Athens Insider Summer 2022

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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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Christmas Bazaar Guide 2021

From Lebanon to Sweden, Athens Insider draws up a list of all the Christmas bazaars in Athens. Shop for gifts for loved ones and feel the warm, fuzzy spirit of Christmas. Joyeux Noel at the French School! WHAT: Plunge into the spirit of Noel with French Christmas specialties, wines, cheese, toys, decorations and home-baked ...

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The Sanctuaries Deep Within Us

Tenia Christopoulou discusses her peripatetic memoir and debut publication, Lords of the Dance with Sudha Nair-Iliades. A compelling read, Lords of the Dance takes its readers on a wide-ranging journey over several continents, whilst delving deep into the fundamental questions. What does it mean to remember? What does it mean to endure? ...

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What to see and do in Athens this December

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Athens. Almost as a reaction to the muted Christmas we had last year,  the appetite for live entertainment and cultural offerings seems to have gone into over-drive. Expect Christmas 2021 to be bigger, sparklier and more filled with festive fun than ever before, certain menacing letters of th...

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Visual Trickster or Compelling Storyteller? Alison Jackson’s deceptive photography

BAFTA and multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson explores how photography, the cult of celebrity, the media and the internet have transformed our relationship to what is real.  On the eve of her upcoming exhibition in Athens, where she presents her ‘never seen before’ Disaster Series and her director’s cut video from the exclusive Dura...

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