Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Garry Kasparov Returns to the SNFestival

WHAT: The famed Russian chess grandmaster, writer and political activist Garry Kasparov returns to the SNFestival after a light-hearted showdown in 2017 when Kasparov opposed some of Greece’s young aspiring chess masters simultaneously. He won. This year’s competition vows to be different. At 22, Kasparov became the world’s youngest undisputed W...

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The Philologist’s Garden

WHAT: Artist Eleni Papaioannou’s installation in the garden of the Epigraphic Museum explores the symbolic role of gardens as spaces of reflection. Inspired by Viktor Klemperer’s “The Language of the Third Reich: A Philologist’s Notebook,” Papaioannou examines the relationship between gardens and urban spaces through textual media. The exhibitio...

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Athens Festival: What to watch this June

As we move further into summer, the Athens Festival is back to relieve you of your heat-induced sluggishness. This month, the festival brings musical and comedic performances alive to enchant the city and to spark a little inspiration in the art lover. Thomas Moschopoulos - Fahrenheit 451 Based on François Truffaut’s stage adaptation of Ray Bradb...

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Athens Pride, we’ve come a long way!

As it enters its teens, Athens Pride has grown from a fringe event to a mainstream celebration of gay rights and social activism promoting inclusiveness and tolerance. The organisers expect the numbers to be way higher than the 50,000 who participated last year, with a plenty more high school students and youth participating. Join in the festivitie...

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Spetses Classic Yacht Regatta 2018

WHAT: For sailors, competition-junkies and water-lovers alike, the Spetses Yacht Regatta is back. Classic, traditional and dragon boats are set to dot Poseidonion and the Argosaronic Gulf with Spetses’ 2018 Classic Yacht Regatta. Greek and international crews will compete in the four-day event as tourists flock the island to witness one of the l...

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#UniqueTopias Photo Exhibition

WHAT: Porto Carras Grand Resort, in partnership with Zoumboulakis Galleries, hosts an exhibition of Instagram photography. Porto Carras Grand Resort honors ten Instagram photographers who were inspired by the elegant views and breathtaking fauna of the resort and surrounding areas. The project was created out of the picturesque landscapes of the...

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