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The living museum of Greek dance, since 1953. A public-benefit institution subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and the National Tourism Organization under the auspices of the Municipality of Athens.Almost daily performances of a 75 dancers group on their traditional and original costumes and jewelery, musicians and folk singers at the lovely garden theater, with 860 seats, on Philopappus Hill in Athens, opposite the Acropolis. That is a great place to spend a hot night in Athens, while getting to…
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A mere 8km outside of Athens, Diomidous Botanical Garden sits like a green haven in amidst the bustling city; 1,800 hectares of peaceful tranquillity in the western suburbs of Haidari. Its extensive array of flora includes a number of rare species as well as a selection of trees from Africa, Asia and Australasia. Used as an area to study for students from the University of Athens it's also a botanists dream with a number of pharmaceutical plants.The Diomidous Botanical Gardens…
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The Industrial Gas Museum opened its doors to the public in 2013. The main objective of the Museum is the promotion and protection of the old Athens Gasworks plant, an industrial heritage monument that supplied energy and lighting in the Athens metropolitan area for 130 years. The visit to the Museum includes a museum path with 13 stops in specific areas of the factory. The museum path tour helps the visitor follow the gas production line, admire the mechanical equipment…
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The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) began its operation in 2000. The permanent home of the Museum is the former Fix brewery on Syngrou Ave., the reconstruction of which was completed in February 2014. The building occupies 18.142 sqm. on a 3.123 sqm surface. The Museum's collection is formed around a very important nucleus of works by Greek and foreign artists, such as Stephen Antonakos, Constantin (Dikos) Byzantios, Vlassis Caniaris, Chryssa, Mona Hatoun, Gary Hill, Emily Jacir, Ilya…
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The oldest house of Athens, a museum of itself. Built in the 16th century during Ottoman occupation, this mansion is the only surviving house of that period. It was home to the Benizelou family, and it is one of the Athenian noble mansions associated with the superior social group of Greek elders.The mansion is a prominent secular monument for the history of the city from the 16th to the 18th century. After a great restoration, it was conceded by the…
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Outlaw art (most of the times) in the urban landscape, in other words, Graffiti. Travelers to Athens can't help but notice the amount of graffiti in the city. Any surface that can be sprayed upon is covered with a maddening number of scribbles, slogans, signatures, and designs, but there is also a large amount of graffiti that is good art. Walking around Athens especially at Plaka, Gazi, Psiri, Metaxourgio and Exarchia districts you may discover amazing pieces of art in…
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) covers an area of 210,000 sqm. Designed by the architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), the SNFCC is a multifunctional urban complex that includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera, and the Stavros Niarchos Park. Renzo Piano envisaged the SNFCC rising out of the ground like a dislodged piece of the earth’s crust. As a result, an artificial hill is constructed and the roof of both…
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The Frissiras Museum, the only Museum for Contemporary European Painting in Greece, was inaugurated on November 27, 2000 The Frissiras Museum houses the private collection of over 3,500 works of its founder, Vlassis Frissiras. An attorney by profession but passionate about Art. He started collecting works by young Greek visual artists in 1978, with the resolute aim of putting together a collection made up exclusively of paintings centered on two axes: the human form and body, and representation, i.e. the…

Cultural Center

Designed by the architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), the SNFCC is a multifunctional urban complex that includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera, and the Stavros Niarchos Park.

Documenta 14 in Athens

The documenta 14 will be the fourteenth edition of the art exhibition documenta and will take place 2017 in both Kassel, Germany its traditional home, and Athens, Greece. It will be held first in Athens from 8 April till 16 July,[1] and in Kassel from 10 June till 17 September 2017.

A sense of Athens

Short videos by the official City of Athens guide and the Greek National Tourism Organisation. Enjoy!

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