“Una Faccia, Una Razza”: The Bonds That Bind Greeks and Italians
Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each aspect of the bonds they share.
Six Architectural Landmarks of Modern Athens Lost Forever
Some of Athens's architectural landmarks were destroyed in the post-World War II years to make way for modern buildings that epitomized the rapid economic development of the country. Athens was the youngest capital city in Europe in the nineteenth century...
When “Teddy Boys” in Greece Were Singled Out by Police
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...
The Greek Ghost Village of Epirus that Resisted 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...
Periptero: An Integral Part of Everyday Life in Greece Might Become History
The kiosk, or ''periptero,'' as Greeks call it, is an integral part of everyday life in Greece, selling everything from newspapers and cigarettes to snacks, soft drinks and ice creams. However, the economic crisis, the pandemic, and new consumer...
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...
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...
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...