Plan your stay to include a Thursday afternoon at the Acropolis Museum and you’ll find yourself being serenaded.
Every Thursday afternoon in February, the Acropolis Museum, in collaboration with the city of Athens’ Technolopolis organization, will host a series of concerts featuring the work of Greek composer Manos Hatzidakis as part of the museum’s “One Day at the Acropolis Museum” program.
February 2, 2012 – the Echo String Quartet will perform work by Manos Hatzidakis as well as Pachelbel, Vivalid & Bach)
February 9, 2012 – the Athens String Quartet will perform work by Manos Hatzidakis as well as Haydn, Mozart & Brahms)
February 16, 2012 – “Manos Hatzidakiss meets Astor Piazzolla” – Trio Tanfarto will perform )
February 23, 2012 – Christos Tsiamoulis performs with Socrates Sinopoulou – Manos Hatzidakis meets the sounds of Smyra.
The performances will take place at 5p.m. on February 2, 9, 16 and 23, on the second-floor terrace of the museum, with a view of the Archaic Sculpture gallery.
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!