Throughout its long history, Greece and the Greek world have been hit by a number of devastating epidemics, as well as being impacted by the outbreak of European epidemics and global pandemics which claimed the lives of thousands. We here attempt an…

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Ellie Lambeti and Dimitris Horn in "Windfall in Athens" (1954) dir. Michael Cacoyannis

Athenians in the summer enjoy the pleasures the numerous beaches of the city offer. That is the case with “Windfall in Athens”: Young Mina (Ellie Lamb…

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This year marks the 2.500-year anniversary of the Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis, two events of seminal importance not only for Ancient Greek history, but arguably also for the course of Western Civilisation as we know it. The "Thermopylae - Sala…

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Ellie Lambetti, Dimitris Horn, "The Girl in BlacK', 1965, dir. by Michael Cacoyannis

Taking place on the island of Hydra “The Girl in Black” is about Marina, a young woman living in a constant state of sorrow and oppression. Marina's sis…

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Nestled in the mountains in the south of the Greek island of Evia, the small, remote village of Antia is known for its unique whistled language, used for centuries by its now ageing population. But what is a whistled language?

Whistled languages in t…

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Escape the travel restrictions and confinement by joining host Peter Maneas as he cruises through the islands of Greece aboard his yacht Mia Zoi. Season Three of the documentary series My Greek Odyssey will commence broadcasting on Amazon Prime…

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Athens Music Week (AMW) was launched for the first time last year, as a weeklong music marathon aiming to "celebrate cultural and creative diversity", turning Athens into a showcase for the contemporary Greek music scene. This year, the AMW Internati…

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After three months of Covid-19 lockdown, museums in Greece are scheduled to reopen to the public on June 15, 2020. One of the shows worth (re)visiting is the temporary exhibition of the National Archaeological Museum (NAM) in Athens titled “For…

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Five Greek films (Works in Progress) will participate in this year’s edition of the “Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes” event which will take place online on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, during the Marché du Film of Festival de Cannes (…

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Medicine, one of the sciences of greatest importance for the survival of humankind, has evolved over thousands of years in various parts of the world; initially intertwined with superstition, magic and supernatural beliefs, it has slowly moved away f…

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