Modern Greek History




Get to Know the Greek Civil War

The Greek Civil War was a conflict that had two phases. The first phase took place from 1943 to 1944. The second phase took place in 1944. The war itself overlapped ... Read More

Get to Know Ioannis Kapodistrias

When Greece won their independence from the Ottoman Empire, the country was in turmoil. Although the Greeks were united in their goal to defeat the Turks and become ... Read More

A Brief History of Modern Greece

Even though Greece has been a solid presence on the world stage since ancient times, Greece, as we know it today, is fairly young. Its modern history officially begi... Read More

All About Hookah in Greece

Although the idea of smoking out of a water pipe was actually invented in India in the 1500’s,  the practice of smoking using a hookah, or water pipe, is a co... Read More

Summary of the Kings of Greece

Although the Ancient Greeks are the ones who actually invented democracy, it took some time before it really became established in the country. Greece achieved its i... Read More

What is the Kingdom of Greece?

When Greece officially became independent from the Ottoman Empire back in 1832, the people’s first impulse is that they wanted to organize the government into... Read More

Timeline of Modern Greek History

Although the Greek civilization is an ancient one, the modern nation of Greece has a relatively recent history. Historians trace the beginning of modern Greek histor... Read More

Overview of Modern Greek Culture

The Greek culture is rich and vibrant. Various things including their past, the landscape, and the media influence it. There are, however, some things that remain co... Read More

Greek Immigrants in New Orleans

The United States of America is known for being a place where people can find a new life. This is the main reason why Greeks as early as the 1700’s decided to sett... Read More

History of Modern Greek Cinema

The history of modern Greece is filled with stories of war, government corruption, and persecution. Despite that, Greek cinema managed to flourish, even though it wa... Read More

Why Did Italy Invade Greece?

If you look at the timeline of World War II concerning Germany and leading up right up to Germany’s defeat, you may notice that Greece factors into this timeline o... Read More

Greek War of Independence

Each year, both the people of Greece and those of Greek descent living throughout the world celebrate Greek Independence Day on March 25. They pin white and blue rib... Read More

Overview of the Battle of Crete

Crete is an island defined by its hardy landscape and a population filled with resilient people to go along with it. Large mountains loom over the ocean. The hot, ar... Read More

The Minoans vs. The Mycenaeans

Rise to Power The Minoans The Minoans built their empire on trade. They were experts at travel and made connections with many neighboring civilizations. They traded ... Read More

The Sculpting of the Parthenon

The Parthenon has stood atop the Acropolis of Athens for 2,500 years as the crowning achievement and legacy of the Golden Age of the ancient city-state of Athens. De... Read More