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Elafonisos Fire Rekindled, Fire Service Fights in 2 Fronts

The fire that broke out on Saturday on Elafonisos island was rekindled, while the second front of blazes appeared on Sunday afternoon. Due to the seriousness of the situation, General Secretary for Civil protection Nikos Hardalias along with a Special...

Greek Restaurants Scoop Golden Chef Caps

The world of Greek gastronomy celebrated the Χρυσοί Σκούφοι 2018, or Golden Chef Caps Awards, with the triumph of Ettore Botrini's Etrusco. This year, the cream of Greek restaurants carried a Corfiot flavor with Botrini's Etrusco surpassing his performance in...

Ancient Greek Robotic Technologies on Display

On the first floor of the Herakleidon Museum Annex on Apostolou Pavlou Street in central Athens there is an automatic maid that looks like it came out of Star Trek. Surprisingly, it was made hundreds of years ago by Philon...

Popular Unity: Not Popular Enough to Take a Seat in Greek Parliament

The word Popular by definition means liked or admired by many people or by a particular person or group, however this was not the case for 'Popular Unity' (Laiki Enotita in Greek), a new party formed by SYRIZA dissidents. Popular Unity...

Acropolis Museum to Host Samothrace Exhibitions and Events Sept. 26-27

The Acropolis Museum will offer its visitors the opportunity to discover the landscape, the people and the archaeological finds of Samothrace island with the assistance of archaeologists-curators within the framework of the European Cultural Heritage Days and the World...

Istanbul Greeks Radio Station Goes Worldwide

The Greek community in Istanbul has taken its voice around the world through an online radio station called The Sound of Istanbul, which debuted on Oct. 30 during a ceremony in the auditorium of the Secretariat General of Information...

'Apology of Socrates' to be Presented at Acropolis

One of the most important scripts of ancient Greece, "The Apology of Socrates," will be revived in its natural scenery, under the sacred rock of the Acropolis in Athens. The play is directed by Broadway veteran Loukas Skipitaris, starring...

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Perform in Athens for the First Time

It has almost become an urban legend in Greece, but finally, after many years of rumors and talks, famous LA rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers is visiting Greece for the first time this year for a one night...

Opus Elgin Opera to Bring Light to Return of Parthenon Marbles

"Opus Elgin: The Destruction of the Parthenon," the opera's world premiere, will take place at Athens Concert Hall, Megaron Mousikis, May 29. This opera work is composed by Theodore Stathis, and renowned Peter Tiboris will be the musical director. The...

Benaki Museum of Athens to Host Sean Scully's 'Doric Order'

Internationally acclaimed Irish-American artist Sean Scully will be presenting his work for the first time to the Greek audience from May 8-July 14, 2012. The exhibition will be hosted at the Benaki Museum (Piraeus Street) in Athens and will...