Runciman Award judges unveil 21 picks to mark 1821 Greek Revolution

The judges of the prestigious Runciman Award for books about Greece have unveiled their long list of 21 titles for the 2021 installment of the event, which is scheduled to be held in London on June 17, as part of the UK's celebration of the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence.

Konstantinos Volanakis | Hydra | To October 31

The Hydra Museum presents an exhibition of 29 paintings by the father of Greek seascapes, Konstantinos Volanakis (1837-1907), curated to underscore the incredible skill behind his use of color and light. The pieces that comprise the tribute to one of Greece's most influential artists are on loan from the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation. Opening hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kretsos embarrasses government after new luxury yacht cruise is revealed

Straight on the heels of the political uproar over PM Alexis Tsipras' August, 2018, Ionian cruise on the yacht of the Panagopoulos shipping family, the daily Ta Nea revealed that his deputy digital policy minister Lefteris Kretsos took his own luxury cruise in the Saronic Gulf.

Hydrofoil returning to Piraeus due to technical failure

A hydrofoil travelling in the Saronic Gulf, south of Athens, was forced to return to Piraeus port on Tuesday afternoon due to a technical failure that did not allow its hull to lift, according to state-run news agency ANA-MPA.
The vessel, carrying 86 passengers onboard, was on its way back to Athens's main port in slow speed.