Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Ice Skating at the SNFCC

WHAT: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre welcomes the public to come join in the winter spirit at their ice rink in the Market Square. Skaters are welcomed to come enjoy the ice for 40 minutes at a time surrounded by beautifully lit up trees. Entrance to the Ice Skating Rink is free with a mandatory electronic pre-registration that can...

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Saturday Brights

WHAT: For those looking for a nightlife experience that is different from your average bar, be sure to check out Saturday Brights Imrpov Comedy Show, performed entirely in English. The shows are put on every second Saturday of the month and entry is donation based. Bring a date, a group of friends, or come alone to share in the spontaneous world of...

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The Seduction List

Caroline Bohra and Destiny Torres recommend the best way to spend Valentine’s Day in Athens. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening with your significant other, planning on spending the night with some close friends, or want nothing to do with the holiday – we have the answer! For those of you looking to celebrate the ho...

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Its Never Game Over

A shrine for avid gamers and competitive types with a taste for the old, the Athens Pinball Museum hopes to bring back the nostalgia and recharge the Athenian public's love of this pastime. Panos Bitharkas speaks to Sudha Nair-Iliades on why he believes pinballs are here to stay. It all started when Chrysanthe offered her husb...

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Some Paws for Thought

Stuck for a Christmas present idea? Adopt a stray and take home a new family member. Guaranteed licks and cuddles for a lifetime! We’re getting all warm and fuzzy again for the holidays. Meow is the best time of year to think about giving a loving home to animals who linger at shelters or on the streets waiting for families to take them in. As som...

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What to do in Athens this December

Shakespeare, Cinderella, Broadway – the world’s greatest stories and songs are flooding Athens this December along with a myriad of exhibitions and collections that will make this holiday season fly by. National Theatre Live: Antonios and Cleopatra WHAT: The National Theatre Live program successfully brings Athens yet another m...

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Christmas Meet Market

WHAT: There’s nothing better than sipping a warm drink and shopping for gifts for your loved ones, especially when there are hundreds of different choices in one festively decorated market. Local merchants will be selling their goods all weekend long at the Christmas Meet Market. There’s even a solution for the kids being towed along in the form of...

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Seven Secret Psyrri spots

Diana Farr Louis, Diane Shugart and Alexia Amvrazi map out their seven fave under-the-radar spots in Psyrri. Excerpts from 111 Places In Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss. To Kompoloi tis Psyrri All about worry beads, a unique Greek tradition Not long ago a man twirling worry beads was a common sight – on the street, in a café, o...

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Ariana: A crash course in Greek olives

Three Athenians have fun mapping out under-the-radar sites and sights of their beloved city. This is the first in a series of excerpts from 111 Places In Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss, an offbeat guide to the Big Olive by Alexia Amvrazi, Diana Farr Louis and Diane Shugart. For almost a century this warehouse-like shop has sol...

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