The 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival goes online and presents documentaries from all over the world, a feature as well as documentaries for children and young people. In all, 50 documentaries will be presented from Thursday March 4 to Sunday Ma…

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In Greek mythology, as in many myths and popular folk traditions around the world, plants, rivers, lakes and other elements of the natural world are viewed as animate beings. They may be personified in the form of deities, as in the case of river god…

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Ceramics (derived from “Keramos”, Greek for 'potter's clay') is one of the most ancient industries going back thousands of years. Even though there is a long history of ceramic art in almost all developed cultures, it particularly th…

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Not many other architects have left their imprint on the urban landscapes of Greece like Ernst Ziller. Known for buildings such as the Presidential Mansion and the National Theatre of Greece, he not only played an important part in shaping the city o…

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Journey:  the act of travelling from one place to another; often used figuratively. As Covid has made the journey a distant memory, the 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival sets the journey itself as its destination and organizes a large and e…

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Greece has long been a destination for religious pilgrims and lovers of Byzantine art and architecture, featuring sites of great importance for faith tourism, such as Mount Athos and Meteora. Yet, not many are familiar with the important religious si…

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On this day, four years ago, the art world got poorer as Jannis Kounellis (March 23, 1936 – February 16, 2017), one of the founding fathers of the “Arte Povera” movement, passed away. Considered a giant of the postwar Euro…

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Mystras is an impressive fortified town in the southern Peloponnese; abandoned for nearly two centuries, it immerses the visitor to a bygone era. Considered a site of "Outstanding Universal Value", it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List i…

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The city of Elevsis will hold the title of European Capital of Culture in 2023 following an EU decision to postpone the city’s term initially scheduled for 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent impediments to the implementati…

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Ioannis Kapodistrias was the first head of state of Greece. Arguably the most illustrious Greek of his time, he became Governor of the newly-founded independent Greek state after a notable career in international diplomacy. He championed the recognit…

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