Nestled in a steep cliff at an altitude of about 1,200 metres above sea level, the Sumela Monastery in Trabzon Province is believed to have a history of more than a thousand years. A site of major historical and cultural significance, as well as a pr…

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Angelos Sikelianos (1884–1951) is generally recognized as the most important Greek poet between Cavafy and Seferis. Considered one of the leading 20th-century Greek lyrical poets, he developed some of Greece's most prestigious pieces of literat…

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Thanks to its proximity to the Greek capital, the island of Andros has been transformed into a summertime favorite for tourists, while managing to keep its unspoiled charm. Boasting a natural landscape with lush vegetation, imposing mountains, virgin…

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Minas Christidis and Ellie Lambeti in “A Matter of Dignity” (1958), dir. Michael Cacoyannis

In “A Matter of Dignity” (1958) directed by Michael Cacoyannis, a young woman named Chloe (Ellie Lambeti), child of a degraded Atheni…

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The first underwater museum in Greece, accessible to divers, has been inaugurated on Saturday 1 August 2020, at the site of an ancient shipwreck off the islet of Peristera, in the centre of the Aegean. The ribbon was cut at a depth of 25 metres by Re…

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The Castle of Ioannina is a fortified part of the city, on top a rocky promontory jutting into Lake Pamvotis. Its current form dates to a reconstruction in the late Ottoman period, retaining many elements of the earlier Byzantine fortress, based in i…

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Kastellorizo (alternatively spelled Castellorizo, and officially named to as Meyisti/Megisti) is the island furthest from the Greek mainland. It forms part of the Dodecanese archipelago, located on the eastern edge of the Aegean Sea, where it meets t…

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A major pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians and home to more than 700 churches, the Aegean island of Tinos has developed a faithful following for its many other miracles – food, hiking, surfing, wild beauty, and Art. In fact, Tínos has att…

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Xenophon Contiades is Professor of Public Law at Panteion University and Managing Director of the Centre for European Constitutional Law (CECL) - Themistocles & Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation in Athens. He also teaches at the Hellenic Open Universit…

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No logical or plausible excuse justifies the conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque, all it does is add fuel to the fire of nationalism and religious fundamentalism, writes* Constantinos Alexandris, Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy, Relig…

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