Greek Rebetiko Musician Agathonas Iakovidis Passes Away at Age 65

Greece's well-known Rebetiko musician Agathonas Iakovidis passed away suddenly in Thessaloniki at the age of 65 on Wednesday, according to information from the website...

Dimitri Platanias: The Greek Baritone Taking Europe by Storm (video)

It was only a few days ago when Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias had both audience and critics spellbound by his superlative performance as "Gerard"...

Six-Year Old Greek Pianist is Now a Composer (video)

Stelios Kerasidis, the 6-year-old Greek pianist who has stunned the world with his talent, recently composed a moving song which he dedicated to his...

Sculpture of Ancient Greek Boxer Still Haunts Viewers Today

  The beloved ancient Greek sculpture called "The Boxer at Rest," from 330-50 BC, one of the most realistic of all ancient Greek sculptures, is...

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...

Epidaurus Theatre to Live-Stream Ancient Play For First Time

A performance of the ancient Greek play "The Persians," by Aeschylus, will be streamed live to a global audience on Saturday, July 25, from...

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...

Epidaurus’ Asclepion Archaeological Dig Uncovers Layers of Ancient Greek History

Culture Minister Lina Mendoni on Thursday visited the archaeological site at the Epidaurus Asclepeion to be briefed on the progress of recent archaeological excavations...

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...

“All of Greece, One Culture” Will Begin to Celebrate Greece’s Heritage

The purpose of the program is to celebrate Greek culture, with performances incorporating both the country's ancient heritage and combining it with a more...

Statue of Alexander the Great to Grace Athens

Athens is preparing to erect a statue of the great Macedon king Alexander, which will be the first of its kind in the Greek...

Greece to Restore Historic Home of National Poet Kostis Palamas

After many years of neglect and dilapidation, the historic home of poet Kostis Palamas in Athens is given a lifeline by the Greek Ministry...

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