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Eurovision-inspired fun at the Greek Ballroom!

Few events have showcased  LGBTQ+ talent and taken queer music into the living rooms of Europeans as Eurovision has. With a bit of a cult following within the community, its only natural that the longest-running international song contest be celebrated locally with a fun event open to all. Get ready to strut your stuff at The Eurovision B...

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Athens Gets More Michelin Stars

A group of talented chefs, risk-taking restaurateurs and sommeliers are cementing Athens’ status as a foodie capital. Michelin agrees by adding a slew of  27 fine food restaurants to its coveted star system. Here's our definitive guide to Athens' Michelin hot spots. Restaurateurs in Athens are pushing the taste frontiers w...

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The Shapes of Stories at the Blender

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...

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Asia comes to Athens… Finally!

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...

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The Prix Pictet Show at the Athens Conservatory draws attention to sustainability

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...

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5 reasons why you should visit Nafplio

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...

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