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Historic Athens cinemas saved after public outcry

The historic cinemas “Ideal” and “Astor” in downtown Athens have been  designated as ‘preserved in use’ by the Environment & Energy Ministry’s Central Architectural Council, it was announced on Thursday. Maintaining their use as theaters contributes to highlighting these landmarks, which are inextricably linked to the historical, architectural and cultural …

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Athens Jazz Festival kicks off on May 22

The Athens Jazz Festival, Greece’s best-known jazz festival, is back at Technopolis City of Athens, from May 22 to May 29, presenting an international line-up mirroring the absolute beyond concrete music limits character of jazz. The city’s longest-running music event, the standard appointment of jazz fans in Athens, is organized …

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Ancient gastronomy & wine tasting at Acropolis Museum

Ancient Greek gastronomy and wine tasting is one of the events at the Acropolis Museum organized in collaboration with the Athens City Festival with the seocnd one being jazz music. Ancient diet & wine tasting at May 4, 2023 Jazz music at May 22, 2023 Ancient diet and wine tasting …

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Crete police dismantles antiquities smuggler ring; objects worth €1million

Greek police has arrested seven people on the island of Crete for being members of an antiquities theft ring and seized ancient objects of estimated worth over one million euros. Among the objects the gang was planning to sell to an Italian national are seven stone coffins and vases from …

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Despina Geroulanou, the grande dame of Benaki Museum, passes away

Despina Geroulanou, the grande dame of the Benaki Museum, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 65. She was the director of the Benaki Museum Galleries, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Benaki Museum, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of …

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Rena Koumioti dies at 81: Videos with her top 10 songs

Rena Koumioti, one of the most significant singers of the New Wave genre in Greece passed away at the age of 81. Her death was announced in a post on Facebook on Monday. Koumioti was one of the foremost representatives of the Greek New Wave in the 1960s and 1970’s. …

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