Olympus eyes UNESCO list
SOCIETY

Greece has submitted the nomination file of Mount Olympus for inclusion in UNESCO’s list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites. 


The last Greek Jewish Holocaust survivor
SOCIETY

Eighty years after the first trains departed Greece on their way to the Nazi death camps in Germany and Poland, the last Holocaust survivor of Trikala’s Jewish community recounts the horrors of World War II.

Athens Jewish Community marks National Holocaust Remembrance Day
SOCIETY

The Athens Jewish Community, and the Regional Government of Attica, organized an event on Thursday to mark the National Remembrance Day of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust. Speakers at the event included Education Minister Niki Kerameus, President of the Athens Jewish Community Albertos Tarampoulous, and the Ambassador of Israel in Greece Noam Katz.


Our stories and our records belong to us
SOCIETY

It was under a bright, warm sun in June last year when I arrived at the Patriotic Institution for Social Welfare and Awareness (PIKPA), a building which holds secrets and history and heartache in its very bones. Comfortably set on a hillside of Penteli outside of Athens, I was there to […]


Scholarships for refugees
SOCIETY

The US Embassy in Athens is partnering with The American College of Greece on the Education Unites 2023 program, offering fully funded scholarships to at-risk refugee, migrant and displaced students with financial needs for undergraduate and graduate degrees at Deree.

Two startups help animals regain their lost mobility
SOCIETY

Two small Greek companies are helping provide solutions for animals with serious mobility issues. The more technologically advanced of the two, bio3dvet, designs and produces artificial limbs, some on 3D printers.



Collective memory in the driver’s seat
SOCIETY

Spikes in tension between Athens and Berlin during Greece’s 10-year financial crisis caused a dip in German car sales in areas that suffered from Nazi atrocities during the Second World War, according to a study published in the American Political Science Review.

Greek-Australians greet Melbourne GNTO office
DIASPORA

“It is a dream come true,” the president of the Greek Community of Melbourne, Vassilis Papastergiadis, said on Friday, welcoming an initiative by Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias to open a Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) office in Australia. 


Refugee claims girl’s ‘death’ was set up
NEWS

One of the 38 refugees stranded on an islet along the Greek-Turkish border last summer has come forward to claim that the alleged death of a 5-year-old Syrian girl on the islet was meticulously stage-managed.

Export democracy to the Greek diaspora – an oxymoron!
DIASPORA

The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne in Australia, which also happens to be the capital of the Greek diaspora, is currently hosting the recreation of the Parthenon on the Acropolis as “The Temple of Boom.” Australia is a beacon of democracy, and has embedded similar values and an institutional framework to those of the ancient Athenian […]

Thousands of refugees back out in the cold
SOCIETY

It wasn’t too cold the first night Marie spent on the streets of downtown Athens even though it was already early December. She had a small school bag with some milk, biscuits, diapers and baby wipes.


Experience the spirit of the Tour de France at ancient Olympia
SOCIETY

Have you ever dreamed of participating in the Tour de France? On April 1, 2023, amateur riders from Greece and around the globe will gather at Ancient Olympia to take part in the inaugural edition of “L’Étape Greece,” the latest in the international series of the legendary Tour de France, the world’s oldest and most prestigious bicycle race.

The artists who moved to Athens
SOCIETY

In recent years, many young creatives from different countries have relocated to Athens, finding inspiration in its people, culture and urban neighborhoods.

Mufti’s talk of women’s duties angers some Turkish Cypriots
NEWS

A Muslim religious leader’s instruction to women to dutifully accept a husband’s “invitation to bed” to procreate has sparked outrage among many Turkish Cypriots, who saw the remarks as an imported encroachment of fundamentalist Islam on their secular community.


AHI reiterates opposition to F-16 sale to Turkey
DIASPORA

The Washington-based American Hellenic Institute issued a statement on Monday “strongly reiterating” its opposition to the sale of F-16 fighter jets and upgrade kits to Turkey, just as US President Joe Biden is expected to ask Congress to green-light the deal.