Social issues in Greece
Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα, Elláda, [eˈlaða]), officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία [eliniˈci ðimokraˈti.a] Ellīnikī́ Dīmokratía) and known sinc...
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Migrants flee burning Greek camp of Moria on Lesbos
Thousands of migrants flee as a fire sweeps through the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, police say.
'Aristotle's Tomb' Discovered By Archaeologist
A Greek archaeologist believes he may have discovered Aristotle’s tomb. Konstantinos Sismanidis excavated the birthplace of the ancient philosopher in northern Greece in the 1990s, and now thinks that...
Pandora, The Goddess Who Unleashed Both Hell And Hope Upon Humanity
Most people are familiar with the creation of Adam and Eve in the Book of Genesis. But the story of mankind’s creation in Greek mythology is probably less well-known, and is arguably darker in tone wh...
Late Antique Little Ice Age: Volcanic Eruptions Helped Trigger Fall Of Eastern Roman And Rise Of Arab Empire
A 'Late Antique Little Ice Age' 1,500 years ago, triggered by three large volcanic eruptions, contributed to the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire (aka Byzantine Empire) and the rise of the Arab Empire...
Lost Island Of Ancient Greece Discovered In Aegean Sea
Archaeologists think they may have found the city of Kane, site of a major battle between Athens and Sparta during the Peloponnesian war. The island, mentioned by the ancient Greek historian Xenophon,...
Greek leader makes a deal with Europe but faces a revolt at home
It was unclear whether Alexis Tsipras’s acquiescence would bring new elections, a new government — or his resignation. On Monday morning, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras capitulated in Brussels to...
Europe Has Made Greece A Terrible Offer, And The Greek Government Thinks It's 'Very Bad'
Greece isn't thrilled with the latest offer it's been presented by the Eurogroup. And, of course, they shouldn't be: The offer is indeed terrible (as well as insulting). Headlines from Bloomberg on Su...
The Underground World of the Hagia Sophia
For over a thousand years until its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, the city of Constantinople was one of the greatest urban centres in the Christian world. At the heart of this city was the Hagia
Byzantium 330–1453
Highlighting the splendours of the Byzantine Empire, Byzantium 330–1453 comprises around 300 objects including icons, detached wall paintings, micro-mosaics, ivories, enamels plus gold and silver meta...
History of Greece
The history of Greece encompasses the history of the territory of the modern state of Greece, as well as that of the Greek people and the areas they ruled historically. The scope of Greek habitation a...
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Byzantine Empire
The Byzantine Empire, alternatively known as the Eastern Roman Empire, was the predominantly Greek-speaking eastern half continuation and remainder of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquit...
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Byzantine Greece
The history of Byzantine Greece mainly coincides with the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire.
The Greek peninsula became a Roman protectorate in 146 BC, and the Aegean islands were added to this te...
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Greek War of Independence
The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution (Greek: Ελληνική Επανάσταση, Elliniki Epanastasi; Ottoman: يونان عصياني Yunan İsyanı "Greek Uprising"), was a successful war of in...
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Kingdom of Greece
The Kingdom of Greece (Greek: Βασίλειον τῆς Ἑλλάδος, Vasílion tis Elládos) was a state established in 1832 at the Convention of London by the Great Powers (the United Kingdom, France and the Rus...
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List of cities in Greece
Almost two-thirds of the Greek people live in urban areas. Greece's largest metropolitan centers and most influential urban areas, are those of Athens and Thessaloniki with metropolitan populations of...
List of cities in Greece - Wikipedia
List of islands of Greece
Greece has an extremely large number of islands, with estimates ranging from somewhere around 1,200 to 6,000, depending on the minimum size to take into account. The number of inhabited islands is var...
List of islands of Greece - Wikipedia
Climate of Greece
The climate in Greece is predominantly Mediterranean. However, due to the country's unique geography, Greece has a remarkable range of micro-climates and local variations. To the west of the Pindus mo...
Climate of Greece - Wikipedia
Politics of Greece
The politics of Greece takes place in a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Greece is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Legislative power...
List of political parties in Greece
Prior to the 2012 elections the characteristic Greek political system was a two-party system. The historically dominant parties have been New Democracy and the Panhellenic Socialist Movement. Under th...
Political parties of Greece
Prior to the 2012 elections the characteristic Greek political system was a two-party system. The historically dominant parties have been New Democracy and the Panhellenic Socialist Movement. Under th...
Administrative divisions of Greece (2011)
Greece is internally administered through a system of 7 decentralized administrations, 13 regions and 325 municipalities. The regions and municipalities are fully self-governed. The decentralized admi...
Administrative divisions of Greece (2011) - Wikipedia
Foreign relations of Greece
Foreign relations of the Hellenic Republic are the Greek government's external relations with the outside world. As one of the oldest Euro-Atlantic member states in the region of Southeast Europe, Gre...
Foreign relations of Greece - Wikipedia
Military of Greece
The Hellenic Armed Forces are combined military forces of Greece. They consist of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, the Hellenic Army, the Hellenic Navy, and the Hellenic Air Force.The civi...
Economy of Greece
The economy of Greece is the 43rd or 50th largest in the world at $242 billion or $283 billion by nominal gross domestic product or purchasing power parity respectively, according to World Bank statis...
Economy of Greece - Wikipedia
Greek shipping
Greece is a maritime nation by tradition, as shipping is arguably the oldest form of occupation of the Greeks and has been a key element of Greek economic activity since ancient times. Today, shippin...
List of ports in Greece
This is a list of ports and harbors in Greece.
The busiest maritime ports for passenger transport are:The busiest maritime ports for goods transport are:
List of ports in Greece - Wikipedia
Transport in Greece
Transport in Greece has undergone significant changes in the past two decades, vastly modernizing the country's infrastructure. Although ferry transport between islands remains the prominent method of...
Transport in Greece - Wikipedia
Communications in Greece
The telecommunications and postal services market in Greece is regulated by the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT).
OTE, the former state monopoly, is the main player in fixed-...