Athens Insider Summer 2022

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The Spirit of Philhellenism

“Byron shows us what Philhellenism is. It is quite simply a transformative love affair,” writes John Kittmer, who – just like Lord Byron – fell head over heels for Greece on his first visit as a young man.  In this heartfelt paean to Greece, the former British ambassador distils the enduring essence of Philhellenism, past and present. ...

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Epetios: A hatrick of celebrations

WHAT: ArteVisione’s third group exhibition, curated by the indefatigable Iris Criticou, celebrates three milestones: the third anniversary of ArteVisione’s presence in the Athenian artscape, the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Greek state and a reminder we could do without – the first anniversary of the pandemic that has usurped our lives ...

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Who were the Women Warriors of Greece?

From the legendary Laskarina Bouboulina – Mother of the Greek Revolution – and the exalted “death dancers” of Zalaggo, to the executed heroines of the National Resistance against Nazi Occupation, Sakis Gekas, Associate Professor, Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of Modern Greek History at the University of York traces the role and chang...

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Manto: Profile of a Greek Heroine

Manto Mavrogenous was a freedom fighter from Mykonos who captained Greece to liberation. It cost this educated-aristocrat-turned-rebel her personal fortune and the love of her life. Mykoniot-resident Stacey Harris-Papaioannou profiles this captivating and tragic Greek heroine. [caption id="attachment_9583" align="alignleft" wi...

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Gardening at Zoumboulakis Gallery

Take a rousing virtual stroll around Athens in Springtime and explore the various species of plants we’ve nurtured in our living rooms during lockdown, as The Zoumboulakis gallery creates the city’s first indoor botanical garden exhibition. Zoumboulakis Gallery taps into the creativity that blossomed through our limbo-lockdown...

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Charlotte De Witte at Ancient Messene

Standing alone amid eternal stone, marble and the epic Greek light, queen bee of the global techno scene, Charlotte de Witte, unites clubbers from around the world with an electrifying DJ set, streamed live from Ancient Messene. The Onassis Foundation is bringing the world’s top DJ – Charlotte de Witte – to one of the most str...

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