Melina Mercouri

The 2020 San Francisco Greek Film Festival Goes Virtual (and Drive-In Style)

The 2020 San Francisco Greek Film Festival, which takes place October 3 to October 10, will go virtual and also hold drive-in screenings to keep festival attendees safe during the pandemic. The drive-in screening of "Topkapi" featuring famous Greek actress...

Melina Mercouri Mural Welcomes Public to Greek Street Art Festival

A striking mural of iconic Greek actress Melina Mercouri, famous for both her career on the big screen as well as her life of activism, has kicked off ArtWalk's Fifth International Street Arts Festival in Patras. The impressive graffiti piece...

Melina Mercouri: The Epitome of Hellenic Spirit

Melina Mercouri is engraved in the minds of millions of Greeks. In her life she was several things: a striking woman; a stage and movie actress; a patriot; an activist; a politician; but above all — and this is what...

Melina Mercouri’s Songs Featured at Ancient Greek Theater Festival of Carnuntum

The Ancient Greek Theater Festival of Carnuntum, featuring Melina Mercouri, began on Saturday, at the amphitheater of the ancient Roman city of Carnuntum, today's Austrian city of Petronell. Mercouri was described at the festival as the ''most important Greek woman of...

Greece Remembers the Iconic Melina Mercouri

It has been 25 years since Melina Mercouri died this day in 1994 but her picture in front of the Parthenon that adorns the Acropolis Metro Station is engraved in the minds of millions of Greeks. In her life Melina...

Passionate Greek Women Perform at a Renovated Old Train Wagon

Fascinating Greek women from mythology to Modern Greece all meet at a renovated train wagon known as "To Treno sto Rouf." The performance, in English, centers around the lives of three of Greece's most passionate women -- Medea, Maria...

Top Greek Films You Must See, from the Classics to Modern Day

There are some Greek films that are classics and should be viewed by everyone. They are the stories of a country that over the decades has seen political turmoil, a coup resulting in a military junta, survived wars and still...

Greece Loses Friend Eddy O’Hara

Friend of Greece, Eddy O'Hara has passed away at the age of 78. The former Labour MP for Knowsley South was a lifelong advocate in support of the reunification of the Parthenon marbles to Greece. In the 1950's O'Hara was deployed...

Enjoy a Café in Athens: Where to Go

There is no shortage of cafeterias, or coffee shops, to choose from in Athens. You find them at the Acropolis Museum and around every corner of the city. Greeks have refined the art of "going for a coffee" to...

Greek Ministry of Culture Evicts Melina Mercouri Foundation

The Greek ministry of culture has decided to evict the Melina Mercouri Foundation from its building in Plaka, Athens, in order to house one of its services in the premises. In a report at Proto Thema website, citing an official document...