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Alonissos honoured by National Geographic’s ‘Best of the World List’ 2021

With a new underwater museum where visitors can explore the remains of a 2500-year-old shipwreck and boasting the largest Marine… Read More

4 days ago

Agia Fotini of Mantinea: One of the most mysterious churches in the world  

"My goal was to create a church that creates the illusion of motion. It feels like the Holy Spirit moves… Read More

5 days ago

On this day in 1988, Christina Onassis passes away aged 37

Christina Onassis (Χριστίνα Ωνάση) was the only daughter of self-made Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Socrates Onassis and Athina Livanos. Her… Read More

6 days ago

Statuettes of goddess Demeter and her daughter found at a construction site in Russia Anapa

Statuettes of the ancient Greek goddess Demeter and her daughter have been discovered in Anapa, a town in Russia. Demeter was… Read More

1 week ago

November 17, 1973: Athens Polytechnic uprising

Athens Polytechnic uprising November 17 commemorates the Athens Polytechnic Uprising in 1973, which was a massive demonstration of popular rejection… Read More

1 week ago

Study shows Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is world’s most perfect in terms of aesthetics and acoustics

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is an acoustic and aesthetic marvel, and all the more wondrous considering that it was… Read More

2 weeks ago

Head of ancient statue found just metres under the ground in Athens

In an amazing discovery, a large head of an ancient statue has been found just meters below the ground during… Read More

2 weeks ago

The liberation of Lesvos from the Ottoman Empire began on this day in 1912

The Greek fleet, led by Admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis, started from the bay of Moudros in Lemnos on the night of… Read More

2 weeks ago

November 8, 1866: Commemorating the Holocaust of the Arkadi Monastery

The Arkadi Monastery (Μονή Αρκαδίου) is one of Crete's most venerated symbols of freedom. By the mid-19th century, the Ottomans… Read More

2 weeks ago

A Virtual Tour in Ancient Olympia

Travel to Ancient Olympia and take a personalized tour of Olympia’s archaeological sites through your screen with the launch of… Read More

3 weeks ago

Evzones exhibition starts at Athens City Museum

The Evzones guards are a true living attraction of the city and an eternal symbol of Greece, synonymous to valour… Read More

3 weeks ago

Today we remember the Massacres of Amida when 100,000 Greeks were exterminated by Ottomans

On this day, we remember the innocent victims of the Massacres of Amida (Άμιδα, Turkish: Diyarbakır), more commonly known as… Read More

3 weeks ago

On this day in 1912, Greek torpedo boat sinks the Feth-i Bülend in Thessaloniki

October 31, 1912 marks the anniversary of the sinking of the Feth-i Bülend Ottoman warship by the Greek Navy during… Read More

4 weeks ago

University of Sydney gifts Lego Acropolis to Acropolis Museum

The British Museum may refuse to return the Parthenon sculptures and marbles to Athens, but the University of Sydney is… Read More

4 weeks ago

2,000-year-old gem seal depicting Greek god Apollo found under City of David

A 2,000-year-old gem seal depicting Greek god Apollo has been found during excavations of the City of David. Read More

4 weeks ago

On this day in 2018, Albanian police killed Konstantinos Katsifas for raising the Greek flag on ‘OXI Day’

On the 28th October, 2018, Konstantinos Katsifas, a 35-year-old man belonging to the native Greek community of Northern Epirus in… Read More

4 weeks ago

October 28 – ‘OXI Day’

OXI Day on October 28, 1940, commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Prime Minister of Greece, Ioannis Metaxas… Read More

4 weeks ago

On this day in 1957, Nikos Kazantzakis passes away

Nikos Kazantzakis is widely considered a giant of modern Greek literature. He was born in Heraklion, Crete on the 18th… Read More

1 month ago

Commemorating Thessaloniki’s Liberation and Patron Saint, Agios Dimitrios

October 26 is the biggest celebration for Thessaloniki, as it marks the Feast Day of Agios Dimitrios, the protector and… Read More

1 month ago

Interesting facts about the Acropolis, the crowning jewel of Greece’s capital

For anyone heading to Athens, the Acropolis is a definite must-see. We have put together some interesting facts to shine… Read More

1 month ago