The Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs issued announcements concerning the sea surveys conducted by "Piri Reis," a Turkish naval research ship in an area between the Greek island of Kastellorizo and Cyprus.

The Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the "Piri Reis surveys an area outside Greek territorial waters, however, Athens has claimed the rights to potential undersea mineral and fossil fuel deposits."

National Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos said that "Athens is watching closely" and that "in any case, Greece will defend its sovereign rights."

Ministry of Foreign

The Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki is presenting the Kalfayan Collection of Armenian Art.

The collection, which is being exhibited to the public for the first time, focuses on Armenian art of the late sixteenth to nineteenth centuries and consists of art works of exceptional significance, as much for their rarity as for the historical period to which they belong.

The collection includes manuscripts, textiles, exceptional porcelains from China, ceramics from Kutahya, decorative objects, as well as rare ecclesiastical and secular works which reveal the many aspects of Armenian

• CretAquarium

Since 2006, Greece has been home to one of the most impressive aquariums in the Mediterranean.

The CretAquarium - part of the larger "Thalassokosmos" complex in Heraklion, Crete – is the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research's technological and scientific marvel.

It houses approximately 2,500 marine organisms which visitors can look at from special observation points, whereas the use of remote-controlled cameras can further enjoy the experience.

• Rhodes Aquarium

The Rhodes Aquarium, located at the northern coastal tip of the city, was built by the island’s Italian


Jethro Tull live in Athens

Jethro Tull, one of the most important rock music bands of the last 40 years, return to Athens, as part of this year's worldwide tour. They will be performing live on July 19 at the new Terra Vibe Park Theatre.

Blues Brothers Band

The most famous and lively band ever, the legendary Original Blues Brothers Band, will be appearing at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, on July 21.


Greek Green Greet By Droog

This is the largest Droog exhibition worldwide since 2007 and presents Droog, expanding on and discussing concepts such as recycling,

Athens Satisfied with EU Kudos

Greece’s fiscal consolidation programme is on course and should allow the country to obtain a second loan instalment from the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission, according to the Eurozone finance ministers.

Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou expressed satisfaction in Brussels yesterday over the fact that EU officials acknowledged Greece’s efforts to restructure its economy. Speaking to reporters after an Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting in Brussels, the Greek minister said that Eurogroup President, Jean Claude

The Research and Training Institute of the East Aegean(INEAG) is organising the 8th international conference on "Information Communication Technologies in Health" in collaboration with the University of Athens at the INEAG conference centre on the island of Samos from July 15 to 17. The conference will seek to address the many challenges presented by technological innovations in the health care sector.

ICICTH 2010: Programme

British scientists claim that they have cracked the "Plato Code" - the long disputed secret messages hidden in some of the Ancient World’s most influential and celebrated writings.

According to Dr Jay Kennedy, a historian and philosopher of science at the University of Manchester, Plato used the symbols inherited from the ancient followers of Pythagoras and his works appear to contain a hidden musical code.

The key to unlocking the code came from the 12 notes of the Greek musical scale, which was popular among Pythagoras’ supporters.

Using computer technology, Kennedy restored contemporary

Α Greek-German production titled "Akadimia Platonos" (Plato's Academy) by film director Filippos Tsitos is among the 10 films that have been shortlisted for the European Parliament's Lux (Light) Prize for European Cinema 2010.

The nine other shortlisted films are: Szabolcs Hajdu's "Bibliothèque Pascal," Feo Aladag's "Die Fremde," Olivier Masset-Depasse's "Illegal," Sharunas Bartas' "Indigène d'Eurasie," Luca Guadagnino's "Io sono l'amore," Pietro Marcello's "La bocca del lupo," Jessica Hausner's "Lourdes," Calin Peter Netzer's "Medalia de onoare," and "R" by Tobias

The Cyclades island complex in the Aegean is a popular destination for foreign and Greek tourists alike. Small islands, traditional villages and towns, sandy beaches and plenty of … cultural events every summer!

Kea Island - Fairy Tales Festival

The 8th Fairy Tales Festival is being held on the island of Kea (or Tzia), from July 17 to 25.

This Europe-wide institution gives the opportunity to Greek and foreign artists to present their work. Under the title "Metamorphoses," this year’s programme includes fairy-tale narratives, musical-art events, art exhibitions, puppet shows, shadow

Prime Minister George Papandreou said on Monday evening that his government aims at changing all that has not changed for many decades, in his opening address at the 13th Symi Symposium titled: "Fast Forward: Progressive ideas for Greece, Europe and the World" on the Saronic island of Poros (July 12-15).

Papandreou also said that Greece, "which has many and important friends who can and want to help it, will be at the focus" of the Poros meeting.

Papandreou identified some of the factors he believes have caused the crisis in Greece and other parts of the world: "the major lack of