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The Island of Mykonos Throughout the Millennia

Mykonos is undoubtedly one of the most famous Greek islands. Known for its lively parties and beautiful beaches, the island also has an incredibly fascinating ancient history. Somewhat surprisingly, the party paradise was also an international hub in ancient times...

Armenian Genocide: The Mass Murder of Christians in Turkey

The Armenian Genocide, the systematic mass murder, and expulsion of 1.5 million ethnic Armenians carried out in Turkey and adjoining regions by the Ottoman government between 1914 and 1923, is commemorated on April 24th every year. The Armenian Genocide was...

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.

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.

Athens Tower of the Winds is World’s Oldest Meteorological Station

The Tower of the Winds in Athens is the oldest meteorological station in the world, and one of the most important ancient monuments in Greece

George Sirian: Survivor of Massacre in Greece Becomes 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.

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

Nea Moni Monastery, A Historical Treasure on the Greek Island of Chios

The Nea Moni Monastery on the Greek island of Chios is a treasure from Greece's long history, now listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The Greek Roots of the Names of Cities in Ukraine

Greeks reading the names of towns and cities in Ukraine in the news may wonder why places like Sevastopol, Simferopol, Mariupol, and Melitopol seem so familiar. Just like many Greek place names, all of these Ukrainian cities feature the characteristic...

Historic City of Ioannina, Greece Marks Anniversary of Liberation

Τhe historic city of Ioannina, the capital of Epirus in north-western Greece marks February 21 as the day of liberation from the Ottoman Empire. The city, which endured centuries of Ottoman rule until 1913, celebrates the union with Greece every...