A Feta Fiesta for Greece’s Beloved Cheese

In Elassona, Larissa, where Greek feta cheese is a treasured local production, local authorities are trying to promote it with a festival to show...

Greek Committee To Seek Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Deputy Minister of Culture Kostas Tzavaras has set up a special advisory committee to coordinate strategy for the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles stolen...

Young Greek Directors Riding New Wave of Cinema

Greek cinema has a well-known paradoxical side: there may be no state funding during a crushing economic crisis, but creativity seems to be surging...

Acropolis Museum’s Laser Technique Wins Keck Award

The new Acropolis Museum in Athens has been named winner of the 2012 Keck Award from the International Institute of Conservation. The award ceremony took...

After 2,500 Years, Music on Acropolis’ South Side

For the first time after 2,500 years the south slope of the Acropolis will once again echo the works of Aeschylus and music. Next...

Jailhouse Rock Time for Greece’s Tax Cheat Singers

Nobody is above the law in Greece, except for politicians, the rich, athletes, celebrities, architects, tax evaders, engineers, lawyers, doctors, auto mechanics, fruit and...

In Crisis, Greek Football Teams Prefer Greek Players

ATHENS – The Greek economic crisis and days of austerity are making even its Super League soccer teams cutting back, preferring to sign homegrown...

A 150-Year-Old Greek Paniyiri in Epirus Struggles On

This is probably the oldest paniyiri (traditional Greek festival) in Greece. According to local authorities of Kato Ksechoro village in Filiatra of Thesprotia Prefecture,...

Without a Mosque, Greece’s Muslims Go Underground

Muslims in Greece are being left to pray in basement apartments, coffee shops, garages and old warehouses, many of which are targets of arsonists,...

Greek Woman Stopped Holding Greek Flag at Acropolis

It was supposed to be an ordinary visit for a young couple from Kavala, Greece, eager to visit the Acropolis and make some photographic...

Anafiotika, the Hidden Island of Athens

Visitors to Athens – and even some Athenians – often overlook the tiny, scenic neighborhood of Anafiotika tucked above the Plaka, just below the...

Play Mocking Greek Hero Diakos Ires Officials

A play for the Athens Festival portraying Athanasios Diakos, a hero of the War of Independence who was impaled by the Turks, as a...

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