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Manos Hatzidakis: The Composer Who Shaped Greek Music

Along with Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis was Greece's greatest composer and his music was the soundtrack of 20th century Greece.

Melina Mercouri: The Epitome of the 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...

British Museum Hints at Lending the Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The new president of the British Museum, George Osborne, hinted that they may lend the Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Ten Influential Greek Women Who Shaped Modern Greece

Influential Greek women have played a crucial role in Greece's history since antiquity -- read on to learn about ten women who shaped Greece today.

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’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...