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From pre-Christmas drinks to morning-after breakfasts, NYX Rooftop is where you want to be! 

Live it up this Holiday Season at the NYX Rooftop Bar at the Academias Hotel. From indulgent dinners to breakfasts that ease you through night-before excesses, the chefs at Academias Hotel have you covered! Celebrating in style at NYX Rooftop’s Japanese Fusion Gastrobar Amp up the celebratory mood with Holiday Spritzes and a ri...

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Alekos Fassianos Estate and Carwan Gallery present first retrospective of the late artist’s design works

Carwan Gallery, the pioneering global collectible design gallery, now based in Piraeus, has been consistently wowing us with bespoke works and very limited editions by furniture, lighting and product designers. It now takes us into the whimsical world of the late artist Alekos Fassianos.  The exhibition that opens on November 24 in collab...

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Festive pit-stops at Plato Bar

When a bar is named after Plato, located on the famed Academias Ave and flanked by a street named Omirou (Homer), after Greece’s greatest bard, it’s only natural that it is the destination of choice for Athenians to congregate here for their festive ruminations. With creative cocktails and celebratory bites to get you into the Christmas s...

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A Greek Thanksgiving with Moussaka

Celebrity chef Diane Kochilas, whose TV show My Greek Table, airs on American TV screens again, adapts the most recognizable Greek dish for Thanksgiving – and we’re grateful that she’s been generous to share it with us! Greeks are obsessed with moussaka. It’s their culinary flag, a patriotic symbol of all that is Greek. This o...

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Don Quixote at the Greek National Opera

The Greek National Opera ballet presents an ambitious new production of Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote, one of the most celebrated ballets ever created. The choreography by Thiago Bordin is based on the classic original choreography by Marius Petipa, first presented in 1869 at the Bolshoi. On for seven performances –between 26 November and 31...

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Marc Newson at the Gagosian

Leading Australian designer Marc Newson's first solo exhibition in Greece at the Gagosian showcases a new series of limited edition furniture inspired by Greece's traditional colours, blue and light blue. "I have always felt close to Greece and Greek culture, and it is an honour to present these works in Athens," says Newson. ...

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