Culture

Greek Culture Minister Mendoni Slams British Museum Over Parthenon Gallery's Condition

Lina Mendoni, Greece's Minister of Culture and Sports, issued a statement on Wednesday morning regarding the condition of the British Museum gallery which houses the Parthenon sculptures. "The situation, as presented in photographs published in the press today, is very frustrating...

Colossal Amphipolis Monument to Open Possibly by 2021

Greece's Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni visited on Friday the monument of Casta in ancient Amphipolis, near the city of Serres in Central Macedonia, Greece. After her visit, Mendoni described it as "a very rare monument of exceptional...

48th Annual Book Festival to Take Place in Athens From August 30 to September 15

The Association of Greece's Book Publishers (SEKV) will hold their longstanding annual book festival in Athens from August 30 to September 15 this year. The 48th Annual Book Festival will take place at Zappeion Hall in central Athens. In a statement...

Greeks in Moscow Organize Free Public Greek Dance Classes in Gorky Park

A group called "The Association of Greeks in Moscow" has managed to turn historic Gorky Park in central Moscow into a huge dance floor this summer, where people are learning how to dance traditional Greek dances for free. Every Sunday,...

August Full Moon Events at Greece's Archaeological Sites Now Underway

Events celebrating the full moon of August at archaeological sites throughout Greece are now underway and will conclude on Sunday, August 19, the Ministry of Culture announced in a statement issued on Monday. This year's full moon will occur on...

Melina Mercouri’s Songs Featured at Ancient Greek Theater Festival of Carnuntum

The Ancient Greek Theater Festival of Carnuntum, featuring Melina Mercouri, began on Saturday, at the amphitheater of the ancient Roman city of Carnuntum, today's Austrian city of Petronell. Mercouri was described at the festival as the ''most important Greek woman of...

Crete’s Minoan Theater: A Reinvestment in Excellence and Spirit

By Phil Butler, Editor of Argophilia Travel News An act of love by a Cretan woman named Anna Bastakis has given wings to a culture as old as time. The new Minoan Theater and Culture Center outside Heraklion, the brainchild of...

Series of Events to Mark August Full Moon at Greek Archaeological Sites

Greece's Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday a series of events that will be held under August's full moon at archaeological sites and museums around Greece. This year's events are part of a long-lasting and popular tradition of observing and celebrating the...

Nicosia’s History Showcased in ”Cypriot Miniatures” Event in Berlin

An event showcasing the history of Nicosia, marking thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany’s reunification, was presented recently by the Cypriot Embassy in the German capital city. The Berlin event also coincides with the 45th anniversary of...

British Council Celebrates 80 Years of Presence in Greece

The British Council is marking the 80th anniversary of its activity in Greece with a series of events, it announced at a Wednesday ceremony attended by the British ambassador to Greece, Kate Smith. The British Council is the UK's international...