Don’t rewrite Balkan history


National Post · Dec. 23, 2011

Last month, the National Post published an article entitled «A country called Macedonia» that contained scathing commentary about Greece – commencing with a reference to Greece’s economic strife and segueing into a critique of Greece’s opposition to the use of the name «Macedonia» by its northern neighbour. These accusations require a response.

Macedonia and the Macedonian identity have been integral parts of Greek history and culture since some of the first Hellenic tribes (known as Macedonians) settled northern Greek lands almost 4,000 years ago. Many renowned historians dispute the claims contained in the above-referenced article.

Apart from the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon – which existed almost entirely in what is now modern Greece – there had never been another «state» of Macedonia until communist Yugoslavia Συνέχεια

GreekFoodShop.com, your online Greek deli


You always wanted to dowse your salad with that unctuous, pine green, Greek olive oil but found the imitations on the market too watery for your palate. Now a new site brings it to your table direct from the source.

GreekFoodShop.com offers a variety of Greek products to aid all lovers of nutritious, eclectic and traditional Mediterranean cuisine create the dishes they have always wanted, the Greek way.

On-line customers can order Greek wines and other distilled spirits like ouzo; olive Συνέχεια

Don’t rewrite Balkan history


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Last month, the National Post published an article entitled «A country called Macedonia» that contained scathing commentary about Greece – commencing with a reference to Greece’s economic strife and segueing into a critique of Greece’s opposition to the use of the name «Macedonia» by its northern neighbour. These accusations require a response.

Macedonia and the Macedonian identity have been integral parts of Greek history and culture since some of the first Hellenic tribes (known as Macedonians) settled northern Greek lands almost 4,000 years ago. Many renowned historians dispute the claims contained in the above-referenced article. Συνέχεια

Greece – Hellas – A Diamond in the Mediterranean (video)


The beauties of Greece in a video (enjoy its melodies as well).

Φοβερό video  για την  Ελλάδα (Θέλει ήχο)

ΑΞΙΖΕΙ ΠΟΛΥ ΚΑΙ ΝΑ ΤΟ ΠΡΟΩΘΗΣΕΤΕ ΣΤΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΥΣ ΣΑΣ ΣΕ ΟΛΟ ΤΟΝ ΚΟΣΜΟ Συνέχεια

Preveza: Drop-dead gorgeous


A site of significant naval battles, heroic acts and natural beauty that is full of surprises

By Haris Argyropoulos

The small, picturesque town of Preveza, 370 kilometers from Athens at the entrance to the Amvrakikos Gulf in western Greece, is so unassuming these days that visitors are surprised to learn that it hosted six foreign consulates at the beginning of the 20th century, while under Ottoman rule.

This curious fact was a reflection of the importance of its position, militarily and commercially, also indicated by the naval Battle of Actium across the strait, in 31 BC — when Octavian scored a decisive victory against Antony and Cleopatra — and the Battle of Preveza in 1538, in which the Ottoman admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa defeated a joint Spanish-Venetian fleet, claiming their supremacy in the Mediterranean for over 30 years.

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