Thessaloniki’s long-overdue Holocaust memorial park gets green light

The memorial prayer (Askava) and the laying of wreaths at the annual event commemorating the National Day of Remembrance of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust on January 28 was among the last to be held on the pavement of Nikis Avenue, in central Thessaloniki. Eleftherias Square will […]

Assessing the Metapolitefsi

As more and more is written about Greece’s return to democracy after the fall of the junta 50 years ago, the period known as the Metapolitefsi is also coming under increasing scrutiny. Opinions vary intensely, showing that we are unable to come to an understanding about what matters most.

Alexander the Great docudrama stirs controversy

Just a day after launching on Netflix on Wednesday, a six-part docudrama on the life and conquests of one of Greece’s most revered ancient figures shot up to the Top 10 most watched shows in the country.

Nikaia refugee settlement explored

A study conducted by the School of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) has yielded intriguing insights into the present and future of one of the largest and best-preserved refugee settlements in Greece, in Nikaia, near Piraeus.

Lessons from 50 years of democracy

Countries learn from their history, past and present, in order to move forward with the necessary wisdom and appreciation for what has gone right and willingness to correct what has gone wrong.

The pendulum and the extremes

On the day that a group of far-right military officers seized power in Greece, in the early hours of April 21, 1967, Kathimerini’s then-publisher, Eleni Vlachou, had the journalistic wherewithal to press the button on the tape recorder on her desk.

Bringing exquisite angels back to life

The famous angels of Kurbinovo, a small village on the shore of the Great Prespa Lake in North Macedonia, have got their colorful robes, expressive faces and fluttering wings back, after the wear and tear of time had dulled the luster of what is regarded as one of the greatest murals of the Komnenian era (AD 1081-1204).