The year 2019 has been designated "Erotokritos Year" by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, to honour Vintsentzos Kornaros (1553-1613/14), poet and leading figure of the Cretan Renaissance, and his magnum opus, Erotokritos, telling the tale…

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Athens Music Week is a weeklong music marathon aiming to “celebrate cultural and creative diversity” and turn Athens into a showcase for the Greek contemporary music scene. Athens Music Week (AMW)’s main goal is to promote musi…

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May Day marks the worldwide celebration of International Workers' Day, or Labour Day. The date was chosen to commemorate the Haymarket riot, which took place in Chicago on 4 May 1886; it was formally recognised as an annual event at the Second Intern…

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Easter, or Pascha in Greek, is the most important religious holiday of the Orthodox Church marking the resurrection of Christ and the chance of rebirth for mankind. Many of the customs practiced in Greece at Easter originated in the very distant past…

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The history of tourism has been a burgeoning field of scholarly study in recent decades. It deals with the social construction of tourism as a field of practices related to the management of leisure time and mobility, as well as the development of th…

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Talking to Greek News Agenda, the director of the Hellenic Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities Ms Pari Kalamara announced that four shipwrecks in the Pagasetic gulf which date back to Classical and Byzantine times are set to become underwater museums,…

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SIGHT”, an unprecedented site-specific exhibition by renowned British sculptor Antony Gormley is presented on the Greek archaeological island of Delos and its museum by NEON (a nonprofit organisation that works to bring contemporary cult…

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“We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts have their root in Greece”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley

The word Philhellenism derives from the Greek word philos (friend) and Hellenism (the study and appreciation of Gre…

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Although it has been 25 years since Melina Mercouri's death, in 1994 (October 18, 1920 - March 6, 1994), the charismatic actress, activist and politician, still has a strong presence in Greece.

It is safe to say that Melina Mercouri is one of the mos…

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Greece’s Carnival season,known as "Apokries", is the festive season preceding Lent, a period of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing, which reaches its peak with extravagant parades of giant floats and colorful street groups. Traditionall…

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