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Why you should read Roderick Beaton’s Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

As the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Greece’s revolution, Athens Insider recommends a mandatory reading of Roderick Beaton’s Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation. Beaton treats Modern Greece as a biographical subject, a living entity in its own right,  and encourages us to take a fresh look at a people and culture long celebra...

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The Spirit of Philhellenism

“Byron shows us what Philhellenism is. It is quite simply a transformative love affair,” writes John Kittmer, who – just like Lord Byron – fell head over heels for Greece on his first visit as a young man.  In this heartfelt paean to Greece, the former British ambassador distils the enduring essence of Philhellenism, past and present. ...

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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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