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Highlights of the Events to Kick Off Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2017

Several Greek productions and events will help kick off the annual Athens & Epidaurus Festival held in the Greek capital this summer, with performances at the Olympia Theatre and Peiraios 260 center. The festival program opened on Monday this week...

Celebrate Music, Theater, Dance and Visual Arts at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2017

For over 60 years the Athens and Epidaurus Festival has been a highlight of the Greek summer, offering a diverse program of music, theater, dance and visual arts that take place at various venues around the city of Athens. The...

Greece Celebrates Museum Day with Free Admission for the Whole Week

Greece's museums celebrate International Museum Day on May 18 with free admission to many museums and cultural events for the whole week. Cultural activities, guided tours, speeches, exhibitions, educational programs, interactive workshops, screenings and even a children's sleepover are some...

Athens Prepares to Host 10 Countries for 'Forum of Ancient Civilizations' on April 24

Greece’s foreign ministry will host an international Forum of Ancient Civilizations in Athens on April 24 (Monday) in a bid to promote cultural heritage and cooperation between the 10 participating countries, it was announced on Tuesday. The forum is an...

The Most Traditional Rituals of Clean Monday in Greece

Greece is a country full of cultural and religious traditions - and one celebration which is a bit of both is Clean Monday or "Kathari Deftera. Let's take a look at some of the ways that Greeks celebrate one...

Carnival in Patras Concludes With Memorable Closing Ceremony Events [video]

The tradition of carnival in Greece is perhaps best witnessed by attending the country's biggest celebration in Patras. The municipality of the port city of Patras is known for its celebrations which are one of the most traditional, oldest and...

Greeks Welcome Spring with the Ancient Tradition of Martis

Greeks are preparing to welcome the spring by celebrating an ancient annual custom this March with the tradition of “Martis" where both adults and children adorn themselves with red and white brackets made of thread from March 1 to March...

The Most Popular New Year's Traditions in Greece

Do you ever wonder what people in Greece are up to for the New Year's holiday? The country and its people are so passionate about their culture and traditions, that it is no wonder there are so many New...

UNESCO Adds Greek ‘Momoeria’ Custom to Cultural Heritage List (video)

Every year from December 25 to January 5 the village streets of Kozani, Greece light up with more than just christmas lights - they come alive with the ancient customs of the Momoeria -actors, musicians and dancers filling the...

Crowd Funding Campaign to Restore Ancient Theater of Cassope Aims at Raising €80,000

A non-profit organization has partnered with the National Bank of Greece (NBG) to launch a crowd funding campaign to conduct a restoration of the ancient theater of Cassope, located in Epirus, western Greece. Using the bank’s crowd funding platform at...