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Greek Wooden Boats: The history of traditional craftsmanship

Caressed by a gentle sea breeze and illuminated by the glorious sunshine, Greek wooden boats have a proud and long-standing tradition of sailing the Aegean Sea. As time goes on, this great trade will become more precious. Today’s boat makers can embrace their history and preserve traditions so that the generations to follow will have

Michael Pelamidis: Art is one of the most resilient flowers

Michael Pelamidis is a young, talented and restless jewelry designer. At a young age he has gained the recognition as a top Greek jewelry designer. Born and raised in Paris, Pelamidis moved to Greece to further explore his passion for jewelry design. He says that “art is one of the most resilient flowers” his artistic

Contemporary Ceramics in Modern Greece

Contemporary ceramics in Greece have a storied and fascinating history. A History of Ceramics  The history of ceramics dates back to 10,000 BC when the pottery was used for storing water and food. Since then, ceramics and pottery have evolved as a vital tool, influencing the progress of humankind. Eventually, contemporary ceramics were created by

National Museum of Contemporary Art: EMST PROLOGUES

The Greek art scene is getting ready for the full opening of a significant new addition to the Athenian landscape, a new National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens. Some say its Greece’s version of London’s Tate Modern.

Folk Music of Epirus: Timeless Music of Greece

Backed by a fascinating history of eloquent musical innovation, the folk music of Epirus is the end result of diverse influences that create a unique timeless sound. It’s a story that intertwines musical passion, cultural and religious beliefs and deep rooted tradition from this northern pocket of Greece that sits on the Greek and Albanian

Contemporary Byzantine Painting: Art by Fikos

Not yet 30 years old, one Greek artist is a rising name in the art world, a pure talent in contemporary Byzantine art. In this Art Tales post, we take a deeper look into what inspires him.

What Inspires a Top Greek Jewelry Designer

One talented Greek jewelry designer captures color, imagination and artistry in her pieces — in a special way that we love.  Dolly Boucoyannis’ jewelry is part of the collections of many of the most elegant Athenians. She combines traditional Greek elements from various historical periods. Furthermore, her designs are influenced from her travels around the