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Stavros Niarchos Park awarded with 1st Prize for Innovative Design

The Stavros Niarchos Park at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) was honored with the 1st Prize of the European Garden Award 2018 / 2019 for the category of “Innovative Contemporary Design of a Park or Garden”. The award ceremony was held on September 7th, 2018, in Germany. The …

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Museum vandals tell police “Oil on artifacts is healing, works miracles”

The prosecutor in Athens has filed criminal charges against two women suspected of dousing oil at artifacts in Greek museums. They are charged for violation of the Law for Protection of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage. Caught in action on Sunday, they could go to trail today, however, the court postponed …

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Greece’s once biggest private MEGA TV to stop broadcasting in 15 days

After 28 years in operation, Greece’s once biggest private television channel MEGA TV will be removed from the signal network. This was announced by Minister for Digital Policy and Media Nikos Pappas on Wednesday, after the new TV license holders were anno0unced. Asked by reported on if Mega TV will …

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“I’m happy to be alive,” says Greek director Costa Gavras on the news of his “death”

Greek and international media including news agencies like Associated Press and mainstream media like NY Times fell victim of a hoax claiming that prominent Greek film director Costa Gavras had died. The hoax was posted on social media on Thursday afternoon. “I am happy to be alive,” prominent Greek director …

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Greece opens 27 Lighthouses to public on International LL Weekend, Aug 19

Twenty-seven lighthouses in Greece will open to the public on Sunday, August 19, to celebrate the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW). Visitors will be given information about the importance of lighthouses and the duties of lighthouse staff. According to the ILLW’s site, the event began in 1998 and is run …

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Mikis Theodorakis released from hospital after suffering heart attack

Mikis Theodorakis  was released from hospital on Tuesday morning after doctors diagnosed improvement in his health condition. The 93-year-old composer was rushed to a private hospital late last Friday after having suffered a heart attack. “Composer Mikis Theodorakis was released form hospital after clear improvement of his health condition,” the …

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Mikis Theodorakis in hospital after suffering a heart attack

Composer Mikis Theodorakis was rushed to a private hospital in Athens after suffering a heart attack. The 93-year-old remains in the intensive care unit, media report on Sunday afternoon. Citing members of his family media note that Theodorakis felt uneasy, a pressure on the chest and fast heart beat late …

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Artists in Crete: Exhibition opening and Workshop in Sivas Aug 3-12

The ‘Atelie’ artists workshop presents its inaugural painting and sculpture exhibition focused on works from a selection of Artists who live and work in Crete. The vernissage will be held on August 3rd from 7pm – 11pm in the Olive Oil workshop of Agia Marina in Sivas. (South Crete, en …

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Great Greek poet and songwriter Manos Eleftheriou passes away

Greek Greek poet and songwriter Manos Elefteriou passed away at the age of 80 in early Sunday morning. The famous and successful yet very modest poet was one of the few important intellectual personalities of contemporary Greece still alive. He wrote several poetry collections, a few novels and short stories …

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The Acropolis of Athens in Hollywood Films (video)

There has been much of a debate in recent years about allowing filming in the Acropolis for commercial purposes. A lot of bureaucratic and tax obstacles as well as fears on damaging the ancient archaeological site have scared away international film productions. It was just in the last months that …

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Homer’s Odyssey tops BBC experts poll on “100 Stories that shaped the world”

Homer’s Odyssey has topped the BBC Culture poll on the “100 Stories that Shaped the World. The poll addressing writers and critics looked at epic poems, plays and novels from around the globe that have influenced history and changed mindsets. Top Five The Odyssey (Homer, 8th Century BC) Uncle Tom’s Cabin …

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Comedian Harry Klynn passes away at the age of 78

One of Greece most famous comedians and satirical actor, Harry Klynn, passed away on Monday at the age of 78. He was long suffering from respiratory problems and in the last years he was bound to a wheel chair. On Sunday night he suffered a seizure, he was taken to …

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Bill Murray to recite poetry in Odeon of Herodes Atticus in June

Hollywood start Bill Murray is going Greek in a big, fat theatrical way this summer with a one-night only show at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an ancient stone theater at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens, on June 19. The Ghostbusters star will be revving up a predictably unconventional performance called New Worlds by “Bill Murray, …

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Maria Farantouri with Resistance and Love songs in Carnegie Hall

For generations of Greek music fans, two names have come to symbolize the country and its social and political struggles: the internationally acclaimed singer Maria Farantouri and the composer whose music she took to the world, Mikis Theodorakis, whom most Americans know primarily through his score for Zorba the Greek. …

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