Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Art around the Islands

Sometimes, a unique cultural experience, even an artistic one – can make your summer hols just that little bit more sublime. In fact, combining a dip into azure Greek waters with a dive into art, seems to be a growing trend on the islands. Athens Insider presents the top arty choices you may consider this summer. Prayer [captio...

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4th Athens Tango Week

WHAT: Athens Tango Week, now an annual festival that celebrates the passion and intricate dance steps that have come to define Argentinean culture in Greece, will run for a whole month, with lessons, milongas (organised evenings of tango dancing) and music to spread the universal language of tango to Athenians. WHEN: Until July 29 WHERE: Danz...

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Only a few days left to submit your entries!

Send in your entries to our first-ever Bloomsday creative writing competition in English, organised by The Irish Embassy, in collaboration with Athens Insider, open to writers of all ages and nationalities. Bloomsday is marked around the world as a celebration of James Joyce, of course, but also as a celebration of Irish literature, moder...

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Sophocles’ Antigone

WHAT: The Athens Festival celebrates its 65th year by streaming Sophocles' Antigone directed by Lefteris Vogiatzis at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus.Watch the 2007 performance on the Athens Festival’s YouTube channel. WHEN: On Saturday, April 25, from 19:00, available online for 24 hours. WHERE:

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Life in the Shadow

As the clouds go by, they often seem so distant and still, one can hardly imagine how fast the sky darkens.  The 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE, due on 25th September 2020, has been outlined as an attempt to grasp the fleeting and ominous signs of an imminent era of agony. A dark period accentuating fears, prejudices, and superst...

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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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What does Athens taste like? A melting pot of Tongues, Temperaments, and Terroirs

What would a city taste like? Would such a terroir be an amalgam of those of the more definable neighbourhoods that surround it? So would Exarcheia taste different from Kifissia or Kolonaki, and the taste of Athens be a sum of its parts? Or might it have a distinctive quality that—for different reasons—represents a break from expectations? ...

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