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Raiment of the Soul at the Acropolis Museum

What: Acclaimed photographer Vangelis Kyris collaborates with master embroidery artist Anatoli Georgiev to showcase the wealth of Greece's sartorial traditions. Kyris' portraits of contemporary Athenians wearing historic garments were then printed on fabric, with Georgiev bringing the 128 costumes alive with his extraordinary needlework. As part...

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Exposing the Body Beautiful

In a society that celebrates beauty and perfection, Athens Insider recommends one of the books long-listed for the Runciman 2023 prize - Exposed by Caroline Vout. With chapters enticingly titled Bodybuilding and Sex and Society, classicist Caroline Vout topples our lofty notions of timeless beauty. She reaches beyond chiselled models of m...

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Epiphany Explained

January 6 marks one of the most cathartic and cinematic moments on the Greek Orthodox calendar. Many visitors to Greece at this time of year are charmed to witness the millennia-old spectacle of Epiphany. Men and boys, (traditionally), leap into icy waters to be the first to retrieve the Cross thrown by an Orthodox priest, as part of the ...

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3 Warming Greek Recipes for Winter

Through exquisite recipes and photographs of her beloved Greece, Australian-born Greek Ruth Bardis shares her family's stories and the regional specialties of their cuisine in her award-winning book “Hellenic Kanella: Memories Made in a Greek Kitchen”. Insider brings you three of her favourite winter warming dishes from her stylish and he...

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