Award-winning Greek-French writer Vassilis Alexakis passed away at the age of 77 on January 11, 2021. “Literature lost a great creator, and independent, loved and special voice”, and “a writer who has won the esteem of his colleague…

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Haris Psarras has published five poetry books. Translations of his poems have appeared in anthologies and periodicals in Europe and North America. He has also contributed poems, short stories, and essays to journals and edited volumes. He studied law…

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Irena Karafilly was born in the Urals but has lived in five countries, most recently in Greece, where some of her plots are set. Her work has won several literary prizes, including the National Magazine Award and the CBC Literary Award. She is the au…

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Crescent-shaped Santorini (also known as Thera in Greek) is perhaps the most popular Greek destination and a worldwide famous island. Boasting a unique landscape, Santorini is an island immortalized by poets and painters thanks to its celebrated…

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Dimitrios Filippotis (1834-1919) was a prolific artist, among the first sculptors of great renown in contemporary Greece. Mainly a representative of the then-dominant Neoclassical style, he opened the path for the realist artists that followed. His w…

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The Greek parliament ratified yesterday a set of reforms and measures, including streamlining civil service salary structures and opening the market for banks to sell off bad loans to overseas funds. All MPs of the governing coalition approved t…

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The 6th edition of Athens Ethnographic Film Festival kicks off today (25.11) in the Exile Room and runs until Sunday, November 29th. The Festival aims to introduceethnographic films to a wider audience and initiate a discus…

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In November 2020, a marble head was discovered in the centre of Athens, on Aiolou Street, during work carried out by the Municipality of Athens at a depth of 1.3 metres underground. It is an ancient statue of Hermes, an "original work of art dating f…

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In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Greek migration minister Yannis Mouzalas has rejected accusations by Germany and other European countries that Greece is failing to defend its borders against mass migration, insisting that the refugees and other migrants trekking to Europe constitute a humanitarian crisis, not a defense threat. …

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 Greek artist Anna Laskari's artwork "Left of the Parthenon" was chosen to represent Greece at a global art biennial which will take place in Caracas, Venezuela, under the title “First Biennial of South: People in Resistance" fr…

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