Athens Insider Summer 2022

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The Benaki Museum Café revisits a Berlin instituiton with new art on its walls

Long a favourite of museum visitors and ladies-who-lunch, the Benaki Museum restaurant on Koumpari Street welcomes visitors to its renewed space, with extended hours and a new aesthetic that channels the legendary Fofi’s restaurant in Berlin. With inspiring art by Alexis Akrithakis, and letters and works by his iconic peers who visited hi...

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Athenography: How does a city that belongs to the past look toward the future?

At first sight, Athens may not fit our idea of modernist sobriety in planning and design. But over the last 200 years a remarkably rich understanding has slowly emerged, reconsidering the historical pressures that gave the city its unique rhythms. Anthropologist Tyler Boersen argues that this overdue fascination has made Athens into a par...

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Elefsina 2023: The most important cultural pilgrimage site in Europe reclaims its place in history

Start planning for Elefsina. With its empty factories and oil refineries, a line of tankers pointing the way around Salamina, its easy to forget that this seaside city was the most hallowed site of Ancient Athens. The city that represents nothing less than the eternal cycle of life and death is now the European Capital of Culture 2023. If...

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Meet Dino Rubino, the distinctive talent helming the Zenith Music Festival this year

Dino Rubino, the Sicilian jazz pianist known for his elegant, bluesy interpretation on the contemporary scene, promises to electrify the Athenian public at the Zenith Music Festival with his Dino Rubino New Trio. Their premiere performance at the august Gennadius Library will have jazz standards alongside compositions from the trio’s late...

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