The ‘Triodion’ period preceding Lent and Orthodox Easter has begun, and with it come fun and joy! Carnival season in Greece (Apokries) lasts three weeks and is marked by celebrations throughout the land, with music, dancing, masquerades a…

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The crisis in Greece has brought out the best in many people, with numerous civil society initiatives emerging over the years to help the most disadvantaged. Amongst these initiatives are the Food & Coffee “On Hold” Campaigns for the…

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Eleusina, Kalamata and Rhodes were shortlisted on February 26 for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021, on the recommendation of a panel of independent experts evaluating applications from 14 competing Greek cities at a 4-day meeting in Athe…

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The annual Documentary Festival of Thessaloniki, the biggest of its kind in Greece, is back again with documentary films from around the world, tributes, surprises, as well as a selection of parallel events – open discussions, masterclasses, an…

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In this week's Culture Agenda: "In-Edit" International Music Documentary Film Festival, Athens International Print Festival, 5th African Film Week at the Greek Film Archive, "SURPISE 7" charity exhibtion and Shakespeare’s Globe production of "H…

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A French team of mining archaeologists conducting a subterranean investigation of a 5,000-year-old silver mine at the foot of the Mycenaean Acropolis of Thorikos, in Attica, Greece, have recently discovered a mining complex of ine…

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Year 2016 has been dedicated to the Greek visual artist Yiannis Moralis (April 23, 1916 – December 20, 2009) by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports on the occasion of the completion of 100 years since his birth. On the occasion, the Minist…

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In the context of the recent crisis, street art and graffiti have become important mediums of expression and protest in Athens. Walls covered in paint have vividly mirrored and documented the development of the economic and socio-political crisis in…

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The School of Journalism and Mass Communications of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has announced the opening of the applications period for its English-taught Master’s Degree program in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism

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Drifting Cities, the emblematic trilogy of Stratis Tsirkas, an established novelist in the international literary scene, has turned 50, and is still considered one of the most popular and widely read works of literature in Greece.

The trilogy (The Cl…

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