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    Easter holidays in Greece

    Easter holidays in Greece

    It is not a coincidence that the tradition of Holly Easter takes place during spring season. It signifies the rebirth of nature where a new life-cycle starts, with trees and flowers start blossoming. This could…

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    Seven Greek Wonders

    Seven Greek Wonders

    Much is being said recently about the voting which elected the New Seven Wonders of the World. Placed amongst the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World are the Colossus of Rhodes, the gigantic statue of…

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    The 300 from Sparta

    The 300 from Sparta

    On the occasion of the recently released Frank Miller big screen production of the ‘300’; a film about the battle between 300 Spartans and the hundreds of thousands of Persian soldiers, we are presenting a…

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    Carnival at Patras

    Carnival at Patras

    Few know that in the region of Patra, there is a bridge (Rio-Antirio Bridge), which, due to geological and geographical difficulties, as well as due to the technological measures which were taken in its construction,…

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    The new Acropolis museum

    The new Acropolis museum

    Which of the two should be respected most: the architectural legacy of Athens or the optical contact between the exhibits and the Parthenon?

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    Greek Customs in August

    Greek Customs in August

    Dates: In the past, the first twelve days of August were used to predict the weather of the upcoming twelve months. Meteorological phenomena of each day (sun, clouds, rain…) were indicative of those which would…

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    Branded Greek Products

    Branded Greek Products

    When you visit a new place, it is important to try domestic and traditional products, as in this way you get to better understand many things about the people’s mentality, as well as appreciate the…

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    The Pulse of a Kafenio

    The Pulse of a Kafenio

    In a coffee house in Greece you might find anything from handcrafted straw-bottomed chairs to modern plastic stools. Tables could be the plain wooden variety to fine marble. Whatever the decor, the kafenio remains an…

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    Traditional Greek Beverages

    Traditional Greek Beverages

    Ouzo – the national drink of Greece Ouzo is the most well known traditional beverage. Greeks adore it, and prefer it especially during the summer months, when they may enjoy it with company, during the…

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    Grand Promenade in Athens

    Grand Promenade in Athens

    In the framework of the Pre-Opening Events 2006-2008 of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the EMST organises a Grand Cultural Promenade around the streets of Athens. It is the first of the two large scale international exhibitions…