Athens Insider Summer 2022

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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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Countdown to the Athens Marathon 2022

The mother of all marathons, the Athens Marathon, still packs all the passion and drama that Pheidippides must have felt running from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory over the Persians in 490 BC. If you haven't ticked it off your bucket list yet, we suggest you do. If not, line the streets to cheer on intrepid participants! [...

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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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New Metro link connects Piraeus Port and the Athens International Airport in 55 minutes

Commuting to Piraeus and onwards on to the islands has now become a lot easier thanks to a new metro line connecting the port city to Athens city centre and to the airport in under an hour. A metro ride from Syntagma to Piraeus is just 20 minutes long. A welcome development for visitors and residents alike. Piraeus’ Metro Blue Line 3...

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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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