Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Goût de France 2018

WHAT: The World’s Greatest Simultaneous French Dinner is back on the table this week with chefs from around the globe sharing the great pleasures  of gallic gastronomy for Goût de France 2018. Greece says a hale and hearty “oui” to French food as the country goes all out for Goût de France (Tastes of France) - an annual global tribute to the mag...

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Dancing is my Life

WHAT: A mighty dance spectacle as a dozen dancers from two elite Russian ballet companies come together on the same stage in a dazzling gala in celebration of the art of classical ballet . Six couples, selected from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy and St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre (formerly the Kirov), will perform legendary pas de deuxs from ...

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March for Our Lives: Syntagma Square

WHAT: A candelight vigil to honour the 17 victims of the Parkland Florida school shooting as part of the global March 24 actions to push for better gun licensing laws in the United States. The Athens event has been organised by the Democrats Abroad Greece (DAGR). On March 24th across the United States, a school walkout has been scheduled for 10 ...

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Travels in Greece

WHAT: Take a virtual tour of Greece during the 15th-19th centuries at this exhibition that showcases manuscripts, maps, prints and drawings as well as important documents, archival material and photographs, from the collection of Efstathios Finopoulos. Admission is €7. Opening hours Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays and Sa...

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Yoga for Kids

WHAT: Introduce the small people in your life to the many joys and benefits of yoga at these free kids classes. Yoga for Kids at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center strives to teach children how to control their bodies, breathing and thinking, and how to relax as they gain strength, flexibility and self-confidence. The free one-hour ...

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Odysseys

WHAT: A riveting account of man’s adventurous journey through time that draws its inspiration from the mythological epic of the Homeric Odyssey. The new exhibition, framed from an abstract and symbolic perspective, is the keystone event to mark the National Archeological Museum’s 150th anniversary. Contemplate man’s incessant endeavour to tame his ...

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Shaolin: The Legend

WHAT: Re-visit the incredible theatrical antics of the Chinese Buddhist monk troupe who dazzled the world at the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. Shaolin will bring their awesome brand of martial arts, theatre and dance to Athens for three performances only in a show that related the 1,500 year history of the temple where the Shaolin monks o...

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Athens Half Marathon 2018

WHAT: The popular Athens Half Marathon event – organized by the Hellenic Athletics Federations (SEGAS) and the City of Athens - gets off the blocks again, welcoming an estimated 20,000 runners of all ages to take part in this memorable spring experience. Registration costs from €15. Events include the Half-Marathon, 5km Race, 3km Race and Kids Run....

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Oenorama 2018

Next week, it’s all about the Great Greek Grape as parallel tasting events and premium wine offers take over the city of Athens (now that’s the kind of takeover we can get behind!) for Athens Wine Week and Oenorama 2018. In the driver’s seat is Oenorama, regarded as the world’s most important and renowned Greek Wine exhibition. Oenorama will be ...

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3rd Athens Street Food Festival

WHAT: What does Athens taste like? Find out at the 3rd Athens Street Food Festival, a celebration of the city’s most popular “street delicacies” and many prized urban morsels from the kitchens of Europe, America, Asia and Africa, to be held over three long weekends in May. Across a total downtown space area of 4000 sqm, foodies can indulge all in t...

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