Internationally-Acclaimed Greek Sculptor Takis Passes Away at 93 (video)

The internationally-renowned Greek sculptor Panagiotis Vassilakis, professionally known as "Takis," passed away on Thursday at the age of 93. The Takis Foundation announced his death...

Monopoly Man Floats on Mykonos

A giant inflatable Monopoly Man has been seen floating off Psarou Beach on Mykonos since Sunday, making vacationers scratch their heads over what could...

Alexandros Iolas: The Rise and Tragic Fall of Greece’s Greatest Art Collector (video)

The story of Alexandros Iolas reads, appropriately, like a Greek tragedy. A man who once sat at the top of the world, in his...

Barn Turned into Home in Tinos

Apart from being an island with unparalleled beauty, hospitable residents and gastronomic delights, Tinos is full of ideas for design and architecture. After Xinara House,...

Mesmerizing 1926 Photo Portraying Athenian Coffee Culture Goes Viral

A striking image shot by Greek photographer Christos Kaplanis in 1926 at Athens' Syntagma Square has resurfaced in glorious color and has already gone...

Hermes of Praxiteles Statue Remains a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus supposedly created by Praxiteles was discovered on May 8, 1877 but its influential presence makes it...

Modern Art Meets Ancient Ruins at Sacred Greek Island of Delos

For the first time, a modern art exhibition is being held on Delos island. Greece's 5,000-year-old archaeological site was once a flourishing trading center...

Program Unveiled for Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019

  The schedule for the 2019 version of the spectacular annual arts festival taking place in Athens and Epidaurus, Greece was announced on Tuesday. The festival...

ELSTAT: Visitors and Revenue to Museums, Archaeological Sites Up in Jan-Oct 2018

Visitors to Greek museums and archaeological sites in October 2018 posted a 13.4 pct and 12.4 pct rise respectively in comparison with the same...

Crete’s Minoan Treasures Are Still in UNESCO Limbo

By Phil Butler* It has been called “Europe’s oldest city.” The Palace at Knossos on Crete was the center of European culture from before 2800...

The History of the Parthenon Marbles

2016 marked 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous Parthenon Marbles, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles", the culture crime...

Old Athens Comes To Life in Remarkable Exhibit at Benaki Museum

A photography exhibition opens on Wednesday in the Greek capital, with the rare black and white photos shot by the famous photographer Alexander Lamont Henderson...

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