Culture

Greece's Beloved Poet Kiki Dimoula Dies at 89

One of Greece's most famous and beloved poets, Kiki Dimoula, died on Saturday at the age of 89. Dimoula, née Vasiliki Radou, was rushed to Hygeia Hospital last week after a serious respiratory infection. In a speech on poetry Dimula defined...

Carnival in Naoussa, The Unique Tradition With Ancient Greek Roots

Greece is a country where the annual Carnival season is closely linked to its rich and very ancient folklore tradition. Dozens of beloved local festivities take place each late Winter across the entire country. However, very few have as deep...

Well-Known Greek Actor George Kotanidis Dies at 74

The well-known and beloved Greek actor George Kotanidis passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74. Kotanidis, not only a prominent actor but a director and writer as well, died in a hospital's intensive care unit following a recent...

Greek Poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke Dies at 81

Popular Greek poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. Greece's Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni expressed her condolences to the family of the poet soon after the news of her death became known. Anghelaki-Rooke, a goddaughter...

Greek Artist Presents Innovative and Eco-Friendly Origami Fashion Creations

A paper dress may not be the right outfit choice for rainy weather but Greek artis Mirto Dimitriou's signature origami fashion, which includes clothes, jewelry and paper accessories, is not only original but also ecological since the young artist...

Writers Titos Patrikios and Kostas Georgousopoulos Receive Medals of Honor

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos presented the prestigious ''Commander of the Order of Honour'' medals to Greek poet, writer and translator Titos Patrikios and author, theater critic and translator Kostas Georgousopoulos on Monday. Both of the distinguished writers...

Mycenaean-Era Cyclades Exhibition Opens at Benaki Museum

The archaeological exhibition "From Homer’s World: Tenos and the Cyclades in the Mycenaean Age" will open to the public at 8 PM on Monday, December 16 at the new Benaki Museum building located at 138 Piraeus Street in Athens. A...

Cape Verde Institute Awarded “Melina Mercouri” Prize in Paris

The ''Instituto do Patrimonio Cultural,'' a cultural heritage organization on the island of Cape Verde, was presented with the Melina Mercouri Prize on Tuesday at a ceremony held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. According to a statement from the Greek...

''Una Faccia, Una Razza'': The Fascinating Story of Greco-Italian Bonds

From cuisine, physical appearance, and, linguistic similarities to their massive cultural interrelationships, Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each and every aspect of the bonds these two proud nations share...

New Exhibit on History of Santorini and Pompeii Opens in Rome

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and her Italian counterpart Dario Franceschini on Thursday opened an exhibition called "Pompeii and Santorini: Eternity in a Day (L'eternità in un giorno)" at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome. According to a statement from...