CULTURE

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President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the house of Angelos Sikelianos, near the archaeological site of Delphi, on the slopes of Mt Parnassus in central Greece on Saturday.


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CULTURE

The expanded space of the National Gallery has been hailed as a success by three art experts who have visited the venue since it reopened to the public on May 14 after undergoing major renovation work.

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A recent decision by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS), the main guardian of Greece’s cultural heritage, to allow French luxury brand Christian Dior to use the Acropolis as the backdrop for an upcoming revival of its historic 1951 shoot at the ancient citadel, has sparked a fresh debate over the criteria involved in granting permission for such projects.

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CULTURE

In the latest easing of lockdown restrictions, Greece’s open-air theaters were scheduled to open their doors for the first time in more than seven months on Friday, presenting music, theater and other spectacles before a live audience.


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CULTURE

The project to restore and reconstruct the historic Plaka Bridge in Epirus, which was washed away by a flash flood in 2015, has won one of 24 European Heritage Awards/ Europa Nostra Awards handed out in 2021 for “exemplary achievements” in the heritage field.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Hadestown,” the last show to win a Tony Award for best musical before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the theater industry, announced Monday that it is planning to resume performances on Sept. 2, nearly two weeks before any other Broadway shows have set their reopening date. The show’s producers said they had consulted with the […]

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CULTURE

People watch a movie at an open-air cinema in the central Athens district of Thiseio late on Friday, with the Acropolis visible in the background.


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President Katerina Sakellaropoulou (second from left) takes part in a ceremony to honor national Greek poet Dionysios Solomos in the National Garden in Athens as part of events taking place for the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution.

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CULTURE

The Culture Ministry and the City of Athens will jointly implement a major four-year project for the regeneration of the three hills – Pnyx, Nymphs and Muses/Philopappou – in central Athens, amounting to approximately 7 million euros.



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Ahead of opening day on Friday, open-air movie theaters in Greece are putting the finishing touches to their venues, which will only be allowed to run at 75 percent capacity and with no intermissions.


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OPINION

At 1 p.m., there were very few visitors at the Goulandris Museum in the Athens suburb of Pangrati. The personnel very courteous, all at their posts, but the public could be counted on the fingers of one hand.

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CULTURE

A woman visits the Parthenon Hall of the Acropolis Museum, as museums open following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease, a day before the official opening of the tourism season, in Athens, Friday.

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The Temple of Olympian Zeus in the center of Athens is seen with scaffolding around it amid ongoing conservation work aimed at preserving the ancient monument and enhancing its stability, on Tuesday.