Wednesday, 5 July 2017

"The Island"

On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother’s past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone’s throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga – Greece’s former leper colony. Then she finds Fotini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip…
Victoria Hislop’s first novel The Island is an international bestseller. It was selected for the Richard and Judy Summer Read, and won Victoria the “Newcomer of the Year” Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007.Keen to preserve the integrity of the book and to give something back to the Mediterranean island on which it is based, Hislop spurning Hollywood, the author settled for “far less” from Mega, the Greek broadcaster, which adapted The Island as the 26-part drama To Nisi which was broadcast in 2010-2011, becoming the most successful television series ever broadcast in Greece. The series has since been sold for syndication to Turkey and Croatia.The Island has been translated into more than twenty languages, and has been a bestseller in many countries around the world.
Written by Katerina Annisi

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics

Few days passed from the time that the Olympic flame lit up the altar in historic Maracana Stadium between sixty thousand viewers.
The opening of the Olympic Games in Rio is already fact!
After four years revived again and for the first time in a Latin American country, in Rio in Brazil.
The spectacle was impressive!
In the ceremony dominate messages underlining the need for order and the nature of the protection to be first in importance.
For the first time the Olympic Rings did not have the traditional colors, blue, yellow, black, green and red.
Was green symbolizing nature, by sending a powerful ecological message! Good luck to all countries and to all athletes !!!

Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 25 July 2016


Revenant is probably the best movie that survival has ever released starring the amazing Leonardo DiCaprio!
The movie is based on true events and plays the decade of 1820, where we see the Hugh Glass and his team to trade skins and trying to find his way back to the then uncharted America.
But when the Glass mortally wounded and betrayed by his colleague John Fitzgerald him too for dead, the Glass all alone will face the worst enemy, his nature. 
Cold, hunger, hostile tribes and other unexpected waiting in Glass, on a trip with the main ally of the will to live and his mania for revenge against the Fitzgerald.
In this here movie to the survival does not look like a breeze.
Things look like completely true and the scenes are realistic and presents hardness on the amazing DiCaprio set to really do feel the pain and suffering that passes the character embodied!
It is worth to really see !!!

Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 11 July 2016

Portugal winner of Euro 2016

Portugal from the evening of Sunday 10 July is on top of Europe after having managed to impress and win the EURO 2016.
The team of Fernando Santos, the man with so much kindness and humility who all remember the Greeks, gave to Portugal first time in the history of a EURO and without their big star Cristiano Ronaldo, who after having departed injured and 25' was applauded from all over the pitch.
Scorer of the goal that led the Iberians to the top of Europe against the hosts France was the change of use, ENDER, which with an impossible shot the ball in nets writing 1- 0 !!!

Rafaela Zioti

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Giannis Ritsos

Giannis Ritsos was a great and prolific Greek poet of international importance, which belongs to the so-called generation of '30.
"Epitaphios,  Romiosyne, and Moonlight Sonata" is three of the most known works.
In 1975 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
During the occupation Ritsos lived prostrate nonetheless participated in the activity of the Cultural Section of EAM and refused to accept money from fundraisers, when in danger the life of the hardship in 1942.
In 1945 writes the "Romiosini" still a popular poem of, who in 1966 set to music by Mikis Theodorakis.
During the Civil War he was exiled because of the left action.
In 1956 he traveled to the Soviet Union as a State representative intellectuals and journalists and the same year was awarded the State Prize for Poetry for "Moonlight Sonata".
When I read the great French poet and writer Louis Aragon (1897 - 1982) felt the "physical shock a genius" and stated that the creation is "the greatest of the poets of our life that are found in the life"
Rafaela Zioti

Tuesday, 21 June 2016


Great composer, politician and writer, the most important and most controversial personalities of modern Greece.
Mikis Theodorakis was born in Chios on 29 July 1925, from father Crete and Asia Minor mother.
Before the Second World War had discovered the love for the music and wrote the first compositions.
During the Civil War (1946-1949) will be exiled first in Ikaria and then in Makronissos.
1958 reads the epitaph of Ritsos and on-night composer the first eight poems.
In 1960 they recorded for the first time the voice of Grigoris Mpithikotsis.
Theodorakis continues composer and the poetry of the leading representatives of the generation of 30
(Seferis, Elytis, Ritsos).
Stand out the works "Axion Esti" and "Mauthausen"!
1964 will write music for Michalis Kakoyannis' film "Zorbas"!
With the dictatorship of 21 April 1967, will begin a new cycle of persecution and exile for the composer, which will end in 1970 with the amnesty granted to him.
In the exintachroni career, Mikis Theodorakis, has written more than 1000 songs, many symphonic works, music for dozens of plays and tragedies, operas and film scores.

Rafaela Zioti