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Actors, theater workers on 48-hour strike

Actors and theater workers have called a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday in protest at a draft government bill on pay in the sector. Strikers extend their mobilization to daily TV series sets where cameras will be off for the same two days. The strike is been joined also …

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Composer Notis Mavroudis dies at 77 following tragic accident

Greek composer Notis Mavroudis died late on Tuesday following a tragic accident in his holiday home in Koukourava village in Makrinista on Mt Pilio. He was 77 years old. According to local media, Mavroudis he was fixing something on the balcony railing late on Tuesday, when he lost his balance …

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Van Gogh: Heirs of Jewish collector sue Goulandris Foundation, Met NY

The heirs of a Jewish collector who fled Germany in the 1930s claim that well-documented provenance issues with the painting “La cueillette des olives” by Vincent Van Gogh have been overlooked by the museum and the Greek foundation that now owns it. Vincent van Gogh, La cueillette des olives, 1889 …

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Renovation of Maria Callas house in Athens to host Opera Academy

The house of legendary Maria Kallas will be renovated to house the Academy of Lyrical Art Maria Callas. Mayor of Athens Costas Bakoyiannis announced last week. Located close to the National Museum, the 1500-square-meter Jugendstil – Art Nouveau Architecture – apartment building is considered as one of the architectural jewelries …

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Angelina Jolie to play Maria Callas in Larrain’s film

Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie is set to play legendary opera star Maria Callas in a new film by Chilean director Pablo Larrain. Titled “Maria,” the biopic reportedly “tells the tumultuous, beautiful, and tragic story of the life of the world’s greatest opera singer, relived and re-imagined during her final …

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Presidential Manson Gardens in Athens open to public from Sun, Oct 9

The gardens of the Presidential Manson in downtown Athens will open to public on Sunday, October 9, 2022 and for every Sunday. People can visit the 25,000 square meters garden on Sundays, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, entering the premises from 2 Vasileos Georgiou Street. Any changes in visiting …

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Rare 1,000-year-old manuscript returned to Greece from US

A US museum has returned a valuable 1,000-year-old Christian manuscript to a monastery in northern Greece it was looted from by Bulgarian forces more than a century ago together with hundreds of other documents and artifacts. The 11th century gospel was formally presented Thursday at the Eikosiphoinissa Monastery, in a …

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Spectacular “Athens Flying Week” celebrates 10th anniversary Sept 17-18

“Athens Flying Week”, the largest air show in Greece, will take place at the air base of Tanagra in north-west Athens on September 17 and 18. The spectacular air show celebrates its 10th anniversary. Participants include Saudi Arabia, with its F-15 wearing the anniversary colors; Switzerland with the F-18 Hornet …

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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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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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“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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Speedboats collide during “Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” shooting in Athens; one injured UPDATE

One person was slightly injured as 8 people found themselves in the water, when two speedboats collided during the shooting of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.”and one of them capsized. The accident occurred around 10 o’ clock Friday morning, in the sea area off ​​Palaia Fokia in south-east Attica. …

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Jean-Louis Trintignant, the fearless prosecutor in “Z”, passes away at 91

One of the most gifted French actors, Jean-Louis Trintignant, the “fearless prosecutor” in political thriller “Z” dealing with the assassination of Greek left-wing lawmaker Grigoris Lambrakis, passed away at the age of 91. Trintignant was the actor who played the role of investigating magistrate, an analogue of Christos Sartzetakis, who …

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