A new Journal on Modern Greek Studies began its publication in December 2015. Modern Greek Studies Online, published by the Society for Modern Greek Studies, UK, is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences th…

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While no member of the public could have missed the Greek crisis, it has been represented only by the refraction in journalism of the views of politicians, economists and international bureaucrats. The voice of artists, “the antennae of the rac…

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“Hope is a waking dream” and “knowing oneself is the beginning of all wisdom” are only two examples of thoughts, representing universal and eternal truths expressed over 20 centuries ago by the Greek philosopher and scientist…

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In this week's ‎Culture Agenda‬ don't miss: The Meet Market in Bios; “Mesolongi and Lord Byron” exhibition; Madama Buttefly at the Athens Concert Hall; “The ‘Other’ Home” at the Onassis Cultural Center; “Birth of Coexistence” exhibition…

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Every summer many European tourists travel to the Greek island of Lesvos for a sunny holiday. This year hundreds of thousands of refugees crossed the sea from Turkey and arrived on the island as well, looking for a safe haven in the European Union.

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The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, in association with the New York City Greek Film Festival, is presenting ATHENS TODAY: NEW GREEK CINEMA (on weekends of January and February , 9/1- 28/2), a series of six recent films representing the ar…

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Archaeologists recently discovered some new surprising information about the ancient city of Knossos located on the Greek island of Crete. Newly-launched archaeological digs on the island have discovered that Knossos, the seat of power of the Minoan…

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Lesbos has been at the center of the refugee crisis that escalated dramatically last year. More than 500,000 refugees and other migrants arrived to the island in 2015, leaving behind mountains of life-jackets, which became a poignant symbol of the re…

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Since the beginning of 2015, more than 800,000 refugees and migrants passed through the Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea on their way to Europe for a better future. The residents of islands like Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Samos, among others, were…

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Arcades as an urban space are a paradise for flâneurs: sheltered from the caprices of the weather under an all-protecting vault, wanderers are free to pursue their art of Idling, window-shopping and observing. Like all modern metropolises, Athens is teaming with arcades: more than 40 arcades of about 65,000 square meter surface can be found within the contours of Athens's commercial center. These arcades or “stoas” in Greek are the most hidden aspect of modern Athens, a back-stage labyrinth full of histories and endless layers, a city within a city.…

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