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92 Year Old Pensioner Donates $600,000 to University on Lesbos

92 year old Thanasis Paleologos, a pensioner from Napi, Lesbos who says he never had the opportunity to get education, donated the amount of $600,000 to the University of the Aegean. The elderly's donationis to go towards improving the...

The Greek Jail that Became a Library

The authorities on the island of Crete recently found an innovative way to reuse the former jail for the city of Chania, in order to make it useful for society once again. The Cretans managed to convert their disused prison...

Greek Narrator Brings Folk Tales to Life in Stockholm

Anna Izountouemoi is a 25-year-old Greek psychologist who was born and raised in Athens by a Ugandan mother and a Nigerian father. She currently lives in the Swedish capital of Stockholm and has begun narrating fairy tales in the...

The Best Public Library in Greece

The Veria Public Library in northern Greece is a model library that serves 61% of the city's population and shows what can be done when the staff love their jobs. Aspasia Tasiopoulou, the library's public relations manager, says the Veria...

Academy of Athens Library Presents Its Treasures

A book stabbed by Emmanuel Rhoides in a fit of anger, letters of Eleftherios Venizelos and Dionysios Solomos, the first edition of the “Hymn to Liberty” and a notice of the Greek Revolution handwritten by Alexander Ypsilantis: these are...

Hotel Opens First Beach Library in Greece

The Thalatta Seaside Hotel in Agia Anna, Euboea, Greece found a clever way to nudge its guests to read books during their holidays. The hotel built a library on the beach. What looks like a simple wall at the edge of the beach actually consists...