Athens Insider Summer 2022

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Athens Authentic Marathon, a photo essay

It might have been a different race - but the glorious spirit of the Marathon lives on! Photographer Nikos Karanikolas' compelling images capture the passion, drama and essence of the famed 26.2-mile Athens Marathon, that traces the original route run by Pheidippides from Marathon to Athens. Intimate, fascinating portraits of runners from...

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Ceramics at the crossroads of Contemporary Design and Ancient Art: Mon Coin Studio

The relationship between hands and clay is the basis of the ceramic art form. Ceramics—in the form of bricks, tiles, vessels, and sculptures—have endured for millennia, and the medium continues to be explored today. Mon Coin studio inaugurates an exhibition on contemporary ceramics, Ceramic Design, that examines the timeless art of potter...

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The Athens Digital Art Festival opens at the new Museum of Modern Greek Culture

The Museum of Modern Greek Culture, housed in 18 fully restored buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century in the Plaka district, opens its doors to the public for the first time by hosting the Athens Digital Arts Festival. In its 17th edition, the Festival seamlessly ties in the old and the new, by creating a digital village in ...

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Black Swan at the Odeon

12 elite dancers of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky ballets perform a condensed version of the timeless Swan Lake. Black Swan incorporates all the highlights of the opera two a sold-out show at the Odeon of Herod Atticus. The great news is that you can still book ahead for additional shows at the Christmas Theatre. When and Where:  October 6, 2021 at ...

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The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas

What: A meeting of two divas across time, the Serbian conceptual artist Marina Abramovic plays the most feted opera diva of all time Maria Callas. The New York Times described the production as ‘part séance, part mixtape.’ Abramovic revisits seven of Callas' operatic deaths in defining roles like Tosca, Carmen and Madame Butterfly, then turns to th...

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Sofka Zinovieff unpacks Athens

Acclaimed author and Athens-based anthropologist Sofka Zinovieff delves deep beneath the surface of Athens in a podcast series that’s designed to decode our captivating capital. In an exclusive interview with Athens Insider, she takes us through cemeteries and bustling farmer’s markets. Your podcast series Athens Unpacked laun...

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