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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Greek News Agenda is an online English language platform issued by the Secretariat General for Publi

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📜 The year 2024 marks 200 years since the death of the great romantic poet Lord Byron, who died at the age of 36 in the besieged Greek town of Missolonghi.📯 The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (Εταιρεία για τον Ελληνισμό και Φιλελληνισμό) and the Μουσείο Φιλελληνισμού / Philhellenism Museum have declared 2024 as the “YEAR OF LORD BYRON AND PHILHELLENISM” with the aim of highlighting and honoring the great British Philhellene and the important contribution of Philhellenism internationally, through a series of actions and events, including exhibitions, conferences, publications and student competitions.📚 On this occasion, read more about Byron, and other Philhellenes, via GNA:✒️ On one of Byron's last poems, written in Missolonghiwww.greeknewsagenda.gr/poem-byron/🎞 On Nikos Koundouros’ film "Byron, A Ballad for a Daemon"www.greeknewsagenda.gr/byron-ballad-for-a-daemon-the-heretic-of-view-of-nikos-koundouros/🇬🇷🇬🇧🇺🇸 And a tribute to American and British Philhelleneswww.greeknewsagenda.gr/philhellenes/ ... See MoreSee Less
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