Modern History

Panagia Kakaviotissa: Greece’s beautiful roofless church

The church of Panagia Kakaviotissa has been named one of Greece’s most unique and beautiful churches. Located on Lemnos island,…

3 days ago

Flashback in maritime history: Express Samina Greek Ferry Disaster, claiming 82 lives, 26 Sept. 2000

On the evening of Tuesday 26 September 2000, MS Express Samina left the Port of Piraeus with 473 passengers and…

5 days ago

Newton’s manuscripts were written in Greek!

Cambridge University puts Sir Isaac Newton's Notebooks online On the image above you see part of a handwritten note of…

2 weeks ago

Constantin Carathéodory: The Greek math genius

Constantin Carathéodory was a German-born mathematician of Greek origin who made significant contributions to the theory of objective functions, the…

2 weeks ago

The Tragic Lynching of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna: A Haunting Chapter in History

On September 10, 1922, a tragic event unfolded in Smyrna. Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna, Chrysostomos Kalafatis, was apprehended and delivered…

3 weeks ago

The Timeless Beauty and Significance of the Greek Alphabet

In the grand tapestry of world languages and scripts, one stands out as a symbol of enduring beauty and historical…

3 weeks ago

Sotiria Bellou, the final Rebetiko singer, was born on August 22, 1921

Sotiria Bellou, a leading singer of traditional rebetika songs, often described as the Greek blues, was born in Halkida, Greece,…

1 month ago

ON THIS DAY: Eleftherios Venizelos wins Greek Parliamentary Elections

On this day, 19 August, in 1928 the Liberal Party of Eleftherios Venizelos wins Greece's parliamentary elections. Eleftherios Kyriakou Venizelos…

1 month ago

The Resilience of the Greek Language During Ottoman Rule: A Testament to the Greek Orthodox Church's Role

Enduring nearly four centuries of Ottoman rule, the survival of the Greek language owes a debt of gratitude to the…

2 months ago


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