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The Haunting Wreck of Cruise Ship “Mediterranean Sky” Near Athens

From its glory days as a cruise ship, to its current rusty resting place in Elefsina, the "Mediterranean Sky" has had quite a journey. It is one of the best known shipwrecks in Greece, but the looks of it...

Historic Greek City of Eleusis to Become "European Culture Capital 2021"

Only 20 km (12 miles) from Athens, Elefsina (Eleusis) is an ancient city which became an industrial hub in the nineteenth century. Over the last several decades, however, it turned into a rather drab, tired post-industrial town. But now the...

Eleusis and the Great Mysteries Exhibition Opens at Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is hosting an exhibition of the most important artifacts brought to light by the archaeological excavation in Eleusis (Elefsina in Greek). Titled Eleusis and the great mysteries, the exhibition will highlight the unique statue of the “Fleeing...

City of Elefsina Hosts the Baraka Circus' First Performance in Greece

The French modern circus Baraka will arrive in the town of Elefsina on Saturday, with performances that include acrobatics, body theatre, music, and dance, as part of a tour that crosses the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. The Baraka performance questions...

Chinese Opera Artists Perform at Greece's Aeschylus Festival

Artists from China's Huangmei Anhui Opera Theater gave a performance of the classic play "Marriage of the Fairy Princess" on Sunday, an event of the Aeschylus Festival. The stage was the old oil mill of Elefsina, the main venue of...

Exhibition of Chinese Opera Costumes in Greece 'Boosts Cultural Relations'

An exhibition of Chinese Opera Costumes was inaugurated on Thursday evening in the city of Elefsina, west of Athens, in a latest effort to enhance cultural relations between Greece and China. The opening ceremony was attended by the deputy Party...

Missing Refugee Child's Death Probably Caused by Drowning, Coroner Says

A preliminary examination of the seven-year-old Syrian child found dead in the sea in Skaramangas indicates that his death was caused by drowning, the Piraeus coroners' service said on Saturday. A full autopsy will be carried out on Monday. The...

Greece to Pay €16 Mln Fine for Wastewater Treatment

Greece is to pay 16 million euros in fines for failure to comply with wastewater treatment regulations at the Thriasio Plain in western Attica. According to a Kathimerini newspaper report, Athens is also to pay additional fines for every day that...

Elefsina Declared European Cultural Capital 2021

The European Commission congratulates Elefsina, Greece, which has been selected to become a European Capital of Culture in 2021. Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: "In 2021, Greece will host its fourth European Capital of...

Play About the Peloponnesian War to Be Presented in Aishylia Festival

Elefsina celebrates culture and art hosting for the 42nd year in a row the Aishylia Festival. This year the festival takes place from June 29 to November 15. Aishylia Festival 2016 features a rich program, aiming to place culture...