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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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Entrance to Acropolis Museum at half price to mark 13th birthday

Entrance to the Acropolis Museum on Monday, 20. June 2022 will be reduced to half price to mark the 13th anniversary of the opening of the attraction. The reduced, 5-euro rate will apply throughout the day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 3 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity …

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British artists will not need a Schengen visa to enter Greece

British artists will not need a Schengen work visa to enter Greece, if they come to the country for an event or performance  a circular by the Foreign Ministry in Athens has regulated. This initiative is part of  the deepening of bilateral relations in the post-Brexit era, the Ministry said …

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Delos: Spectacular concert on the sacred island to raise awareness for climate change (video)

Monday night on the sacred uninhabited Greek island Delos: a spectacular classical concert sending a sound message for the climate change. It is is first time a concert was held at the UNESCO World Heritage site of ancient ruins. The emblematic island of Delos, the cosmopolitan center of the Mediterranean …

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Popular Greek singer Dakis passes away at 79

Popular Greek singer Dakis died on Sunday at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer. Dakis whose real name was Vrassidas Haralambidis was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1943. In 1963 he came to Greece and a year later he started singing in clubs. He spoke six …

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Niarchos Foundation cancels €4million grant to Culture Ministry over “systematic delays”

Greece’s prominent Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced on Friday the cancellation of a 4-million-euro grant to the Culture Ministry aiming protect archaeological findings due to “constant and systematic delays” in the project. The SNF grant sought to help protect and showcase the archaeological findings in the Faliro Delta area which …

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Nobel Foundation returns Mycenaean gold sealing ring from Rhodes necropolis to Greece

A gold sealing ring from the Mycenaean times, depicting a pair of sphinxes, was returned to Greece by the Nobel Foundation, in a ceremony held on Thursday, May 19 in Stockholm, the Culture Ministry in Athens announced. The ring was found in 1927, during the excavations of the Italian Archaeological …

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“Ad astra, Vangelis”: Space agencies pay tribute to great Greek composer

“Ad astra, Vangelis” the NASA tweeted a few hours after the news that internationally acknowledged Greek composer and musician Vangelis had passed away. With its farewell “to the stars” the NASA highlighted the scores the musician composed for the explorations to the Jupiter mission. Ad astra, Vangelis. The film composer …

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Amanda Georgiadi and “Die Together” rank 8. at Eurovision 2022

Amanda Georgiadi enchanted audiences and viewers with “Die together” and won 8th place in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The representative of Greece on the stage in Turin was applauded by the audience and won the impressions by entering the top ten. The Greek-Norwegian singer collected a total of 215 …

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Gallery Walk: 37 art galleries in Athens open to public May 12-13

Thirty-seven Athenian art galleries will be open to the public until evening for the annual Gallery Walk on Thursday and Friday, May 12-13. Organized by the Athens Culture Net of the Municipality of Athens and the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, the event will keep the galleries open as late as …

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Disney+ releases trailer for “Rise,” based on story of Antetokounmpo family

Disney Plus has released the trailer for “Rise,” a film based on the real-life story of the Nigerian-Greek Antetokounmpo family that produced the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in the history of the league – Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Laker …

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Legendary Greek porn star Kostas Gousgounis passes away at 92

Legendary Greek porn star Kostas Gousgounis passed away at the age of 92. He died last Friday at an Athens hospital after suffering a heart attack a few days previously, media reported. His burial took place on Monday in Artemida, in eastern Attika. Gousgounis, who was born in Larissa on …

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