Eleni Boukoura-Altamura was the first known Greek woman to receive formal art education at a time when this was off limits for women, not only in Greece but throughout Europe. Talented, determined and hard-working, she managed to overcome the obstacl…

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Athens might be a bustling, vibrant capital, but it’s easy to get some nature therapy in numerous parks and green spaces that give a daily breath of oxygen to the city’s millions of inhabitants. Some of them, such as the National Garden o…

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Τhe online exhibition "Proving History" is dedicated to the great battles that took place during the Persian Wars, especially the Battle of Thermopylae and the Naval Battle of Salamis. It was designed in the context of the celebrations of the "Th…

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Pedion tou Areos is one of the largest public parks within the municipality of Athens and one of the oldest planned recreational areas in the city. Its name means the "Field of Ares", the ancient Greek god of war (better known by his Roman equivalent…

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The 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival goes online and presents documentaries from all over the world, a feature as well as documentaries for children and young people. In all, 50 documentaries will be presented from Thursday March 4 to Sunday Ma…

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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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Ceramics (derived from “Keramos”, Greek for 'potter's clay') is one of the most ancient industries going back thousands of years. Even though there is a long history of ceramic art in almost all developed cultures, it particularly th…

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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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Greece has long been a destination for religious pilgrims and lovers of Byzantine art and architecture, featuring sites of great importance for faith tourism, such as Mount Athos and Meteora. Yet, not many are familiar with the important religious si…

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