The videos of Greece you won’t see

The news won’t mention much other than how Athens burned last night. The news never mentions how millions took to the streets yesterday all over Greece to demand elections, to ask for a referendum, to quit the Euro, to revert back to the drachma. The news never shows what really happens, but chooses to show what it has been told to show.

Well, these are the videos you won’t see on your TV set. Please let everyone know that Greeks aren’t dumb, they see who the measures are for and know that the people implementing them are no longer Συνέχεια

«1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die»

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a film reference book edited by Steven Jay Schneider

  1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
  2. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
  3. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  4. Les Vampires (1915)
  5. Intolerance (1916)
  6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
  7. Broken Blossoms (1919)
  8. Way Down East (1920)
  9. Within Our Gates (1920)
  10. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  11. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
  12. The Smiling Madame Beudet (1922)
  13. Dr. Mabuse, Parts 1 and 2 (1922)
  14. Nanook of the North (1922)
  15. Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror(1922) Συνέχεια

Skiathos: Shady, in a good way

 The smallest of the Sporades islands offers relaxation along with inspiration

By Haris Argyropoulos

Skiathos, the westernmost and smallest of the Sporades island group, off the coast of the Pilio peninsula in central Greece, is best known for its contribution to modern Greek letters, notably by Alexandros Papadiamantis — the austere and influential 19th-century writer in whose novels it figured prominently. Papadiamantis provided lyrical and lucid portraits of the island’s harsh country life, marked by an inclination toward religious tradition but also deep psychological insight.

His descriptions of rural life no doubt helped put this pine-clad island of 48 square kilometers on the tourist map decades later, attracting large numbers of Greek and foreign visitors, who now conjure a much happier picture. Its trendy image has largely worn off in recent decades — possibly receiving a boost since the filming there of scenes for “Mamma Mia!” a few years ago. But Skiathos is sure not to lose its diehard fans, who belong to all age groups, attracted by the pine forest that touches the water, the golden sandy beaches as well as the cosmopolitan and youthful atmosphere that are all strongly reminiscent of the Saronic island of Spetses.