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When Greek Police Could Arrest Young Men for Being “Teddy Boys”

  Members of the underground subculture inspired by rock and roll and American and English fashions, called "Teddy Boys," once risked being arrested for their lifestyle in Greece. Greece's post-war years were marked by poverty, political turmoil that led to the...

Operation Olive Tree: Greece Saves Centuries-Old Trees from Destruction

More than 500 olive trees, some of which are centuries-old, have been saved so far by the almost unknown efforts of ERGOSE. ERGOSE is a subsidiary company of TRAINOSE, the Greek Railway Operator, and its role is to construct and...

Greece's First ''Floating'' Home

The seaside tourist hotspot of Lagonissi in Greece's Attica is now home to one of the country's most peculiar yet intriguing private residencies. The project dubbed ''House 6°'' was created by the architectural office of Mado Samiou from Athens and...

Europe's Largest Christmas Nativity Scene Displayed in Thessaloniki

The largest Christmas nativity scene anywhere in Europe for 2020 is in Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki, in Central Macedonia. The impressive display, the creation of famous Greek artist Vasilis Michailides, is located inside the Cultural Center of a well-known hotel...

Hellenic American Union to Host Online Christmas Workshops for Children

The Hellenic American Union and the Museum of Greek Children’s Art are joining forces to hold two online hands-on creative workshops the weekend before Christmas. The two organizations are inviting primary school children to make Christmas tree decorations and cards...