Month: March 2021

200 Years After Greek Independence Turkey Still Continues to Provoke Daily

Greek Independence Day is the biggest national holiday for Greeks in Greece and around the world. This year marks the 200 year bicentennial celebration 1821-2021. On March 25, we commemorate the beginning of the Greek Independence War in 1821. It falls on the same day as the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Annunciation to the […]

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UK PM Boris Johnson Rules Out Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The legendary Melina Mercouri who was a very famous Greek actress, singer, socialist and politician received an Academy Award nomination and won a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for her performance in the film Never on Sunday. Melina in her determined campaign for the return of the Parthenon marbles to their home in Athens […]

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Greece Set to Open to Tourists on May 15, 2021

The Greek Tourism Minister, Harry Theocharis, announced that Greece will be open to tourists this summer who have either been vaccinated, or who have tested negative for the coronavirus. The plan is for Greece to reopen on May 15, which is only a couple of weeks away. As Theocharis stated: “Greece is ready with a […]

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The Most Beautiful Photos of Greece

Greece is a very magical and unique place that makes everyone feel like they are in heaven on earth. In the BC world, before Coronavirus, Greece had over 30 million tourists per year and the Ministry of Tourism plans to open for summer (in May 2021) to tourists who have been vaccinated, or have tested […]

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The Top 20 Most Popular Greek Last Names

Most Greek last names are very unique, long and difficult for many other cultures to pronounce. The most common Greek last name of all…Papadopoulos! In Greece, the Papadopoulos last name is like “Smith”. A research study was undertaken by the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) to determine the most common Greek surnames. Listed […]

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Greece Shaken by Strong 6.3 Earthquake, Felt in Balkans

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of at least 6.0 up to 6.3 according to US surveys rocked central Greece Wednesday and was also felt even in the Balkan countries Albania, FYROM, and as far as Kosovo and Montenegro. One Greek man was injured by falling rubble and thankfully there were no other reports so […]

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