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Where Lord Elgin packaged the stolen sculptures
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Located on Areos Street, opposite Hadrian’s Library, the building traces its origins back to the 17th century. Its distinctive features – two floors, an external staircase, and an internal courtyard with a well and fountain – classify it as a “classic” representation of the later Ottoman era.


Hellenic Observatory notes LSE honor to Costas Simitis
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The Hellenic Observatory, the London School of Economics and Political Science’s (LSE) Research hub on contemporary Greece and Cyprus, noted on Saturday the honor bestowed on former Socialist prime minister Costas Simitis by the British university at a ceremony on Friday. 


In ‘Poor Things,’ Emma Stone takes an unusual path to enlightenment
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It is sickly hilarious to make a movie in which so much consensual sex is had, often so gleefully, that is not the least bit sexy. Though Bella Baxter’s insatiable libido might be her guiding light at first in “Poor Things,” sexual liberation (or “furious jumping,” as she calls it) is only part of this […]

Celtic Music Festival | Athens | December 8-10
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Singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and fiddler Dónal O’Connor, two prominent figures in Irish traditional music, will be among the Irish acts performing at the 6th Athens Celtic Music Festival, which takes place over three days at the Athina Live venue (3 Poseidonos Ave., Moschato).

Jazz at the Museum | Athens | December 8
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The B&E Goulandris Foundation (goulandris.gr) will end its “Visual Journeys” series of jazz concerts on December 8 with a performance by the Filippou & Lucaciu Duet featuring Natalia Manta.



Angela Schanelec | Athens | December 7-12
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The Athens Pioneer Film Festival, the Greek Film Archive and the Goethe Institute in Athens are co-organizing a complete retrospective on the work of the German director Angela Schanelec, one of the most influential European filmmakers alive.

SNF Run | Athens | January 1
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation First Run is coming up and will be awaiting all at the starting line at the cultural center’s Esplanade.


Christmas Time | Athens | December 13
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Greek actress and singer Tina Alexopoulou brings to life a festive musical show, blending classic hits like “Life Is a Cabaret” and “New York, New York” with seasonal favorites at the Half Note Jazz Club (halfnote.gr).


Blend NYE | Athens | December 31
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Start the New Year with Italian superstar techno DJ Anfisa Letyago, who lands in Athens as the guest of Blend, the city’s oldest party crew.

Chinese-Greek theater festival in Athens
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The first Sino-Hellenic International Theater Festival kicked off on Saturday, with Chinese dramas bringing an audio-visual feast to the audiences.


Miss Monique | Athens | December 24
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On Christmas Eve, Ukraine’s Miss Monique takes over the decks at the Oddity Club (oddityclub.gr) for a night to remember with smoothly melting techno rhythms, classic trance and progressive tunes.