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When Greek Heroine Manto Mavrogenous Repelled the Turks from Mykonos

It was October 11, 1822, in the second year of Greece's War of Independence, when the Ottomans, attempting to invade the island of Mykonos, were repelled by brave islanders fighting under the command of Manto Mavrogenous. Now a place known...

Greek Islanders Battled French, Ottomans Over Venus de Milo Statue

The Aphrodite of Milo, better known as Venus de Milo, is one of the most representative statues of the Hellenistic period of Greek sculpture.

United States of the Ionian Islands: The History of British Rule in Greece

The formation of the United States of the Ionian Islands under British rule in Greece is a little known period of the country's history.

Greek Assyrians Search for Justice a Century After Ottoman Pogrom

The Greek Assyrian minority in northern Iraq was driven from the oil-rich area of Mosul in the 1910s after a pogrom launched by the Ottomans

President Sakellaropoulou Commemorates Chios Massacre

The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited the Eastern Aegean island of Chios on Sunday to commemorate the Chios massacre.

President Biden Poised to Recognize Armenian Genocide

U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to formally recognize the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War One as an act of genocide, according to Reuters. Biden is likely going to use the word "genocide" as part...

Valtetsi: The Den of the Greek War of Independence Rebels

Valtetsi, an isolated Peloponnesian village surrounded by mountains, was an ideal hiding place for rebels in the Greek War of Independence

George Sirian — From Survivor of Psara Massacre to Pillar of the US Navy

The life story of George Sirian, who escaped a massacre to be adopted by an American naval officer, is a miracle of the Greek Revolution.

The Chios Massacre: The Worst Atrocity Committed by the Ottomans

The Chios massacre of 1822 was perhaps the worst atrocity carried out by the Ottomans against Greeks during the Greek War of Independence.

Iconic “Greek Slave” Statue Depicts Orphaned Girl from Greece’s Psara

The "Greek Slave," represents the incredible but true story of a girl from Psara who was captured in the Greek War of Independence.