Kostis Palamas: The Great Poet of Hellenism
Kostis Palamas was not only one of the major Greek poets of modern times; he was also one of the most inspiring figures of Hellenism, as his poems became anthems of the newly-independent Greek state. Born in Patras on January...
When Greeks Defied the Nazis to Attend Great Poet Palamas’ Funeral
On a day like this on February 28 1943, Athens was mourning one of the nation's greatest poets: Kostis Palamas had died the day before.
Greek Olympic Anthem to Open Tokyo Games
As the 2021 Tokyo Olympics open on Friday, the music of Spyridion Samaras and the lyrics of Kostis Palamas will be heard around the globe once again through the Olympic Anthem, which dates back to 1896. The hymn, also known...
Greece to Restore Historic Home of National Poet Kostis Palamas
After many years of neglect and dilapidation, the historic home of poet Kostis Palamas in Athens is given a lifeline by the Greek Ministry of Culture. According to a decision on Tuesday, the poet's historic home, located in Plaka, will...
Greece Honors Dodecanese, Poet Kostis Palamas With New Coins
Greece is issuing commemorative €2 coins honoring the 70th anniversary of the Dodecanese islands' return to Greece and the 75th anniversary of the death of poet Kostis Palamas. The Dodecanese is a group of 15 large islands -- including Rhodes...
House of Greek National Poet Kostis Palamas Sold
The Patras house where Greek national poet Kostis Palamas was born, is sold to a Greek businessman who lives and works in the USA. The 75-year-old man, who also hails from Patras, is planning to turn the house into a museum. According...
Greek Poet Kostis Palamas' House for Sale
The house where Kostis Palamas was born and grew up in, is now for sale. The financial crisis prevents the Municipality of Patras from buying it, and now the house is looking for news owners. The crucial point of...