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Composer Mikis Theodorakis discharged from hospital in Athens

After almost three weeks in hospital Mikis Theodorakis returned home on Thursday. The 94-year-old composer was hospitalized since February 26, when he was rushed to hospital with dyspnoea and tachycardia on recurrent atrial fibrillation. On March 8, he received a pacemaker. He remained hospitalized receiving intravenous medication and was discharged …

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Pulitzer-winning photographer Yannis Behrakis dies at 58

Pulitzer-winning photographer, Yannis Behrakis, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 58.  In his 30-year long career at Reuters, Behrakis covered main conflict areas around the world. He touched millions of people worldwide with his snapshots from the Refugee crisis in Greece. His coverage of the refugee …

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Blooming peach trees in Veria: Photo Contest March 16-17

Carpets of pink blossoms transform the rolling hills of Veria each spring. The blooming peach trees are perhaps among Greece’s best kept “secrets”. In recent years, the local community tries to turn Veria’s famous peach farms into a tourist attraction and organizes photography contests as well as other events in …

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Katerine Duska to represent Greece in Eurovision 2019

Greek-Canadian singer Katerine Duska will represent Greece at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. Broadcaster ERT confirmed her participation. The song with which she participates in the contest is yet to be announced. The Hellenic Broadcaster unanimously decided in favor of the Greek-Canadian singer and songwriter. As members …

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Philanthropist and painter Niki Goulandris passes away at 94

Niki Goulandris, Greek philanthropist and accomplished botanical painter passed away at the age of 94 on Saturday. She had dedicated her life to science and environment protection. She was vice-president of the Goulandris Natural History Museum and Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art. She had served Greece as deputy minister for …

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Greece 1954-1955: Robert McCabe Photo Exhibition in Athens

American photographer Robert McCabe loved Greece from the first time he visited it in the summer of 1954. The people, the monuments and the landscape drew his attention and fascinated the then 20-year-old student from Princeton University, who took advantage of every means of transport available to reach the most …

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Ten Oscar Nominations for Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite”

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ prophetically-name period comedy-drama “The Favourite” has once again lived up to its name, with no less than 10 nominations in this year’s Oscar race, including those for best picture, best director and best actress (Olivia Colman). “The Favourite” takes the lead for the most nominations, in …

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