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Some suggested sites of cultural interest to visit: The Archaeological Museum in Chora, Andros It is a very functional building that was built in 1981. It houses finds from excavations in Andros as well as a very well preserved copy of the Map of Rigas Feraios. The Hermes of Andros and the artefacts from the archaeological collection of Zagoras, which is of great historical value, are also impressive. Tel. 22820 […]

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The Athens and Epidaurus festival is celebrating 60 years with an impressive programme. As a living entity  continues to be active with important foreign invitees as well as Greek productions by established and younger artists. 01-04/6/2015 Theatre Dimitris Mavrikos – Pope Joan The director Dimitris Mavrikos is opening this season’s Festival by completing last year’s performance in progress of his play based on the novel Pope Joan (1866) by Em. […]

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Have you ever dreamed of entering a time capsule and embarking on an epic journey to 6000 B.C.? If that excites you think of the possibility to learn the story of Alexander the Great while you actually look at his iconic portrait which was found near Pella; or meet the legendary King Agamemnon, leader of the united Greek forces in the Trojan War (12th century B.C.) through his superb golden […]

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Officially called the Hellenic Republic, the mainland and islands of Greece lie the juncture of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Its strategic position and the legacy of ancient Greece, the Byzantine Empire and nearly 400 years of Ottoman rule have shaped a long, colourful history of noteworthy contributions to civilization as we know it today. Greece is usually regarded as the birthplace of the first major democracy, the Olympic Games; western […]

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Easter in Greece is the biggest holiday of the year and is even more important than Christmas, with week  long celebrations and traditions. The Greek Orthodox Church plays a large role in the Greek Easter Paska or Pascha celebrations. Greek Orthodox Easter usually falls one week after the Western (Protestant, Catholic) Easter, while approximately once every four years it falls on the same date. Greek Easter Traditions There are many […]

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The Cyclades fulfill their collective name by encircling the sacred island of Delos but Mykonos clutches the island jealously to its heart. Delos has no permanent population and so it is a soothing contrast to the relentless liveliness of modern Mykonos, although in high summer you share it all with fellow visitors. Light, shock and awe are in three words the impressions the first views of island make on the […]

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The site of  Phaestos 63 km from Iraklio, was the second-most important Minoan palatial city after Knossos and also enjoys the most awe-inspiring location, with panoramic views of the Messara Plain and Mt Psiloritis. The palace layout is similar to that of Knossos, with rooms arranged around a central court. Also like Knossos, most of Phaestos was built over an older palace destroyed in the late Middle Minoan period. But […]

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Hania or Chania is Crete’s most evocative city, with its pretty Venetian quarter, criss – crossed by narrow lanes, culminating at a magnificent harbor. Remnants of Venetian and Turkish architecture abound, with old townhouses now transformed into atmospheric restaurants and boutique hotels. Although all this beauty means the old Town is deluged with tourists in summer, it’s still a great place to unwind. Excellent local handicrafts mean there’s good shopping […]

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Dozens of films and scripts are presented in this year’s London Greek Film Festival. As ever independent, fighting, progressive, creative and alternative, the London Greek Film Festival is ready to open its doors and welcome its audience on 7th October. Entrance this year is free to all, for all screenings! Against the crisis in Greece, the festival that has been loved by film enthusiasts and creators stays loyal to its […]

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The Aegina Fistiki Fest was the dream of a group of people who believed that the pistachio tree, the nut and its farmers, could and should, get the recognition they deserve for their contribution to Aegina’s development. That dream was taken on board by a large group of volunteers who worked to make the pistachio festival a reality, and this year is its fifth consecutive year. The festival’s organization has […]

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