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  • Photo of Best Greek woman poet since Sappho

    Best Greek woman poet since Sappho

    One of Greece’s most beloved writers and internationally-renowned poet Kiki Dimoula was decorated with the European Prize for Literature, the Greek State Prize, and the Kostas and Eleni Ouranis Prize, among other awards, and in 2002 she was inducted into the Academy of Athens. Dimoula was regarded by her contemporaries as “the best Greek woman…

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  • Photo of “’Man of God’: A Work of Beauty and Love”

    “’Man of God’: A Work of Beauty and Love”

    In these days, very rarely do we find made a film made about a true saint, let alone a film about a true saint that is very well produced. Yelena Popovic has written, directed, and produced in partnership with Mt. Athos’ Vatopaidi Monastery, the St. Maxim the Greek Institute, and Europgroup Ltd. such a film…

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    Nobel Prize-winning poet

    Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseus Elytis was born Odysseus Alepoudelis, in the city of Heraklion, on the island of Crete, on November 2, 1911. To avoid any association with his wealthy family of soap manufacturers, he later changed his surname to reflect those things he most treasured. Frank J. Prial of the New York Times explained that the…

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    Musical folk hero

    Mikis Theodorakis is legendary Greek composer, born in Chios, Greece on 29th July 1925. He has worked for the Greek as well as international music industry for the last 70 years, contributing close to a thousand songs along the way. He has mostly centered his compositions to 20th century classical Greek music, working in a…

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  • Photo of Guardian-angel of all the world’s prisoners

    Guardian-angel of all the world’s prisoners

    Archimandrite Gervasios, founder of the “Diaconate for the Release of Poor Prisoners and Defendants» of the «Saint Xeni» Orthodox Missionary Sisterhood, has every reason to feel complete since, at age 79, he has contributed to the discharge from prison of over 13,000 indigent prisoners in Greece and 80 other countries, by raising approximately four million…

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  • Photo of The first Greek woman scientist ever to join NASA

    The first Greek woman scientist ever to join NASA

    Dr. Ioanna Vernikou joined NASA in 1964, in the beginning of the spatial research and the idea of space, and soon became Director of the Research Programs in the Department of Space Life Sciences. She was Head and Project Leader of many missions, including the historic mission of John Glenn’s return in 1998, when he…

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  • Photo of The Greek who fights against cancer

    The Greek who fights against cancer

    Dr. Philippos Tsichlis is Professor of Hematology and Oncology and Director of the Institute of Molecular Oncology at the Tufts University Medical School in Boston, United States of America. It belongs to the pioneers who created and applied experimental models using retroviruses to identify and isolate oncogenes. His work has led to the identification of…

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  • Photo of The international artistic marvel of instrumental music

    The international artistic marvel of instrumental music

    Yanni is a composer, keyboardist and musical producer of international recognition from his concerts in historical monuments of the world, with the video from “Live at the Acropolis” having yielded the second best-selling music concert video of all time. He has also played in Taj Mahal, Forbidden City, Burj Khalifa, Morro Castle, Lebanese Ancient Town,…

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  • Photo of His music “speaks” directly to the Greek soul

    His music “speaks” directly to the Greek soul

    Stavros Xarchakos is one of the “pioneers” of the Spring in the Greek artistic and popular music of the 60s and since then his songs hold a special place in the hearts of the Greeks . He was born in Exarchia, Athens, on March 14, 1939. His parents were also born there and his family’s…

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  • Photo of She developed the world’s first vaccine against breast cancer

    She developed the world’s first vaccine against breast cancer

    Dr. Vasso Apostolopoulos is a Professor of Immunology and Vice President of Victoria University’s Research Department. She was the world’s first researcher to develop the theory of breast cancer immunotherapy in the early 1990s which is currently used in thousands of laboratories around the world. Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos has over 25 years’ experience in cancer,…

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