Christos Kythreotis was born in Nicosia in 1979 and grew up in Athens. His first book, the short story collection Μια χαρά [Just fine] (Patakis, 2014), was awarded with the National Book Award for Debut Book, and was also…

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You don’t have to leave your living room to get a taste of the rich cultural treasures kept in the Museum of Cycladic Art (MCA) in Athens; through its official website, MCA offers a series of online "home activities", featuring videos from prev…

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Every March (25/3), Greeks celebrate their national holiday commemorating the onset of the War of Independence. However, according to historical evidence, the Greek Revolution had begun earlier, but the choice of this day was not accid…

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As Greece and many other countries are under lockdown, which has inevitably influenced the cinematic communities, Greek cinematic institutions boast inventiveness in coping with an unprecedented situation. In this context, the Hellenic Film Academy d…

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Schools and Universities in Greece have been closed since March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic as part of the government’s measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The Ministry of Education promptly responded to this emergency develo…

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At 158 stanzas, Hymn to Liberty was written in 1823 by Zakynthos-born poet Dionysios Solomos. Inspired by the Greek War of Independence, Solomos wrote the hymn to honor the struggle of Greeks for independence after centuries of Ottoman rule.

Th…

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The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution and celebrated each year as a national holiday on March 25, is the foundational act of the Modern Greek State. It refers to the organized struggle of the Greek Orthodox population aga…

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Art critic Fotini Moustakli, in an article to Greek News Agenda is examining the contribution of Greek and foreign painters in influencing people worldwide to support the Greek cause in the 1821 Greek War of Independence. Fotini Moustakli has a Bache…

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Greek News Agenda pays tribute to the Greek artist Demetrios Galanis (17 May 1879- 20 March 1966), as today marks the 54th anniversary of his death. Galanis was one of the most important engravers of the first half of the 20th century…

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Renowned among Greek-speakers all around the world and read today as widely as when first published, The Great Chimera, together with Colonel Liapkin  and Junkermann, compose M. Karagatsis’ trilogy of novels, which explore how foreigners f…

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