The cultural and social study of the Greek world has been challenged especially in the last decade for a number of reasons related to the economic and refugee crisis, the sociopolitical changes and a remarkable artistic regeneration without neglecti…

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In November 2020, a marble head was discovered in the centre of Athens, on Aiolou Street, during work carried out by the Municipality of Athens at a depth of 1.3 metres underground. It is an ancient statue of Hermes, an "original work of art dating f…

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Kassos is a small Greek island located in the southernmost region of the Eastern Aegean in the Dodecanese lying between the islands of Crete and Karpathos. Most of the population in Kassos is employed in the tertiary sector (services, trade, tourism)…

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Since ancient times, the Greeks have used herbs and aromatic plants for both medicinal and culinary purposes. According to mythology, Mount Olympus, the "home of the gods", was full of flowers and herbs, available to gods and humans alike. Hippocrate…

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A large number of festival were held in Athens throughout the year, usually in honour of Gods, such as Dionysus, Apollo, Hermes and, of course, Athena, the city-state protectress, while others were centred around concepts such as family or citizenshi…

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A number of historical figures have distinguished themselves in the Greek War of Independence. Georgios Karaiskakis, Odysseas Androutsos, Markos Botsaris and Laskarina Bouboulina are some of the most famous among these personalities, but one name usu…

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“Is this sunny Greece, the Greece of my dreams?” Lord Byron utters upon his arrival in Messolonghi on January 1824 in Nikos Koundouros’ film “Byron, A Ballad for a Daemon”. Exiled from his homeland, expelled from society…

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The Benaki Museum, in cooperation with the Bank of Greece, the National Bank of Greece and Alpha Bank, presents a major anniversary exhibition to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence, under the tile "1821 Before and After".

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The 13th Larissa International Film Festival Artfools starts on Saturday, March 27 at 12 noon. For a second year, the Festival will take place online from 27 March to 7 April 2021. The Qualifying Committee composed by Robbie Eksiel, film critic, Apos…

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In the year 2021, Greece celebrates the Bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence, the Greek revolution against Ottoman rule, which led to the establishment of the Modern Greek state. The official celebration of the Greek Revolution of 1821 takes…

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