CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

National Archaeological Museum Sees Visitor Numbers Rise Again

The NAM received more than half a million visitors in 2018, with efforts to make the museum more outward-looking appearing to pay off.

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Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Status Sought for Islet of Spinalonga

A key Venetian stronghold and later a leper colony (as depicted in Victoria Hislop's "The Secret"), Spinalonga is one of Crete's most atmospheric sites.

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Heritage

SNFCC: National Library Research Department Set to Open

In its new home in the SNFCC, the National Library is set to become fully operational as the research department opens to the public.

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Film

Lanthimos’s ‘The Favourite’ Leads Nominations for BAFTA Awards

The comedy-drama in which Olivia Colman has won much praise for her portrayal of Queen Anne led the nominations for the BAFTA awards.

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Arts

Niarchos Foundation Gives National Opera 20 Million Euro Grant

Following the Greek National Opera's move to the Stavros Niachos Foundation Cultural Center, the opera aims to become an international force.

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Photography

Alexander Lamont Henderson’s Snapshots of Athens in 1904

The British photographer's rare images of life in the capital in the early 20th century are on display in an exhibition at the Benaki Museum.

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Exhibitions

Photographer Stratos Kalafatis Returns to the Aegean

New exhibition at Villa Kapantzi, in Thessaloniki, shows times changing in the grand Aegean.

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Museums

Two Greek Institutions Nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award

Two Greek museums, one in Athens and one on the island of Crete, have been nominated for the prestigious award.

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