Athens insider 140 / Autumn 2018

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What’s It Like to Walk A Marathon and Why I’d Recommend You Do It…

by Sudha Nair-Iliades As a competitive sprinter (many moons ago), I never thought I’d be championing walking over running, but into my third marathon this year, I’ve come to enjoy the joys of walking 42.195 kms spread across a good six and a half hours. Once you’re past the sniggers of “anybody could walk a marathon, what’s the big dea...

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The Athens Classic Marathon in Numbers

Insider breaks down the world’s most famous foot race in Athens … 2.12.16 The time to beat in Athens in 2018 17 The number of elite athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda (of which 5 are women) 55,000 is the total number of participants registered for this year’s race. 18,500 is the number of marathoners registered fo...

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Evzones: Behind the Seams

A peek under the 400-pleated fustanellas and elaborate uniforms worn by the elite Evzones, a real labour of love, embroidered and hand-crafted by the 10-member tailoring department of the Presidential Palace. A photo essay on a unique tailoring tradition by Angelos Giotopoulos. Often the most-photographed subjects of tourists,...

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Irish-Comedy: Niamh Marron & Colin Chadwick

WHAT:  A night of top-notch stand-up comedy from the Land of Saints, Scholars, Leprechauns, Bono, Guinness, Daniel Day Lewis, Conor McGregor and Kerrygold Regato. An evening of entertainment not to be missed, Ireland’s finest London-based comedians - Niamh Marron and Colin Chadwick - will be coming to Athens to perform a live stand-up show for one ...

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American Farm School BBQ

WHAT: The annual American Farm School Country and Western BBQ fundraiser to familiarize the general public with the school’s activities and to support scholarships and educational activities. Tickets cost 35 euros for adults and 20 euros for kids. WHEN:  October 14 WHERE: Athens Tennis Club Athens Tennis Club, 2 Vas. Olgas, For reserva...

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Encounter of Youth: the Colors of Peace

WHAT: Mexican artists Alfredo ‘Libre’ Gutierrez and Jaime Carbo join Greek artists Nikos Neskes and SimpleG to convert a tram into a moving gallery. Using street art as a powerful communicating tool to promote cultural dialogue and artistic exchange between Greece and Mexico, the artists will also dress four walls of the Eirini metro station in the...

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How Kypseli championed change

Pre-Christmas shopping somehow just became even more fun. Score Greece-inspired, socially-vested pieces at knockout prices at the recently-refurbished historic Kypseli Municipal Market – the first of other collective social entrepreneurship markets that the Athens Municipality intends to promote. A project one hopes that will trigger othe...

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What to do in Athens this October

From Shakespeare, rock n’ roll history, Mexican muralists, French street culture, Jewish relics, craft beer exhibitions, wine fests and so much more. National Theatre Live: King Lear WHAT: British icon Ian McKellan graces the screen with his acclaimed performance of King Lear in the Shakespeare play of the same name. The moving...

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