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My Perfect ‘Eggs in Tomato Sauce’, a Greek hit for hot summer days

Eggs in Tomato Sauce Αυγά με Ντομάτα is a dish Greeks love to eat in the hot summer months. I suppose, Greeks love Eggs in Tomato Sauce, because the dish can be eaten cold when outside the temperatures rise above 40 degrees Celsius like these days. Like these heat wave …

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“Greece has Soul”: Breathtaking Aerial Dance by Katerina Soldatou (videos)

Amazing project, breathtaking performances. Extreme aerial dance artist Katerina Soldatou performs impressive acrobatic from bridges and cliff to raise awareness over environmental issues and respect for the history of each place. In June, Soldatou performed form the Bridge of Chalkida. 35 meters above the sea. The Extreme aerial dance performance …

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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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Samos: Eupalinos Tunnel, the Masterpiece of Ancient Engineering, opens to public

One of the greatest engineering achievements of ancient times, a Greek wonder on the island of Samos, the 6th century BC Eupalinos Tunnel re-opened to the public this week following extensive restoration works. The 1,036m tunnel or Eupalinian aqueduct was excavated more than 2,500 years ago from both ends using …

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Live Performance on International Jazz Day – Apr 30/2017 free admission

Home Sessions Greece celebrates the International Jazz Day by organizing, under the auspices of Unesco, an all-day event that will host a painting exhibition, photo exhibition and live musical performances, all around Jazz. The artists involved are prominent with an important career in the arts and directly related to Jazz. …

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Fast Forward Festival 4 – Visual Arts, Theater, Dance 2-14 MAY 2017

A contemporary festival, reclaiming public and private spaces in Athens and Piraeus, taking place within a fortnight. The 4th Fast Forward Festival explores the notion of home, of forced displacement and global strategies of precarization through socially engaged artistic practices. Can art imagine an alternative to our dominant models for …

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Greece to gain soft power through the Ancient Civilizations Forum

The first Ministerial Conference of the states of the “Ancient Civilizations Forum” -AC Forum, more widely known as the GC10 – will take place in Athens on 24 April, with the participation of the ten countries that comprise this specific initiative.  The Forum is a cultural initiative among countries from …

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US rocker Chris Cornell visits Elaionas refugee camp in Athens

US rocker Chris Cornell visited a refugee camp in Athens to hear first hand the stories and the plight of people fleeing war. Cornell and his wife Vicky Karayannis visited the Eleonas camp beginning of the month. The camp hosts mostly Afghan refugees. The Cornell family visited the camp together …

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