At the foothills of Mount Egaleo, 11 kilometres northwest of the centre of Athens, you can find the fortified Byzantine Monastery of Daphni. It stands on the edge of the Haidari pine forest, on the former site of an ancient Sanctuary of Apollo Daphna…

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After the Parthenon, they are probably the second most iconic sight in Athens; everyday visitors from around the world stand before them posing for selfies, admiring their fine features and wondering aloud about their distinctive uniform – a un…

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History

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, and has existed as an independent state for the last 60 years. It has been inhabited since the Neolithic Period, as is indicated by the remains of a settlement dating back to around 9,0…

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The art exhibition “TAKIS: Sculptor of Magnetism, Light, and Sound”, the last show conceived with the artist’s involvement, traveled from the Tate Modern in London to the MACBA in Barcelona (2019) and was to complete its journey at…

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The Museum of the Victims of Nazism is located at the entrance of Distomo, a town in western Boeotia close to Delphi and about 150km northwest of the Greek capital, Athens. The museum was founded in 2005, on the site of the old Primary School and it…

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Despite the COVID crisis, Thessaloniki International Film Festival keeps going strong and acting as a showcase for Greek film production. Τhe 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival presents 18 feature films and 21 short Greek fil…

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Athens Photo Festival (APhF) is on view at the Benaki Museum through 15 November, showcasing works by 108 artists and photographers from 26 countries. The festival features photo exhibitions, installations, conferences, workshops, etc., all held in f…

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The biggest annual art event of Athens and one of the oldest international art fairs in Europe, Art Athina, organized by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association since 1993, is returning for its 25th edition (running through October 31, 2020). Tak…

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Kerameikosis an area of Athens, named after the eponymous ancient dēmos. It is situated northwest of the Acropolis and includes an extensive area. In the last two decades it has come to be known as one of the main entertainment districts in the capit…

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Not far from the city of Kavala in Macedonia, you can find one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece: the ruins of the ancient city of Philippi, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2016.

Throughout its centuries-old history, t…

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