History

Stylianos Kyriakides: The Legendary Marathon Man Who Ran for Greece

Stylianos (Stelios) Kyriakides is a Greek legend for all Marathon runners, although he is best known for winning first place in the Boston Marathon in 1946.

On the Trail of Rigas Feraios, Protomartyr of Greek Independence

Like so many Greek kids in the Diaspora, I attended Greek School for a while. The March 25th Celebration always entailed a few kids in Foustanellas and Amalias, and the obligatory poem. On the short list was always the "Thourios...

Greece 2040 Maps A Vision for Country’s Future

The "Greece 2040" forum, organized with the aim of mapping out the country's future in the coming 20 years, kicked off with a presentation of the forum's goals on Wednesday. The first official meeting of Greece 2040 will take place...

United States and Turkey Sign Cultural Property Agreement

The United States and Turkey signed a "Cultural Property Agreement" on Tuesday which ostensibly calls for the protection of cultural property in Turkey but has set off alarm bells in the academic community, with many fearing that it paves...

Ambassador Maslov Highlights Russian Role in Greek Revolution of 1821

Andrei Maslov, the Ambassador of Russia to Greece, explained recently his nation's role in assisting the Greeks during the War of Independence and the Greek Revolution of 1821. Speaking with Greece's OPEN tv, Maslov explained how the Russians were either...

The Best Video Games That Can Take You Straight Back to Ancient Greece

Over the last several years, video game companies have been using Ancient Greece as a backdrop at a spectacularly fast pace. This is why we decided to create a list that will give you the all-time classics, but also...

"Athos Digital Heritage" Makes Mount Athos Treasures Accessible to All

Mount Athos' religious and cultural treasures can now be accessed by people all over the world through the Athos Digital Heritage platform, after the finalization of the OTE Group project. The "Athonite Digital Ark" project took four years to complete...

Entire Fossilized Tree Discovered Intact on Greece's Lesvos Island

Greece's Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos announced recently a major discovery on the beautiful island of the eastern Aegean Sea. The Museum said that they discovered a massive and almost completely intact fossilized tree, which...

Greece Celebrates 152 Years Since Presidential Guard Was Established

The long and honorable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (or Proedrikí Frourá in Greek) started on a day much like this, 152 years ago, in the newly established modern Greek state. This distinguished, battalion-sized military unit, dubbed Agema at...

Restoration of Greece's Tatoi Palace Unearths Dozens of Royal Heirlooms 

The ongoing restoration works that have been taking place in Greece's Tatoi Palace for a couple of months now have brought back to life some hidden historical treasures. Hundreds of objects of various sizes, all belonging to the former Royal...