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Tasting event for Wines from the Aegean at Zappeio, Oct 21

Wine producers from the Aegean islands will present their wines to a wide audience of wine lovers and professional in downtown Athens on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Organizers of the wine tasting event are the regions of North and South Aegean and regional wineries. Visitors will have the possibility to …

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German returns Ancient Greek mosaics stolen from Delos and Athens

A German citizen sent per post to the Greek Embassy in Berlin what has been stolen decades ago: three fragments of ancient Greek mosaics. Two of the fragments were removed on the island of Delos and one from the Hadrian Liberality in Athens in the 1960’s, an attached note clarified. …

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Acropolis Museum offers free admission on October 28th

Like every year on Greece’s  National Holiday on October 28th, the Acropolis Museum open its gates to visitors free of charge. The Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour through the permanent exhibitions of the Acropolis Museum that include findings of …

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Ancient Greek Amphora of “disputed ownership” to be auctioned in New York

An Ancient Greek Amphora is to go on auction in New York at the end of the month. Too bad that the ownership is currently disputed by Greek forensic archaeologists who have alerted authorities to investigate the issue.  The black-figured amphora may end back to Greece, local media report. The …

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Important Monuments of Ancient Greece on one …beach

The Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus were spotted all in one place on the beach Psili Ammo in Tolo by Naflpio on Saturday afternoon. An unknown artist created the exceptional constructions out of sand. With excessive patience, talent and skills, the artist or the artists modeled …

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Cycladic female figurine unearthed in Akrotiri excavation Santorini

Important findings have been unearthed in the excavation site of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini. Inside a clay chests from the 16th century BC, archaeologists discovered a Proto-Cycladic female figurine made of marble. The finding delights the community of archaeologists and archaeology fans. Inside rectangular chests made of clay …

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Is Greece considering to lease archaeological sites and museums for utilization?

Suspicion is near, Greece is considering to lease archaeological sites and museums for utilization in order to “maintain our cultural heritage,” as Culture Minister Mirsini Zorba said on Thursday criticizing the 24-hour strike launched by archaeologists, Culture Ministry staff, sites and museums guards. Hundreds of tourists climbed to Acropolis of …

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Early Mycenaean Chamber Tomb with grave gifts excavated in Nemea (picts)

An unplundered chamber tomb, one of the largest in the area, was discovered in the archaeological excavation at the Mycenaean cemetery at Aidonia in Nemea in the Prefecture of Corinth. The tomb is from the Early Mycenaean period – about 1650-1400 BC – and is one of the largest in …

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Surfers defy warnings and tame waves of Medicane Zorbas (video)

Mediterranean Cyclone? A fear-morning cyclone? Rough sea and high waves? No problem. A couple of fearless surfers decided to tame Medicane Zorbas and its waves and enjoy their favorite sports. The surfers were spotted on Saturday morning in the bay next to the port of  Marathopoli in Messinia, one of …

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Power column explodes like fireworks due to gale force winds in Attica (video)

It was short after 7 o’ clock Thursday evening, when a power column started to explode like fireworks. A resident immediately called the Fire Service as the area of East Attica still suffers from the painful and deadly wildfires in July. Powerful winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 …

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Drones on the service of Greece’s tax inspectors again tax evaders (video)

High-tech drones on the service of Greece’ Independent Authority for Public Revenues. With Argus eyes, the little secret agents have been buzzing over the heads of tax evaders and their facilities screening and recording movements So far the drones have been deployed in Santorini, one of the most popular destinations …

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Nigella Lawson praises Kokoretsi, Souvlaki and Pastitsio directly from Mykonos

Famous British chef Nigella Lawson loves Greek Food. In her recent visit to the island of Mykonos, Lawson could not hide her excitement about Greek street food delicacies: Kokoretsi roll, made of  lamb intestines wrapped up in spicy offal and grilled. She described it as “an offal-lover’s dream.” Souvlaki with wrapped …

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Ancient Tomb hidden inside a department store in Athens

An Ancient Roman Tomb is located in a place one would never thought it would: inside  a department store in downtown Athens. I must say right away: I had no idea that such treasuries exist in our stores. Archaeological ruins are scattered throughout the capital of Greece especially in its …

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Ancient Greek child leaves footprint on clay brick, from Olympia to eternity

An Ancient Greek child left its footprint to eternity. Archaeologists in the excavation site in Ancient Olympia discovered the footprint of a child estimated to have been 6 years old when it stepped on a brick of clay still that was still fresh. Archaeologists of the Institute of Hellenic Antiquities …

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Vietnamese student pleas for Greek wife if Yiayia allows (hilarious video)

A hilarious video with Vietnamese student Simonn Nguen who loves everything Greek and would love a Greek wife. If he can only pass the yiayia test – that is that the Greek granny would give her blessing. “I love Greek girls but no yiayia will let me marry one,” says …

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Spiders of Aitoliko on video. Scientists explain unprecedented phenomenon

Three hundred meters of lagoon shore in Aitoliko, Western Greece,  have been covered by thick spider web. Thousands or even million of spiders of the Tetragnatha species have covered palm trees, bushes and all kinds of vegetation along the shore. Just vegetation? Spiders are no picky…. Inside the web, female …

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“Dinner For Few” Provocative allegory on Greed by Nassos Vakalis (video)

“Dinner For Few” is a ten minute CG-animated film by EMMY award winning animation artist Nassos Vakalis. The short film depicts a sociopolitical allegory of our society in general and the Greek economic crisis as well as the economic crisis in the countries of the European South in particular. During …

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