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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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Tilos steps into the Future

A decisive move towards clean energy has transformed tiny and tranquil Tilos from an ageing outpost to a vibrant community with an ever-expanding population; inspiring other isolated Greek islands to stand on their own feet too.  In an article in the Financial Times, Kerin Hope highlights Tilos' pioneering move to become an energy-indepen...

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All I want for Christmas… Dimitra Kolotoura of Zeus and Dione shares her wishlist!

In need of fail-safe festive gift ideas? Seek inspiration from the wishlists of one of the fashion industry's insiders. Dimitra Kolotoura, one of the founders of fashion-forward Greek label, Zeus + Δione shares her wishlist from vintage jugs to woven leather baskets, hand-painted ceramic plates, fine jewellery and can't -do-without fashion ...

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Lockdown in Greece extended to January 7

The second lockdown in Greece was initially meant to last until November 30. An extension upto December 7 followed. The Greek Government has now taken the decision to extend lockdown measures until (and including) January 7.  The cases in Greece have been galloping since late October, necessitating these stringent measures. In practical terms it...

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Welcome to Cassandra Times

We don’t want to hear it or be reminded it. The Voice of Reason. In the seventh of his monthly chronicles on living through pandemic times, as told from the perspective of an American mystery writer who has called Greece home for 35 years, Jeff Siger insists on why we cannot wear our noise-cancelling ear plugs just yet.  Do not ignore the Ca...

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