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Underground Art and Archaeology

Have you found yourself in Athens on a holiday, and the sites are closed? Or perhaps it’s a rare rainy day and you’d like to find a way to stay…

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“The Greek Series” – Photos at the Benaki

A photo exhibition by Swiss photographer Charles Weber, under the title The Greek Series, will be on display at the Benaki Museum from January 31 to March 17. Iconostases, Shipwrecks,…

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MIR Festival in Athens …

What is the MIRfestival 2012? MIRfestival is a satellite, a system in orbit, parallel to other systems, like the Soviet (and later Russian) orbital station it shares its name with.…

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Athens Discount Card

Special tourist & visitor discounts at select Athens businesses Groupon and other coupon programs are all the rage these days. So much so that no one expects to pay full…

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Athens Museums offering several specials in May 2012

May 19, 2012 is the Night of the European Museum and several Athens museums will be open until midnight in honor of this day. The Museum of Cycladic Art will…

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Sol Lewitt, Line & Color – Extended!

My favorite little museum in Athens has just announced an extension of the Sol Lewitt, Line & Color exhibit they’ve been hosting since the fall. The Sol Lewitt exhibit is…

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[Street] Art Shopping in Athens

I just love this idea: Empty storefronts become public art galleries, offering up and coming young artists exposure and revitalizing the urban landscape. This December, the city of Athens is…

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50 paintings from Mount Athos by Ethimios Warlamis

Efthimios Warlamis is a lucky guy. Well, actually, he’s lucky because he is a guy. A male. And as such, the Greek artist was able to travel to Mount Athos,…

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Traditional weaving & embroidery in Athens

Guests often ask me “Where can I find something special to buy as a souvenir from Greece?” I get asked this a lot, and I love this question because anyone…

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The Benakis Museum of Islamic Art

The Benakis Museum of Islamic Art is a too rarely visited jewel in the heart of Athens. It is housed in a beautiful five floor neoclassical building in Keramikos, Agion…

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