Battle of Thermopylae Shows what Greeks Can Do when United, President Pavlopoulos Says

August 26, 2018

Visiting Lamia to attend events commemorating the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Saturday referred to the significance of the battle and its messages for modern Greeks.

“The battle in Thermopylae was one that Greeks had fought united. It was a battle that showed what Greeks can do when they are united,” Pavlopoulos said during an official dinner given in his honour by the mayor of Lamia.

“Thermopylae is not just a historical legacy but a site that is a beacon, which shows us Greeks what we must do in the future,” he added.

The president earlier visited the Lamia archaeological museum and was briefed on archaeological digs underway in the area. He will be speaking at an event held in Thermopylae on Saturday night, on the anniversary of the crucial battle, and will preside over an archery competition taking place on the site.

During his visit, the mayor of Lamia asked the president to place under his aegis the celebrations for the 2500th anniversary of the battle, to be held in 2020.


ATHENS - The tightening of ties and ratcheting down of tensions between Greece and Turkey will see Turks be able to get temporary visas to visit some Aegean islands for limited periods, creating a bridge between the countries.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.


From Urchin Crushing to Lab-Grown Kelp, Efforts to Save California’s Kelp Forests Show Promise

CASPAR BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A welding hammer strapped to her wrist, Joy Hollenback slipped on blue fins and swam into the churning, chilly Pacific surf one fall morning to do her part to save Northern California's vanishing kelp forests.

NEW YORK - Embattled New York City Mayor Eric Adams - a former police officer in his first term - has found himself between a rock and Turkish Taffy with an investigation into his campaign fundraising and ties to Turkish influences.

ATHENS - Greece is grappling with a dilemma over its biggest revenue engine, tourism: keep people coming year-round to bring in the euros but how to deal with so many overwhelming the infrastructure on popular islands.

NICOSIA - Police on Cyprus said they arrested two people for “national security” reasons after media reports that two Iranians were suspected of planning attacks on Israelis who fled to the island during Israel’s war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

ATHENS - A sudden revival in world interest in the stolen Parthenon Marbles housed in the British Museum for more than 200 years has now seen the Hellenic Caucus in the US Congress join in the battle.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.