Archaeologists recently discovered some new surprising information about the ancient city of Knossos located on the Greek island of Crete. Newly-launched archaeological digs on the island have discovered that Knossos, the seat of power of the Minoan…

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How can we think Greece’s transition to European Modernity and the relevant discourses especially in relation to the ongoing economic and political crisis?

Professor of History in Athens University Antonis Liakos’ and Hara Kouki’s r…

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Despite predictions, the 47-year reformist lawmaker Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected president of main opposition New Democracy (ND) party in runoff elections on Sunday (10.1), defeating Vangelis Meimarakis, who had served as interim party leader over…

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Lesbos has been at the center of the refugee crisis that escalated dramatically last year. More than 500,000 refugees and other migrants arrived to the island in 2015, leaving behind mountains of life-jackets, which became a poignant symbol of the re…

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After having passed various difficult reforms envisaged by its creditors, Greece deserves now a break, especially in the thorny field of pension reform, argues columnist Mark Gilbert for Bloomberg, in his latest article “Greece deserves a break…

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In an effort to further promote research and innovation, Greece and China have recently decided to deepen their cooperation in the field of research and technology. The foundations were laid for the formation of synergies between the two countries ai…

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This year the Guardian picture desk has chosen yet another Greek photojournalist, namely Yannis Behrakis of Reuters, as the agency’s photographer of the year. “I have been covering refugees and migrants for over 25 years, but this year ha…

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Since the beginning of 2015, more than 800,000 refugees and migrants passed through the Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea on their way to Europe for a better future. The residents of islands like Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Samos, among others, were…

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Greeks celebrated yesterday (6.1) the Holy Epiphany (‘Theofania’ or ‘Fota’), one of the Orthodox Church’s most important feasts that commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan and closes the festive sea…

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Arcades as an urban space are a paradise for flâneurs: sheltered from the caprices of the weather under an all-protecting vault, wanderers are free to pursue their art of Idling, window-shopping and observing. Like all modern metropolises, Athens is teaming with arcades: more than 40 arcades of about 65,000 square meter surface can be found within the contours of Athens's commercial center. These arcades or “stoas” in Greek are the most hidden aspect of modern Athens, a back-stage labyrinth full of histories and endless layers, a city within a city.…

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