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Stuck in Athens?  Nurse your frustrations and while away the time with the Greek blue at Ianos Books Cafe.  A musical performance of  classic Piraeus rebetika – music from the 1930-40’s from the port of Athens, Piraeus.

Hector Cosmas, violin, baglama
Makis Stamoulis: bouzouki-song
Vassilis Skoutas: guitar song
Dimitris Mytarakis: accordion-song
Participate friendly and sing: George Nino, Gregory Psarianos
Unique photographs of the era
Editorial / presentation Panos Savvopoulos

The event will be broadcast live on
Tickets are 20 € and get you one free drink
Sponsors:, 902 fm & 902 tv
Information / reservations: 2103217810
Advance tickets:
Performance time 20.30

Please note:  Ianos Music Cafe does have a non smoking section in the Cafe, but this is the Greek blues, so I’m guessing there will be some smoking during the concert.

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!