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Greeks Celebrate Spring with Ancient Tradition of Martis Bracelets

Spring is (almost) in the air in Greece, and Greeks will soon begin preparations to welcome the new season by celebrating an ancient annual custom. The Greek tradition of “Martis” entails that everyone, regardless of age, adorns themselves with...

Thousands March in Solidarity With Migrants, Refugees in Athens

At least two thousand demonstrators took part in a march held in the Greek capital of Athens on Thursday evening to demonstrate their solidarity with migrants and refugees. Protesters gathered in front of the University of Athens in the city center...

Thousands March in Athens to Commemorate Polytechnic Uprising

Thousands marched on the streets of Athens toward the US Embassy on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising and the victims of the deadly 1973 crackdown by the police and the army of a student uprising...

Thessaloniki Pride 2019: Thousands March To Celebrate Diversity

Thousands of people marched on the streets of Thessaloniki on Saturday, June 22 to mark the city's 8th Pride celebration. This year, Thessaloniki Pride commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York, when people at the gay...

May Day: Thousands March Across Greece to Commemorate Labor Day

Thousands of people, including members of trade unions, political parties and workers, marched in Athens and many other major Greek cities on Wednesday to commemorate Labor Day, The day devoted to workers is celebrated across Europe and other parts...

Armenian Community of Greece Commemorates Genocide with Athens March

The Armenian community of Greece commemorated the 104th anniversary of the Armenian genocide with a protest march in the center of Athens on Wednesday. The march started at Syntagma Square and concluded at the Turkish embassy, where marchers presented a...

Greece's Pensioners Demonstrate Against New Cuts (video)

Hundreds of pensioners have taken to the streets of Athens to demonstrate against cuts to their pensions and health benefits. The protesters' march reached the Ministry of Finance, where a delegation presented their demands to officials. Greece’s three bailouts since 2010...

'Martis' Bracelets Mark Arrival of Greek Spring

Greeks are preparing to welcome spring by celebrating an ancient annual custom with the tradition of Martis where both adults and children adorn themselves with red-and-white bracelets made of thread from March 1 to March 31. It must be threaded...

Greek Police on Alert for Yearly November 17 March to US Embassy

More than 5,000 officers are on duty to police the march that will take place Friday afternoon in Athens, commemorating the anniversary of the student uprising against the Greek junta in 1973. The march will start at 3 pm local...

Dozens of Refugees Ready to March to Greece-FYROM Border

Dozens of asylum seekers are gathering in the city of Thessaloniki; following a call through social media, for a march to Greece's northern border with FYROM to protest their inability to move to other European countries. About 80 people; mostly...