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Nikos Kazantzakis: The Greatest Greek Writer of the 20th Century

Nikos Kazantzakis is for many the best Greek writer of the 20th century and his books have been translated more than any of his contemporaries.

Greek Actress Irene Papas Dies

Irene Papas, perhaps one of the most important Greek actors of her generation, has died. The Greek actress and singer was born in Chiliomodi near Corinth and achieved a career spanning more than fifty years. She gained international recognition through...

Remembering Mikis Theodorakis’ Last Concert in Panathenaic Stadium

On the first anniversary of Mikis Theodorakis' death, many reflect on the music icon's last concert held in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 2017. In a tribute to the legendary composer, who died on September 2, 2021, a stunning...

10 Must-Watch Movies Filmed on Greek Islands

If you dream of going to Greece or have just returned from a journey to the land of azure waters and the gods, there are 10 must watch movies filmed in the Greek islands that will  take you there.

The Fascinating Story of the Real-Life Alexis Zorbas

Alexis Zorbas in Zorba the Greek is one of the most memorable in all of film history, and the Nikos Kazantzakis book on which it is based is one of the best works of modern Greek literature. Yet, it is...

The Fascinating Life of Greek Actress Irene Papas

Irene Papas is easily one of the most recognizable and talented Greek actresses of all time, with a successful career of more than 50 years.

Mikis Theodorakis: Greek Patriot, Renowned Composer Dead at 96

Mikis Theodorakis, the greatest Greek composer in history, whose music has touched generations, died on Thursday at age 96 in Athens. His death at his home in central Athens followed multiple hospitalizations in recent years, mostly for heart treatment. The composer...

The Two Notes that Create Mikis Theodorakis’ Zorba Magic

The two notes of "Zorba's Dance" from the Oscar-winning film "Zorba the Greek" are two of the most recognizable in the world, granting Mikis Theodorakis immortality

Nikos Kazantzakis: Legacy of "Zorba the Greek" Author Lives On

Nikos Kazantzakis was Greece’s most prolific writer and he remains one of the most famous Greek citizens to have ever lived. A writer of dozens of novels, poems, plays and short stories, his works have been translated into practically...

Volunteers Clean Iconic Zakynthos Beach, Celebrate by Dancing The Zorba (video)

Dozens of volunteers gathered to clean iconic Navagio Beach and its seabed on the island of Zakynthos on Sunday -- and in true Greek spirit, they celebrated their efforts with a dance to the world-famous music of "Zorba the...