Athens Insider Summer 2020

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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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Athens Refugee Food Festival 2018

Athens Insider, UNHCR and Food Sweet Food organise a week of inspiring culinary encounters as refugee chefs join 6 restaurants in Athens to create meals to remember. Tuesday 19 June Eritrean Cuisine by Seinat Neftalem • Blue Fish, Monastiraki (dinner), Tel. 213.036.4214 Iranian Cuisine by Mahboubeh Tavakoli • Seychelle...

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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 adap...

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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 ...

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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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14th Annual Festival of the Aegean

WHAT: The island of Syros presents the fourteenth season of Greece’s renowned cultural festival, the Festival of the Aegean. The festival’s fourteenth run, which will feature the Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw, Poland, is set to command Syros with its refined musicality. Honoring the late Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, the festival wil...

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Beat Marine Litter

WHAT: As part of Posidonia, the Norwegian Embassy in Athens organizes a breakfast seminar, "Beat Marine Litter", to beat water pollution. Prompted by World Environment Day 2018, the seminar will feature a panel of speakers who have all contributed to the global effort to decreasing water pollution. The seminar will be opened by Special Advisor t...

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