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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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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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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A Roman shipwreck with a mixed cargo of various types of amphorae is the most important find of the second underwater research mission off the coast of Kasos, a small island in the Dodecanese group, according to a Press release by the Greek Ministry…

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“USA & Greece: Celebrating 200 Years of Friendship” is a year-long campaign launched by the US embassy in Greece to commemorate Greece’s 1821 War of Independence highlighting the historic relationship between the two countries…

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Two centuries ago, in 1821, the Greek people started a revolution against the Ottoman Empire, which had occupied their lands for nearly 400 years, and on 15 January 1822 they officially declared their independence; but it wasn’t until 3 Februar…

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The term Philhellenism derives from the Greek word "philos" (friend) and "Hellenism" (the study and appreciation of Greek language, culture, and civilization). It first appears in antiquity - inter alia, in the texts of Plato, Herodotus, and Iso…

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The 27th of January has been designated by the United Nations as the annual International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. The date marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Ca…

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