Athens Insider Summer 2022

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Open Call to Street Artists: Celebrate the life and times of James Joyce on the city’s walls!

The Irish Embassy in collaboration with Athens Insider, call on street artists to create a mural inspired by James Joyce or his book Ulysses to mark Bloomsday. Bloomsday is marked around the world on June 16 as a celebration of Irish writer James Joyce, one of the most important writers of the 20th Century, but also as a celeb...

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The Queer Archive Festival

The Queer Archive Festival is back again from 3 to 6 June 2021, hosting a great celebration of Athens’ rich and vibrant queer culture, with the support of Onassis Stegi for a second consecutive year. Designed to celebrate the very best of queer arts and culture, The Queer Archive Festival raises the curtain on another rich pro...

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Last-Minute Easter Gifts for Lasting Memories

Haven’t shopped for Easter gifts yet? We’ve got you covered! This Easter might be a muted affair but that shouldn’t stop you from adding some colour and cheer to your table. Go through our curated finds and Greek Easter gift ideas to pamper your best friends, family, guests, hostesses, and colleagues with gifts that they'll actually put t...

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Memories of Easters Past

As we embark on a more muted Easter period for the second year running, best-selling Athens-based author Sofka Zinovieff evokes the intense emotion, glorious paradoxes and vivid imagery of a more typical Easter in Athens. Few would dispute that Easter celebrations are the most intensely beautiful and emotional events in the Gr...

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The Deadly Charms of Naxos

When it comes to switching up the carefree trope of the sun-drenched Greek island, mystery writer Jeffrey Siger regularly gets away with murder. In his latest page-turning thriller – A Deadly Twist – Siger has planted the fertile island of Naxos – fabled home of Dionysus - firmly in his cross-hairs. Here, the Manhattan-Mykonos-based scrib...

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Athens’ Philhellenism Museum shines a light on how the Greek Cause resonated around the world

A newly founded Philhellenism Museum opened its door in March 2021, just in time for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence, shining a light on the vital role played by foreign playwrights, poets, painters, nobility and ordinary people who believed in the Greek cause. This new ad...

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