Culture | Oct 2022
The Blender Gallery celebrates its tenth anniversary in style with a group show exhibition, Shapes Of Stories. 15 contemporary ceramic artists who use ceramics in radical ways to reshape the medium, allow us to witness the sheer versatility of their craft. Drawing inspiration from ancient traditions while pushing the boundaries of what ceramics wor...
What's On | Sep 2022
An exhibition that marks the centennial anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe at the Benaki Museum, that showcases the everyday life and the extraordinary events that led to one of the most painful displacements in the past century.
The Benaki Museum and the Centre for Asia Minor Studies are co-organising this large commemorativ...
Insider Stories | Sep 2022
Join a conversation with celebrated author Giles Milton, whose powerful book Paradise Lost about the Smyrna crisis in 1922, one of the greatest tragedies in modern history, is rendered all the more poignant on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor Disaster.
Paradise Lost is a powerful story of disas...
City Life | Sep 2022
Athens doesn't have a China Town. It has something called China Town, but don’t go expecting glistening rows of Peking ducks or peachy fluffs of dim-sum. What you’ll find is cluster of shops selling made in China clothes and maybe a cheap handbag. But that is set to change, declares Phoebe Greenwood. A hive of truly great Asian restauran...
City Life | Jun 2022
His social media posts decry vandalism and civic apathy while inspiring his fellow citizens to protect their heritage. Fund-raiser and former Executive Director of The Hellenic Initiative, Peter Poulos speaks to Athens Insider on the urgent need for civic engagement and public private partnerships.
City Life | Jun 2022
Looking for some really good ice-cream, Italian-styled gelato, sorbet or soft serve? Many tempting ice-cream parlours are determined to keep you busy this summer. From long-term favourites to attention-grabbing newcomers with a huge line-up of flavours boasting the provenance of their ingredients, we raise a cone to the Big Chill. Here’s...
What's On | Jun 2022
For a thought-provoking photo exhibition on climate change and sustainability, head to the Athens Conservatory where the Prix Pictet has chosen to house its current edition. The theme this year is Fire, an element that inspires hope and awe, yet is so often associated with the ravaging destruction it can bring in its wake. Each entry ta...
Culture | May 2022
For nearly 40 years, the Runciman Award has been selecting the best book published during the year in English about Greece or a Greek subject. Covering every imaginable subject related to Greece from archaeology, history and myth to contemporary fiction, biography and travel writing, writer Sofka Zinovieff , who served as a judge on the ...
Food & Drink | May 2022
Athens Insider's wine connoisseur Tom Hall continues in his quest to explore less-known Greek grape varieties and culls three wines that should take you beyond your ‘assyrtiko’ comfort zone.
I understand of course that the pursuit of novelty is a fool’s quest. Apart from anything else newness is no guarantee of quality and oft...
Travel | Mar 2022
This little coastal gem in the Peloponnese was Greece's first capital. Its stunning architecture, layered history, cultural outposts and its laidback vibe make Nafplio the perfect getaway destination.
Ethel Dioulambaka suggests five compelling reasons to visit.
#01. IT IS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC CITIES IN GREE...
Culture | Mar 2022
What: Now established as an important date in the cultural agenda of the city, the French Film Festival, as every spring, brings the best of French cinema to Greece. Watch this space for highlights and the behind-the-scenes news on the 22nd edition of the festival. Romance, action, drama, comedy, suspense and even bone-chilling horror – t...
City Life | Mar 2022
Open House Athens invites Athenians to explore and understand the value of architecture, as private and public buildings open their gates for a weekend for free.
From monumental structures that define a city’s character to the residences and buildings that make up the fabric of a city, arch...