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Book Bazaar | Thessaloniki | June 20 & 21

The National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation (MIET) and its Archive of Greek Literature and History (ELIA) are hosting a bazaar at MIET's Kapandji Villa, with discounts coming to as much as 70 percent on selected books, magazines, postcards, old newspapers and other memorabilia from the 19th and 20th centuries, in Greek as well as other languages.

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Cypress Hill | Athens & Thessaloniki | June 21 & 22

Cypress Hill headlines Day 6 of the Release Festival at Plateia Nerou (Water Square) on the southern coast of Athens at Palaio Faliro on Friday, June 21, before heading north to Thessaloniki for a show at the Fix Factory of Sound the following day, when doors open at 6 p.m. with other acts.

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Beth Hart | Athens | June 27

Four years after appearing in Greece for the first time in a sellout performance, American blues-rock artist Beth Hart returns for a single show at the Melina Mercouri Vrachon Theater in Athens.

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Dalaras & Izmir State Symphony Orchestra | Athens | June 19 & 20

Renowned Greek folk and art house singer George Dalaras and the Izmir State Symphony Orchestra present the fruit of an important joint project that started two years ago at Turkey's Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, with two concerts at the Athens Festival comprising songs by Greek composers, Mediterranean ballads, traditional melodies and a tribute to Apostolos Kaldaras’ “Asia Minor.” 

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Clutch | Athens | June 19

Things heat up at the Release Festival at Plateia Nerou (Water Square) in Palaio Faliro on Athens’s southern coast on Wednesday, June 19, as American metal act Clutch, known for its high-energy shows, makes its first appearance at a big open-air venue in Greece. 



Stormy weather causes traffic woes in Athens


Torrential rainfall and hailstorms caused problems in several parts of Attica on Tuesday with flooding slowing traffic to a crawl on many roads. Stormy weather caused problems in other areas of the country too. A 37-year-old farmer died in Corinthia in the Peloponnese after being struck by lightning, local news reports said. The man was at his farm on the Feneos plain when the incident occurred, korinthostv.gr said. The National Observatory of Athens has recorded more than 4,200 thunderbolts over the past 10 days during which storms have swept parts of the country. [InTime News]