COMMUNITY Diaspora

A little Greece in Britain

CONSTANTINOS ZOULAS

Myconos, Paros, Santorini and Andros are islands you may have visited. Perhaps you’ve been to all of them. Now imagine that all the residents of those islands disappeared, having packed their belongings and boarded a plane, never to return, and imagine that they all moved to Britain.

COMMUNITY Athens

The revival of the capital’s commercial triangle

DIMITRIS ATHINAKIS

A pilot program called “The Triangle” has resulted in a sea change in relations between the municipality and shop owners in Athens’s “commercial triangle,” as the capital’s central retail district is known, resulting in an effective coexistence in a city that’s difficult at the best of times but which is going through an especially hard time now.

COMMUNITY Community

The long and arduous tradition of emery mining on Naxos

VICKY KATEHAKI

“Mining is really demanding. Emery miners are forced to inhale dynamite smoke in tunnels as deep as 500 meters beneath the surface. Most miners suffer from silicosis [an occupational lung disease], and, if they live long enough, are affected by arthritic and rheumatic conditions caused by the damp inside the mines,” noted Manolis Manolas, a seasoned miner with more knowledge than most on the mines in the mountains of Naxos.

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Athenian monument opens to public after restoration

A view of the archaeological site of the Roma Agora in central Athens where restoration work was completed last week on the 17th century Fethiye Mosque. The building is now accessible to the public. [Orestis Panagiotou/ANA-MPA]