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Children gather in front of a Greek Orthodox church on the Aegean Sea island of Milos, Greece, on Sunday. Photograph: AP

Greece has restarted regular ferry services to its islands, and cafes and restaurants are also back open for business as the country accelerates effor(...)

A fisherman works at a marina in Glyfada, near Athens. Tourism contributes 20 per cent of Greece’s GDP. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Louise Stephens of the Abbey Theatre (as reported here on April 25th) asks if the Greeks have a word for “the longing you have for someone when you kn(...)

A man enjoys the sun wearing a protective face mask as an officer of the Hellenic Coast Guard controls the area for violations of the regulations of curfew in the coastal zone of Athens, Greece. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

There are two focal points in Greek life: the kafeneion or local bar, and the kitchen table. Both have been transformed by coronavirus. The kafeneion(...)

Piraeus container terminal near Athens, Greece. Chinese investment in Greece is huge, most obvious in the  ownership of Piraeus port, the busiest in the Mediterranean.  Photograph: Reuters

The most important industry in Greece today is tourism. Some would say that, with the lack of manufacturing industries or a financial services centre,(...)

A shrine at the site of the Tuam babies graveyard. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo/Reuters

I recently interviewed Dimitra Trypani, a Greek composer whose work focuses on the wounds, melancholy, confusion, fear and instability that humans inf(...)

“I often wonder if I am living in two countries: that of young energy and ambition and that of indifference and defeated hope.”  A reveller throws coloured flour   amid Ash Monday celebrations, a traditional festivity,  in the  town of Galaxidi, Greece, on March 11th, 2019. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

With seven Bafta awards and one Oscar to its credit, the Irish-Greek film The Favourite has kept director Yorgos Lanthimos in the spotlight as one of (...)

 The incident at Belfast International Airport happened on a Sunwing holiday flight to Corfu on July 21st last year. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Boeing 737 carrying 185 passengers struggled to take off before it reached the end of the runway at Belfast International Airport last year after pi(...)

Declan Homan leaving the Four Courts  after he was awarded  damages following his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A van driver who claimed he hurt his back when a mattress he was delivering was lifted by a gust of wind into the air, draggging him four metres, has (...)

Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller in Casanova

Giacomo Casanova (1725 -1798) priest, soldier, playwright, spy, composer, may have invented the lottery and escaped from the highest security prison i(...)

A family in the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph:  Anthi Pazianouanthi/Getty Images

A lesson for today: in 1716 the Turks controlled most of the Balkans, including the Greek mainland, but they had failed to capture Corfu and the othe(...)

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