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Who invented the Greek Salad?

The Greek salad, a landmark of the Greek cuisine worldwide: shiny-sweet tomatoes and crisp cucumbers, spicy white onions and green bell peppers, black olives. A thick slice of feta cheese on top of the mountain of fresh veggies. All rounded up with golden olive oil and aromatic dry oregano. Who …

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Greek archaeologists call on UNESCO to intervene and save Hagia Sophia

In an open letter to the director general of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, the Association of Greek Archaeologists (SEA) sounded the alarm over recent reports of vandalism and damage to the former Orthodox cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which was converted to a mosque in 2020. They also raised concerns …

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House of legendary dancer Isadora Duncan in Athens to be renovated

The historic house of Isadora Duncan in the suburb of Vyronas in Athens is being renovated as time leaves its marks on the home the legendary American dancer spent several years. The historic house on the hill of Kopanas in Byrona will be reconstructed by the local municipality authorities  so …

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August Full Moon major events in Athens, Thessaloniki

The Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki are only some of the Greek museums celebrating the August full moon on Friday, August 12, 2022 with special events with entrance free of charge. 105 archaeological sites, museums, historical monuments will …

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British Museum optimistic about “Parthenon Marbles Partnership” with Greece

Deputy director of the British Museum, Jonathan Williams, said that a new “cultural exchange” agreement may be on the cards, stressing that this could be a breakthrough on the deadlock over the Parthenon Marbles. The proposal is that the ancient sculptures will loaned only if they are returned to London …

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English Comedy Club in Athens: Event with Acropolis view, July 31

Stand-up comedy fans should save Sunday, July 31, for an event by the Athens English Comedy Club. On the rooftop of innovative cluster space The Cube, under the stars with a view of the Acropolis. Founded in 2019, the Athens English Comedy Club is the first and only purely English …

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Wines aging underwater in Halkidiki are a hit in Japan

Wines aged in the underwater cellar at the bottom of the sea in Halkidiki have landed at restaurant tables in Japan, where they enjoy a huge popularity. Sushi and Greek wine aged underwater, is the new trend in Japan. The bottles of the underwater cellar from Ierissos, were sunk in …

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“Venus de Milos” returns to the island albeit as replica

The famous “Venus de Milos” returned to the island albeit as a replica of the original statue that is in the Louvre museum in Paris. The replica was placed near the archaeological site where the statue was discovered in 1820 and upon the initiative of the municipality on the island …

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Flying piano over Tempi to promote the natural heritage (video)

A unique event with a piano player floating in the air over the Tempi Valley to promote the natural heritage in the area of Central Greece. Sunday afternoon, hikers and other visitors stunned, when a woman appeared in the air with her piano that was floating in the air with …

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