Miltos Sachtouris (1919-2015) was one of the most important representatives of the Surrealist movement in post-World War II Greek poetry. He published thirteen collections of poems: The Forgotten Woman, 1945; Ballads, 1948; With Face to the Wall, 195…

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In Greek mythology, as in many myths and popular folk traditions around the world, plants, rivers, lakes and other elements of the natural world are viewed as animate beings. They may be personified in the form of deities, as in the case of river god…

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Tonia Tzirita Zacharatou is a Greek poet based in Athens. She studied law and comparative literature. In 2020 her first poetry book, Second Youth (Δεύτερη νεότητα), won the “Thraca…

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The institution of the European Capital of Culture returns in 2023 to its native country. Elefsina, one of the five most important sacred cities of Ancient Greece, the city of the Elefsinian Mysteries and birthplace of Aeschylus, was transformed fro…

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The historic mountain town of Kalavrita, sheltered in the foothills of Mount Chelmos in the northern Peloponnese region of Greece, is known for its rich history, natural beauty, and cultural heritage. The gorgeous natural landscape around Kalavrita…

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Greece’s Carnival season, known as "Apokries", is the festive season preceding Lent, a period of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing, which reaches its peak with extravagant parades of giant floats and colorful street groups. Traditional…

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Pelagia Fitopoulou was born and raised in Katerini and currently lives in Athens. She began her studies at the University of Athens (pedagogy), while she also studied journalism. She graduated from the Iasmos Drama School. She attended seminars…

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The 2nd Brussels Forum was jointly organized by think tanks diaNEOSis and ELIAMEP with the aim of facilitating the exchange of views between Greek officials working in European institutions and in the wider European public policy production sys…

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

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The Gennadius Library and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens present the exhibition Books of Asia Minor. Cultural Traces of Asia Minor Hellenism [1764-1922]. Seventy of the most important specimens of Asia Minor editions, manuscripts,…

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