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Athens
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Stolen 7th-Century B.C. oenochoe returned to Greece by Hanover museum

The oenochoe has a trefoil-shaped mouth and a cover, and is dated to 620-600 BC. Traces of the decoration around its neck are still visible. The vessel had been given to the Au...

Stolen 7th-Century B.C. oenochoe returned to Greece by Hanover museum

Panorama » Culture News

10 Modern Greek Authors You Need to Know
10 Modern Greek Authors You Need to Know

This article shines a light on ten contemporary Greek literary voices, each weaving stories that connect the ancient with the modern, the global with the deeply personal. Their works invite readers into a world where myth meets reality, challenging and enriching our understanding of life itself. Explore with us the...

Batsheva Ensemble postpones Athens show citing ‘safety reasons’
Batsheva Ensemble postpones Athens show citing ‘safety reasons’

The Batsheva Ensemble is the younger wing of the larger Batsheva Dance Company, Israel’s premier contemporary dance company. They were originally scheduled to perform in Athens from April 12-14th, 2024. “We regret to inform you that we will not be able to travel to Athens for our production scheduled last year for ...

Showcase of Athenian neoclassicism at the mercy of vandals
Showcase of Athenian neoclassicism at the mercy of vandals

The spray paint has now been removed from the statue, however the image of the iconic Athenian Trilogy of neoclassical 19th century buildings on Panepistimiou is a disheartening one. The adjacent University of Athens building remains scarred with damages to most of the monuments that surround it, while the Academy of ...

Panorama » Tourism News

Cyprus-based Thanos Hotels and Resorts announces new investment in Greek luxury hospitality market
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2024
Cyprus-based Thanos Hotels and Resorts announces new investment in Greek luxury hospitality market

In 2023 the group introduced a new hotel concept, the Amyth Hotels, on Mykonos island. The first hotel began operation in April 2023 in Agios Stefanos, while a new Amyth Hotel will open in the popular Super Paradise area in May 2024, at  fully renovated complex consisting of 50 rooms, suites and villas. At the same time, the group will provide the Greek market with upgraded hotel management services through partn...

It’s a boy! Athens zoo welcomes birth of rare pygmy hippo
Athens
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03
2024
It’s a boy! Athens zoo welcomes birth of rare pygmy hippo

A lack of male pygmy hippos in captivity had complicated breeding efforts, so zoo staff were “absolutely thrilled” the ...

Shipwrecks found off Aegean island
Kasos
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03
2024
Shipwrecks found off Aegean island

Since 2019, the National Research Foundation’s research team, in collaboration with the Culture Ministry, has conducted...

Carnival in Athens: 3-day events in the historic center with shops open
Athens
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03
2024
Carnival in Athens: 3-day events in the historic center with shops open

Thousands of citizens will have fun with dancing, singing, acrobatics, the traditional merry-go-round at the Carnival e...

Discover the Museums of Athens

Canal of Corinth

In the area of the Isthmus of Corinth is the Corinth Canal that connects the Saronic Gulf with the Corinthian Gulf. The waterway was inaugurated in 1893 and is an important hub for maritime transport that serves 12,000 ships annually. more

Athens War Museum

The War Museum of Greece, established in 1964, was created in order to collect, protect and exhibit Greek historical military artifacts and memorabilia. more

Historic Archive - Hydra Museum

Directly at the port of Hydra Island there is a beautiful neoclassical building which houses the Historic Archive Museum. The exhibits include handwritten documents from the revolutionary period, rare books, drawings and paintings. more

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Unseen Museum presents "The stele of the twin babies"
Unseen Museum presents "The stele of the twin babies"

The 4th Century B.C. artifact is a fragment of a funerary monument found in a streambed in the Attica suburb of Menidi and was delivered to the museum in November 2008 by a scrap collector.  The fragment depicts 2 bundled twin babies in the arms of a female figure and was probably part of a tombstone that would hav...

British Museum names new director as it tries to get over a rocky patch
British Museum names new director as it tries to get over a rocky patch

Previous director Hartwig Fischer resigned in August after the museum disclosed that more than 1,800 items were missing in an apparent case of insider theft. Many of the items had been offered for sale online. Mark Jones, former head of the Victoria and Albert Museum, has served as interim director since then. Cull...

Giant ancient Greek statue returns to Sicily’s Valley of the Temples
Giant ancient Greek statue returns to Sicily’s Valley of the Temples

The 8-meter-high representation of the mythological giant Telamon once supported the temple of Zeus, one of the famed Doric constructions on the site that art historians consider the principal ancient Greek historical record outside Greece itself. “Telamon will become … the new international ambassador...

Temple of Poseidon at Sounion to get new lighting system by Eleftheria Deko
Temple of Poseidon at Sounion to get new lighting system by Eleftheria Deko

According to a ministry statement, the goal is to upgrade the current system and showcase the monument and its immediate surroundings without interventions or alterations to its character. The new lighting will make the  monument's size and design more perceptible and be environmentally friendly, offering sig...

Panorama » Going Out News

Third edition of "This is Athens - City Festival 2024" from May 1 until June 2
Athens
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04
2024
Third edition of "This is Athens - City Festival 2024" from May 1 until June 2

The CEO of the Athens Municipality's Development and Tourist Promotion Company (EATA), Ioannis Georgizas, said the programme was the result of close collaboration with a number of cultural and creative groups, as well as official bodies, with a series of events taking place in parks, squares, streets, museums and cultural spaces, with a focus on sustainability. The events kick off with the Athens Urban Picnic at ...

3 Hellenic Navy vessels open to public from 22 to 25th March at Piraeus port
Athens
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03
2024
3 Hellenic Navy vessels open to public from 22 to 25th March at Piraeus port

The 3 vessels, the frigate LIMNOS, the submarine PAPANIKOLIS and the Fast Attack Missile HS DANIOLOS will be open to ...

5 Romantic Ideas to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Athens
Athens
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02
2024
5 Romantic Ideas to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Athens

Here are seven updated places in Athens where love blossoms, accompanied by dining and drinking recommendations:

My Funny Valentine
Athens
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02
2024
My Funny Valentine

At the popular Half Note Jazz Club (17 Trivonianou, Mets), the trio will pay homage to the legendary jazz figure, Chet ...

Panorama » Music & Entertainment News

City of Athens announces schedule of Apokries festivities 2024
City of Athens announces schedule of Apokries festivities 2024

The pre-Lent festivities will begin at 11:30 am on Tsiknopempti (March 7) with music and events around Varvakios Market, Monastiraki Square, and the surrounding streets. At 12:00 the Vakhai musical society will start performing at Syntagma Square and move through Kotzia Square to end up at Monastiraki Square. The l...

Carbon Based Lifeforms | Athens | February 17
Carbon Based Lifeforms | Athens | February 17

The Swedish duo’s latest album, “Seeker” (2023), showcases their trademark ambient sounds, filled with layered synthesizers and intricate electronic beats. Doors open: 21:30. Pre-sale tickets are available at Viva’s more.com for 17 euros.   Gazarte Βου&t...

Patras Carnival opening with procession, party, and a 'chocolate war'
Patras Carnival opening with procession, party, and a 'chocolate war'

The pre-Lent festival will conclude on March 17th, a Sunday. This year's theme is "Be Unplugged!" and the events will begin on Wednesday (January 16), with town crier (Maria Agouridi) riding on a musical float, announcing the famed carnival's start, and calling the public to gather at the square. ...

Director Yorgos Lanthimos at press conference in Athens: "I try to make films open to interpretation"
Director Yorgos Lanthimos at press conference in Athens: "I try to make films open to interpretation"

In other words, the film should not be one-dimensional for everyone, but should have different interpretations and feel for each person who sees it", said Yorgos Lanthimos at the press conference held at the Hotel Grande Bretagne on the occasion of the Greek premiere of his new film, "Poor things", whic...

Panorama » Food News

Greeks turn to private-label and domestic brands in response to obstinately high prices
Greeks turn to private-label and domestic brands in response to obstinately high prices

There was also a marked movement in support of products made in Greece, the survey found, with consumers adopting a more mature stance and showing solidarity with domestic industry and employees. Talking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), Professor Giorgos Baltas reported that PL products now account for...

Decision on the 'Lent Basket' published in the Government Gazette
Decision on the 'Lent Basket' published in the Government Gazette

The Lent Basket, which is an extension of the Household Basket, includes the basic food staples households will use during the 40-day fast leading to Greek Orthodox Easter, with lower prices of goods consumed during the period of Lent. The three categories of food include: Halva, fasting dips (without meat and dairy ...

Farmers: This is how the transition to Athens will take place - The tractors, the "excursionists" and the police plan
Farmers: This is how the transition to Athens will take place - The tractors, the "excursionists" and the police plan

In the last few hours, farmers, breeders and beekeepers are organizing every detail for their smooth entry into the capital in view of the huge rally, having on their side labor unions, students and mass organizations of Attica. In most areas, the coordinating bodies of the rural associations have met and decided o...

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