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Architecture

Aristotelous Square, The Jewel of Thessaloniki

Aristotelous Square is the main city square of Thessaloniki, which is Greece’s second largest city and the capital of Macedonia.

The Zappeion: A Neoclassical Landmark in Athens

One hundred and thirty-two years ago, in October of 1888, Athens' iconic Zappeion Megaron first opened its doors to the public.

Exarcheia: Most Misunderstood Neighborhood in Athens

Often referred to as the anarchist neighbourhood of Athens, there is much more to Exarcheia than immediately meets the eye.

Nea Moni Monastery, A Historical Treasure on the Greek Island of Chios

The Nea Moni Monastery on the Greek island of Chios is a treasure from Greece's long history, now listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Medieval City of Rhodes to Undergo Major Restoration

The historic medieval city of Rhodes will be restored in a bid to preserve the historic city and prevent the damage that mass tourism often brings with it. The Greek Culture Ministry has formed a plan to preserve the beautiful...

Majestic Neoclassical Buildings Of Syros, Greece Under Threat

Syros neoclassical buildings are in imminent danger of ruination, as a result of chronically unsuccessful preservation policies. Lengthy bureaucratic procedures and the lack of restoration funding incentives are posing a threat to over a thousand decaying, privately-owned neoclassical listed buildings...

Iannis Xenakis, the Greek Composer Who Revolutionized Music

Greek composer Iannis Xenakis has an enduring legacy as one of the foremost composers of avant-garde music in the twentieth century.

The Academy of Athens: A Neoclassical Masterpiece

The Academy of Athens is lauded around the world as a marvelous example of neoclassical architecture -- or architecture that draws on themes and aesthetics from antiquity, as filtered through a nineteenth-century eye. Located in the center of the city...

Larissa Hosts Landscape Architecture Competition for Amphitheater

The city of Larissa is asking the world for ideas on new surroundings for its ancient amphitheater, which was built in the third century BC and recently uncovered after languishing, buried beneath residential buildings, for centuries. An international design competition...

The Story of the Austrian Parliament Building’s Greek Character

One of the most beautiful and impressive Parliament buildings anywhere in Europe is in the Austrian capital of Vienna, which has a distinct Greek flavor. Standing in the city's center since the nineteenth century, the Austrian Parliament impresses visitors to...