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The Fascinating, 3,000-Year-Old Story of Greece’s Presence in Britain

The story of Greek presence on the island of Great Britain, the country we know of today as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is a tale of trading, entrepreneurship, religion, royalty, and war. It is a...

Greece Bans LGBT Conversion Therapy for Minors

Greece banned conversion therapy, or a widely criticized method of attempting to change one's sexual or gender identity, for minors on Wednesday. The bill, which passed in parliament, will impose hefty fines and even prison terms on psychologists and other...

Greek Sea Cucumbers Could Be Next Delicacy

Greek sea cucumbers may soon be on the menus of restaurants around the world. Although they are delicacies in some cultures, many people have no idea that the sea creatures are even edible. Fishermen on the Dodecanese islands in Greece...

”Una Faccia, Una Razza”: The Fascinating Story of Greco-Italian Bonds

Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each aspect of the bonds they share.

Operation Olive Tree: Greece Saves Centuries-Old Trees from Destruction

More than 500 olive trees, some of which are centuries-old, have been saved so far by the almost unknown efforts of ERGOSE. ERGOSE is a subsidiary company of TRAINOSE, the Greek Railway Operator, and its role is to construct and...

The Greek Ghost Village of Epirus and its History of Resistance to Tyranny

Paleo Mavronoros, an abandoned village in the Greek province of Epirus, has a long history of valiant resistance to tyrannical overlords -- and unique beauty all its own. Epirus, in the north-western corner of Greece is One of the country’s best-kept...

Hostility Towards Census Workers in Greece Leads to Mass Resignations

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) is currently conducting the 2021 Census of the Greek population. Citizens’ hostility has led to mass resignations of census workers. In Patras, the capital of the Prefecture of Achaia, and one of Greece’s most populous...

When Greek Police Could Arrest Young Men for Being “Teddy Boys”

  Members of the underground subculture inspired by rock and roll and American and English fashions, called "Teddy Boys," once risked being arrested for their lifestyle in Greece. Greece's post-war years were marked by poverty, political turmoil that led to the...

Paul Ioannidis, Closest Associate of Aristotle Onassis, Dies at 97

Paul Ioannidis, who was one of the closest friends and associates of the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, died at the age of 97

New Police Brutality Incident Reported in Greece

Another incident of police brutality became recently known in Greece, this time in the city of Larissa.