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Skeleton remains discovered in Antikythera Shipwreck

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a skeleton in the famous Antikythera wreck  from the 2nd quarter of the 1st century BC.. In the underwater expedition conducted between August 28th and September 14th 2016 by the Department of Underwater Antiquities and American Oceanographic Institute Woods Hole, the scientists recovered a …

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Actor Andreas Barkoulis passed away at the age of 80

Famous Greek actor Andreas Barkoulis passed away at the age of 80 in an Athens hospital where he was struggling against cardio-respiratory problems. Andreas Barkoulis was an actor for cinema, theater and television. Born in Piraeus on August 4, 1936, he studied acting and during his graduation he was featured …

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Greek Navy opens doors to Lighthouses, Sunday, Aug 21/2016

Greece’s Navy opens the doors of 30 lighthouses across the country for visitors. The Lighthouses in 30 regions will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday, August 21st, 2016 on the occasion of the International Lighthouse Day. The public can visit the following lighthouses 1. Agios Nikolaos …

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Traditionally Greek: “Seafood Youvetsi” by food blogger Eugenia

Do you want to cook like a Greek? Do you want to surprise your friends with an original Greek recipe full of flavors of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea? Here is your chance: a SeaFood Youvetsi – ehm? A Sea Food Casserole or Stew. Name it whatever you like. …

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Campaigner for Parthenon Marbles, Eddie O’Hara, passed away

The leader of the British campaign to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, Eddie O’Hara, passed way at the age of 78. He became chairman of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM) in 2010. The BCRPM  formed in 1983, supports Greek demands for the London …

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My Prefect Greek Easter Biscuits: Smyrneika – Step by Step

Greek Easter Biscuits 0 koulourakia: perfect little crunchy cookies full of flavor. And easy to make. Greek Easter traditions for the sweet tooth have always being: Tsourekia and Smyrneika. Especially for the families descended from Asia Minor. Tsourekia are brioche-like sweet bread that needs approximately  6 hours of preparation as …

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Vangelis Theodoropoulos is new Director of Athens & Epidaurus Festival after Fabre’s resignation

Excellent choice! Vangelis Theodoropoulos has been appointed to be the new director of Athens & Epidaurus Festival after Belgian Jan Fabre resigned amid a storm of angry reactions by Greeks due to his decision to ban Greek artists form the Festival and promote his own works and the “Belgian Spirit.” …

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Jan Fabre submitted resignation to Greece’s Culture Minister

Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas said that Jan Fabre submitted his resignation as curator of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. In his resignation Fabre said it was not possible for him to “work in a hostile artistic environment.” In a statement Minister Baltas underlined that Fabre’s resignation was the result of …

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Greek song for Eurovision: Utopian Land in OMG! (video)

Sound of Pontus lyre and hiphop and indy-pop and rap, lyrics in Pontus-Greek dialect, Greek and English, a young half-naked man running in a landscape that is falling apart, yet he sings “Dance with us and have fun.” This is the Greek participation to this years Eurovision Contest. The Group …

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Exhibition of German WWII atrocities in Athens Metro

Rare photographic documents have been displayed in the Zappeion Hall and in nine metro stations in Athens. The exhibition with 360 historical photographs  runs under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. The title of exhibition: “I don’t forget. A picture speaks a thousand words.” What do …

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Thousands flock to Pantelidis’ funeral: Live Stream

Thousands of people, mostly young one, have been flocking since yesterday to the suburb of Nea Ionia in western Athens to pay their last respect to singer and songwriter Pantelis Pantelidis who was killed in a car crash on Thursday morning. Saturday noon, the people moved to the local church …

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