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Two Years Without Mikis Theodorakis: His Last Concert in Athens

On the second 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...

Greek Author Nikos Kazantzakis’ Grave Vandalized

The grave of one of Greece's most famous and best-loved authors, Nikos Kazantzakis, was vandalized by still unidentified persons. The wooden cross on the tomb, situated on the Martinengo Bastion within the walls of his hometown, Heraklion, on the island...

The Fascinating Story of the Real-Life Alexis Zorbas

Zorba the Greek, the story of Alexis Zorbas, is one of the most memorable films in the history of the genre, and the Nikos Kazantzakis book on which it is based is one of the best works of modern...

Zorba’s Syrtaki Performed on Sailing Boats on Lesbos

Summer festivities on the Greek island of Lesbos began in an upbeat fashion with the performance of the syrtaki on sailing boats in the waters off the island's capital, Mytilene. The music and accompanying dance popularized by the 1964 film...

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.

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...

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