Athens Insider Summer 2020

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4th Tango Lovers Festival & Marathon Athens

WHAT: Get your tango on during four giddy days and nights pulsing with rhythm, smiles and high spirits as the Tango Lovers Festival returns to Athens, uniting leading dancers from the international circuit, to the soundtrack of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. This year, the festival will kick off with an electric opening night performance by leadin...

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Lara Fabian plays Athens

WHAT: See world famous Belgian diva Lara Fabian perform her first English album for more than a decade and her greatest hits such as Je’Taime at a rare Athens gig. Fabian’s “Camouflage World Tour” promises to be an electric visual and audio experience, based on the star’s English repertoire. Here’s a taste of what to expect:

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Ancient Chinese Science and Technology 

WHAT: Admire 90 different objects from the ancient Chinese civilization such as astronomical instruments, plows and early seismographs.  On loan from the China Science and Technology Museum of Beijing, the exhibition covers discoveries, Chinese innovations and aims to highlight the culture’s remarkable achievements across many different scientific ...

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Cinedoc Kids

WHAT: A marvelous mosaic of stories that reflect life through the eyes of children and teenagers in different parts of the world. CineDoc Kids movie festival aims to inspire a young audience with fiction films and documentaries that travel from the North Arctic to India and from the Swiss Alps to Mars! Featured at the festival will be movies lik...

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Sting at Herodion Atticus

WHAT: One of the year’s hottest tickets as rock legend Sting performs live at the historic Odeon of Herodes to open this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival. The Newcastle-born singer-songwriter and activist last performed at the venue in May 1996 during his “Mercury Falling” tour and is among the rare few acts granted permission to play at Ath...

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Fortress of Solitude

WHAT: Homelessness in all its spiritual and psychological forms is the theme of this evocative monographic exhibition by Mike Kelley, an influential commentator on American class and popular culture. Kelley sought to explore how we constantly attempt to create ourselves from our unreliable and unstable memories of our own past. Curated by Douglas F...

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WHAT: Explore money’s enduring symbology from the earliest forms of coinage to ancient Greek banking practices and the evolution of currency. Money: Tangible symbols in ancient Greece - in cooperation with the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection – looks at how, historically, coins have also been used to transmit ideas, status and propaganda. Admission...

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Van Gogh Alive – The Experience

Even the great Vincent Van Gogh – as radically ahead of his time as he was – would have had his mind blown by this very Millennial showcase of his greatest hits that’s making its way to Athens shortly! More than 3000 paintings, sketches and animated images of the great Dutch Master will enliven the Athens Concert Hall in a thrilling major multi-me...

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For Rent: The perfect Plaka experience

A charming and fully-equipped one-bedroom apartment with large terrace offering stunning views to the north face of Acropolis, Tower of the winds, Athens' Roman agora and Hadrian's Library. Metro nearby and an eight-minute walk to Syntagma. Walk-up (no lift) to heaven. Available for short term and long term rentals (€100-150 a night, longer-term ra...

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