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Architectural gem gets due attention
By Giorgos Lialios
Lakki is an unusual town, like a set from a movie. Most people don't even know it exists. Even residents of Leros treat it with some skepticism.
 INSIDE LIFE
Silver screen lights back up at Petit Palais cinema in Pangrati
Is it possible that the announcement of a movie theater’s reopening can lift the morale of an entire neighborhood? As things stand...
2,300-year-old tomb-guarding girls revive Greek cultural hopes
When Greek archaeologists brushed away sandy soil to reveal two female statues guarding a tomb in Amphipolis this month, they put ...
A Maria Callas house and opera academy
The historic but long-neglected building at 61 Patission Street in central Athens where opera legend Maria Callas lived from 1940 ...
ARCHITECTURE
Lakki, architectural gem on island of Leros, finally gets due attention
It's 2009. Italian architect and photographer Daniele Ratti is traveling in Eritrea, Eastern Africa. After reaching the country's ...
Greek designer opens Milan fashion week at Teatro Armani
Waving a sign thanking Giorgio Armani, Angelos Bratis opened the Spring-Summer 2015 fashion season in Milan on Wednesday. It was a...
ARCHAEOLOGY
Divers return to shipwreck where ancient ‘Antikythera Mechanism’ was found
Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the mo...
EXHIBITION
The birth of the Aegean
The Aegean Sea has a tumultuous history. Long before it became the subject of disputed claims and diplomatic tensions, it was rock...
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CULTURE
A Maria Callas house and opera academy
 
The historic but long-neglected building at 61 Patission Street in central Athens where opera legend Maria Callas lived from 1940 to 1945 before she left for the United States is set to undergo renovation work so that it can house the Maria Callas Opera Academy.
FASHION
Greek designer opens Milan fashion week at Teatro Armani
 
Waving a sign thanking Giorgio Armani, Angelos Bratis opened the Spring-Summer 2015 fashion season in Milan on Wednesday. It was a singular moment for the 36-year-old Milan-based Greek designer, who had been invited to show at the Italian fashion maestro’s theater.

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LIFE
ARCHITECTURE
Lakki, architectural gem on island of Leros, finally gets due attention
By Giorgos Lialios
Travel brochures of Leros are usually filled with pictures of Aghia Marina, your typical island village, along with the castle, the churches, the windmills and the island's – rather ordinary – beaches. There are just a handful of references to Lakki, and these are generally understated.
LIFE
EXHIBITION
The birth of the Aegean
By Christina Sanoudou
The history of how its distinctive archipelago was formed over the course of 20 million-plus years, and how the islands became the cradles of culture and in many cases the fields of great battles, is the subject of an exhibition at the Eugenides Foundation.
DEMOCRACY
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Democracy's many guises and challenges
By Nick Malkoutzis
At second Athens Forum, experts analyze the threats to our form of governance, particularly growing inequality.
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