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The Biggest Basilica Cistern of Constantinople Re-opens

The biggest Byzantine Basilica Cistern in Constantinople opens its doors once again after five years of renovation. For a long time, it was an unknown construction to the Ottoman residents of the city. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis The Basilica Cistern is one...

Notorious Ottoman Pirate Barbarossa Was Half Greek

The notorious pirate, Barbarossa, who eventually went on to be an Admiral in the Ottoman Navy, was surprisingly half Greek. The pirate was extremely successful, and his many victories for the Ottomans in the 16th century helped them secure a...

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.

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