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Athens Authentic Marathon, a photo essay

It might have been a different race - but the glorious spirit of the Marathon lives on! Photographer Nikos Karanikolas' compelling images capture the passion, drama and essence of the famed 26.2-mile Athens Marathon, that traces the original route run by Pheidippides from Marathon to Athens. Intimate, fascinating portraits of runners from...

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Sofka Zinovieff unpacks Athens

Acclaimed author and Athens-based anthropologist Sofka Zinovieff delves deep beneath the surface of Athens in a podcast series that’s designed to decode our captivating capital. In an exclusive interview with Athens Insider, she takes us through cemeteries and bustling farmer’s markets. Your podcast series Athens Unpacked laun...

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Leonard Cohen’s Greek destiny: It was the promise of a suntan that brought him to Hydra

Who knew that a random conversation with a bank teller on a dreary, dank September afternoon in London would have such a profound impact on a young writer’s destiny? A superficial exchange about the clerk’s unusually dark tan led to Cohen hopping on a plane to Athens and heading out to Hydra. Hydra promised the life Cohen had craved: spar...

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Farewell Mikis!

Not firearms or empty threats. Mikis Theodorakis used the power of his words and his music to rebel against the oppressive junta regime in his native Greece. He passed away on September 2, 2021, to a hero’s farewell. A living legend, he was known world-over for his catchy score for Zorba the Greek, a film that captures the gen...

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Daniel Craig to heat up Spetses this summer

Bond star Daniel Craig has got his knives out for Spetses. The English actor is set to be in stylish Spetses - and Porto Heli - in May to reprise his role as super sleuth Detective Benoit Blanc in the sequel to the 2019 ensemble hit, Knives Out. Daniel Craig is all set to send the temperature soaring this summer as he and his ...

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