Greece’s population which, according to data of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), will stand at…
“It is moving that children educated in the British education system understand both Elgin’s indecency and the tolerance of the Turks, as well as the British obsession to illegally withhold parts of a monument of Greek culture,” says Greek ambassador, Ioannis Raptakis after numerous British school children sent letters to the Greek embassy supporting the retune of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.
Dimitris Daskalopolous bought his first work of art whilst travelling through Thailand with his parents at the age of 17 – a statue that he carried with him under his arm for a week as it didn’t fit in his suitcase. Now, through his not-for-profit art foundation Neon, the Greek billionaire is converting a tobacco factory in Athens into a cultural centre as part of his mission to bring contemporary art to the people of Greece.
The many Christmas traditions of Greece that are still honoured today have been passed down through generation upon generation of Greeks from islands, villages and cities alike.
One of the most loved and admired figures of the Greek Orthodox Church, the beloved chef of Mount Athos, Father Epifanios Mylopotaminos, has passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.
Greek neuroscience researcher and elementary school teacher from Athens Rania Lampou has been recognised internationally for her achievements as an educator, by winning the “Best Teacher Award” at the 2020 Global Teacher Awards.
The Presidential Guard (Προεδρική Φρουρά) are the epitome of bravery and freedom, honouring the heroes thousands of years on, who fought and sacrificed for the land on which they stand on.
“Jesus calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves. Your ‘neighbour’ is everyone you meet. The underpinning is to be ‘Christlike’, and tonight’s event was people coming together to spread love, as our Lord did.” The Share With The World 2020 charity fundraiser raises over $250K.
Protected by the EU and UNESCO as a unique product, the precious ‘tears’ of Chios are harvested in a labour intensive process that has been passed down through generations and included on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There’s now a way to assist in the preservation of this ancient Greek tradition and the magical Chios mastiha trees.
Cleopatra used it to infuse her bathwater, while Alexander the Great bathed his battle wounds with it and drank saffron tea. Saffron, the gold of Greek land as it is called, is considered the best quality worldwide.
The celebrity cats of Syros are set to star in a Netflix documentary. Due for release early next year, the documentary tells the heartwarming story of ‘God’s Little People’ cat rescue, established by a couple striving to “show the world that animals count and that the way we treat them reflects something of our own humanity.”
His love for Greece, his passion for Greek mythology and the peculiarity of the Greek urban landscapes have inspired artist Max Grierson to create entire collections dedicated to Greece.
November 21 is traditionally a day where every Mama & Yiayia in many Greek villages are on a mission, gathering as many Polysporia (legumes) as possible – including all types of beans, corn, peas, wheat, and lentils and cook all the seeds together for a big family feast.
With a primary message message to the reader being to never give up hope; keep on fighting for what is right, the beautiful book ‘Elia’ by Greek Australian author Stella Sorotou is sure to bring a tear to your eye.
The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is an acoustic and aesthetic marvel, and all the more wondrous considering that it was created almost 2,500 years ago.
Young Greek LEGO designer Dimitris Stamatis grew up playing with LEGO bricks and dreamt of one day working for the legendary Danish toy brand. After participating in game design events and competitions in Greece, Dimitris has managed to make his dreams and aspirations come true.
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.
With decades of experience in hospitality, aged care, management and leadership, St. Basil’s training provide students with practical real-life experience and insights. They congratulate their graduating students of 2020.
Twenty new conventional, electric bicycles will be used by municipal police cyclists to patrol the streets of Athens to increase safety and to encourage the use of this environmentally friendly mode of transport.