WHAT'S ON Visual Arts mela-goat

Natalia Mela | Crete | To June 30

“Natalia Mela: Sculptures” at the Historical Museum of Crete brings together 25 works by the distinguished Greek artist that showcase her inventive use of unconventional materials and are set beside stone and marble sculptures from the Byzantine and Venetian periods.

WHAT'S ON Visual Arts anastasiou

A=-A | Athens | To May 26

With the 162 pieces of pencil, ink, acrylics and oils that comprise “A=-A,” Dimitris Anastasiou tells the story of Alpha, a character frantically trying to discover who he is and his place in the world around him. 

WHAT'S ON Special Event desplat

Alexandre Desplat Masterclass | Athens | April 24

Award-winning French-Greek film composer Alexandre Desplat – whose received his second Best Soundtrack Oscar this year for “The Shape of Water,” after bagging his first for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” in 2015 – will hold a masterclass at the Athens Conservatory on Tuesday.

WHAT'S ON Exhibition monuments_memories

Athenian Antiquities | Thessaloniki | To June 17

“Memories of Monuments” at the Museum of Byzantine Culture brings together original photographs from the Christos Kalemkeris Photography Museum of Athenian monuments captured by some of the first Greek and foreign photographers to turn their lens to the capital’s antiquities.

WHAT'S ON Visual Arts akrithakis

Alexis Akrithakis | Athens | To June 3

“The Stories of Alexis Akrithakis” pays tribute to the pioneering Greek artist’s fascination with the written word by bringing together some of his more narrative pieces, as well as books, stories and notes. 

WHAT'S ON Special Event travelfest

Travel Fest | Athens | April 21 & 22

Greece's first festival dedicated to travel opens at the Dais Cultural Center on Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both days, visitors will be able to talk to travel professionals showcasing their services and programs, purchase a range of associated gadgets, as well as see presentations by travel associations and travel buffs.

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Junta anniversary marked at anti-dictatorship museum

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Two men watch the president of Greece’s association of prisoners and exiles of the 1967-74 military junta (SFEA), Costas Mantaios, deliver an address on Saturday, on the 51st anniversary of the coup. Mantaios was speaking from the balcony of the Museum of Anti-Dictatorial and Democratic Resistance in Athens, located in a building used by the colonels’ regime for interrogations. ‘The tragic consequences of the criminal coup of April 21, 1967, remain indelibly etched on our historical memory,’ Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said in a statement marking the anniversary. [Simela Pantzartzi/ANA-MPA]