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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

275 is the number of applications for this year’s festival in the National Competition. Despite the adverse conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, application numbers for the National Competition of the Drama Short Film Festival were at an…

Read more

Ahead of the Greek War of Independence bicentennial celebrations, the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art has commissioned Greek artist Kostis Velonis to conceive an immersive presentation of eight funerary masks of the Greek Revolution heroes from…

Read more

Greece has about 400 large and small wetlands. Several of them are composite and form wetland mosaics or complexes. The most common wetland types in Greece are: rivers, estuaries, deltas, lagoons, shallow lakes, shallow marine formations, marshes. Th…

Read more