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Despotiko: Ancient restaurant for ritual meals discovered in Apollo sanctuary

The small island of Despotiko although uninhabited repletes with archaeological treasures of priceless worth and great importance. Recent excavations revealed an ancient restaurant for ritual meals, right next to the temple devoted to ancient Greek god Apollo. The first ancient restaurant of the Aegean is on Depsotiko, southwest from the …

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Ancient Greece: Underwater research reveals port of Battle of Salamis 480 BC

Archaeological underwater research in the east coast of the island of Salamina revealed part of the port where the fleet of the alliance of the Greek-city states had gathered before the legendary Battle of Salamis against the Persian empire in 480 BC. The battle of Salamis is one of the …

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Greece: Demy and This Is Love go Eurovision 2017 in Kiev

Greece has decided: Demy and the song This Is Love will represent Greece in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The national finals were held on Monday at the studios of state broadcaster ERT in Athens.  The decision was determined through televoting by Greek public …

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Greece vs Germany: Eating at a Restaurant

Eating culture can say a lot about nations, folks and people. Greece and Germany? Two folks living on different planets in universes far away from each other. Therefore, there can never be an understanding between indebted Greeks and the rulers of the Eurozone.

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Court dismisses jail sentence for satirical blogger “Elder Pastitsios”

The legal adventures of satirical Greek blogger “Elder Pastitsios” (Geron Pastitios) are over.  The Three-Member Misdemeanors Court decided to trigger Article 8 of Law 4411/2016, which eliminates criminal liability for misdemeanors and minor offenses that were committed until 03.31.2016 and threatened with imprisonment up to two years. Philippos Loizos, aka …

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My Perfect Greek …Taramosalata (Fish Roe Dip)

There is no Greek festive table on Clean Monday (Καθαρά Δευτέρα) without the famous Taramosalata: Fish roe salad which is actually a dip. But you know, we, Greeks, call all salads and dips “salata”. Taramosalata is spread on warm Lagana, the Greek unleavened flatbread, traditionally baked on Clean Monday, the first …

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Priceless 18th century icon seized in car in South Turkey

Police in the Mediterranean province of Adana seized on Feb. 22 an 18th century icon that has one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin. Police officers from the public security branch stopped a car driving on the Alparslan Türkeş Avenue in the Çukurova district after …

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Film Director Nikos Koundouros passes away at the age of 90

Film director Nikos Koundouros passed away at the age of 90 on Wednesday. He has several health problems, in the last weeks he was hospitalized with serious respiratory issues. He was born on 15 December 1926 in Athens, his family was from Crete. Koundouros studied painting and sculpture at the …

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Thessaloniki: Metro works uncover rare 6th century marble square

Construction works for the metro in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, have uncovered an important archaeological find: a rare 6th century marble plaza. The large square paved with marbles from the Byzantine period was discovered near the <Agia Sofia> station in the center of the city. The square has an oval shape …

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