News | May 2020
As Greek hoteliers check their options before opening their doors on June 1, it is an uphill task both in terms of implementing the necessary changes and in training staff to adopt new health protocols, when so much is still unclear. The de-Covidization era desperately needs a new narrative. In the absence of clear guidelines, the World T...
Travel | May 2020
For a truly transformative holiday experience, Athens Insider suggests an alternative destination billed as offering hands-on learning about living in sync with nature on the verdant slopes of Mt. Pelion. The Pelion Homes Retreat Center could well be the starting focal point to your personal pursuit to finding yourself, or indeed, losing ...
City Life | Apr 2020
Greece has been a powerful muse for countless scribes throughout the ages. Athens Insider rounds up 8 must-read contemporary tales that will help you get under Greece’s skin.
Dinner with Persephone, Patricia Storace
Dinner with Persephone is the product of Patricia Storace’s year spent living in Greece and provides a great ...
Travel | Apr 2020
Beyond the ringing endorsement for our little nation’s brave response to the pandemic, Yuval Noah Harari believes that ‘decisions being taken by governments today will shape countries for years to come, not just for a few weeks.’ In a shape-shifting tourism landcape, it is the same nimble response to ‘flattening the curve’, that will se...
Culture | Apr 2020
A timely promotional tool for Greece, The Trip To Greece promises plenty of mouth-watering Mediterranean meals – with a side helping of ancient ruins and stunning seascapes. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite to follow in Odysseus’ footsteps in director Michael Winterbottom’s culinary and comedic travelogue series, The Trip to Greece.
City Life | Apr 2020
Irish journalist, writer and founder of the Corfu-based Durrell Society, Richard Pine on why lockdown isn't a hostile term anymore, even in traditionally anarchic Greece.
There are two focal points in Greek life: the kafeneion or local bar, and the kitchen table. Both have been transformed by coronavirus. The kafeneion, the tr...
Insider Stories | Apr 2020
Pulitzer shortlisted poet and MacArthur Fellow Alicia E. Stallings mines the surrealities of the pandemic to evoke insights into life on a tiny island where the raucous mating dance of its “pullulating population of feral peafowl” substitutes Netflix!
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News | Apr 2020
A unique, engaging interface that allows visitors to relive their holidays in Greece and to make future plans by offering a glimpse of what this ancient yet contemporary destination can offer “Greece from Home’ developed by Greece’s Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organization, Marketing Greece and Google aims to promote Greece...
Culture | Apr 2020
A brilliant read, full of humour and spontaneity, Polly Samson’s skilled writing offers a fascinating, often voyeuristic account of the sexual jealousy, alcoholism, and bohemian lifestyle that pervaded the creative set in 1960’s Hydra. Recounted through Erica, the daughter of Australia’s tragic literary couple, writers George Johnston and...
What's On | Apr 2020
WHAT: The Athens Concert hall kicks off its ‘Stay Home’ campaign with Alban Berg's Lulu.
Lulu, an opera in three acts by Alban Berg, was adapted from Frank Wedekind's two Lulu plays, Erdgeist and Die Büchse der Pandora tells the story of a mysterious young woman known as Lulu, who follows a downward spiral from a well-kept mistress in Vienna t...
People | Aug 2018
Konstantin Kakanias dons an activist hat for his new exhibition using whimsical drawings and ceramic tiles laced with sardonic humour to engage in one of the world's most captivating cultural debates, the Return of the Parthenon Marbles.
In the few brief meetings I’ve had with Konstantin Kakanias, it’s always been frenzied, hi...
People | Jul 2018
Matt Stanley, who penned three crime thrillers under the pseudonym James McCreet, writes his tenth book, A Collar for Cerebrus, under his real name, in a style far-removed from the blood and gore of his Victorian mysteries. In a long, candid interview with Sudha Nair-Iliades, he confesses that this insightful opus is an ode to his beloved...