Heritage

New Book Sheds Light on Damaged Strofades Monastery

A photographer and journalist set out to capture the life of the last monk in Zakynthos' Strofades Monastery before it was too late. Then an earthquake hit.

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History

On This Day in 1834 Athens Became the Greek Capital

At the time Athens was little more than a large village surrounded by ruins, as shown by the earliest photographs of the Greek state's new capital.

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History

Restoration of Greek Island Church wins Europa Nostra Heritage Award

The jury behind the prestigious award praised the quality of the restoration, and the high level of cooperation between public and private bodies.

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Heritage

US Ambassador Pyatt Visits Mount Athos Monastery

The ambassador, who is active on social media, tweeted numerous pictures of his visit to one of Orthodoxy's most important sites.

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History

A Virtual Tour Through Pericles’ Acropolis at Hellenic Cosmos

The planetarium-like Tholos Theater of Hellenic Cosmos now offers the chance to enjoy a virtual tour of the Acropolis as it was in the Golden Age of Athens.

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Technology

Virtual Antiquity: See the Parthenon Marbles in 360 Video

Be transported to Room 18 in the British Museum where Greece's most famous sculptures are kept.

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History

A Digital Introduction to Greek Heritage by Athens University

A new, attractive online platform is helping people outside of Greece become acquainted with ancient Greek sites and culture.

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Music

UNESCO Adds Rebetiko to its Intangible Cultural Heritage List

At its annual meeting this year, UNESCO recognized rebetiko, a musical genre that emerged in Greece in the early 20th century among poor urban communities.

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