Crete and Greece: paradise on a budget

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By Evangelia from Lolas Bad in Cool Travel on Thursday 6 December 2012

One place that beats all possible travel suggestions with its unique morphology is my home island Crete. It combines beautiful sea, beaches of a wide range of colors (from pink to black), African rocky landscapes, sand hills, mountains, you name it. It also holds a good 3K of history on its shoulders as the home to the Minoan Civilization (remember Minotaur?). Dead cheap, too. I would recommend Chania town and Elafonisi Beach as first stops.

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Six D.O.G.S: the hottest artistic space in Athens

Monika Christodoulou Reader Find

By Monika Christodoulou in Cool Travel on Wednesday 28 March 2012

Hear it here: Six D.O.G.S is (unofficially) the hottest artistic place in Athens. Not only because of the live gigs, workshops, theatrical acts, cafe and DJ sets best experienced by tasting yummy cocktails. But mostly for the great back garden. It’s a unique relaxing place surrounded and decorated by beach sand, small hills, handmade furniture, […]

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Portraits by Antonia Griva

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By Antonia Griva in New Illustration on Thursday 17 November 2011

My work is surrealistic and it’s dominated by figures often seen in colorless or one color background. These figures live in a world of silence, almost always sunk in an emotional depth with pain and agony being the predominant feelings. These portraits show a fragment of the sentimental world these figures live.

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Antonia Griva

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By Antonia Griva in New Art on Saturday 3 September 2011

My work is surrealistic and dominated by figures often seen in colourless or one color background. These figures live in a world of silence, almost always sunk in an emotional depth with pain and agony being the predominant feelings.

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Very Closed Circle collaborative comic project

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By Tomek in New Illustration on Saturday 12 March 2011

Twelve Greek comic artists have come together to bring more absurdity to this world. They all use the same 4 four-panel format. Now, all you have to do is read while drinking your morning coffee.

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Art warehouse in Boeotia

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By Gerry Mak in Architecture on Monday 23 August 2010

Greek firm A31 just completed this sturdy-looking art warehouse for Alexandros Liapis in Dilesi, Boeotia. From some angles, the concrete structure looks like a fallout-proof bunker, but from the front it looks like an open and airy barn, the exterior looking very much like wood.

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Marika Papagika

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Thursday 11 September 2008

Occasionally you hear something that puts everything musically into perspective. This time it’s come to me via an unknown, obscure Greek recording artist who lived between 1890 to 1943. Marika Papagika was the quintessential East European Bohemian, performing as a gypsy at cafes around Greece and recording for Victor Records in 1913. But none of […]

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