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Popular singer and song-writer Arleta passes away at 72

Popular Greek singer, song-writer, music composer, and illustrator Arleta passed away at the hospital of Evangelismos on Tuesday. She was 72. Unique presence with ballads, authentic voice, a creative personality. Her songs marked the Greek music scene for more than 50 years. Their is no Greek who did not sing …

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Greek Film Center invites photographers to showcase Greece

The Greek Film Commission and the Greek Film Center invites professional photographers, directors of photography in audiovisual works, location managers, as well as to lovers of photography to contribute to the creation of a Photo Gallery of Greece. Asked are pictures from across the country with a ‘cinematic look.’ Traditional …

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Expressing Emotions: The wonderful world of Ancient Greece

A grieving father from Ancient Greece. He grieves eternally about the loss of his daughter and his grand child. A funerary stele from the 3rd century AD with an epigram for Zoe, daughter of Peneios. The grief of a father expressed in twenty lines. The text informs the antique and …

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Greece celebrates International Museums Day, entrance free May 18/2017

Entrance to all museums and archaeological sites in Greece will be free of charge on Thursday, May 18 2017 as they celebrate the International Museums Day. Several events are planned for visitors. The theme chosen for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”. On the occasion, …

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Google Doodle marks 115th Anniversary of Antikythera Mechanism discovery

Google doodle marks the 115th anniversary of the discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism. The mechanism invented in ancient Greece between estimated 150 BC and 80 BC is considered to be the first analog computer. The Antikythera Mechanism tracked planetary positions, predicted lunar and solar eclipses, and even signaled the next …

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Portugal wins Eurovision 2017, Greece lands 19th in 26 countries total

Portugal won the 62nd competition of Eurovision 2017 with a love ballad. Portugal won the Eurovision  for the first time in the history of the contest. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. He said on receiving the trophy: “We …

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2,500-year-old Greek god found in the bottom of Kerch Bay in Crimea

Russian constructors have found  the head of a 2,500-year-old terracotta statue of a Greek god during underwater construction operation off the Crimean Peninsula, according to recent media reports in Russia. Chief of the underwater archaeology unit of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sergei Olkhovskiy has announced that the discovery of …

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‘Greece, Festival, Flavours’: Greek Food festival with more than 100 Greek producers May 5-7 2017

A Greek food festival in Athens: Delicious Greek flavors, a festive atmosphere. More than 100 selected Greek small producers with their best products. Famous chefs, workshops and cooking lessons. Taste and shopping.  Contests with gifts. Jazz and Swing. Activities for kids. May 5-7 2017 in the venue of Technopolis of …

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Athens Street Food Festival with food, drinks, music and fun May 5-21/2017

With more than 35 stores, special pop-up stores by famous chefs exclusively for the festival, lots of surprises and big variety of “street cuisines”, the 2nd Athens Street Food Festival offers a unique tasting opportunity in an accordingly arranged space, of more than 4.000 sq.m. From Thailand to Mexico, from Italy …

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Chanel & Karl Lagerfeld bring Greece to Paris after Greeks deny show at ancient sites

Karl Lagerfeld may have hoped for blazing sunshine, blue skies and Aegean blue sea in the background. His Chanel Cruise Show 2017/2018 The Modernity of the Antique was inspired by Greece, anyway. However, Greece’s powerful Central archaeological Council rebuffed the request of House of Chanel to run the show at …

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