Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Robert McCabe’s Journey through Time

Nothing captures a Greece before the advent of mass tourism like Robert McCabe’s photographs of the country. McCabe travelled extensively through the Aegean between 1955 and 1957, capturing locals and pristine landscapes with his Rolleiflex. The result is a stunning collection of images depicting a Greece perhaps lost. “When I...

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Art on the Islands

With summer days fleeting and the reality of fall setting in, you only have a few more days to enjoy the beauty and cultural heritage of the Greek islands. Tamsin Paternoster travels to the islands and culls out the last highlights on this summer's arts calendar. From Hydra, Greece’s traditional artisan retreat where art colle...

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Set the Tone

With winter over and summer finally here, it’s time to get out that yoga mat and start trying to look your best for the season. Although it can be easy to slip into a routine of yo-yo dieting, Cordelia Madden-Kanellopoulou suggests setting aside some minutes a week to incorporate these five exercises into your routine. Combined with plent...

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Five Flavourful Greek Souvenirs to Take Home

You’re coming to the end of your Greek sojourn and want to return with edible souvenirs that, with one bite, will bring you back to the Aegean. Or perhaps you live here, but are heading home for holidays, and need some tasty treats to bestow on friends and relatives. Peerless as Greek olives and olive oil are, they use up valuable weight ...

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Athens Refugee Food Festival 2018

Athens Insider, UNHCR and Food Sweet Food organise a week of inspiring culinary encounters as refugee chefs join 6 restaurants in Athens to create meals to remember. Tuesday 19 June Eritrean Cuisine by Seinat Neftalem • Blue Fish, Monastiraki (dinner), Tel. 213.036.4214 Iranian Cuisine by Mahboubeh Tavakoli • Seychelle...

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Athens’ Best LGBT+ Addresses

The gritty glamour and ceaseless drama of Athens makes us a top LGBT+ hotspot. Here are some of Insider’s best recommendations for a memorable outing – so to speak - in the gay-friendly Greek capital. EAT: Cookoovaya, Chatzigianni Mexi 2, Hilton Area, tel: 210.723.5005 | Website Barrio, Evmolpidon 24, Gazi, tel: 210.347....

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A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

WHAT: A magical night devoted to Leonard Cohen to be a memorable highlight of the Megaron’s marvelous summer line-up of outdoor performances in their Concert Hall Gardens. The energetic Sugahspank trio will showcase the great poet and musician who, throughout his full life, was both a teacher and a student, and who touched many across the world wit...

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Greece is a Bestseller!

"Books are dreams that you hold in your hands" Neil Gaiman A new page has been turned for Athens as our city assumes its place in the cultural spotlight as “Book Capital of the World”. For one year, the written word will take centre-stage in Athens throughout a richly stimulating calendar of over 250 events hosted by the Ci...

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Cinema under the Stars

Nothing defines the beginning of Greek summer as open-air cinemas do. Every neighbourhood has one – some as old as the history of cinema, perched on a rooftop with a view of the Acropolis; others, more recent entrants, right on the water set to the music of sailboat masts swaying in the summer breeze; still others surrounded by perfumed g...

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