Athens Insider Summer 2021

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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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How to change your luck in 2021!

After the rollercoaster ride of 2020, we could all do with a Hercules-sized helping of good luck in our lives this year. Ancient customs that claim to elevate your Γούρι (Gouri) – your luck - are still widely practised in Greece. We share some trusty Greek tips for courting Lady Luck all year long. Charmed: The Gouri Throug...

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