The world’s greatest stories and songs are flooding Athens this December along with a myriad of exhibitions and collections that will make this holiday season fly by.
The Countless Aspects of Beauty
WHAT: Over 300 pieces from the National Archaeological Museum’s collection explore the eternal human quest for beauty.
WHAT: The perfect lead-in to the festive season - cosy, inviting Wednesday evenings at Hotel Grande Bretagne’s Winter Garden to the lively sounds of jazz performers. Swing, blues, gospel and fusion jazz set the tone for a mellow date night or a pre- or post-dinner pit-stop at Athens’ preferred meeting point.
WHEN: EVERY WEDNESDAY | 20.00-23.00 U...
WHAT: On first inspection the Aegean Sea and the Qatari Desert don’t seem to have much in common. But in his photography exhibition at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Prince Nikolaos is asking us to think twice about this. By placing images of the sea and the sands next to each other in his new exhibition, Prince Nikolaos asks us to explore the b...
WHAT: Get ready for a re-run of last year's rip-roaringly funny Irish Stand Up Comedy with two of Ireland’s biggest-named, London-based comedians Rory O'Hanlon and Peter Flanagan performing. As last year, Niamh Marron will return to MC and perform some of her new material. For two nights only. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.
WHEN: November 2...
WHAT: Lovers of soul music must head to Kelly Finnigan’s first solo tour. Finnigan is the singer of Californian funk & soul band, Monophonics, and is branching out alone. His first solo LP was release in April 2019; expect to see deep soul vibes and and electrifying stage presence at his special solo performance, taking place at Gazarte.
WHAT: The relationship between jewellery and art has always been strong, and this is never clearer than at the Eleni Marneri Galerie this month. A global, all-female, line up of designers breathe local cultures into their designs highlighting shapes, techniques and influences from Venezuela, Hungary, South Kore, Spain, Italy and Portugal.
WHAT: Show us someone who doesn’t love chocolate. We don’t think it’s possible, but if so this Chocolate Festival may persuade them otherwise! With delectable cocoa products from chocolatiers, pastry chefs and more, learn about the history and making of this fine food – as well as taste test and purchase goodies to take home with you. Oh, and if y...
WHAT: Paying homage to the legendary jazz musician, Sun Ra, saxophonist Marshall Allen has continued to lead his ‘Sun Ra Arkestra’ since 1952. The ‘Sun Ra Arkestra perform jazz, electronic and afrofuturistic jams, and will be performing for Athens at the SNFCC, as part of its COSMOS series.
WHEN: 14th November 2019
WHAT: In celebration of Greek artist, Alexis Akrithakis, the Benaki Museum presents an exhibition of Akrithakis’ work, dedicated to, the “tsiki-tsiki”. Named the by writer Kostas Tachtsis in the mid-60’s, the “tsiki-tsiki” is a lace-like artistic format that became one of one of Akrithakis’ most recognisable techniques. This exhibition marks the 80...
An embarrassment of riches as far as the cultural offerings in the city go this October. Athens Insider curates must-see events, exhibitions and festivals to elevate your spirits this autumn.
WHAT: On first inspection the Aegean Sea and the Qatari Desert don’t seem to have much in common. But in his p...
WHAT: In a beautifully mystical exhibition, the Benaki Museum Shop explores art and nature through the eyes and work of Maria Grigoriou. Maria’s whimsical designs are displayed in the Benaki Museum Shop window and will whisk you away to a fairytale land.
WHEN: Until 23rd October 2019
WHAT: Comicdom Con Athens is an annual three-day comics festival, organized by the non-profit organization Comicdom Press and the Hellenic American Union. Starting at the 2016 event, the French Institute Of Greece was added to the organizers.
Since 2006, in this event which is based on the standards set by international comics conventions, the G...