Athens Insider Summer 2022

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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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Figaro celebrates its tenth anniversary in Athens with an impressive panel of speakers and performances

Figaro Histoire in partnership with the City of Athens, and with the generous support of the Greek National Tourism Organisation, celebrated France’s enduring love affair with Athens with a two-day conference on May 27 and May 28 at the Academy of Athens. Les Journees Atheniennes, co-organised by Athens Insider, was the first in a series ...

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Achromia, by India Mahdawi at Carwan Gallery

What: Iranian-born, Paris-based architect and designer India Mahdavi calls herself “a polyglot and a polychrome”, implying that she uses many different design languages and loves bringing colours together in brave new combinations. At her current exhibition at Carwan, she sticks to classical white.  Notable for referencing disparate cultures and di...

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The Virtuous Cycle of Greek Culture

Deputy Minister for Contemporary Culture Nicholas Yatromanolakis speaks to Sudha Nair-Iliades on the soft power of contemporary culture and of reimagining the way forward to cultural sustainability. You’re the first Deputy Minister of Contemporary Culture. Why was the office created?   It has to do with the fact that contem...

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A Nomad’s Soul Finds a Home in Greece: the John Craxton exhibition at the Benaki Museum

It’s hard to deny that there’s something about Greece that delights the natural born nomad’s soul, and the British painter John Craxton was no exception. Finally deserting the icy drawing rooms of post-war Britain, Craxton first arrived in Greece in 1946, aged 23, unsure what he was looking for or what he would find. He was already known ...

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