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The Zappeion: A Neoclassical Landmark in Athens

One hundred and thirty-two years ago, in October of 1888, Athens' iconic Zappeion Megaron first opened its doors to the public.

Zappeion Gets New, Brighter Face at Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIhD28Esmqk&feature=emb_logo The garden of Zappeion, the Athens emblematic conference and exhibition center, is changing its night face. 17 of its precious statues are getting new lighting at night. The internationally renowned lighting designer Eleftheria Deko and her team gave new evening...

The Zappeion: A Neoclassical Landmark in Athens

One hundred and thirty-two years ago, in October of 1888, Athens' iconic Zappeion Megaron first opened its doors to the public.

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...

Greece Celebrates 40 Years Since it Joined the European Family

The office of the European Commission in Athens organized a massive event in Athens' ''Zappeion Megaron'' on Saturday to celebrate Europe Day and the 40 years since Greece joined the European Economic Community (EEC), the predecessor of the European...

Evading the Heatwave at the Lush Oasis of the National Garden in Athens

With temperatures rising as high as 41 degrees this week in Greece, locals and tourists alike can find some respite at the National Garden in the center of Athens. Located just next to the parliament in Syntagma Square, this green...

Culture’s Role as Tool of Soft Power and Economic Development Discussed at Civilizations Forum

The many ways in which countries can cooperate in promoting cultural heritage and intercultural dialog were the main topics discussed by the foreign ministers of Greece, Italy, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Peru, Bolivia and Mexico in the “Ancient...

PM Tsipras: Cooperation of Civilizations Against Darkness of Utmost Importance

The "Forum of Ancient Civilizations" is an important initiative which starts from Greece with the participation of civilizations that have left their mark in history, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday at the Zappeion Mansion. "Our pride unites us...

Big Fat Indian Wedding in Greece

The biggest wedding that took place in Greece in recent years did not involve a Greek couple but a couple from India, and it lasted four whole days, making the occasion an unprecedented bridal event. More than 500 guests from...

Horse Injured After Carriage Collides With Taxi in Athens

A horse was injured after its carriage collided with a taxi in central Athens on Sunday afternoon, Hellenic Police says. The incident took place on Amalias Street, across Zappeion park, near the Greek Parliament. Bystanders told police that the collision...