March 25 1821
The Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language.
As Greece counts 200 years from the War of independence and stands proud on Europe's eastern border as a member of the EU, the mind reels to the glorious days of 1821
The Greek War of Independence started a few days earlier than the official declaration with the liberation of Kalamata on March 23, 1821
Greek revolt until the War of Independence started as early as 1481, with Greeks taking arms against the Ottomans 123 times until 1821
Dozens of centuries-old trees that became part of the rich lore of the Greek War of Independence have been identified by a Greek scientist