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The Integration of the Dodecanese with Greece

The Integration of the Dodecanese with Greece

March 7, 1948 marks a historic milestone for Rhodes and the rest of the Dodecanese islands. It is the day these islands, the last link in the chain of national integration and the establishment of the modern Greek state (Hellenic Democracy), became an integral part of Greece. Throughout their long history, ...


Filmed in Rhodes

Filmed in Rhodes

Rhodes has always attracted the interest of the cinema industry. The majority of Greek films produced during the '60s feature the beautiful physical scenery of the island. There is also a large number of foreign film productions, including some of the Hollywood finest that where shot in Rhodes. In the ...


The Eastern Mediterranean during the 16th century

The Eastern Mediterranean during the 16th century

During the later 16th century, great battles took place for mastery of the Mediterranean that was at the time the center of the economy and the civilization. A few decades before, the Ottomans had taken over Constantinople and what was left of the Byzantine (or Eastern Roman) empire. Under a ...


Are you exposing yourself to enough sunshine for vitamin D?

Are you exposing yourself to enough sunshine for vitamin D?

According to a new study sunshine might help you live longer and for some people the health benefits possibly outweigh the skin cancer risk of skin cancer. Researchers are suggesting that because people have become frightened of getting skin cancers they are avoiding the sunshine, but sunshine offers one of ...


The Greek big, fat wedding

The Greek big, fat wedding

Wedding guests gossip quietly among themselves throughout the ceremony, guns are used in place of rice, and it is customary for the bride to step on the groom's foot during the service in order to gain the upper hand in the marriage. Known for its symbolism and deep-rooted Orthodox tradition, ...


Karpathos: An island off the beaten track

Karpathos: An island off the beaten track

Their eyebrows are black and thick and their facial expressions austere and proud. The women from the small village of Olympos, high in the north of the Greek island of Karpathos, are different from the women on the rest of the island. This part of Karpathos has the harshest landscape ...


El Greco: a film about Domenico Theotokopoulos

El Greco: a film about Domenico Theotokopoulos

The film's story begins in 1566 in his birth land, the island of Crete, under Venetian rule on those times. Domenico's father is a rebel fighting against his country's conquerors, while Domenico is already a known painter, enjoying the fame and success of his art. In his life and work ...

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