Theodoros Kolokotronis

Greek War of Independence: The Unsung Heroes

The Greek War of Independence had many heroes. The first names that come to mind are: Kolokotronis, Karaiskakis, Papaflessas, Bouboulina, Diakos, Kanaris

Heroes of the 1821 Revolution Adorn Athens’ National Garden

The open air exhibition in Athens titled 'History Has A Face' is already in progress in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence

Theodoros Kolokotronis: Ultimate Symbol of the Greek Revolution

Theodoros Kolokotronis, who lived from April 3, 1770 to Feb. 4, 1843, is undoubtedly the ultimate symbol of the Greek War of Independence, which took place from 1821 to 1830. More than any other individual, he is the man...

Democratic Forces Must Show 'Absolute Unity' on National Goals, President Says in Tripolis

Greece's national course toward the future demands the absolute unity of all the democratic political forces in support of major national goals, President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Sunday, while visit the city of Tripolis in the...

The Real March 25th and Greece's Liberation Is Not Like We Know It [video]

For us Greeks, March 25, 1821 is a date that fills us with national pride. It marks our liberation from Ottoman rule and the start of the independent, modern Greek state. Yet historians beg to differ, ruining a good myth,...

The 'Tsarouchi,' a Symbol of Greek Bravery and Freedom

When one thinks of Greece's War of Independence in 1821 and the great heroes like Kolokotronis and Karaiskakis, they would inevitably think of the foustanella, the skirt-like garment, and the tsarouchi, the typically-Greek shoe with the big round tassel...

Greek Minister Wants Changes in History Class Approach in Schools

Greek history class could soon be taking a different approach. During an interview with Kathimerini newspaper, Deputy Education Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou expressed her grievances with the current way that history is being taught to children in Greece. “History school books must...

The 10+1 Most Important Figures of Greek Independence

The Greek Revolution of 1821 was Greece's epic struggle for independence. Greek people had been enslaved for many centuries and the revolution was one of the most significant historic events in modern Greek history. The national regeneration struggle was long, unfair,...

Greek Civil Wars, in the Country's Genes?

Civil wars come at a certain point in every country’s history and create some bleak historic moments. For Greece though it seems that its people have civil wars running in their blood, since during its 194-year-old modern history, Greeks...

The Greek 'Moustaki': A mustache with history!

Men can change their style just by shaving. They wake up in the morning and depending on their mood, they can have a beard (long or short), a three-day stubble, sideburns (although old-fashioned), or a mustache. But for now,...