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Greek state takes over €112.3ml loans to Athens Concert Hall

The Greek state is to take over the ‘Megaron’ Athens Concert Hall Organisation’s unpaid debts to the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a 150-million-euro loan taken out in 2003. The loan was guaranteed by the Greek state. Based on a decision signed by Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis and posted …

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Music legend Loukianos Kilaidonis passes away at the age of 74

One of Greece’s music legends, composer, songwriter and singer, Loukianos Kilaidonis passed away at the age of 74 his family announced on Tuesday. In the last days, Kilaidonis was hospitalized in an Athens hospital. He had long suffered from heart problems. He died of heart failure and respiratory infection. He …

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Filmmaker Dapfne Matziaraki wins Oscar nomination for “4.1 Miles”

Filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki and her documentary “4.1 Miles” is the second Greek nomination for Oscars 2017 in the category Best Documentary Short Subject. She directed, produced, photographed and edited the award winning “4.1 Miles”, a documentary about refugees. In the peak of the Refugee Crisis, she traveled to the island …

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Two Greeks, Lanthimos/Filippou, win Oscar Nomination for The Lobster

Oscar nominations list was announced Tuesday morning. Among the nominees are also Yorgos Lanthimos and Eftymis Filippou creators of the Lobster. Lanthinos, who is also the director of the film, and Filippou have won the Oscar nomination for their Original Screenplay. The film is a macabre drama, starring Rachel Weisz …

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Athens: World-class Creative Writing course in English

World-class Creative Writing course in English offered in Athens. Below is a press release sent to KTG by Demetris Bogiatzis. Have you always nursed the desire to craft superbly-wrought novels, short stories, plays or fairy tales in English and gain access to a market of billions of readers worldwide? Are …

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“Topos Text” – Free App for the Ancient Greek World

History and archaeology enthusiasts, researchers, students but also ordinary travellers can now have access to thousands of mythical and historical locations and a slew of ancient texts referring to them with one click on their smartphones, through the new free app called “ToposText”. The idea belongs to Brady Kiesling, a …

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Varoufakis: Shortlisted Candidate for Children Book Award

Former finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is one of the candidates for a Children Book Award. The name of Varoufakis is on short listed by the Greek Ministry of Culture for his book “Talking to my daughter about the economy” and in the category “knowledge books for children.” Varoufakis’s book was …

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Athens: Painting & Sculpture Exhibition “IndepArt2016” under the auspices of the French Embassy

Under the auspices of the Embassy of France, the Painting and Sculpture Exhibition “IndepArt2016” opens its gates in the Image Gallery in downtown Athens on Friday, November 18th 2016. In one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings of Athens, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the works of several …

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Elefsina becomes European Capital of Culture in 2021

The European Commission announced today that the city of Elefsina has been selected to become a European Capital of Culture in 2021. In a message on its Facebook Page, the EC wrote: Congratulations to Elefsina (Greece) which has been selected to become a European Capital of Culture in 2021! The …

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So long, Leonard: Cohen’s Muse and the island of Hydra (picts, videos)

Millions of fans around the world grieve. Legendary bard, poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82. His death was announced on Friday morning in his official Facebook page. Leonard Cohen 6 hours ago It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and …

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New evidence: What caused tsunamis after massive Santorini volcanic eruption?

New evidence discovered by Greek scientists concerning the cataclysmic volcanic eruption on the island of Santorini 3,600 years ago suggests a new narrative for the disaster that crippled the Bronze Age civilisations that had thrived in the prehistoric Aegean for more than 2,000 years. Scientists had previously believed that the …

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Theater in Athens: “Women of Passion, Women of Greece” – in English :)

Would you love to visit a English-speaking theater performance in downtown Athens?  The very original theater stage in a railway carriage “Railway Carriage Theater” – Treno sto Rouf – offers one: every Saturday, all through the season, until Easter 2017. “Women of Passion, Women of Greece” According to the Press …

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Amazing graffiti “Owl of Athens” goes viral

A graffiti presenting the famous Owl of Athens on an old abandoned building in the center of the Greek capital has gone viral on the internet. Inspired by Jimmy Hendrix “Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens” the graffiti is a creation by one of the best street artists worldwide WB aka …

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Did Ancient Greeks build China’s famous Terracotta Warriors?

China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new archaeological finds suggest. And even more impressive  The famous Chinese Terracotta Warriors may have come from Ancient Greece! Archaeologists say inspiration for the Terracotta Warriors, found at the Tomb of …

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