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Greek Mothers, Grandmas and Wives to Enforce Quarantine As Police Struggle

Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsotakis, who was among the first EU leaders to implement a strict quarantine in Greece, in now transferring the authority of enforcing the quarantine to Greek women. The decision took most by storm but police sources...

At Last, A Woman for President of the Hellenic Republic

The decision by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday to propose a female candidate for the President of the Hellenic Republic sent shock waves through the male-dominated Greek political system -- and society itself. Mitsotakis proposed Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, first female...

Six Amazing Female Greek Travelers You Need to Follow on Instagram

This story was originally published by Joanna on LosetheMap.com. It's summer, and one of the most popular destinations this year, as usual, is Greece. For those of you who are missing summer in Greece or are looking for some general travel...

How the One-Piece Swimsuit Played a Role in 'Freeing' Greek Women

It is hard to imagine that just over 100 years ago, a woman would find herself being arrested for simply wearing a one-piece bathing suit at the beach -- especially because we are talking about a modest one-piece, complete...

10 Women Who Shaped Modern Greece

Women have always played a crucial role in Greece's history, even from antiquity. But what about modern Greece? Let's meet 10 of the most influential women that shaped modern-day Greece. Laskarina Pinotsis, also known as Bouboulina was born in 1771,...

Greek Women Close the Earnings Gap with Men (infographic)

Women in Greece were paid an average of 12.5 percent less than men in 2014, the last year for which the country has provided data on the gender pay gap, according to a report by Eurostat on Wednesday, issued...