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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...

Greece's Syros Ready to Swing to Tango Rhythms in International Festival

The beautiful Aegean island of Syros is ready to be swept away by tango music and dancing between June 14 and 17, as world-renowned international performers and artists are set to participate in the fifth annual Syros Tango Festival. The...

Athens' Airport Keeps Up The Tradition of Promoting Greek Culture, Literature, and History

''Eleftherios Venizelos'', the International Airport of Athens, showcases and promotes Greece's history, literature and culture for more than eighteen years now. Since the beginning of its operation in 2001, the new international airport of Athens keeps up the tradition of...

Greece to Offer France Assistance in Restoring Notre Dame Cathedral

Greece's Culture Minister Myrsine Zorba announced on Tuesday morning that Greece will immediately look into all the ways that the country can assist and support the French authorities to restore Notre Dame Cathedral. Speaking with the state-run Praktoreio radio station,...

French Government Supports Bid to Include Greek in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

A cultural association from the French town of Autun published a manifesto on Saturday asking for the Ancient Greek and Latin languages to be included in UNESCO's list of entities which are part of the world's "Intangible Cultural Heritage." Their...

Greek Museums, Archaeological Sites to Have Extended Hours Beginning April 1

Several major Greek museums and archaeological sites will remain open for longer hours as of April 1, the country's Ministry of Culture said earlier this week. The museums and sites will be equipped with more seasonal staff to cope with...

Greek Post Office Launches New Stamps Celebrating Ancient Greek Figures

A new stamp series celebrating outstanding ancient Greek literary and philosophical figures was issued by the Greek Post Office (ELTA) earlier this month. The new stamp series was based on designs created by artist Yannis Gourzis and they are all...

Turning Hagia Sophia into Mosque Requires UNESCO’s Approval, Officials Say

Greek media, citing sources from UNESCO on Wednesday morning, reported that the Paris-based organization has tried to halt Erdogan’s plans to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine Christian Cathedral until Constantinople’s fall in 1453, is now...

Program Unveiled for Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019

  The schedule for the 2019 version of the spectacular annual arts festival taking place in Athens and Epidaurus, Greece was announced on Tuesday. The festival this year will include musical, theatrical and many other cultural events and will take place...