History

Construction Workers Unearth Ancient Greek Gem in Downtown Athens

Α spectacular ancient Greek sculpture was unearthed in the downtown Agia Irini (St Irene) Square of Athens on Saturday during construction work. The news was shared by Kostas Bakoyannis, the mayor of the city of Athens, through a Facebook post. There...

Don't Let History Fade Away: Touching Video of Greek Patriots on OXI Day

A touching video was released on social media on the 80th anniversary of OXI Day depicting soldiers dressed in the uniforms of the 1940-41 war walking in modern-day Athens. According to the creators, the video is meant to spread the...

Heroes Fight Like Greeks: When the World Bowed to the Hellenic Spirit

Greeks gained fame around the world in modern times for their incredible courage and fierce resistance against the Italian and German invasions in 1940 and 1941 and also during the brutal years under Axis occupation. Historical figures have long praised...

The Zappeion: A Neoclassical Landmark in Athens

On this day, October 20, 1888 -- one hundred and thirty-two years ago -- Athens' iconic Zappeion Megaron first opened its doors to the public. The impressive neoclassical hall was built in the late nineteenth century in preparation for the...

Digital Exhibition Displays Treasures Held at Mt. Athos to Public

Through a digital exhibition, Athens Concert Hall is allowing visitors a rare glimpse into the treasures housed at Mt. Athos, including amazing codices, illuminated manuscripts, and gorgeous works of art. Mt. Athos, located in Northern Greece, is home to around...

Greece Restores Historic Home of Pavlos Melas, Heroic Officer of Macedonia

After the renovations which commenced in August of 2019 have finally been completed, the historic home of officer Pavlos Melas has now been fully restored, and a celebration of the restoration is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13th, the 116th...

Greek President Sakellaropoulou Commemorates 76th Anniversary of Athens' Liberation from Nazis

On Monday, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou attended the ceremonial raising of the Greek flag on the Acropolis in honor of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Athens from the Nazis on October 12, 1944. President Sakellaropoulou also visited the...

Melbourne Seminar to Portray Misery of a Starving Greece Under Nazi Occupation

Violetta Hionidou, aProfessor of Modern European History at Newcastle University, will present an online lecture about Greece under the years of Nazi occupation on Thursday, October 8th. The lecture, part of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Greek History and Culture...

How Ancient Greeks Harnessed Wind Power to Win the Battle of Salamis

The Battle of Salamis, fought between the Persians and a vastly outnumbered Greek force in September of 480 BC, is considered by many historians to be one of the most decisive in history. New research from the Center for Atmospheric...

Flashback to First Plane Hijacking in Greece

During the Civil War, on September 12th 1948, the first reported hijacking in Greece occurred when six pro-communist students, who wanted passage to Yugoslavia, hijacked a plane which was travelling from Athens to Thessaloniki. Alexandros Koufoudakis, 21, Dimitrios Koufoudakis, 23,...