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1821 Before and After: Experience a Complete Panorama of Modern Hellenism at the Benaki Museum

With a whopping 1,200 exhibits spread across the 2,500 square metres of the Benaki Museum’s Pireos Street site, “1821 Before and After” is the most extensive exhibition ever presented on modern Hellenism. Make a date to see this comprehensive panorama of a pivotal century in Greek history after lockdown. Or soak up the highlights over this ...

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Snap up some Freedom Fashion

From revolutionary jewellery, ceramic keepsakes, colour-soaked silk scarves, blue-and-white spangled dresses and cheeky ties, Greek designers and international fashion houses celebrate Greece’s defining moment in history with humour, sophistication and style. We’ve curated a tempting collection to commemorate this month’s bicentennial mil...

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Who were the Women Warriors of Greece?

From the legendary Laskarina Bouboulina – Mother of the Greek Revolution – and the exalted “death dancers” of Zalaggo, to the executed heroines of the National Resistance against Nazi Occupation, Sakis Gekas, Associate Professor, Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of Modern Greek History at the University of York traces the role and chang...

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Manto: Profile of a Greek Heroine

Manto Mavrogenous was a freedom fighter from Mykonos who captained Greece to liberation. It cost this educated-aristocrat-turned-rebel her personal fortune and the love of her life. Mykoniot-resident Stacey Harris-Papaioannou profiles this captivating and tragic Greek heroine. [caption id="attachment_9583" align="alignleft" wi...

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Gardening at Zoumboulakis Gallery

Take a rousing virtual stroll around Athens in Springtime and explore the various species of plants we’ve nurtured in our living rooms during lockdown, as The Zoumboulakis gallery creates the city’s first indoor botanical garden exhibition. Zoumboulakis Gallery taps into the creativity that blossomed through our limbo-lockdown...

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Charlotte De Witte at Ancient Messene

Standing alone amid eternal stone, marble and the epic Greek light, queen bee of the global techno scene, Charlotte de Witte, unites clubbers from around the world with an electrifying DJ set, streamed live from Ancient Messene. The Onassis Foundation is bringing the world’s top DJ – Charlotte de Witte – to one of the most str...

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