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Greek Yale professor appeals to Greeks to respect lockdown

The Greek Yale University professor, Nicholas A. Christakis, has called on Greeks, in a post on Twitter, to honor the new lockdown announced by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday and self-isolate. 

Olympic flame handover ceremony in Athens to be closed

The Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the Greek Olympic committee said Monday.

Note to readers

Readers are advised that all public and private museums, archaeological sites, galleries, entertainment and concert spaces, restaurants, bars, cafes and other public venues in Greece have been closed on the orders of the country's health authorities in a bid to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. Kathimerini English Edition will be back with its What's On listings when the crisis blows over.

UPB students gain four medals at SEEMOUS 2020

Students at the Automatics and Computers Faculty of the Politechnica University of Bucharest gained four medals, one gold and three silver, at SEEMOUS - a maths competition for Southeast Europe, with international participation, which took place between March 3 and 8 in Greece, in Thessaloniki.

Los Dos o Mas | Athens | March 7

After nine year of performing concerts in Greece and abroad, world music band Los Dos o Mas presents their first independent album on the stage of Six Dogs in downtown Athens. The program also includes internationally renowned songs adapted in the band's very own way, of genres such as reggae, afro, ska, and latin music. The concert begins at 9 p.m. Tickets cost 7 euros at the door. 

Kadinelia | Athens | March 7

World acoustic duo Kadinelia comprised of Thanasis Zikas and Evi Seitanidou comes to the main stage of Stavros tou Notou for a concert blending traditional Greek music with elements of blues and rock. The duo was formed in 2013 and since 2014 has been covering traditional songs from Greece and other countries. The concert begins at 9 p.m.

Jack Savoretti | Athens | March 21

British-Italian crooner Jack Savoretti visits Greece for a concert at the Iera Odos live venue in the center of Athens. Savoretti gained great popularity in Greece during 2019 thanks to his singles of that year, including "Candlelight" and "Love Is On The Line." He has worked with singers such as Kylie Minogue and Mika and his sixth album, "Singing to Strangers," was #1 in the UK Charts.

Hanks, Wilson post video on bicentennial party

Acclaimed American actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and producer Rita Wilson, called on posted a short clip on the website urging people to participate in Greece's bicentennial  celebrations of the anniversary of Greece's War of Independence against Ottoman rule.

The Doors Tribute | Athens | March 5

The Doors tribute band Five To One take the stage at Kyttaro with enduring rock hits like "Love Me Two Times," "The End," "Riders on the Storm" any many more, in what is the act's first Athens appearance.

Emergency measures for three prefectures over Covid-19

The government announced emergency measures on Wednesday evening in the prefectures of Ilia, Zakynthos and Achaia in western Greece to contain the spread of the coronavirus after a ninth case was confirmed earlier in the day. 

Under the measures schools, sports arenas, cinemas, theaters and archaeological sites will be closed for 48 hours.

Actor Gerard Butler to visit Sparta for anniversary of historic battle

Hollywood actor Gerard Butler, who played the role of King Leonidas of Sparta in the movie "300," will be in the Peloponnesian for events marking the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae, the city's honorary ambassador Roi Danali-Apostolopoulou confirmed.

Maluma | Athens & Thessaloniki | March 11 & 13

Colombian superstar Maluma is coming to Greece to perform concerts in Athens and Thessaloniki, with Greek singer Eleni Foureira as his special guest.

‘Pari,’ a story of rebirth ‘like the poems of the Persian sufis’

Greece's presence at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival which began last week will be marked this year by "Pari," an ambitious endeavor written and directed by the Iranian-born Siamak Etemadi that explores the themes of love and longing, of separation and seeking.

Normil Hawaiians | Athens | February 22

South London post-funk collective Normil Hawaiians are coming to Greece for the first time, where they will be performing a show at Death Disco in central Athens on February 22.