Athens Insider Summer 2021

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Santorini: For a touch of history this summer

Santorini, the poster child for Greek tourism with its domed churches and sugar-cube architecture, has been such a victim of its own success, that the joys of vacationing here were the privilege of everyone else, except those living in Greece. This summer offers a singular opportunity to holiday on an island that has captured the collecti...

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Athens’ Philhellenism Museum shines a light on how the Greek Cause resonated around the world

A newly founded Philhellenism Museum opened its door in March 2021, just in time for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence, shining a light on the vital role played by foreign playwrights, poets, painters, nobility and ordinary people who believed in the Greek cause. This new ad...

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Why you should read Roderick Beaton’s Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

As the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Greece’s revolution, Athens Insider recommends a mandatory reading of Roderick Beaton’s Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation. Beaton treats Modern Greece as a biographical subject, a living entity in its own right,  and encourages us to take a fresh look at a people and culture long celebra...

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The Spirit of Philhellenism

“Byron shows us what Philhellenism is. It is quite simply a transformative love affair,” writes John Kittmer, who – just like Lord Byron – fell head over heels for Greece on his first visit as a young man.  In this heartfelt paean to Greece, the former British ambassador distils the enduring essence of Philhellenism, past and present. ...

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