Members of the underground subculture inspired by rock and roll and American and English fashions, called "Teddy Boys," once risked being arrested for their lifestyle in Greece. Greece's post-war years were marked by poverty, political turmoil that led to the...
On December 10, 1963, Greek diplomat and poet Giorgos Seferis was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by King Gustav of Sweden.
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...
Mikis Theodorakis, who died on Thursday in Athens at 96, gave a memorable and highly emotional concert in 1974 a few months after the fall of the Greek military junta. Theodorakis, a left-winger, was arrested in 1967 by the dictators,...
During the time of the military junta in Greece, from 1967 to 74, Greek composer and activist Mikis Theodorakis' music was banned. By Bill Thomas The road to my afternoon with Zorba began in 1968. I was in the US Navy...
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 the pretext to invade five days later. The plotters overthrew the President of the Republic of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios and installed a...
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.
On April 21st, 1967, Greece woke up with a military junta taking over power and putting the country in shackles for seven years