The loud noise made by the machinery polishing the white marble in the entrance of the National Gallery in Athens was almost enough to drown out the commotion on nearby Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue. Construction crews were preparing the areas around the building’s perimeter that will be filled with decorative plants, and the water canal that […]

02.03.2021 / 15:25

You might ask yourself why the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) decided on travel and journeys as its theme this year when such things are so out of reach.

05.02.2021 / 20:58

The next time your spring allergies start acting up, don’t be too cross with the pollen causing them, because hundreds of years from now, it may provide palynology scientists and researchers with valuable clues about the vegetation around you and the changes that the landscape has undergone. 

23.01.2021 / 16:25

A building in the central Athens district of Thiseio that housed the historic Athenaeum Conservatory – organizer of the Maria Callas Grand Prix – for 22 years, suffered extensive looting in an act of barbarism by unknown assailants.

12.12.2020 / 17:50

What color is the joy of Christmas? The sadness of the pandemic and grief for its victims? With those emotions running rampant these days, design firm Amigo & Amigo have translated feelings into colors with the installation “Parabolic Light Cloud.”

31.08.2020 / 17:19

Twenty-five distinguished public figures of the British arts and letters – all renowned for their philhellenic spirit – put their signatures to an open letter published by The Times recently, calling on the governments of Europe to show more active support for Greece and Cyprus against the recent Turkish provocations.

22.05.2020 / 19:03

Ranging from the changes being planned for Panepistimiou Street to the recent revamp of Omonia Square, my discussion with Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis was focused on his plans for the “Grand Walk,” as he’s dubbed an ambitious overhaul of the city center. The capital’s new mayor, elected in May 2019, also responded to criticism over last week’s unveiling of the new fountain in Omonia.

19.05.2020 / 22:40

The board of Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS), the country’s top advisory body on the protection of antiquities, approved unanimously on Tuesday a proposal by the Environment Ministry to set the maximum height for buildings in the vicinity of the Acropolis Hill at 21 meters, Kathimerini understands.