Alexis Akrithakis (1939-1994) was a Greek painter known for his distinct artistic style and free spirit. His works have been a major influence for many contemporary Greek artists, and he is now considered one of the most prominent figures of Greek mo…

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On March 22, 2018, the French Institute in Athens and the Association of Greek Film Directors and Producers (ESPEK) organized two roundtables as part of the 19th French Film Festival taking place in Athens, 20 - 28 March 2018. The event called &ldqu…

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In Greece, and in the Greek Orthodox world in general, Easter holds great importance. Customs and practices are more closely linked with the religious aspect of the holiday, compared to Christmas, and are usually observed even by the less devout. For…

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The Open House Athens project gives you the opportunity to visit some of the city’s most interesting sites and buildings, through various programmes of guided tours and other activities, this weekend, March 31-April 1. This year, at the fourth…

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A temporary exhibition titled Eleusis, the great mysteries is hosted at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, showcasing archaeological findings of great importance from the site of Eleusis. It forms part of a series of temporary exhibitions, launched by t…

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View of Heraklion (Candia). Bernhard von Breydenbach. 1486

The Efstathios Finopoulos Collection of travel literature and imagery, one of the most important collections of its kind -not only in Greece, but worldwide- is part of the Benaki Museum Libr…

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“Where does Greek Theatre stand? Doesn’t the large number of performances indicate the flourishing of Modern Greek dramaturgy? Isn’t its voice heard? Unfortunately, the answer is no; it is not heard enough. And, of course, quantity…

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The Koraes Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King’s College, London, celebrates 100 years since its establishment. On this occasion, a commemorative event will be held at the Kin…

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Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949) was one of the most prominent Greek symphonic music composers of the 20th century; virtually unknown during his lifetime, he gained posthumous recognition in Greece and abroad for his daring, original style. Almost 68 yea…

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