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Evia Film Project Offers Five Days of Free Events, June 15-19

A new film festival set in Euboea island, Central Greece, aspires to become the new meeting point for the global green cinema industry.

World-famous Greek diva Glykeria to perform at Istanbul Ataturk Centre

World-famous Greek diva Glykeria will be performing in Istanbul's iconic Atatürk Cultural Center tonight, May 28, in support of the Zografeion Lyceum. 

Fisherman on a Mission to Save the Kaiki, Greece’s Iconic Fishing Boat

In 2007, the European Union announced a new policy to bring a balance between fishing resources and all the related activities surrounding it, including the destruction of Greece's iconic 'kaiki' fishing boats, in an effort to address the depletion...

Ten Greek Castles That Will Take Your Breath Away

Greek castles remind us of impressive stories from their epic past, some ranked among the best-preserved buildings in Europe.

Secret Plato Code Discovered and Solved Claims Historian

Did Plato hide a secret code in his writings? Dr. Jay Kennedy, a historian and a member of the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Life Sciences, recently published a scholarly work parsing the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato's writing, discovering...

The Fascinating History of Romaniote Jews in Greece’s Ioannina

“The Romaniote Jewish Community of Ioannina: A Journey Through Time and Two Nations” was the subject of a fascinating webinar recently.

The Influence of Ancient Greece on Buddhism

Although Ancient Greece and Buddhism seem to be completely unrelated, Ancient Greek thought and aesthetics actually had a major influence on the Eastern religion by which, in turn,  Greek philosophy was also impacted. Buddhism originated in ancient India at some...

“Mitsaras”: The Last Self-Made Mykonos Bagpipe Maestro

Mykonos bagpipe maestro Dimitris Koukas, aka "Mitsaras" passed in May 2021, taking a lifetime of Mykonian musical memory with him. Dimitris Koukas, played the Mykonian bagpipe—the tsabouna, for eight decades of his life. As a youngster, he first expressed interest in...

The Stunning Roman-Era Thessaloniki Mosaics

A stunning "Mosaic of Summer" is being displayed digitally by the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, it was announced Saturday. 

The Poet Sandal Maker of Athens with the Celebrity Clientele

Greek sandal maker Pantelis Melissinos is not a man you meet every day. Few people live up to the title 'renaissance man' but Pantelis—craftsman, artist, poet, playwright, and musician—more than fits the bill. Based in a cozy workshop-cum-boutique near the...

Elon Musk Pays Tribute to Greek Composer Vangelis

Elon Musk paid a touching tribute to Vangelis Papathanasiou, the Greek composer who died on Thursday at the age of 79. Musk, who shared the same fascination with Vangelis about outer space wrote on Twitter: "Good night, sweet maestro, and...

Greece Marks International Museum Day with Free Admission

Greece celebrates International Museum Day by offering free admission to all museums and archaeological sites throughout the country.

Foodies Alert: 5 Best Traditional Santorini Dishes to Try

When tourists visit the Greek Island of Santorini, they are often surprised by the unique traditional dishes that are served by the locals at tavernas and restaurants.

Classical Greece and Mies Architecture at Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum

The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) and the Mies van der Rohe Society will co-host an event on Thursday, May 19th that will explore the blend of classical Greek influences and constructivist form in Mies van der Rohe’s architecture. Titled "Classical...

20 Fascinating Facts about Greece

Everyone knows that Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, however, there are some facts that very few people are aware of.