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In pursuit of the truly public service

John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech was a call for commitment and responsibility: "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." It doesn't matter whether "your country" is a nation-state or a colony or a dependency: "Country" means people living together with as much agreement and sense of common interest as possible.

Now Open: The beds are made at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

Margaret Thatcher, Aristotle Onassis, Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot, John Wayne, The Beatles, Isabella Rossellini, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. What do they all have in common? They have all spent time at the Astir Palace hotel. Indeed the list of all the famous figures who have stayed here is much longer than this, and it's bound to get longer soon.

The little-known story of the Liberty ships and the miracle of Greek shipping

They called them the "blessed ships," an apt description, because the 98 American Liberty ships the Greek shipping industry was able to buy after the war helped to breathe life back into the ravaged Greek economy and put it on a growth trajectory for the following decades.

New exhibition gives rare insight into life of diva Maria Callas

Forty years after her death, the personal life of opera great Maria Callas still has a rapt audience. 

An exhibition in Athens, called "Maria Callas - The Myth Lives On," is displaying 200 personal items belonging to the star, including some never put on display before, offering a rare glimpse into her personal life until her death in 1977.

A new love affair for Athina Onassis?


A year after her divorce, Athina Onassis seems to have found love again.

New publication shows Aristotle Onassis’ golden heir to be in love with an Italian millionaire.

Romance is still at its early stages Athena is trying to keep this relationship as far away as possible not only from the spotlight but also from the eyes of those close to her.

Athina Onassis poses with her husband and their dog

Athina Onassis seems that she has become more extrovert than she was before as we often see photos of her and her family.

The granddaughter of Aristotle Onassis does not have her own account on social media, but we learn about her life through her husband’s Instagram account.

In a recent photo, Athena poses smiling while Doda is holding in his arm their dog.