Gerald Durrell, the renowned English naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and television presenter, was 11 years old when his mother decided to move to the island of Corfu with him and her other three children. It was on this beautiful Ioni…

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The first translation of modern Greek literature in Swedish was Demetrios Vikelas’ Loukis Laras in 1883. A translation of a series of folk songs had preceded in 1876. Since then and until 2007, 100 books have been translated - some of them fro…

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Rebetiko is the urban popular Greek music of the poorest classes of the first half of the 20th century. As of December 2017, rebetiko is inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity created by UNESCO. The list…

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On May 26-27, there took place the Third Workshop on 'Romeyka and the languages of the eastern Black Sea' at Queens' College, Cambridge. Romeyka [Muslim Pontic Greek, Rumca] is the last surviving variety of Greek spoken in north-eastern Turkey, in th…

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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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Fundamental vision of the reform efforts made by the Greek Ministry of Health, is the universal health coverage of the population, the provision of qualitative health services according to the needs, through community based  primary health care,…

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Visual artist Nikos Gyftakis* spoke recently to our sister publication, Grèce Hebdo**, about his work and shared his view on the contemporary arts scene in Greece. He also revealed his special relationship with music, his upcoming solo ex…

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Thomas Maloutas is Professor at the Department of Geography, Harokopio University. Former Director of the Institute of Urban and Rural Sociology of the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) and General Secretary for Research & Technology (2…

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Vrasidas Karalis holds the Sir Nicholas Laurantos’ Chair in Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies at the University of Sydney. He has published extensively on Byzantine historiography, Greek political life, Greek Cinema, European cinema and contem…

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The National Library of Greece, under the direction of Dr. Filippos Tsimpoglou, General Director, is methodically preparing for a historic relocation that will enable its transition into a new digital era of innovation and extroversion. From the Vall…

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