If you wish to feel as if you're on a Greek island without leaving Attica, we suggest a visit to Sounion, a must-see archaeological site close to Athens, overlooking the Aegean. The site has a rich history, featuring the spectacular Temple of Po…

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An intact tomb dating to roughly 1500 BC belonging to an ancient warrior was uncovered near the Mycenaean-era Palace of Nestor in southeastern Peloponnese. According to a Culture Ministry press release, the tomb and its contents rank as one of the mo…

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Greece’s main opposition party, New Democracy, has secured a clear victory in Sunday’s snap general elections receiving 39.85% of the votes and winning the absolute majority of 158 seats in the parliament, given the 50-seat majority bonus…

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There is no deus ex machina for the characters in Maria Lafi’s film “Holy Boom”. In fact there is no God at all in this dark drama where multiple storylines interweave to bear witness to the eternal race between human cruelty and ki…

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Greece and its international lenders agreed early morning hours on Tuesday (17.11) the measures needed to unlock the disbursement of a 2-billion-euro sub-tranche and a 10-billion-euro recapitalisation of banks, following lengthy negotiati…

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An entirely different museum, digital and dedicated to Plato, the great Greek philosopher of antiquity, opened November 26 at the archaeological site of Plato's Academy in Athens. The new museum aims for a fresh and innovative approach to philosophy…

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The island of Crete may be mostly known for its unique natural beauty which attracks hords of tourists every summer. Yet, this September a major cultural event will take place in one of its most beautiful cities, Heraklion, which will become the venu…

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In an opinion analysis for Brookings, “The other face of Greece”, Theodore Pelagidis, professor of economics at the University of Piraeus and Michael Mitsopoulos, economist at the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises,…

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When Agence France Presse photographerAris Messinis put down his camera on a beach in Lesvos to pull a refugee toddlerout of the water and carry him on his shoulder, the photographer’s instinct to capture the news was outstripped b…

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The Sissi Archaeological Project (S.Ar.P.edon) is an extensive excavation programme on a site near the modern village of Sissi, a small resort town in the region of Lasithi in east Crete. The project attempts to unveil the mysteries about the rules o…

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