Almost seven weeks into quarantine, Athens Insider asked its readers what new skills were mastered - the answers were hilarious!
You would have thought the super-achievers amongst us would have come up with smug answers on how they used this time optimally to master an obscure language or took an online course in Victorian plu...
ERT had us hooked with the 6 o’clock broadcast for daily updates, so it was only a question of time before they decided to go the Netflix way and offer us prime content for free. A savvy move by the state broadcaster to capitalise on its high ratings and captive audience to up its game.
Just when you thought you’d run out of s...
WHAT: Browse through the exhibition, held to mark the museum's 30th anniversary in 2016, that showcases the structure of Cycladic society during the Early Bronze Age (3200 to 2000 BC). Discover the natural environment in which they lived, the occupations of the inhabitants, their social or religious customs and beliefs. In Greek and English
Skies stained in orange hues, nature in full bloom, cocktails on the terrace! Whether in lockdown or not, experiment with some basic alchemy to match nature in your drink. Our in-house bartender Elian Clauss concocts a refreshing aperitif that adds much-needed cheer to your quarantine days!
A delightfully floral and fresh aperit...
A soft-spoken Doctor is the darling of the masses. John Carr joins the ranks of his adoring fans and pens this glowing tribute!
Let's hear it, folks, for Dr T,
That modest chappie on tv,
Who every afternoon at six
Unmasks ol' Covid's nasty tricks
And lets us know what's going' down
Plus how to get rid of our frown
WHAT: This great musical performance with George Dalaras, who embarks on a nostalgic journey through the history of Greek song, directed by the legendary Costas Gavras, will be uploaded on the online "stage" of the Athens Concert Hall.
WHEN: On SaturdayApril 25 at 21:30 (duration 137 minutes).
Since many of you have asked for clarifications, Athens Insider has compiled a list of subsidies announced by the Greek government to offset the economic repercussions of the pandemic (in Greece, 240,000 are expected to be unemployed in 2020 and more than 100,000 small businesses are expected to go bankrupt). Here are some of the measures...
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...
With most restaurants closed, celebrated Greek gastronomy chefs are taking to the kitchen to prepare meals for frontline medical workers. Elena Panayides reports on how these gourmet meals, served with a generous side portion of TLC (tender loving care) are reminders of our connectivity, even in isolation.
You can take the girl out of Greece but not the feisty Greek spirit out of her! Greek dynamo Rita Wilson and honorary Greek Tom Hanks share their post-Corona solidarity through their charity MusicCares Covid-19 Relief Fund. Our fave Hollywood couple have not only conquered the virus but our hearts too...
Rita Wilson appeared ...
You want the trappings of Easter minus the long hours slaving over a barbecue? Athens Insider has the answer to your Easter prayers for a festive Paschal meal, delivered to your doorstep.
Lots of wine, an orgy of succulent spit-roast lamb and kokoretsi, an egg-cracking competition and much merriment – a lot of reasons why we l...
Tenia Christopoulos reflects on how the pandemic has been a catalyst for positive change, and in that sense truly embodies the Easter spirit of renewal and rebirth.
An old friend called me from southern California. She unnerved me. She complained about this period of isolation, whining about her lack of freedom, being home wit...