literature

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...

Event Honors Greek Constantinopolitan Authors in Istanbul

A special literary tribute to Greek Constantinople writers and poets was completed recently at the University of Istanbul's School of Philosophy, an event organized due to the International day of Greek Language. Greek and Turkish scholars approached through their in-depth...

Greek Poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke Dies at 81

Popular Greek poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. Greece's Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni expressed her condolences to the family of the poet soon after the news of her death became known. Anghelaki-Rooke, a goddaughter...

University of Athens Will Offer First English-Language Bachelors Degree in Greece

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) presented on Wednesday the outlines for the country's first undergraduate course of study (outside of a degree in the English language) to be conducted exclusively in English. This is the first time...

48th Annual Book Festival to Take Place in Athens From August 30 to September 15

The Association of Greece's Book Publishers (SEKV) will hold their longstanding annual book festival in Athens from August 30 to September 15 this year. The 48th Annual Book Festival will take place at Zappeion Hall in central Athens. In a statement...

Athens' Airport Keeps Up The Tradition of Promoting Greek Culture, Literature, and History

''Eleftherios Venizelos'', the International Airport of Athens, showcases and promotes Greece's history, literature and culture for more than eighteen years now. Since the beginning of its operation in 2001, the new international airport of Athens keeps up the tradition of...

Greek Post Office Launches New Stamps Celebrating Ancient Greek Figures

A new stamp series celebrating outstanding ancient Greek literary and philosophical figures was issued by the Greek Post Office (ELTA) earlier this month. The new stamp series was based on designs created by artist Yannis Gourzis and they are all...

Three Greek Novels Shortlisted for European Union Prize for Literature

Three Greek novels, "Dendrites" by Kallia Papadaki, "The Greek doctor" by Carolina Mermiga and "The calligraph's night shift" by Maria Xylouri were included in the shortlist for the European Union Prize for Literature that will be bestowed on May...

Russia and Refugees Highlight of 13th Thessaloniki International Book Fair

This year, there was a twist in topics at the 13th Thessaloniki International Book Fair. As a part of the Year of Greek-Russian Friendship, there was the highlighted theme of Russian literature, and in light of the refugee crisis that has...

Greek Hotelier Drinks Tea with Confucius

          Do you think hate is a stronger emotion than love? How can I forget my problems? In China they say that the first bird out of the tree gets shot. What is your opinion?...