The Intercalated Olympic Games were conceived as a series of international athletics competitions that would take place every four years, halfway between the actual Olympics, and would always be hosted in Athens. However, they were only held once, in…

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The island of Samos, in the north-east Aegean, used to be an important maritime and commercial power in antiquity, especially from the 7th century BC, establishing colonies on the Ionian coasts, in Thrace and the west of the Mediterranean. Its commer…

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The new Athens Olympic Museum, founded under the auspices of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee, has joined the Olympic Museums Network (which has now reached 28 members worldwide), becoming the second Olympic Muse…

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Rhodes, the largest island of the Dodecanese, boasts an impressive medieval city at the heart of its capital; it is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, and its cobbled streets take visitors to a journey through time. Its imposing arch…

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The world’s first botanical garden was created in Athens in the 4th century BC by Aristotle’s student, Theophrastus, considered to be the founding “father of botany”. In the area known today as “Votanikos” (that is…

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The impressive ruins of Mycenae and Tiryns, in the Argolis region of the Peloponnese, bear evidence of the role they played in the past, as the two most important cities of Mycenaean Greece. The Mycenaean civilisation (itself named after the city of…

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The transformation of Athens’ former Public Tobacco Factory into a Cultural Center is the talk of the town nowadays, as the renovation of the historic building – which is located in the heart of the city (218 Lenorman Street) - was recent…

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The 23rdThessalonikiDocumentaryFestival is back with 92 films in the Port of Thessaloniki and seven more open-air theatres in the city and 142 on its online platform, from Thursday, June 24 until Sunday, July 4. This year’s summer and hybr…

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Athens Music Week (AMW) was launched for the first time in 2019, as a weeklong music marathon aiming to "celebrate cultural and creative diversity", turning Athens into a showcase for the contemporary Greek music scene; in 2020, it took a "phygital"…

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The idea of pocket parks, a new way to upgrade urban space, has found fertile ground in the Greek capital, which is focusing on green and sustainable development of the urban fabric. Athens, like many other large cities around Europe and the world, s…

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