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Mihalis Kalkanis Group featuring Haig Yazdjian and Jannis Anastasakis

WHAT: Contrabassist Mihalis Kalkanis stands out among the new generation of Greek jazz musicians. A risk-taking creative artist and composer, Kalkanis fuses electronic music with traditional songs of his grandmother’s generation, doing field recordings in religious ceremonies of immigrants, and delivering a fusion of sounds in his album World Echoe...

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Ancient Greek Art

WHAT: The permanent collection of Ancient Greek Art at the Cycladic Museum comprises painted vases, terracotta figurines, bronze vessels, stone sculptures, coins, gold jewellery and glass items, covering a wide time span from the 2nd millennium BC to the 4th c. AD. During this long period, major socio-political events took place, including the rise...

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Monika – Something is Blooming at Herodion

WHAT: The Odeon of Herodes Atticus will don the colours of a lovely Greek garden for this unique album release concert. Monika will premiere her new Greek-language album; an album she has been working on for more than ten years, taking care of it as if it were her own little garden. The fruit of this collective effort is now set to ‘bloom’ at the h...

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Robert McCabe – Katerina Lymperopoulou: ‘’The Last Monk of Strofades’’

WHAT: The exhibition brings alive the history of a monastic complex (a fortified monastery) that is of unique historical, architectural and cultural significance, dating back to the 13th century. The complex dominates a secluded corner of the Ionian Sea, a small island, just one-third the length of a typical airport runway, called Stamfani, part of...

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The lost statue of Athena Parthenos

WHAT: The Acropolis Museum brings to life, digitally, the statue of Athena Parthenos. Made of gold and ivory, this masterpiece was designed by Pheidias for the Parthenon. The Museum invites you on a walk of knowledge about the materials used, the techniques employed, the myths and allegories surrounding it, its radiance and its adventures. WHEN:...

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Keros: the mystery of the broken figurines

An archaeological mystery quest to uncover the origins of civilization in the Aegean Sea is the first documentary co-production between Cosmote TV and National Geographic in Greece to uncover the mystery of the broken figurines, coming soon to Cosmote History HD. Sixty years ago, a team of archaeologists embarked on an explora...

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10 Sports That Were Born in Ancient Greece

Typically, as we head into the summer of 2020, sports newspapers would have been chock-a-block with articles on potential gold-medallists and the glory of sport. Time to travel all the way back, to the very beginning, to the very origin of some of the sports. Did you know that these popular modern sports have their roots in ancient times?...

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