Athens Insider Summer 2022

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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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47th Book Festival in Zappeion

WHAT: Book lovers, unite! In occasion of Athens’ christening as the World Book Capital of 2018, the Association of Book Publishers announces the 47th Book Festival in Zappeion. This year, the festival honors sung poetry, a wide, popularly European genre that combines literature and music. The two-week-long program includes screenings, lectures, con...

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Musical Maestro Zoe Tiganouria Performs with the Athens Symphony Orchestra

WHAT: Born and raised on the island of Samothrace, Zoe Tiganouria’s musical repertoire is by no means meager. Bringing back the traditional vibrato of the Greek accordion, this composer combines jazz, folk, Latin and tango styles as a solo performer. Tiganouria will visit Athens to perform alongside the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Ath...

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Queen Bee: Kolonaki’s new hive

Panagiotis Kalyvas, of Capanna and Kolonaki Kalamaki fame, opens an all- day hangout and it has Athenians making a beeline for it! Disrupting the city's bistrot scene, Queen Bee introduces a game-changing bakehouse that directly connects Athens with downtown New York & Paris. Artisan house-made sourdough breads, hand-picke...

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