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Aris Konstantinidis: The Architect Who Helped Bring Modernism to Greece

His quote "I believe in dreams, not fantasy," marked the life and work of famed Greek architect Aris Konstantinidis (1913-1993). Long heralded as the...

Nea Moni Monastery, An Historical Treasure on the Greek Island of Chios

Located on the Greek island of Chios is another treasure from Greece's long history, now listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Nea Moni, or...

The Zappeion: A Neoclassical Landmark in Athens

On this day, October 20, 1888 -- one hundred and thirty-two years ago -- Athens' iconic Zappeion Megaron first opened its doors to the...
Royal Wharf Pier (London, UK), Photo © Gavriil Papadiotis (www.gavriilux.com)

The Greek Photographer Painting Landmarks with Light

Following the successful delivery of the lighting revamp of Syntagma Square in the heart of Athens as his swan song in architectural lighting design...

A Greek Architect’s Designs for the Moon

Determined to become a fixed star rather than a passing comet in his domain, young Greek architect engineer Angelos Chrysovalantis Alfatzis has made a...

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...

Architectural Masterpieces of Athens that Postwar Development Ruined Forever

Many claim that the modern ''Golden Age'' of Athens lasted from the second half of the nineteenth century all the way up to WWII. If we...

Iconic ”Ghost Tower” of Piraeus Finds New Owner

The Consortium of Cante Holdings Ltd. was approved on Monday as the provisional winner in the bidding for ownership of the Piraeus Tower building. The economic...

131 Years Since Athens’ Zappeion Megaron Opened for the First Time

131 years ago, on October 20, 1888 one of Athens' architectural landmarks, the Zappeion Megaron opened its doors for the first time. Located in the...

The Story Behind the Historic Tositseo Building Evacuated by Athens Police

A large police operation took place in downtown Athens on Thursday morning in order to clear out a historic building in which illegal immigrants have...

Aristotelous Square, The Jewel of Thessaloniki

Aristotelous Square is the main city square of Thessaloniki, which is Greece’s second largest city and the capital of Macedonia. Located along Nikis avenue, near...

Benaki Museum Hosts Exhibit on Greek Architect Who Built Skopje in 1960’s

Constantinos Doxiadis was a Greek architect who played a crucial role in the rebuilding of the city of Skopje in 1963 following a devastating...

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