entertainment

Stephanopoulos, Wilson, Vardalos Feature in THI’s Virtual Gala for Greek Crisis Relief

Thousands of Greeks and philhellenes from all around the world will tune in this Thursday, November 12, to watch and participate in a celebrity-filled gala event and auction hosted by The Hellenic Initiative in support of Greek causes. The auction...

Greeks Urged to Keep Off Internet as School E-Learning System Crashes

Greek authorities advised the general public to reduce their use of the internet as it emerged on Monday that the state school e-learning system crashed after just one hour. As junior and senior high school students started online lessons due...

The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival Launches Virtually

The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) launched virtually on Thursday, as the opening film was projected onto a screen in an empty room in the Olympion theater due to the coronavirus. Organizers of TIFF recognized the importance of film...

Stelios Kerasidis Becomes Youngest Greek Student in Prestigious Music Academy

Greek child piano prodigy Stelios Kerasidis excelled in his entrance exams for the famous music academy Schola Cantorum Paris and, at eight years of age, has become the youngest Greek to begin his studies at the institution. La Schola was...

When Sean Connery Called for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The first time the now legendary actor Sean Connery visited Greece was in 2001. He was so impressed by his visit to Acropolis that he allegedly exclaimed, "Oh, my God, what an unbelievable place. Why it took me so...

Cartoon of Erdogan in French Satirical Magazine Sparks Turkish Fury

A front-page cartoon in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo which mocks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked furious reactions from Turkish officials on Tuesday. "We condemn this most disgusting effort by this publication to spread its cultural racism and hatred,"...

German Idol Films in Mykonos' Iconic Little Venice

The German reality show Deutschland sucht den Superstar, part of the "Idol" television franchise, was spotted filming an episode on the Greek island of Mykonos on Friday. Using the island's iconic "Little Venice" area as an outdoor studio, contestants were seen...

Stunning Greek Island of Spetses Becomes Setting of Hollywood Movie

Filming for a new Hollywood movie has already begun on the breathtaking island of Spetses. The film, titled "The Lost Daughter," features stars Olivia Coleman and Dakota Johnson. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGU_RJDhRJX/ Spetses, located in the Saronic Gulf, is known for its history and town,...

Athens By Night for Greek Superstars Antetokounmpo, Tsitsipas

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Stefanos Tsitsipas, the two biggest stars of Greek sport, joined their friend Emmanuel Karalis, a pole vaulter, for a night out in Athens on Thursday. Antetokounmpo, twice NBA MVP, has returned to Greece after the NBA finished...

New TV Series to Tell the Story of Saint Paisios in Greece

The life of Saint Paisios, who is widely venerated around the world but especially in Greece and Russia, will be the subject of a new television series which is currently in production. Reportedly, filming is taking place in Konitsa, a...

Critically-Acclaimed Video Game Allows Players to Explore Greek Mythology

A new video game called "Hades" thrusts players into the world of ancient Greek mythology through fast-paced gameplay, an engaging plot, and unbelievable design elements. The game, released on September 17th by Supergiant Games on Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac,...

Underwater Cable Accidentally Cut, Leaving Most of Greece Without Internet

An underwater fiber optic cable from Bulgaria owned by Vodafone was accidentally severed around noon Wednesday, leaving most of the country without internet service. Many business dealings came to a screeching halt at the time since most of Greece uses...

Filming of New Woody Harrelson Movie Begins in Evia, Greece

  After shooting came to a halt in the face of the coronavirus, production has begun again on "Triangle of Sadness," an upcoming film by award-winning Swedish director Ruben Östlund. Filming for the new project, which stars an international cast, including...

Erdogan Files Criminal Complaint Against Greek Newspaper

Lawyers acting on behalf of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan filed a criminal complaint against a Greek newspaper on Monday which recently ran a headline using offensive language about the Turkish leader. Turkey's official Anadolu News Agency reports that the...

Outcry on Social Media Forces CNN to Change Misleading Headline on Greece

Reporting on Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou's recent visit to the Greek Island of Kastellorizo on the 77th anniversary of its liberation from the Nazis, CNN published an article with the headline: "Greek President Provokes Turkey by Visiting Tiny Island...