Kostas Georgakis, a Greek geology student who was attending university in Italy, set himself on fire in Genoa on September 19, 1970 as a protest against the Greek military dictatorship of the time. The 22-year-old's last words were "Long...
The five days between July 20 and July 24, 1974 were the most turbulent in modern Greek history.
On July 15, 1974, a military coup took place in Cyprus instigated by the junta in Athens, giving Turkey a pretext to invade five days later. The plotters overthrew the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, and installed...
Karamanlis, who passed away on April 23, 1998 at the age of 91, was the man chosen to pull Greece out of 7 years of a dictatorship in 1974.
Just prior to the 1967 Greek coup, fifty-five years ago, I arrived in Athens with my mother and CIA father. He was a young officer and Greece was his first field assignment. I was a toddler when we moved...
On April 21st, 1967, Greece woke up with a military junta taking over power and putting the country in shackles for seven years
On December 10, 1963, Greek diplomat and poet Giorgos Seferis was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by King Gustav of Sweden.
On the occasion of the Athens Polytechnic uprising in Greece against the Junta, Leslie Absher, the daughter of a CIA operative stationed in Greece during the military dictatorship, recalls the events that eventually brought down the regime in 1973. Leslie...
The Athens Polytechnic uprising occurred on November 17, 1973, as a massive student demonstration of the popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967 to 1974. The uprising that began on November 14, 1973 escalated to an open, anti-junta...
A three-day celebration on the anniversary of the 1973 Polytechnic uprising kicked off in Greece on Tuesday an annual event that commemorates the students who rose against the military junta. On Tuesday, the Athens Polytechnic, or the National Technical University...