Porto Lago / Lakki: a 1930’s model town in the Aegean

On the island of Leros in the Dodecanese archipelago of the Aegean Sea you can find a strange town that looks like an old movie set. This is the town of Lakki, or Porto Lago as it was originally called when it was built in the 1930s, during the Italian occupation of the Dodecanese. Some of its buildings have been declared monuments by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

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Lycabettus Theater opens up again

The Lycabettus Theater is an open-air theater built on the site of a former limestone quarry on Mount Lycabettus in Athens. The hill is the highest in the center of Athens with a height of 285 meters, and offers a panoramic view of the city. After 15 years of “silence”, the theater reopens its gates on September 15, 2023, fully renovated.

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🎬 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Announces 2024 Program With 80+ Films In Competition, June 1-9🎞 The 18th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) returns with an expanded hybrid program of more than 80 films in competition from June 1 to June 9 in Los Angeles theaters and from June 9 to June 16 online; including feature films, short films, documentaries, animation works and retrospective programs displaying the breadth and depth of the Greek film industry and Greek filmmakers worldwide. The in-person program is co-presented by the Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου / Greek Film Centre and the virtual program is co-presented by the Greek National Tourism Organization Visit Greece.Artistic & Festival Director Aristotle Katopodis explained that "showcasing over 80 films in 9 days, including feature films, short films, documentaries, animation, and retrospectives, illustrates our intent to highlight the breadth and depth of the GreekFilm Industry that continues to surprise us with top awards in all major film festivals and innovative international co-productions."ℹ🎫 For more info and tickets www.lagff.org/LAGFF's Red Carpet Opening Night on June 1 features Sofia Exarchou’s multi-awarded ANIMAL, which also received the Golden Alexander, Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s top prize last fall. Read GNA's recent interview with Exarchou about her film: www.greeknewsagenda.gr/sofia-exarchou-on-her-film-animal/ ... See MoreSee Less
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