Painted in 1826 by Eugène Delacroix, the leading French Romantic painter of the day, Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi is one of the most celebrated French paintings of the 19th century. It was produced shortly after the event it...

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.