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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Greece is well known for being the birthplace of democracy, the country where the Olympic Games took place for the first time and for its unique archaeological sites. Greece also features countless sandy beaches, beautiful islands and picturesque vil…

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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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In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Greek government has, among other measures, temporarily closed down all museums and archaeological sites; in compliance with the Greek government policy, the Acropolis Museum is closed until further not…

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