August 15: Discover the Big Celebration of Tinos Island
For Greeks, August 15 is one of the most important holidays on the calendar, but it is an especially huge day in Tinos. It's vacation time for most working Greeks, and a celebration of all the Marias, Marios, Panagiotis,...
Covid-19 in Greece: Experts Worry over Summer Vacation Peak
Pontian Greek Representative Detained in Turkey on Eve of Feast of Panagia
George Varythymiadis, a representative of the Pontian Greeks, was detained at the Istanbul airport by the Turkish authorities on Friday.
Greece Marks Feast of the Virgin Mary Amidst Corona Scare
Orthodox faithful throughout Greece are marking one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary on Saturday, as the country is fighting to contain the spread of coronavirus. Also called the Assumption, the Feast...
Maria: The History Behind Greece's Most Popular Female Name
As Greeks around the world prepare to celebrate "Summer Easter'' on Thursday, as the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is called in Greek popular tradition, the nation is also ready to honor those bearing Greece's most popular female name,...
The "Miracle Snakes of Panagia" Appear Again on Greek Island of Kefalonia (video)
The "miracle snakes" of Panagia appeared once again in the village of Markopoulo on the island of Kefalonia in Greece, just days before the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary on August 15th. According to the news website...
Turkey Violates Greek Airspace Over Eastern Aegean Sea
Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets flew over two small Greek islands in the Eastern Aegean Sea on Thursday afternoon, according to an announcement made by the Greek National Defense General Staff. The pair of Turkish fighter jets unlawfully entered Greek airspace...
Greek Faithful Rush to See "Miracle Snakes" of Panagia in Kefalonia (video)
Hundreds of Greek Orthodox believers rushed once again this year to Markopoulo, in the island of Kefalonia to worship and watch the "Virgin Mary Miracle Snakes" that roam freely in and around the Panagia Fidousa Church. Panagia Fidousa - or...
New Turkish Provocations Against Aircraft Carrying Greek President
Turkish provocations against the helicopter carrying Greek President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos were repeated on Wednesday, as Turkish warplane pilots warned the Greek pilot that he had entered Turkish FIR when in fact the helicopter was flying over...
Three Turkish Coast Guard Boats Anchor in Greek Waters
Three Turkish coast guard boats on Wednesday anchored in Greek territorial waters, one mile from the Panagia island of the Oinousses complex, according to "Truth" radio station. Reportedly, a Turkish aircraft flew over the island. The Turkish vessels departed a few...
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