Autumn in Athens

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Akrithakis’ Tsiki Tsiki

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...

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A Cultural October fest

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.    Cultural Connections WHAT: On first inspection the Aegean Sea and the Qatari Desert don’t seem to have much in common. But in his p...

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Nature meets art

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 WHERE:  benaki.org

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Comicdom Con

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...

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Marc Ribot in St. Paul’s Sessions: Taste the Music Concert Series

WHAT: Marc Ribot, American guitarist and one of the best sessions musicians of his time, is coming to perform as part of the eclectic St. Paul’s Sessions. He is a key figure in the “no wave” genre, featuring experimental and confrontation music that vibes with the 70’s. Helping out artists from Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and Marianne Faithful, he’s...

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Courtney Barnett live in Athens

WHAT: Courtney Barnett, beloved by her fans for being bittersweet and humorous, always comes off as authentic in the contemporary rock scene. The Australian indie-rock artist is an international sensation, coming to Athens for the very first time, so buy tickets fast. Barnett once said, “In my dreams I wrote the best song I’ve ever written… Can’t r...

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Easter at the Hotel Grande Bretagne’s GB Corner Gifts & Flavours

WHAT: Visit the GB Corner Gifts & Flavours and find a unique selection of Easter treats and gifts, such as handmade Easter Candles, traditional Greek “Tsoureki” bread and exclusive chocolate Easter Eggs by acclaimed French Pastry Chef, Arnaud Larher, available in four different chocolate flavours. Make this Easter special at the GB Corner Gifts...

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International Monument Day

WHAT: There will be free entrance to all monuments and archaeological sites in Greece on Monday, April 18, to mark the International Day of Monuments and Sites. A perfect excuse to visit or re-visit Greece's treasures of art and civilization. WHERE: All monuments and archaeological sites including the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, Delphi and Oly...

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The Meet Market: Easter Edition

WHAT: The Meet Market is back at Technopolis for the classic, annual Easter Edition celebration, and ready to hail the arrival of Spring one weekend before the big week, on the 20th and the 21st of April! You will find the Meet Market both indoor and outdoor, with their usual tents, but with plenty of new businesses & brands too, making a total...

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Studios in Time: 10 Women Artists

WHAT: Visit this small, idyllic venue in Plaka to experience the works of ten Greek female visual artists. All of them have had a significant impact on Greek contemporary art. Each of them has their own style, preferred medium, and themes, resulting in a varied and vibrant artistic conversation between creators. The participants were not selecte...

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