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Long before the days of television, radio or even cinema a different form of entertainment existed In Greece, derived from folkloric traditions. It included paper or camel skin - made puppets which were handled by puppeteers who stood behind a white screen, illuminated from the back. Between the figures and the player (who was invisible), were candles or lamps that shed light to the figures and made their silhouettes visible to the audience through the cloth. Traditional puppets gave off…
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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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Funded by the Eugenides Foundation, a scientific and educational institution, Athens' Planetarium is south eastern Europe's largest and most technologically advanced scientific cinema. The 280 seat domed venue takes visitors on a 3D virtual trip around the galaxy narrated in English as well as Greek. With its 150 projection systems, displays of space, planets and stars appear across the entire hemispherical ceiling, entirely immersing you in the film. Current shows include titles such as 'Evolution', 'The Mystery of Life' and…
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To put ruins and museums into perspective, take a virtual-reality trip to Ancient Greece at the futuristic Foundation for the Hellenic World, about 2km southwest of the city centre. The Tholos virtual-reality theatre takes you on an interactive tour of the Ancient Agora or allows you to get a feel for life in ancient Athens.The Kivotos time machine has 3D floor-to-ceiling screens with a live guide taking you through ancient Olympia and Miletus.Find out more on http://www.fhw.gr/cosmos/index.php?id=1&&lg=_en and keep in…
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Lycabettus also known as Lykavittos is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece at 300 meters (908 feet) above sea level and offers a great view of the city. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theater, and a restaurant. The hill is a tourist destination and can be ascended by the Lycabettus Funicular, a funicular railway which climbs the hill from a lower terminus at Kolonaki. The…
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Musical theatre [ 12 December 2018 – 27 January 2019 ] A musical in a new version by Jack Thorne with original music by Thodoris Economou The magic of Christmas comes to the Greek National Theatre as the Marika Kotopouli Stage at the Rex Theatre extends a festive embrace to the whole family. Share in all the joy and excitement of Yuletide in a thrilling musical version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol by the dynamic young director Giannis Moschos,…
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