Truth may be stranger than fiction … but few genres are as deliciously strange as Science Fiction.
A new exhibition: "Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown", which explores science fiction's long-standing influence on the full range of contemporary culture, has landed in Athens at the Onassis Cultural Centre.
Greece has been a powerful muse for countless foreign scribes throughout the ages. Insider’s Leo Nuovo rounds up 5 must-read gripping thrillers set in Greece to add to your reading list.
The Destroyers – Christopher Bollen
A suspenseful psychological thriller, with the feel of a modern-day The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Destroyer...
Greece has been a powerful muse for countless foreign scribes throughout the ages. Insider’s Leo Nuovo rounds up 5 must-read literary classics set in Greece to add to your reading list.
The Colossus of Maroussi - Henry Miller
The esteemed writer Henry Miller explores human nature and Greece at the same time in The Colossus of M...
Following the recent death of the celebrated cinematographer Walter Lassally, who won an Academy Award in 1964 for “Zorba the Greek”, Sherri Moshman Paganos revisits both the iconic location of the film’s famous ending - Stavros beach in Crete - and her memorable encounter with Lassally, the man who made Zorba’s dance immortal, and who wo...
Greeks will find just about any excuse to throw a party. Especially in the fertile harvest months of Autumn when Nature’s bounty overflows and – life-affirming celebrations abound to honour the traditional delicacies that have shaped the local character and flavours of villages, towns and islands all over Greece. Experience the wonderful...
Michael Landy was one of the Young British Artists who transformed the international art scene of the 1990s. Now, he has installed himself in Athens to hold up a mirror to the people of Greece. Amanda Dardanis meets the artist most famous for once destroying everything he owned to talk about his creative legacy and why Athens now has the ...
Greeks do not need much encouragement to eat meat. And neither do we (apologies to all our vegetarian friends!). The tradition of “tsiknopempti” – literally Thursday Grill – is very much alive in Greece in 2018. Here’s what you need to know about this special day.
When does it take place?
On the Thursday of the second week of C...
Leonard Cohen, Hydra's most famous son, would have been 86 this week. Hydra also gave Leonard Cohen the love of his life, Marianne Ihlen, a Norwegian beauty who inspired two of his famous songs, “Bird on the Wire” and “So long, Marianne”. This beautiful extract from an article written by David Remnick in the New Yorker – one of the last s...
World-famous concert pianist Alain Lefèvre invites Insider’s Amanda Dardanis into his new Athenian home to discuss his latest Philhellenic album; why he moved to Greece - and a few of his pet hates.
As muses go, the epic Athens Riviera panorama which greets you the moment you enter Alain Lefèvre’s coolly-elegant penthouse in V...
And no, we’re not talking about visiting the Acropolis (that’s a given). We’re talking about those priceless, socio-cultural moments that define what being Greek is really all about.
The Long Sunday Lunch
When Greeks go out to lunch en-famille or with parea, it’s the very opposite of a rushed affair. Anything under 4 hours is j...
The canvasses of Panayiotis Tetsis’ were both poetic and euphoric,
writes Stella Sevastopoulos.
Former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Culture Minister Aristeidis Baltas, as well as other prominent political figures, museum directors, artists and intellectuals were among the crowds that paid their last respects to the much-...
The global one-man phenomenon Socrates Now returns to Athens shortly. Amanda Dardanis meets its Emmy Award-winning star, Yannis Simonides, and talks Justice, Donald Trump - and what it means to be “Hopelessly Greek”.
What is Socrates now?
Take a seat in the court of ancient Athens as Socrates goes on trial for his life in histo...