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Athens 2018: World Book Capital

June 13, 2018
Athens 2018 - World Book Capital

The city of Athens was entitled by UNESCO as the World Book Capital for 2018.

This celebration of books, culture and creativity will begin on the 23rd of April 2018 and last for a whole year. Athens 2018 World Book Capital aims to offer to the citizens and visitors a unique cultural experience.

A selectively curated program dedicated to the world of books combined with arts, will celebrate evolution, forward thinking and creativity for a whole year. Over 250 events including inspirational hubs in the form of round tables, open discussions and creative dialogues and with the presence of distinguished writers throughout the year will be a major part of the program.

Under the motto “Athens 2018 – Books everywhere” a vivid patchwork of events, artworks, projections, walking trails, bottom-up initiatives and workshops, aspires to become the absolute literary ground of open dialogue – not only for the creators, stakeholders and intellectual elites but, most importantly, for all its citizens, as well as visitors.

Distinguished foreign writers, such as Ian McEwan, George Saunders, Claudio Magris or John Conolly will be present in the first months of this annual celebration – from April to July.

 

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Speech events will broaden public’s horizons, for example round tables between Greeks and different generations of Israeli writers, such as A.B. Yehoshua and Eshkol Nevo, or events with invited writers from Canada and Brazil.

A mobile library is travelling through the neighborhoods of Athens. The city is rediscovered through literary walks. A city picnic ‘book edition’ is taking place at Kotzia square (5/5/2018). The little bookstores are celebrating all over Greece as part of the ‘Little Bookstores Day’ (28/4/2018).

 

                                             

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Artistic events such as theater, dancing, cinema, art or video art are inspired by the world of books and are spotted in different parts of the city.

The exhibition Alexis Akrithakis Tales is taking place from March to June 2018, while Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas’ Paintings for books are exhibited from April to July 2018.

The newcoming Offside festival combining football, sports and books is taking place late June.

The city’s most significant festivals, such as Jazz Festival, Athens Open air film Festival, Athens Science Festival, Refugee food festival will have a special twist of book during this year. The Athens Festival is participating with ‘Opening to the city’ events throughout June.

 

Athens 2018: World Book Capital

The exhibition “Beyond Kavafis written words” is taking place in Gennadius Library from March to May 2018, while the “Islamic Calligraphy-the art of writing” runs from April to June at the Benaki Museum.

Public readings in unexpected spots of daily life offer a pleasant creative break, while the city will be filled with creative and substantial programs that will make Athens an inspiring place to live, work and discover.

Find out more on the Athens 2018: World Book Capital official site | Facebook | Instagram

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Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2018

May 10, 2018

Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2018

 

The Greek calendar is full of cultural festivals and events, especially during the summer months.

One of the most prestigious Greek festivals – that has been running for more than 60 years attracting large audiences from Greece and around the world – is the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.

Taking place annually between June and August, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival features a top line-up of Greek and international theatre, drama, opera, music and dance performances held at various historic and modern venues across Athens as well as at Epidaurus in the Peloponnese.

 

 

The festival is best-known for its ancient venues, namely the amphitheatre of Epidaurus and Athens’ 2nd century BC Odeon of Herodes Atticus; both open-air.

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is located within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios in the Peloponnese, which is only a 30m drive from picturesque Nafplio and a 2h drive from Athens, whereas the Odeon of Herodes Atticus lies beneath the Acropolis Hill dominating the western end of its southern slope.

Since its inception in 1955, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival has staged world class performances by internationally acclaimed artists spanning across all fields of performing arts; among them some of the biggest names in music, theatre and dance, including – to name but a few – Frank Sinatra, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Martha Graham and Rudolf Nureyev.

So, it comes as no surprise that this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival also boasts an impressive lineup! The festival’s 2018 edition includes world-famous Greek singer Nana Mouskouri, Italian orchestra Il Pomo d’ Oro, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, British violinist Nigel Kennedy, American actor Bill Murray, rock musician Sting and many more.

The Athens leg of the festival opens at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus with Verdi’s “Nabucco” on June 1st and closes with Bizet’s “Carmen” on July 31st, whereas the Epidaurus leg of the festival kicks off on June 29th with Aristophanes’ “The Acharnians” and closes on August 18th with Sophocles’ “Oedipus at Colonus”.

In between and for over a month several classic works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes will be presented every Friday and Saturday at the Epidaurus amphitheatre.

All performances have English subtitles unless otherwise stated. Lastly, Athens’s Pireos 260 venue – another iconic venue of the festival – will be hosting contemporary Greek and international plays. Its inaugural performance is “The Pursuit of Happiness” by the US-based Nature Theatre of Oklahoma on June 1st.

For more information please visit the official site of Athens & Epidaurus Festival or their Facebook page.

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Aegean Airlines voted best regional company in Europe in 2018 TripAdvisor awards

April 11, 2018

Aegean Airlines voted best regional company in Europe in 2018 TripAdvisor awards

 

Singapore Airlines was the best airline in the world for 2018

Aegean Airlines has won the distinction of the best regional airline company in Europe for 2018, according to the Travellers’ Choice Awards of the largest travel platform in the world, TripAdvisor.

Award winners are chosen by the millions of online users of Tripadvisor from around the world and distinctions are awarded on the basis of an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of these reviews over a 12-month period on TripAdvisor Flights.

Awards were also handed out on the basis of the level of airline services. Aegean was among the top in Europe in the Economy Class category, with Jet2.com being the best airline. The winner of the First Class Europe prize was Lufthansa, Aeroflot won Business Class Europe and Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Europe.

This is the second time TripAdvisor announced awards in the category of the best airlines, with the this year’s awards including distinctions to 69 airline companies from around the globe for the excellent service and value they offer to travellers.

The best airlines in Europe are:

Large airlines

Virgin Atlantic Airways – Best Big Air Carrier
Aeroflot
Austrian Airlines
Finnair
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Lufthansa
S7 airlines
SAS
Swiss International Air Lines
Turkish Airlines

Regional Airline companies

Aegean Airlines – Best Regional Airline company
Air Malta
Edelweiss Air
Germany Airlines

Low-Cost Airlines
Jet2.com – Best Low-Cost Carrier
Blue Air
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia

Singapore Airlines was the best airline in the world for 2018, followed by Air New Zealand, Emirates, Japan Airlines (JAL), EVA Air, Southwest Airlines, Jet2.com, Qatar Airways, Azul and Korean Air.

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4 σύγχρονα αρχιτεκτονικά αριστουργήματα στην Αθήνα

March 14, 2018

4 σύγχρονα αρχιτεκτονικά αριστουργήματα στην Αθήνα

 

H συμβολή της Αρχαίας Ελλάδας στην τέχνη της αρχιτεκτονικής είναι διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένη Μνημεία όπως ο Παρθενώνας, η Ακαδημία των Αθηνών, και πολλά ακόμα είναι παγκοσμίως γνωστά για την αρχιτεκτονική τους αξία και την υψηλή αισθητική τους.

Παρόλα αυτά, δεν είναι λίγα τα αρχιτεκτονικά μνημεία του 21ου αιώνα τα οποία, αν και όχι τόσο δημοφιλή στην οικουμένη όσο οι προκάτοχοί τους, δίνουν άλλη πνοή στην Αθήνα και αποδεικνύουν πως υπάρχουν πρωτοβουλίες στην Ελλάδα στις μέρες μας που εκτιμούν την καλή αρχιτεκτονική Δείτε ορισμένα από αυτά παρακάτω:

1)   Νέο Μουσείο Ακρόπολης

Επιβλητικό στο εξωτερικό του και ηλιόλουστο και φιλόξενο στο εσωτερικό του, το νέο μουσείο έχει καταφέρει να κερδίσει τις εντυπώσεις παγκοσμίως με την αρχιτεκτονική και το περιεχόμενό του από την στιγμή που εγκαινιάστηκε το 2009.

ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΑΚΡΟΠΟΛΗΣ - ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

Η αρχιτεκτονική ομάδα που ήταν υπεύθυνη για το μαγευτικό αποτέλεσμα αποτελείτο από τους ειδικούς Bernard Tschumi και Μιχαήλ Φωτιάδη. Το κτίριο έχει αποσπάσει τιμητικές διακρίσεις σε Ευρώπη και Αμερική και συγκαταλέγεται στα κορυφαία μουσεία του κόσμου.

2)   Στέγη Γραμμάτων και Τεχνών του Ιδρύματος Ωνάση

Από το 2004 που θεμελιώθηκε, η Στέγη Γραμμάτων και Τεχνών του Ιδρύματος Ωνάση συμβάλλει στην ανάδειξη του σύγχρονου πολιτισμού, την ενίσχυση Ελλήνων καλλιτεχνών, την καλλιέργεια διεθνών συνεργασιών, την εκπαίδευση και δια βίου μόρφωση. Αποτελεί έναν σύγχρονο χώρο υψηλής αισθητικής αξίας όπου το θέατρο, ο χορός, η μουσική, τα εικαστικά και τα γράμματα συναντώνται.

Στέγη Γραμμάτων και Τεχνών του Ιδρύματος Ωνάση

Περιλαμβάνει δύο βασικές αίθουσες, έναν εκθεσιακό χώρο και ένα εστιατόριο ενώ αυτό που ξεχωρίζει είναι η ιδιαίτερή του πρόσοψη η οποία μοιάζει με κέλυφος.

3)   ΟΑΚΑ

ΟΑΚΑ - KUBICHOTEL.GR

 

Το OAKA χτίστηκε το 1982 και, με αφορμή τους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες του 2004, ανανέωσε την εμφάνισή του.  Έπειτα από προσθήκες του Santiago Calatrava με κυρίαρχο στοιχείο την λευκή τοξωτή στέγη, το αθλητικό συγκρότημα κατάφερε να ξεχωρίσει παγκοσμίως και να ενταχθεί στην αφρόκρεμα των σύγχρονων αρχιτεκτονικών συμβόλων της Αθήνας.

4)   Κέντρο Πολιτισμού Ίδρυμα Σταύρος Νιάρχος

Πρόκειται για πρόσφατη «άφιξη» στο αστικό τοπίο της πόλης.

Αποτελεί έναν πολυλειτουργικό χώρο παιδείας, πολιτισμού και διασκέδασης συνολικής έκτασης 210.000 μ².

Περιλαμβάνει τις κτιριακές εγκαταστάσεις της Εθνικής Βιβλιοθήκης της Ελλάδος και της Εθνικής Λυρικής Σκηνής, καθώς και πάρκο αστικού τύπου και άλλες μικρότερες εγκαταστάσεις

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Kathara Deftera – Clean Monday In Greece

February 19, 2018
clean monday

Kathara Deftera – Clean Monday In Greece

Clean Monday (or in Greek Kathara Deftera) is the first day of Great Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church. It is a feast that occurs at the beginning of the 7th week before Orthodox Easter Sunday.

Clean Monday also brings preceding Carnival celebrations to an end, inviting everyone to leave behind the ‘sinful’ attitudes associated with Carnival festivities and non-fasting foods, which were largely consumed during the three weeks of the Carnival.
Clean Monday Traditions Around Greece
The feast day of Clean Monday is a public holiday in Greece, and is celebrated with outdoor excursions, delicious fasting foods, as well as the widespread custom of flying kites.
The second most common tradition that takes place on Clean Monday in Greece is kite flying!

Although nobody is quite sure where the kite-flying tradition came from – some say that the ancient Greek mathematician Archytas of Tarentum designed and flew the first kite to test aerodynamics, while others believe it started when people would write wishes on the kites and fly them as high as possible for the gods to answer – it is now such a firmly established tradition around Greece that the weather forecast for Clean Monday is closely followed in the preceding days.

The first and most common tradition of Clean Monday in Greece of course involves food!

Although what is served on Clean Monday does depend on a family’s or individual’s favourites, below are some of the most popular traditional delights included at a Greek table on Clean Monday:

Lagana – a lightly unleavened flatbread made especially for and eaten only on Clean Monday.

Taramosalata
 – Tarama (cod or carp roe), sometimes called ‘the common man’s caviar’, is one of the tastiest and most famous of all Greek dips.

Octopus, Shrimp, Kalamari
 – seafood is a signature dish on Clean Monday!

Halva
 – eaten as a dessert, there are various methods of making halva, arguably the most common is made with tahini, a sesame paste, and sugar, often combined with nuts or chocolate and baked in a square.

Wine or Tsipouro
 – because a traditional Greek meal is not complete without a glass of delicious wine or traditional tsipouro.
Sources: Wikipedia

 

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To KUBIC  ATHENS HOTEL  βραβεύτηκε ως το «Smart  Hotel of the Year»

February 13, 2018

Αθήνα  13 /02 /2018

ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ 

 

Κατά την διάρκεια του 2ου Συνεδρίου Hotel Tech και στα πλαίσια του θεσμού των  Hotel  Tech  Awards  2018, το ξενοδοχείο KUBIC  ATHENS HOTEL  βραβεύτηκε ως το «Smart  Hotel of the Year».

Η βράβευση αυτή αποτελεί μια εξαιρετικά τιμητική διάκριση και παράλληλα μια αναγνώριση της προσπάθειας για την δημιουργία και στην Ελλάδα μιας κατηγορίας προηγμένων τεχνολογικά ξενοδοχείων. Τα smart hotels αποτελούν την «νέα είσοδο» στον τομέα της φιλοξενίας και παράλληλα το μοντέλο λειτουργίας   που τα επόμενο χρόνια θα χαρακτηρίζει τον τρόπο παροχής των υπηρεσιών  και την θεαματικότητα των ξενοδοχείων παγκοσμίως.

 

Στα πλαίσια αυτής της νέας αγοράς, το KUBIC ATHENS HOTEL αποτελεί  την πρώτη ολοκληρωμένη προσπάθεια  στην  χώρας μας,  στον τομέα  των smart hotels.

Το τεχνολογικό υπόβαθρο του KUBIC ATHENS HOTEL περιλαμβάνει  ΚΝΧ τεχνολογία για όλες τις λειτουργίες του. Μέσω του ΚΝΧ  και ενός  tablet ( Samsung)   συντονίζονται από τον πελάτη,   ο κλιματισμός κάθε δωματίου  ( VRV Samsung), o φωτισμός των δωματίων και τα σενάρια φωτισμού, τα στόρια, η τηλεόραση     ( LG 43” 4K ) που συγχρόνως εκτός από την λειτουργία της ως δέκτη τηλεόρασης,  λειτουργεί και ως πομπός  wifi  και  εσωτερικού καναλιού   μετάδοσης  πληροφόρησης και μηνυμάτων, του ξενοδοχείου προς τους πελάτες  του, σε πραγματικό χρόνο.

Όλες οι ξενοδοχειακές διαδικασίες μπορούν να υλοποιηθούν ηλεκτρονικά μέσω διαδικτύου, ακόμη και πριν την άφιξη του πελάτη, εφόσον ο πελάτης κατεβάσει στο κινητό την εφαρμογή ( mobile app) μπορεί να κάνει check in στο δωμάτιο του από το κινητό, στο οποίο στη συνέχεια θα παραλάβει το ηλεκτρονικό-Bluetooth- κλειδί για να μπει στο δωμάτιο του.

To ξενοδοχείο διαθέτει snack bar που λειτουργεί 24/7,  γυμναστήριο και roof garden . Το διαθέσιμο wifi στους πελάτες φθάνει σε ταχύτητες 100 mbps.

Το βραβείο για λογαριασμό του KUBIC ATHENS HOTEL παρέλαβε από τον Γενικό γραμματέα τουριστικής προβολής του Υπουργείου τουρισμού κύριο Γιώργο Τζιάλλα,   ο πρόεδρος της εταιρείας κ Γιώργος Τσακίρης, ο οποίος αφού  ευχαρίστησε την οργανωτική επιτροπή για αυτή την βράβευση τόνισε την ανάγκη υιοθέτησης, έστω και σταδιακά,  της τεχνολογίας από όλους τους ξενοδόχους η οποία σε συνδυασμό με την ποιότητα των υπηρεσιών θα αποτελέσουν την γραμμή άμυνας των Ελληνικών  ξενοδοχείων  σε ένα διεθνές , διαρκώς εντεινόμενο,  ανταγωνιστικό περιβάλλον .

 

δελτίο τύπου βράβευσης KUBIC HOTEL

 

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Aφιέρωμα της Εθνικής Λυρικής Σκηνής στον Στέφανο Λαζαρίδη

February 6, 2018
Aφιέρωμα της Εθνικής Λυρικής Σκηνής στον Στέφανο Λαζαρίδη

Η έκθεση “ΣΤΕΦΑΝΟΣ ΛΑΖΑΡΙΔΗΣ: κυνικός ρομαντικός”, με την οποία κορυφώνεται το αφιέρωμα της Εθνικής Λυρικής Σκηνής στον Στέφανο Λαζαρίδη, ξεκίνησε στο Αίθριο του 4ου ορόφου της Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη της Ελλάδος – National Library of Greece στο Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

Η έκθεση αναπτύσσει ένα οπτικό χρονολόγιο ξεκινώντας από την αρχή της καριέρας του Στέφανου Λαζαρίδη, με ζωγραφικές μελέτες σκηνικών, σχέδια κοστουμιών, έργα μικτής τεχνικής και κολάζ, τρισδιάστατες μακέτες υπό κλίμακα, βίντεο από παραστάσεις και συνεντεύξεις του, φωτογραφίες από τη δική του εικαστική έρευνα, σκηνοθετικές σημειώσεις πάνω σε κείμενα, καθώς και δείγματα από επιστολογραφία.


Η έκθεση, σε επιμέλεια του εικαστικού Αντώνη Βολανάκη, οργανώνεται σε συνεργασία με το Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης – ΜΙΕΤ, την Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη της Ελλάδος και το Κέντρο Πολιτισμού Ίδρυμα Σταύρος Νιάρχος, και πραγματοποιείται με δωρεά από το Stavros Niarchos Foundation.


Ώρες λειτουργίας: καθημερινά 09.30-21.00 

Διάρκεια: έως 10 Μαρτίου 2018
Είσοδος ελεύθερη


> Ο επιμελητής της έκθεσης, Αντώνης Βολανάκης, θα κάνει προγραμματισμένες ξεναγήσεις τις ακόλουθες ημέρες και ώρες: Κυριακή 11/2 στις 12.00 / Τρίτη 20/2 στις 19.00 / Πέμπτη 1/3 στις 19.00 / Σάββατο 10/3 στις 19.00 – Για κρατήσεις θέσεων: 2130885700 (Καθημερινά 09.00-21.00).


> Για ειδικές ξεναγήσεις σε εκπαιδευτικά ιδρύματα & σχολεία, καθώς και ξεναγήσεις στην αγγλική γλώσσα: info@nationalopera.gr

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Nightlife hotspots in Athens

February 5, 2018

The capital of Greece offers to the lovers of night and entertainment some vivid activities

Athens is a city that never sleeps. Many say that Athens actually “lives” at night. This claim is, at some level, true. No other city offers so many night activities as this ancient and at the same time modern city. There are actually many activities: ancient Greek tragedy in a theater which dates back to the same period as the play was written; orchestras of international fame playing from Beethoven to Jazz in one of the most modern music centers in Europe; music venues and clubs considered to be unique for their variety and originality.

The capital of Greece offers to the lovers of night and entertainment some vivid activities. Whatever you decide to do, you will soon discover that Athens nightlife, with its offered variety and special choices, allows you to entertain yourself all night long. The only problem is that the next day you will have to visit many and remarkable sights. You can begin your night in a nice restaurant or in one of the typical Greek taverns, which are everywhere in the city. The atmosphere in all Greek restaurants is simple, relaxing and friendly and the food amazing. You can visit a tavern with bouzoukia (live Greek music) or go to a modern bar, club, disco-bar and bar with orchestra, which gather many people and play different kinds of music. All these places can be found in central areas or in the suburbs (Kifissia, Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Voula, Varkiza etc).

It is said that a night at the bouzoukia is an unforgettable experience. During your stay here, it is worth to visit one of them to hear original Greek music, to sing and dance with the locals.

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Hotspots in the Center of Athens

• Gázi
It is THE hotspot of Athens and not unjustly so: “mezé” tavernas (=restaurants where you can dine on middle dishes instead of individual main ones) restaurants of international cuisine, delicious “souvlaki” restaurants, pop, (hard) rock, mainstream, swing and retro, gay and lesbian bars and clubs, galleries, fringe theatres – you name it! And all that just a stone’s throw from the city center and accessible by the metro (“Kerameikos” station).

• Thissío
Thissío is popular with Greeks and tourists alike who want to have a coffee or a drink marvelling at the Acropolis which catches their eye and dominates the scenery. It is undoubtedly the favourite walk trail of the Athenians.

 Pláka
Right at the foot of the Acropolis hill, it is the traditional part of the city where time seems to have stopped at the 19th century. Folk music and dancing in Greek restaurants as well as tavernas and cozy cafes are the best choice here.

• Monastiráki and Psirrí
Right next to Thissío and still at the foot of the Acropolis, this wide area recalls the Orient: low buildings, narrow cobbled streets, a flea market, almost no access to the cars. Alternative bars and stylish restaurants lie side by side with old-fashioned cafes, Greek tavernas and shops of all kinds. Live Greek music in Greek restaurants is a possibility too.

• Kolonáki
In the night, spirits are high also in the business area of the downtown where the famous boutiques keep the branches. Trendy bars and gourmet restaurants for all tastes see the Athenians return to the area where they work but this time to dance the night away. The area is brimful of art galleries too.

• Exárhia
The rock side of the city. Here students, youngsters, alternative people share their views having a drink or a dinner in rather inexpensive restaurants and bars.

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• Syntagma
In the area around Syntagma, as well as the streets that lead to Monastiraki you’ll find numerable new hangouts that complete Athens’ nightlife: Romvis, Kolokotroni, Thiseos and many more cobbled narrow roads gather crowds that let themselves to the music’s rhythms and hip cocktails. Karytsi and Agia Eirini squares are considered highlight areas by the Athenians.

•Karytsi Square
Mousouri Theatre and a couple of traditional cafes once stood alone here. Suddenly everything changed! Athenians started discovering every corner of their city. The quiet and picturesque square, with the church of St. George dominating in the center, quickly became a favourite hangout in Athens: all day long cafes, bars that will satisfy all music preferences packed with people, night or day, coming off work, or just wandering around after shopping. There is a place that will do for you, either you want to dance to loud music all night long or have a quite talk with a friend.

•Agia Eirini Square
Agia Eirini Square is the king of Athens nightlife, situated at the corner of Aiolou and Karagiorgi Servias, next to Kolokotroni street, near Plaka and Monastiraki. Tables and chairs of the various cafes and bars are constantly cluttered with people chatting away while enjoying the imposing neoclassical buildings amongst the narrow streets and the church of Agia Eirini. Where new meets old this is an atmosphere you shouldn’t miss! Here you’ll discover the most hip bars of the area, inspired cocktails and drinks, and as rumours have it the best souvlaki in town. Enjoy the magic!

Source: visitgreece

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Greek National Library moves to Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center (VIDEO-PHOTOS)

February 1, 2018
Greek National Library moves to Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center (VIDEO-PHOTOS)

Greek National Library moves to Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center (VIDEO-PHOTOS)

 

After three long years of preparations, the hundreds of thousands of books and other items in the Greek National Library‘s collections, are making the journey to their new, ultra-modern home.

The Library will soon be housed in it’s new premises in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center .

The move is expected to be completed in April, when the library will gradually start to go into full operation.

The transfer began three weeks ago, with daily journeys by trucks safely delivering their precious cargo under controlled climate conditions, accompanied by library staff.

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The books were then placed on shelves, or special vaults in the case of the rarer and more valuable manuscripts and books, as well as the impressive Book Tower, in a carefully planned and orchestrated operation.

Hundreds of people are currently using the reading rooms and PCs in the library’s lending section, which are bathed in the

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Athens Christmas Factory

December 20, 2017
Athens Christmas Factory

Athens Christmas Factory

Now into its fifth year, this wonderful festive event aimed at families, friends and people of all ages will be hosted once again at Technopolis in Gazi – next to Kerameikos metro station and very close to Athens’s city center and its main attractions – spreading Christmas joy and happiness all around!

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