A total of 24 documentaries will be competing at the 5th "Beyond the Borders” International Documentary Festival, which will be held between August 23rd -30th, 2020 in Castellorizo island, Greece.

Once again, the competitive program includes a…

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The Tower of the Winds (alternatively, Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes) is located in the Roman Agora of Athens, between the areas of Plaka and Monastiraki, and it is considered the first meteorological station in the world. It is an octagonal st…

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Can you think of an area that combines geology with environment, sustainable development, culture and tourism? Well, the answer is Global Geoparks. According to UNESCO -that has developed a Network of such Geoparks- these places are “single, un…

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The Plague of Athens (430-426 BCE) stands as a milestone in the development of world historiography; far from being the first case of a widespread or documented epidemic, its particular significance rather stems from the imposing description made by…

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The Greek Film Archive continues its online screenings through its new digital screen. Its third consecutive programme — a tribute to Greek Experimental/Avant-Garde Cinema, with outstanding films of the genre by Kostas Sfikas, Thanasis Rentzis,…

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For the eighth consecutive year, Platforms Project art fair (14-31 May 2020) presents the work of talented creators from the independent arts scene, aiming to function as an "incubator" for young artists, a site where they can join forces so as to s…

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Nikiforos Naneris in "Open Letter", dir. George Stamboulopoulos (1967)

In the opening scene of “Open Letter" (1967) by George Stamboulopoulos, a group of kids play in the street during the Nazi Occupation. They launch a paper balloon filled wi…

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From the first advertising poster to promote Greek tourism in 1929 to the “Greece from home” online platform that offers a virtual trip to Greece during the coronavirus pandemic, the history of tourism campaigns in Greece demonstrates the…

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There are many places worldwide bearing names of Greek origin, either because of their historical links to Greece -as in the case of cities founded as Greek colonies in the antiquity- or as a result of deliberate choice by philhellenes wishing to pay…

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Long before the days of television, radio, or even cinema, there was a different form of entertainment in Greece derived from folkloric traditions. Known as Shadow Theatre, or the so-called "Karagiozis" art (named after the main character of Modern G…

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