Sericultural activities have a long tradition in Greece, with raw cocoon production and silk processing being familiar activities for hundreds of years. Soufli, situated 70 kilometers east of Alexandropouli (capital city of the Evros region), became…

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The art exhibition Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp (October 31, 2016 - January 29, 2017) – co-curated by Katerina Koskina and Bart De Baere – is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue opening of Greece’s Nat…

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The Ioannis Kapodistrias Digital Archive, an ambitious project that was recently completed and presented to the public, is now freely available for anyone interested in learning more about the life and work of Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776-1831). The ai…

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Long term protection pays off in Greece and this year marked a preservation status improvement of the Caretta Caretta Sea Turtle and the Mediterranean Monk Seal in the global Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for the Conservat…

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“4.1 miles” a student film by Daphne Matziaraki on the refugee crisis has been voted on October 26 as one of the contenders for an Oscar nomination in the field of Documentary Short Subject.

“4.1 Miles” portrays a day in the l…

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Greek Philologist and Linguist Thomais Sioura (1986) had an innovative idea for a mobile app which was recently brought to life: an Ancient Greek to English mobile app dictionary.

After four years of research, and a wealth of information from a thor…

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The 21st edition of Art-Athina, the International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, will open its gates next week at the Faliro Pavilion (Taekwondo Stadium), kicking off on Thursday, May 26 and running through Sunday, May 29, under the auspices of the…

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The Secretariat General for Media and Communication is hosting an event – tribute to Yannis Behrakis, photojournalist with Reuters for the last 20 years and Guardian photographer of the year 2015. On this occasion, Greek News Agenda (GNA)* inte…

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It may not be the lost city of Atlantis, but it is close enough! Egypt’s sunken cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, known in modern times as the lost kingdom of Cleopatra, was not something anyone expected to find beneath the sea off…

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Yannis Tsirbas was born in 1976. He studied political sciences, political behaviour and communication in Athens and Essex. He is currently a Lecturer at the University of Athens in the Department of Social Theory and Sociology, with an expertise in q…

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