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Visitors to Athens during December who are interested in getting off the beaten path in search of something really different to bring home from their holiday have until the 12th of January 2008 to visit the gallery at Babel, where both artists, known and unknown, are hosting a holiday exhibition. So if you are in the market for original Greek art, heading over to Exarheia might be on your agenda. The art show, featuring paintings, small sculpture, modern art, lighting, candles and other objects, at reasonable prices (yes, that is what the press release says!) by known and yet unknown visual artists including Sotos Anagnos, Gabriel, Christos Dimitriou, Lazaros Zikos, Giorgos Katsaros, Christos Kollias, Kate Koutroupousi, Panos Koutroubousis, Kosmas Likikakis, Dimitra Likogianni, Pares Mallis, Kostas Maniatopoulos, Fiona Mousakiti, Katerina Baramouti, Aris Baramoutis, Giorgos Botsos, Daniela Stamatiadi, Taxis, Ada Tsetsoni, Nikos Tsipokas, Pavlos Chabidis and Dimitris Chrisarfidis., which is open daily until January 12, 2008, is open from Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 AM until 9:00 PM and Mondays and Saturdays until 4:00 PM. For more details you can reach them at 210.3825430, Fax: 210.3828222.

The exhibition space is located at Lontou 1 at Zoodoxou Pigis in Exarheia.

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!