“The Carols”: The Story Behind the Most Celebrated Painting in Modern Greek Art

The beloved painting titled "The Kalanda," created in 1872 by the Greek master Nikiforos Lytras, is one of the most famous works in the...

Alexandros Iolas: An Extraordinary Life of Fine Art — and Greek Tragedy

When Alexandros Iolas died in June 1987, Greece lost not only one of the world's greatest art collectors who was willing to donate his...

Magnificent Icon Believed to Be Early El Greco Discovered on Crete

A religious icon believed to be an early work of master painter El Greco, born Domenikos Theotokopoulos, one of the most-renowned artists in the entire...

Former Google Executive Steve Vranakis Created ”Macedonia the Great” Logo

Former Google executive-turned Greek government adviser Steve Vranakis has been credited for the creation of the new, official commercial trademark which will be used...

El Greco: The Greek Genius Who Changed the Art World

El Greco's "Portrait of an Old Man," believed to be a self-portrait, 1595 El Greco is one of the best known artists in the entire...

Exhibition of Santorini Landscapes by Noted Greek Artists Opens in Athens

An exhibition entirely based on the magical landscapes of Santorini, with an emphasis on 20th century Greek painters, has opened in Athens' Benaki Museum. A...

Greek Teen’s Art Installation Spotlights Our Addiction to Plastic

Young people around the world are joining forces and making an effort to combat the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. The international movement Fridays for...

Van Gogh, Picasso, and El Greco Masterpieces Find New Home in Athens

A new museum displaying international contemporary and modern art will soon open its doors in the heart of Athens. Opening on Wednesday, October 2, after...

Maria Callas: The Diva Lives on

It's hard to think it's more than 40 years since her death of Maria Callas, mostly because her immortal voice lives on, along with...

Medieval Illuminated Manuscript on Alexander the Great Displayed in Thessaloniki

A unique medieval illuminated manuscript on the life of Alexander the Great has been unveiled in digital form to the public for the first...

August Full Moon Events at Greece’s Archaeological Sites Now Underway

Events celebrating the full moon of August at archaeological sites throughout Greece are now underway and will conclude on Sunday, August 19, the Ministry...

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...

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