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Seminar – and diving tour – on BlueMed programme in Alonnisos on April 6-7

Amateur scuba divers and professionals will have an opportunity to visit the underwater archaeological site at the Peristera shipwreck off the shores of Alonnisos, as part of a seminar regarding the BlueMed programme for Underwater Museums and Diving Parks and Knowledge Awareness Centres that will be held on the island on April 6-7.

A biography of 19th century painter Eleni Boukoura-Altamura

Eleni Boukoura-Altamura was born in the island of Spetses in 1821. She was daughter of Ioannis Boukouras who had established the first theatre in Athens. The renowned Theatre Place has been honourably named after this development.

Athens-Thessaloniki rail travel time to be slashed

The project to electrify the railway section between Lianokladi and Domokos on the Athens-Thessaloniki route will reportedly be completed by the end of the month, allowing Italian-owned railway service operator Trainose to launch the…

Greek football plagued by hooligans and violence

It should have been a celebration of football. In Athens' Olympic Stadium, traditional giants Panathinaikos are up against serial champions Olympiacos. Tens of thousands of fans are cheering their team on.

Recipe for Greek orange spoon sweet

In Greece, very little is wasted. After an orange is peeled, there’s still a use for it. People often turn it into a spoon sweet, which is a type of dessert that is, in a lot of ways, representative of Greek hospitality. They are usually…