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Agia Fotini of Mantinea

Agia Fotini of Mantinea: One of the most mysterious churches in the world  

“My goal was to create a church that creates the illusion of motion. It feels like the Holy Spirit moves around its axis, God himself moves around its axis, as the church has no obvious front and back,” Greek architect Costas Papatheodorou said about his creation – the Orthodox church of Agia Fotini of Mantinea – which has become known as the second most mysterious church in the world.

Olympus guitars

Olympus Guitars: From the House of the Gods to the hands of rock legends

A Greek workshop in Australia that creates handmade guitars made of olive tree wood from Mount Olympus, has become a popular destination for some of the biggest rock stars in the world including BonJovi guitarist Richie Sambora, five-time Grammy winner bassist Victor Wooten, Journey, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Dream Theatre producer Kevin Shirley, Alice Cooper, Eric Gales and Orianthi Panagaris, to name but a few fans.

Dimitris Siasiaridis

Dimitris Siasiaridis: The famous chef bringing Greek delicacies to Paris

Endlessly talented, Dimitris Siasiaridis is a chef, ballet dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, musician, restaurant owner, co-founder of catering company ‘Dimitris’, member of Greek French innovation network MAZIINOV, artistic director of Greek dance company in France ‘Parthenon Académie de Danses’ and co-owns the first pop corn store in Paris ‘Yummy POP’ with actress Scarlett Johannson. Through his professional activities and hobbies, every day Dimitris continues to promote Greek food, music, culture, way of life and the Greek spirit.

Evzones

Evzones exhibition starts at Athens City Museum

The Evzones guards are a true living attraction of the city and an eternal symbol of Greece, synonymous to valour and heroism. The Athens City Museum is dedicating its new exhibition to these elite soldiers, with portraits, sculptures, embroideries and works of contemporary Greek art, as well as souvenirs, rare photographs, archival material, unreleased historical relics and collectibles from public and private collections that aim to tell the story of Evzones throughout the years of the Greek revolution.

Greek sculptures venus de milo

Four of the finest Ancient Greek sculptures kept in museums away from their motherland

The movement to return the Parthenon marbles to their motherland was started in the 1980s. But it is not just the Elgin marbles that have been removed from Greece. Some of the most magnificent Greek sculptures ever created are in fact located in various museums around the world, proudly representing the country in which they were born.

Marialina Tsinidi

16-year-old Greek student Marialina Tsinidi awarded for space experiments by European Space Agency

Twice-awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA) for three space experiments that she conducted through the aerospace company Blue Origin, 16 year old Greek student Marialina is now writing scientific research papers for prestigious publications and a children’s physics book to fund her next space station project through the aerospace company Nanoracks.

Pfizer

“Thessaloniki can develop into the Silicon Valley of Greece” says Pfizer head

Nico Gariboldi, head of the digital technology and innovation centre of Pfizer and leader of the Pfizer digital hub believes that Thessaloniki “is a city full of talents” with the potential to become an important technological centre and the Silicon Valley of Greece. He wants to “put Thessaloniki on the map” in terms of innovation and scientific excellence and to also send a clear message that there are strong reasons to invest there.

COMPASS-COVID-19 SCORE test

Greek scientists create breakthrough COMPASS-COVID-19 SCORE test that predicts patient severity

Led by Greek professor of hematology, Grisgoris Gerotziafas, a team of Greek scientists have developed the breakthrough COMPASS-COVID-19 SCORE test. Designed to predict the severity of COVID-19 in patients, the test is soon to be integrated into the COVID-19 operations of hospitals around the world.

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