CULTURE

Antique dealers showcase their wealth at Technopolis complex

You don’t have to be an avid antique collector to make your way to the Technopolis complex this weekend where the annual antique fair opened last night. This is because a number of top Greek antique professionals promise something for everyone, including music. In collaboration with the Athens Municipality, top Athenian antique dealers are showcasing their wares in the complex’s Cavafy Hall, while an outdoor bazaar also features collector’s items and rare finds. Also part of this year’s fair is an exhibition featuring architectural, decorative and practical garden objects. Besides presenting a wealth of precious, hard-to-find items, the fair’s principal aim this year is to underline the pivotal role of antique professionals in locating and distributing pieces to collectors and museums alike. Participating in the fair are the following antique dealers: Apostolos Argyriadis, Angelos Vlastaris, Vythoulka Antiques, Antiqua, Zachariadis Ioannis Restoration, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Anait and Rupen Kalfayan, I. Kourtidis, Andreas Rokos, Legacy, Victoriana Antiquities, Peggy Loutou, Martinos, Art City Michalarias, Nicolas, Notaras Antiques, Antiques Store, Kilim-Hali, Dimitra Kalamara Panagopoulou, Sakellariou Antiques, Soutzoglou, Antiquarius, Harilaos Sotiropoulos, Achilleas and Alexandra Tsantili and Minas Hadzichristou. Visitors to the antique fair will also enjoy the music of Notis Mavroudis and Panayiotis Margaris, who will entertain tonight at 10 p.m., while Vangelis Liolios will make an appearance on Sunday at 2 p.m. Technopolis, 100 Pireos, Gazi, tel 210346.0981. Fair open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday. Entrance on Persephonis Street.