WHAT'S ON On Stage mothers-sin---cropped

My Mother’s Sin | On Tour | To September 17

The Greek National Theater is on tour with an English-language adaptation for the stage of Georgios Vizyenos’ “My Mother’s Sin,” a short story written in 1883 that is partly autobiographical and is regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Greek literary canon.

WHAT'S ON Visual Arts birds

Birds and Gods | Pieria & Epidaurus | August 1 & 7-9

The National Theater of Northern Greece has invited 28 Greek artists living or working abroad – from Brussels to New York and Mexico City – to create a piece inspired by “The Birds,” Aristophanes’ 414 BC comedy about the efforts of an ambitious Athenian who convinces the birds to help his create a utopia between Heaven and Earth to counter both the worlds of man and the gods.

WHAT'S ON Film cactus-flower

Cactus Flower | Athens | July 31

The indomitable Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn star in the kooky 1969 comedy “Cactus Flower,” which is playing at the Great Lawn of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) on Friday, starting at 9 p.m. 

WHAT'S ON Film killers

The Killers | Athens | July 24

The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) is screening noir classics on the terrace of its Historical Archives in a former factory in downtown Athens in a tribute to the great films of the 1940s and 50s that shaped the crime genre.



Antique vehicles get royal treatment


Ten vehicles that once belonged to Greece’s former royal family have been transferred to a new storage area to undergo further maintenance. The eight cars and two electric tricycles had recently undergone restoration work by a team of conservators from the Culture Ministry to remove built-up dirt and dust after a long period of immobility on the premises of the former royal estate at Tatoi in northern Athens. The antiques, aged between 55 and 82 years, are considered exceptional examples of luxury cars of the 20th century and have historic significance as they are associated both with members of the former royal family and international personalities, as well as important moments in modern Greek history. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said the new storage area provides the necessary conditions that will allow an assessment of their state of preservation and for the continuation of the necessary work. “The Maintenance Department will continue the detailed documentation of their maintenance status, and will investigate the construction materials, their peculiarities for corrosion, their further protection and promotion,” she said. [Culture Ministry]