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.

Subsidies for ferries to remote islands rise 45 percent

The Shipping Ministry is granting Greek coastal shipping a new lease of life with its decision to include subsidized ferry services to remote islands in the Public Investments Program, increasing the funds for this domain from 90 million to 130 million euros, as Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis announced on Wednesday.