Culture

Toronto City Council Votes to Release the Garden of the Greek Statues Back to Public

Back in 2004 the city of Toronto signed a deal with Muzik to allow a nightclub to be run in the Horticulture Building. One thing that was overlooked was that the Garden of the Greek Statues by artist E.B. Cox...

2nd International Conference on Greek Literature to Be Held in Cairo This Month

The strong and historic ties of the Greek and Egyptian civilizations will be highlighted at the 2nd International Conference on Greek Literature, to be held October in Cairo. The conference has been organized by the School of Languages and Translation of the...

Greek-Chinese Cultural Relations Flourish With Ancient Chinese Bronze Vase Exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum

A Chinese bronze vase decorated with dragons from the first millennium BC was unveiled at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens on Monday where it will be exhibited for three months as part of the celebrations marking the museum’s 150th anniversary. The vase was...

Celebrating 150 Years of the National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum is celebrating 150 years since its opening and is hosting a series of events and exhibitions to mark the occasion. President Prokopis Pavlopoulos will inaugurate a year-long exhibition titled “Odysseys” on October 3, at 19:00. It is a...

Archaeological Museum of Kos Restoration Complete and Open to Public

The restored Archaeological Museum of Kos was inaugurated on Sunday by Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas and regional governor of southern Aegean Giorgos Hatzimarkos. The museum is a very important piece of culture -- a jewel for the island of Kos...

Clubbers on Mykonos Dance the Night Away to Syrtaki Dance! [video]

On the hip and happening Greek island of Mykonos you might expect to find beach clubs with techno, dance and rave music blaring from the speakers. However, the crowds at Jackie O Beach Club are being drawn in by...

The Biggest Greek Salad in the World in Red Square

At a sprawling exhibit in Red Square in Moscow you will find something quite unusual and unexpected - the world's biggest Greek salad! The world-famous Greek salad uses tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, peppers, olives and feta cheese topped with oregano and...

Pavlopoulos: Ancient Greek Spirit Can Help Defend Our Culture

"The ancient Greek spirit can help the people today defend our endangered culture," said Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday in his address at an international conference titled "Ancient Greece and the Modern World." "The ancient Greek spirit essentially created...

Starstruck: Full Moon Fever Hits Greece [pictures]

Thousands of Greeks paid heed to the Ministry of Culture's 116 free events at archaeological sites and museums around the country for some mystical moon gazing from magical locations. Clear skies and summer stillness helped enhance the experience as...

Who Are the Most Famous Women Named "Maria"?

There are many famous people who have "Maria" for their first name. It's no wonder since Maria is a female name in many diverse cultures spanning the globe. The name first became popular during the spread of Christianity when the Hebrew name...