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Photo exhibition ‘Forts that bind’ in Chania

The photo exhibition “Forts that bind- FARO per i Forti” will open its doors to the public on Wednesday at 19:00 at the Mediterranean Architecture Centre in Chania, Crete. The exhibition, which was initially entitled “Fortification Heritage-Adriatic, another approach,” was created in the context of the CAMAA project funded by the Italy-Slovenia Interreg programme 2007-2013. […]

Greece Reacts After Turkey Calls for Change of Hagia Sofia Status

Turkey has yet again prompted the response of Greece’s culture minister, Lina Mendoni, after it re-tabled its plan to convert the historic former Greek Orthodox church of Hagia Sophia in the heart of Istanbul, into a mosque. Mendoni sent a letter on Thursday to representatives of UNESCO member states calling for immediate action and noting […]

Greek ministry sounds alarm with UNESCO of Turkish plans for Hagia Sophia

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni on Thursday sent a letter to representatives of all the member-states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sounding the alarm over Turkish government plans to reconvert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. “Hagia Sofia must not be allowed to be divested of its universal character and turned […]

Museums nationwide reopen on Monday

Museums across the country will reopen on Monday after a necessary three-month shutdown imposed by health authorities against the coronavirus outbreak. The Public National Health Organization (EODY) and the Ministry of Culture & Sports have collaborated extensively to ensure that a 2 meters indoors – 1.5 meters outdoors – distance among all visitors is observed […]

Painter Constantin Xenakis dies at the age of 89

Greek painter Constantin Xenakis died on Saturday at the age of 89.  Xenakis was born in Cairo, Egypt, on 28 December 1931. He has lived mainly in Paris since 1955. In 1976-77 he collaborated with the composer Jean-Yves Bosseur on the work Ornigrammes. He was made a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters […]