Santorini (officially named Thira, after its ancient Greek name Thera) is the southernmost island of the Cyclades; it usually figures high in international lists of the most beautiful and popular island destinations, but it is also one of the most im…

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Greek News Agenda pays tribute to the renowned Greek visual artist George Lazongas who died at the age of 77 earlier this month. His work is currently exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens; in fact, the show entitled “The pa…

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Greece has an abundance of products that have a naturally sweet taste; thanks to their great variety, Greek cuisine features a number of desserts using ingredients such as fresh and dried fruit, honey, nuts and dairy. Arguably the most typical homest…

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In antiquity Sappho was regularly counted among the greatest of poets and was often referred to as "the Poetess," just as Homer was called "the Poet." Celebrated as the supreme Greek poet of love and of the personal lyric, Sappho was noted…

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The construction and use of bouzouki constitute a representation of the paths that tradition unfolds in the neighborhoods of the present. In such a path lies the beginning of a workshop specialized in the construction of traditional musical instrumen…

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Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is Stavros Niarchos Foundation Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research and Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. He is also …

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The Corinth Canal, the iconic 19th-century engineering project separating the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, reopened to shipping early this July after an 18month closure for repair works. The Canal is the shortest and safest sea route for ves…

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The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum pays tribute to Konstantinos Parthenis, one of the most important representatives of modern Greek painting. "An ideal Greece in the art of Konstantinos Parthenis" is the first comprehensive retrospective…

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The Canadian Institute in Greece has been operating in Athens since 1976 as an archaeological institute aiming to promote Canadian research and education in fields relating to Greece’s heritage, including significant archaeological fieldw…

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