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Bartholomew Marks 30 Years at Helm of Orthodox Church in Athens Visit

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew marked 30 years as the leader of the Greek Orthodoxy by visiting Greece this week where he met with the spiritual and political leadership of the country. Bartholomew’s visit comes after a high-profile visit in the United...

Greece’s Often-Strained Relations With Germany Dominate Merkel’s Visit

The relations between Greece and Germany that were strained during last decade's debt crisis dominated talks of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Athens on Friday. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis reminded Merkel of the austerity Germany imposed on Greece. "You admitted that...

Greece Marks “Oxi Day” with Spectacular Military Parade in Thessaloniki

Greece marked "OXI Day", the anniversary of when the nation said “No” to the fascist aggression in 1940, with a military parade in the center of the city of Thessaloniki on Thursday. Military units, including armored vehicles, tanks, infantry and...

Greek President Attends Historic Siege of Tripolis Commemoration

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday attended events commemorating the bicentennial of the siege of Tripolis by Greeks struggling for independence from the Ottoman Turks. The siege of Tripolitsa, Greece (today’s city of Tripolis) was a pivotal moment in...

Mikis Theodorakis’ Body Lies in State at Athens Cathedral

A crowd of people started to gather outside the chapel of the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral on Monday, to pay their respects to the late composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose body was brought to the chapel at 15:00 on Monday afternoon...

Pope Francis to Visit Greece and Cyprus in November

Pope Francis confirmed reports on Wednesday that he will visit Greece and Cyprus in November as part of a tour taking in Malta and Slovenia. “Slovakia is on the program, then Cyprus, Greece and Malta,” the pontiff told Spain’s Cope...

Greek President Marks International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

President of the Greek Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou posted a Facebook message on Wednesday marking the International Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women. The first-ever female in that position stated "Violence against women, physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence, violence...

Egyptian President Meets With Greek PM and President, Lauds New Ties

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday in Athens in a further show of the increasingly cordial relations between the two Mediterranean countries. After the meeting, the Greek leader stated "Trilateral...

PM Mitsotakis on OXI Day: Drawing on Historic Greek Values to Face Today's Challenges

On the occasion of OXI Day, the great national holiday of Greece, when it celebrates the resounding "NO!" uttered by its Prime Minister to Mussolini's forces on October 28, 1940, the Greek President and Prime Minister spoke at events...