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Memo to Dating App Bumble: Macedonia is Greece

Online dating application Bumble has been using the word "Macedonia" instead of the internationally recognized term North Macedonia to geolocate its users. Users recently complained to Bumble, which is the second-most popular dating app in the U.S. after Tinder, about...

The Fascinating History of Thessaloniki’s Iconic White Tower

Residents of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, often use its White Tower as a point of reference when giving directions in the city.

Greek-Americans: The Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars

Thousands of Greek-Americans returned to their homeland in 1912-1913 to fight in the Balkan Wars. As many as one-third of all the men in the Greek Army during the Balkan Wars were Americanized Greeks who had left everything they...

Carnival in Naoussa, The Unique Tradition With Ancient Greek Roots

Greece is a country where the annual Carnival season is closely linked to its rich and very ancient folklore tradition. Dozens of beloved local festivities take place each late Winter across the entire country. However, very few have as deep...

Unfinished Roman-era Statue Unearthed in Veria, Greece

An unfinished Roman-era statue made of marble was unearthed in an excavation in Veria recently, according to a statement issued by the Greek Ministry of Culture on Wednesday. The statue, which does not have a head, is three-fifths life size;...

Woman Dies in Greece After Severe Weather Event

A rescue team recovered the body of a missing woman in northern Greece on Sunday. The woman was driving in her car when she got caught amidst the rushing waters of the Zliana stream in Katerini, Macedonia. Her body was...

Discover Centuries of Greek History in Veria

Built at the foot of Mount Vermion, the Greek city of Veria was the second most-important town, after Aigai, in the ancient Macedonian era. It was also the third most-important city of the Byzantine empire, from the 11th to the...

The Anniversary of the Discovery of Philip of Macedon’s Tomb

On November 8, 1977, archaeologists discovered the tomb of King Philip of Macedon, King of Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great.

Archaeologist May Have Found Tomb of Alexander the Great’s Mother

If a Greek archaeologist is correct, the tomb belonging to Olympias, Alexander the Great's mother, may have been found in Korinos Pieria, in central Macedonia. The possible discovery of the long-sought tomb of the greatest of Greece's historic generals and...

North Macedonia’s Zaev Resigns After Election Defeat

North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Sunday that he was resigning following his party’s defeat in municipal elections over the weekend. “I take the responsibility for the results of these elections. I resign as Prime Minister,” Zaev said...