Greece

  • The Fine Art of the Doulamas

    An acclaimed expert of traditional Greek garments, Aristidis Tzonevrakis seeks to marry the philosophy of traditional outfits with the stylish present. A dark blue, urban style doulamas dominates this Argos workshop. Its base is woolen, like felt, and its embroidery is crafted with twisted, silver metallic thread. A formal military outfit of a bygone era, this imposing…

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  • Preserving a centuries-old fishing heritage in Aitoloakarnania

    Formed by the double delta of two rivers, the Acheloos and the Evinos, the Mesolongi-Aitoliko lagoons complex in the northern part of the Gulf of Patra is one of the largest and most biodiverse lagoon systems in the Mediterranean. Protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and included in the Natura 2000 network, the Mesolongi-Aitoliko…

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  • The establishment of the “blue and white” Flag of Greece 200 years ago, by the First National Assembly of Epidaurus

    On December 20, 1821, at the end of the year that marked the uprising and the independence of the Greeks, the First National Assembly or the First National Assembly of Epidaurus began in the current area of ​​New Epidaurus, Argolida. The work of the National Assembly that paved the way for the institutional formation of…

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  • Times of London Says Parthenon Marbles Belong in Greece

    LONDON – Shifting its position and putting more pressure on the British Museum and the the United Kingdom government, The Times of London called for the return of the stolen Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Still calling them The Elgin Marbles – named for the 19th Century Scottish diplomat who ripped them off the Parthenon 200 years ago…

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  • Greece Coronavirus: 32,694 new cases, 80 deaths, 640 intubations

    Greek health authorities announced 32,694 new coronavirus cases and 80 deaths on Tuesday. The daily briefing by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also stated that 640 patients are currently being treated in ICUs. The new cases were identified from a total of 583,206 tests, a positivity rate of 5.6%. Among intubated patients, 537…

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  • Metropolitan of Rethymno is the new Archbishop of Crete (update)

    Metropolitan Eugenios of Rethymno is the new Archbishop of Crete. The decision was made by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate that met today in the Phanar. The Metropolitan was elected among the Triprosopo which was initially formed by the Eparchial Synod of Crete for the election of the new Archbishop. The Triprosopo consisted…

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  • Saint Paisios – “From Farasa to Heaven” – New historical, biographical series on Mega TV

    A modern Saint. An emblematic figure who enlightened many people with his spiritual speech. The new historical-biographical series “Saint Paisios”, which comes to MEGA TV with a select cast of actors, follows the course and life of Saint Paisios, from his birth until the moment he decided to become a monk. The screenplay is written…

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  • Archbishop of Athens: “We are a family with the Ecumenical Patriarchate”

    Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all Greece met members of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association today at noon. The Archbishop welcomed the members with great joy and referred to the special and important work they perform. On their part, the president of WHIA, Leonidas Raptakis, and the members thanked the Archbishop for the warm welcome,…

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  • ‘Fagan fragment’ to be presented at the Acropolis Museum on Monday

    There is “a dynamic that is being built, step-by-step’ for the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in statements to The Daily Telegraph newspaper, it was reported on Saturday. The Greek premier was referring to the announcement made by authorities in Greece and Italy on Wednesday concerning a fragment…

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  • A street art tribute to 1821

    The City of Athens on Wednesday announced the unveiling of the last two murals in a group of four by local street artists paying tribute to the bicentennial of the 1821 Greek War of Independence. At the 13th elementary school in Mets, SAME84 presents “The Drummer Boy of Messolonghi,” a piece is inspired by German…

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