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Metro stations to turn museums with thousands artifacts found during construction in Thessaloniki

More than 300,000 archaeological artifacts were discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki metro system, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said at a press conference on Wednesday. Many of them will be exhibited at several metro stations, turning them also to museums. She added that a large selection of these artifacts …

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Kore of Thira: Exquisite sculpture on display on Santorini for first time ever

The Kore of Thira, the exquisite female statue of the 7th century BC, will be displayed for the first time ever, in a temporary exhibition at the under construction Museum of Thira on the island of Santorini. The Kore of Thira was discovered in November 2000 in the Sellada cemetery …

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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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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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Impressive Monument of Episkopi, Sikinos, wins European Heritage Awards 2022

The Monument of Episkopi, a Roman mausoleum converted to a Byzantine church on the Greek island of Sikinos, was among the winners of the 2022 European Heritage Awards, announced on Thursday by the European Commission and Europa Nostra. This impressive Roman mausoleum of EPISKOPI was converted to a Byzantine church, …

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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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Antikythera shipwreck: Huge marble head, human teeth found in latest excavation (picts)

A greater-than-lifesize marble head of a man with a beard, which is identified as the Farnese type of Herculeswas found during the latest underwater excavation of the Antikythera shipwreck that dates to round 60 BC. The head could provide a fit with the headless statue no. 5742 at the National …

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Parthenon Marbles: Greeks and Brits protest inside the British Museum

Greeks and Brits raised their voice and staged a protesters inside the British Museum hall where the Parthenon Marbles are displayed demanding for the return to Greece. The protesters unfurled banners and Greek flags. English author and honorary Greek citizen Victoria Hislop presented a cake with candles representing the 13 …

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