Athens Insider Summer 2022

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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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Elefsina 2023: The most important cultural pilgrimage site in Europe reclaims its place in history

Start planning for Elefsina. With its empty factories and oil refineries, a line of tankers pointing the way around Salamina, its easy to forget that this seaside city was the most hallowed site of Ancient Athens. The city that represents nothing less than the eternal cycle of life and death is now the European Capital of Culture 2023. If...

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30 + Must See Highlights at the Athens Festival

[Lead] The 2022 Athens Festival’s programme line-up promises a provocative dialogue between art and social reality, underpinning the intractable role of artistic creativity in political engagement. From jazz diva Diana Krall to rock legend Patti Smith and techno whiz Jeff Mills, contemporary interpretations of Greek tragedies (German director Ulri...

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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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Open Ended at Zoumboulakis

  What: An inspiring group exhibition titled, “Open-ended”, celebrates the unique value of the work in progress and the beauty of the incomplet. The exhibition brings together a wide spectrum of techniques and materials that highlight the artistic process; the inception of a creative idea, what strikes the imagination, and all the variou...

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Dimitris Papaioannou at NEON’s Portals

What: NEON presents a series of performances Sisyphus / Trans / Form (2019) by internationally acclaimed Greek choreographer, director and performer who blends experimental dance, physical theatre and performance art in surreal, dreamlike and immersive performances.  Sisyphus / Trans / Form (2019), a piece for six performers, is based on the myth...

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