The Athens War Museum is located at the junction of Vasilissis Sofias Avenue and Rizari Street, in the centre of the town. Initially, the building was intended to host the National Gallery, but in 1964 it was decided to establish a War Museum in orde…

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As the Covid crisis has changed most parts of everyday life, Film Festivals around the world turn to digital making crisis an opportunity to address a wider public. That is the case with 23rd Olympia International Film Festival, the first and biggest…

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The day of National Celebration of the Greek Resistance was established by the government in 1982 and observed on 25 November, to commemorate the most important joint operation of Greece’s major resistance groups formed in World War II.

The dem…

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Have you ever thought of visiting a historic cemetery? Most people would associate cemeteries with pain, suffering, and death. However, these spaces have stories to tell about a city’s history and heritage, as they constitute places of collecti…

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When citing Greece’s contributions to world culture -from democracy to theatre and athletics- philosophy is one of the first that come to mind. Unsurprisingly, its name is Greek, from philosophia meaning "love of wisdom".

Unlike other practices…

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The 3rd edition of ATHICFF will keep company to children and adolescents in Greece and Cyprus from November 14-22, offering families and schools high-quality films for free and online on the festival's platform: https://watch.athicff.com/.

The festiv…

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Fotis Kontoglou (1895-1965) -the greatest icon painter of modern Greece and one of the most important theologians and literary writers- was born on November 8, 1895, in the town of Kydonies (also known as Aivali) on the Aegean coast of Asia Minor, ju…

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Cinema no matter what, festival no matter what. The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival is back in online business, from 5 to 15 November 2020, with indie cinema from all over the world, the best movies of the recent Greek film production,…

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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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