Athens Insider Summer 2022

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Athenian Life in Lockdown

Best-selling writer Sofka Zinovieff on how she believes the pandemic will change us. Suddenly, pressing issues become irrelevant, petty problems like colouring one's hair get top billing! Time has stretched and contracted during the developing crisis with coronavirus. It is hard to believe that it was only three weeks ago that...

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DIY Greek Easter Basics

Rita Wilson famously described Greek Easter with the words, “We don’t do bunnies. We don’t do chocolate. We don’t do pastels. We do lamb, sweet cookies, and deep red.” The lamb is roasted and is not chocolate, the sweet cookies are called Koulorakia and are twisted like a braid, and our Easter eggs are dyed one colour only: blood red. Ins...

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Thanassis, a meat restaurant that lives up to its reputation seven decades on

The veritable oldest restaurant in Athens, ‘Thanasis 1948’ was established, you guessed it, in 1948. It’s a wonderful melange between an authentic Greek taverna and a top notch grill house. Its 3rd generation of family owners has maintained the old school décor and the incredible quality of the meat, whilst updating new grilling methods and adding ...

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Christmas Meet Market

WHAT: There’s nothing better than sipping a warm drink and shopping for gifts for your loved ones, especially when there are hundreds of different choices in one festively decorated market. Local merchants will be selling their goods all weekend long at the Christmas Meet Market. There’s even a solution for the kids being towed along in the form of...

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Cellier Wine Fair

WHAT: Amateurs and wine snobs alike will enjoy the 80 year old establishment’s 13th annual wine fair. The event offers rare wines and cocktails, workshops, and extensive knowledge on the history and intricacies of producing excellent fine wine. Buy a ticket for a reduced price now and take advantage of what promises to be a pleasant and educational...

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Richard Bellia: An Eye on Music

WHAT: Richard Bellia’s legendary career as a photographer chronicling rock and roll musicians at their candid, acidic best form part of the exhibition organized by Muse Constant, ‘An Eye on Music’. Don’t miss rare photos of such icons as Ll Cool Jay, AC-DC, and Nirvana. WHEN: October 8-14 WHERE: Pallas Theater Prints for sale from 150 to 2...

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Petit Paris d’Athenes 2018

WHAT: Enjoy an underappreciated enclave of Athens: Little Paris. Located off of Omonia Square and consisting mostly of streets with French names and historically French-influenced, this area is celebrated every year with a guided tour that culminates in a free ten-day festival. This year’s festival is themed ‘Mai 1968. Cinquante ans apres…’ (May 19...

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