Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Why do Greeks fly kites on Clean Monday?

Every year on Clean Monday, Greeks young and old can be seen in any available patch of green indulging in the traditional beginning-of-Lent activities of kite-flying and picnicking. Setting a kite in the air – and then releasing it – is said to symbolise the freeing of the body from sin, or the passing of the human soul to Heaven and God. [galle...

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Snap up some Freedom Fashion

From revolutionary jewellery, ceramic keepsakes, colour-soaked silk scarves, blue-and-white spangled dresses and cheeky ties, Greek designers and international fashion houses celebrate Greece’s defining moment in history with humour, sophistication and style. We’ve curated a tempting collection to commemorate this month’s bicentennial mil...

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Cycladic Museum celebrates Greek Independence at the Athens International Airport

    WHAT: Visitors to Athens International Airport will have a chance to catch a sneak preview of the Museum of Cycladic Art’s big upcoming show “Antiquarianism and Philhellenism,” organized to mark the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution and scheduled to open as soon as coronavirus restrictions are lifted. What is probabl...

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Ourse: The Rise of the Designer Patisserie

Through good times and bad, we can always count on sugar! Enter the posh patisserie, a welcome new urban trend to tickle all our senses - not just our tastebuds. With an interior décor to rival a boutique hotel, Ourse in Glyfada flaunts a refined ambience every bit as delectable as their upscale festive treats. Clean lines, Tiffany-inspir...

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Christmas Magic at SNFCC

You know it’s Christmas when the fir trees lining the SNFCC canal get bathed in golden light. Magical. Elevating. Uplifting. As every year, SNFCC rolls out its festive line-up. Entry to the park is free and expect everything from classical music from the Greek National Opera to Marayevas.   Christmas Tales return to the Ligh...

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