The World is One | Athens | January 30 - February 2

Greek electronic music pioneer Konstantinos Bhta will recite poems by the late poet Yannis Ritsos on the alternative stage of the Greek National Opera, as he shares his musical compositions with the public. Bhta performs a musical interpretation of Ritsos' poems and establishes a dialogue between the sounds and the words read, pushing the barriers of communication to another level.

Yannis Tsarouchis | Athens | To March 15

In "Cast Shadows," the Yannis Tsarouchis Foundation presents paintings, drawing, studies and written observations by one of the most prolific 20th century Greek artists that highlight his fascination with the play of light and shadow. Admission costs 3 euros and opening hours are Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

EastMed pipeline deal signals continuity, extroversion

The strategic dimension of the EastMed pipeline agreement signed on Thursday in Athens is undisputed and has been stressed by champions and critics of the construction project alike. However, the project also entails two elements that are important to Greece - political continuity and broader business opportunities - and should serve as a paradigm.

Minister says ‘all necessary action’ taken for abducted Greek crew

Greece is taking "all necessary measures" to secure the safe return of the Greek seamen who were abducted by gunmen from Greek tanker off the coast of Cameroon on December 31, Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said Thursday.

Speaking on TV channel ANT1 on Thursday, the minister called for calm, saying many of the actions taken "cannot be made public."

The Past of the Future | Athens | To December 14

In "The Past of the Future," on show at the Kalfayan Galleries, artists Rania Bellou, Bill Balaskas, Antonis Donef, Farida El Gazzar, Yiannis Hadjiaslanis, Konstantin Kakanias and Yiannis Papadopoulos explore the sociopolitical dynamics and symbolisms of the Acropolis, and its crowning monument, the Parthenon, while also underscoring the enduring appeal of the ancient Greek citadel as a source

Greek music composer Spanos dies at 85

Prominent Greek music composer and songwriter Yiannis Spanos, credited as being one of the founders of the so-called "new wave" of Greek music in the 1960s, has died. He was 85.
Spanos began his career in the early 60s and penned a series of hit songs over the next four decades while also collaborating with major Greek performers.

Time for Greek tourism to diversify its product, says Retsos

Tourism cannot operate on autopilot, Yiannis Retsos, head of the Greek Tourism Confederation, said on Friday.

Speaking at the entity's annual conference, he explained that the future of the sector demands the formation of strategic management and the immediate implementation of plans, with tourism in Greece expanding into spheres beyond the sea-and-sun model.

Bespoke trend gains traction in central Athens

Unlike so many others who left Greece amid the brain drain during the country's 10-year crisis crisis, photographer Yannis (John) Pitsakis and his architect sister Garyfalia came back home after working respectively in London and Rotterdam for several years and decided to start their own business. The siblings are both vegetarians and share a love of cats, dogs, cycling and bags.