The Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, Greece, founded in 1914, is one of the most important Byzantine Art museums in the world, featuring over 30,000 exhibits including rare icons, mosaics, frescoes, ceramics, textiles and manuscripts spannin…

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Greek News Agenda pays tribute to one of the most important and prolific Greek sculptors of the postwar era, Yannis Pappas (March 13, 1913- January 18, 2005), on the occasion of his 16th death anniversary. Having produced more than 700 works in his 7…

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Τhe Secretariat General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs is promoting the virtual exhibition of the awarded drawings by 125 children of the Diaspora who participated in the International Student Pain…

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The city of Thessaloniki has been continuously inhabited since the Hellenistic period; it was a provincial capital and busy seaport in Roman times, the seat of one of the first European Christian communities in early Christian times and, in the Byzan…

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2021 is a highly symbolic year for Greece as it marks the 200th anniversary of the outbreak of the country’s Independence War against the Ottoman rule in 1821. “Greece 2021” the coordinating Committee responsible for the organizati…

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Holidays and rituals seem to have always been a universal aspect of the human experience, almost inextricably linked to being part of a community, an organised society and, eventually, a culture. In the Western world, calendars and festive days have…

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The Carols (called “kalanda” in Greek) are performed mostly by young children in their respective neighborhoods, or the homes of friends and relatives, spreading hope and joy; the children are usually rewarded by their parents (or th…

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Chestnuts and the Greek winter are almost synonymous. In fact, a winter sight most loved and ever so familiar to Greeks - one that has inspired painters, novelists and song makers - is the sight of the chestnut-seller (“kastanás&rdq…

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Katina Paxinou (1900-1973) was a legendary stage star, one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece in 1932 and the only Greek so far to have received an Academy Award as an actor, which she won for her first performance in a feature…

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Restoration works have been completed on the small round 19th-century chapel of Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) Thon, situated near the junction of Alexandras and Kifissias avenues in the Greek capital.

The small rotunda, which had suffered much damage…

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