Archaeologists recently discovered some new surprising information about the ancient city of Knossos located on the Greek island of Crete. Newly-launched archaeological digs on the island have discovered that Knossos, the seat of power of the Minoan…

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Lesbos has been at the center of the refugee crisis that escalated dramatically last year. More than 500,000 refugees and other migrants arrived to the island in 2015, leaving behind mountains of life-jackets, which became a poignant symbol of the re…

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Since the beginning of 2015, more than 800,000 refugees and migrants passed through the Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea on their way to Europe for a better future. The residents of islands like Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Samos, among others, were…

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Arcades as an urban space are a paradise for flâneurs: sheltered from the caprices of the weather under an all-protecting vault, wanderers are free to pursue their art of Idling, window-shopping and observing. Like all modern metropolises, Athens is teaming with arcades: more than 40 arcades of about 65,000 square meter surface can be found within the contours of Athens's commercial center. These arcades or “stoas” in Greek are the most hidden aspect of modern Athens, a back-stage labyrinth full of histories and endless layers, a city within a city.…

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In the first ‎Culture Agenda‬ of the year, don't miss: ‘FEK + Art’ at the ‎National Printing House‬, the 'ELLES' exhibition paying homage to female creativity at Frissiras Museum, 'Richard III'  at the National Theatre and the 'Voula Massoura and her world' exhibition at Teloglion Foundation in Thessaloniki…

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The Greek News Agenda editorial team extends its best wishes to its readers for a bright and joyful holiday season and our sincere thanks for your loyalty and goodwill throughout the year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all, with pea…

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As in other countries, there are two sides to Christmas in Greece: one is festive and glamorous, while the other is spiritual, with religious worship at its core. Whether at Christmas or any other time of the year, Greece attracts considerable n…

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Greek News Agenda presents Manos Hatzimalonas, founder of the Philotimo Foundation, an initiative aiming to define the unique concept of “philotimo”, currently without any direct literal translation from Greek into English or any other la…

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Celebrating Christmas & New Year’s Eve in Greece is like finding yourself inside an expressionist work of art: decorated Christmas trees, shiny ornaments, and traditional “karavákia” (small ships) decked with blue an…

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Legendary author, painter and hagiographer Fotis Kontoglou is honored by the Benaki Museum, with an exhibition marking 120 years since his birth and 50years since his death, featuring representative works from his career in writing and illustration&n…

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