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Lydia Koniordou, Minister of Culture

16.03.2017 in Arts & Culture

Lydia Koniordou, Greek Minister of Culture, “I was ready for this new chapter in my life” “Greece has major assets in its rich cultural heritage, the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, the ingenuity of its people and their hospitality, the high quality local products. Culture can be the force that can dynamically combine these comparative advantages and bring new confidence, hope and prosperity to the Greek people.” ~ Lydia Koniordou Lydia Koniordou’s name is synonymous with Greek theatre and ancient tragedy. In November 2016, Alexis Tsipras selected her as the new Minister of Culture. Koniordou says that after a long fruitful journey in theatre, she…

Eleftherios Venizelos: The great Statesman & his Museum

01.04.2014 in History

Eleftherios Venizelos:  The Great Statesman & His Museum   Eleftherios Venizelos, undoubtedly one of the most charismatic political figures of 20th century Greece, if not also the most influential…    Countless streets and squares throughout Greece, as well as the national airport in Athens are named after this great statesman, and plenty of Venizelos statues stand throughout the country. Rightly so, Venizelos was in the political spotlight for more than 25 years – years of great significance to modern Greek history – providing strong leadership, the ability to implement viable solutions, and ultimately serving seven terms as Prime Minister of Greece.   Venizelos was born…