17 Feb

Picasso: Blue & Rose Period

The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?Few artists inflame us like Pablo Picasso. Famously charismatic and complex, Picasso straddled the art world for the first half of the 20th century. He pioneered Cubism, influenced Surrealism, and embarked on turbulent affairs of the heart that manifested on canvas in...
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20 Jan

Athens Half Marathon 2020

Whether you run to add days to your life, or run to add life to your days, the Athens Half Marathon presents the perfect fitness challenge. Kick off the new decade by setting your sights on this annual springtime event that marks the first big milestone of the Athens sporting calendar. As usual, the 21km...
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23 Dec

Lycabettus Run 2020

This popular annual race appeals to the multi-tasker in us. Sign up for the 6th Lycabettus Hill Run – and you’ll also be ticking off an awesome view and historic Athens landmark at the same time. Soaring 300 metres above sea level, Lycabettus is the city’s highest lookout, and gives the urban enclave of Kolonaki its lofty character. The name...
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3 Nov

Museums & Monuments: Free Entrance Sundays

Athens’ museums, we have to say, give great bang for their buck. They tell the tale of the city’s riveting ancient history and display epic sculptures that have inspired artists like Picasso down the centuries. And yet, their regular admission fees are pretty low compared to much of Europe. The deal gets even better from...
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13 Oct

The Greek Revolution in Playmobil Dioramas

The National Historical Museum wants to make history fun for kids. And it looks like they just may succeed. The 200th anniversary of the 1821 revolution against the Ottoman Empire and Greek independence is only a year away, and in its commemorations, three of the museum’s curators, designers and collectors got together to recreate one of the most...
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