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The Meet Market NYE Edition at six d.o.g.s

WHAT: Celebrate the year’s end at another iteration of the beloved Meet Market, this time hosted by six d.o.g.s at its iconic and updated locale. Along with a special collaboration with Athens Voice Radio the event boasts indoor and outdoor stands, DJs, freebies, and merriment that will begin 2019 with a bang. WHEN: December 31, 12-7 pm WHERE...

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1904 Holiday Snaps

WHAT: If you thought taking snaps of your vacation was an activity new in the 21st century, the Benaki’s most recent collection, 1904 Holiday Snaps, might cause you to think again. British photographer Alexander Lamont Henderson did it before it was trendy in the early 1900s, and captured the social life of everyday Athenians as well as scenes from...

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What to do in Athens this December

Shakespeare, Cinderella, Broadway – 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. National Theatre Live: Antonios and Cleopatra WHAT: The National Theatre Live program successfully brings Athens yet another m...

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National Theatre Live: Antonios and Cleopatra

WHAT: The National Theatre Live program successfully brings Athens yet another masterful production broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London. This time with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo at the helm as the iconic star-crossed Shakespearean lovers attempting to navigate romance and betrayal with great empires and armies at stake. WHEN: Dec...

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Nine Lives Christmas Bazaar

WHAT: Support a charity that does remarkable work in neutering, feeding and re-homing stray cats and fill up your Christmas stockings at the Nine Lives Christmas bazaar! Browse the selections of new and nearly new goodies, to find purrfect Christmas gifts from CDs, books, jewellery, clothes and fashion accessories, and enjoy a delicious selectio...

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Mappemonde: George Lappas

WHAT: Citronne Gallery inaugurates its new space in Athens with an exhibition dedicated to George Lappas, Mappemonde. Art historian Tatiana Spinari-Pollalis inaugurates her Athenian gallery in Kolonaki, 12 years after the launch of her flagship Citronne Gallery on Poros. Housed in a landmark 1960’s building on Kolonaki’s bustling Patriarchou Ioa...

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Leonardo Da Vinci – 500 years of Genius

WHAT: An immersive, four-month exhibition celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci To write a book about Leonardo da Vinci without once using the word ‘genius’ would be a feat worthy of the French author Georges Perec, who contrived to write a book without using the letter e,” the biographer of the Italian Renaissance artist, Charles Nicholl,...

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Christmas Meet Market

WHAT: There’s nothing better than sipping a warm drink and shopping for gifts for your loved ones, especially when there are hundreds of different choices in one festively decorated market. Local merchants will be selling their goods all weekend long at the Christmas Meet Market. There’s even a solution for the kids being towed along in the form of...

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Mirror, Mirror The Experience

WHAT: Get ready for some serious festive shopping, pampering, music and drinks while supporting a worthy cause. The Blender Gallery and YFOS Online Shop welcome Christmas with the pop-up event Mirror, Mirror! The Christmas Experience. Eight Greek fashion brands selected by YFOS Online Shop, (, Anthe Collection, - Active Wear, Cl...

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The Co-Museum

WHAT: The Benaki Museum, the U.S. Embassy in Athens and the British Council, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Athen organize “THE CO-MUSEUM: Synergies, coalitions and partnerships between museums, cultural initiatives, civil society and beyond.” The Conference invites professionals from museums and cultural organizations, civil society,...

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