Carla Bruni launches world tour in Athens on October 23-24

Carla Bruni will be in Athens on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 October for two concerts at the Pallas theatre for the promotion of her album “French Touch”. Bruni will start her tour from Athens because she is fond of Greek culture. [...]

Acropolis Museum exhibition on the Eleusinian Mysteries and ‘Sacred Way’ in December

A temporary exhibition dedicated to the Eleusinian Mysteries – one of the most important religious rites of ancient Greece – is to be held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens under the title “The Sacred Way and Eleusis”. [...]

An open invitation to the inauguration of the Benaki Museum of Toys at Paleo Faliro

One of the ten best collections of toys in Europe will be housed at the new Benaki Museum of Toys that will be inaugurated on Sunday, October 22 at the Pyrgos Kouloura mansion in Paleo Faliro, south of Athens. Benaki Museum has invited the public [...]

EMST offers free entrance to Chinese xieyi art exhibition

A new exhibition showcasing the Chinese art of xieyi, or free-style drawing, opened this week at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens. “Chinese Xieyi: Masterpieces from the National Art Museum of China” includes [...]

Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens to get structural makeover

The colossal Temple of Olympian Zeus or ‘Olympeion’ in central Athens, one of the signature monuments of the Greek capital, is to undergo a complete structural repair and restoration. The go-ahead for the plans was given by Greece’s [...]

Case for return of Parthenon Sculptures is strong ‘in the long run,’ Baron Renfrew tells ANA

An agreement between the world’s museums to stop buying or accepting ancient artifacts obtained in dubious ways would be the best way to protect the world’s antiquities from being looted for profit, the noted archaeologist British [...]

The exhibition ‘εmotions’ opens at the Athens Acropolis Museum on Tuesday

The unseen emotional landscape in ancient art is explored in the exhibition “εmotions” organised by the Acropolis Museum and the Onassis Foundation, which is to open in Athens on Tuesday and run until November 19. Featuring 129 [...]

National Theatre continues special offers for Epidaurus performances in 2017

Greece’s National Theatre will again offer special discount packages for two summer productions put on at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus in 2017, continuing a pilot scheme started two years earlier. The offers are for productions of [...]

‘The Odyssey’ reading at National Archaeological Museum this Sunday

The 11th and 12th rhapsodies of the “The Odyssey” will be presented at National Archaeological Museum this Sunday, as part of its audience participation public readings programme “Let’s read the Odyssey”. The programme [...]

Athens Open Air Film Festival kicks off for 7th year in June

Unique corners of Athens, archaeological sites, parks, squares, museums and even beaches are among the places enlisted and transformed into outdoor cinemas by the 7th Athens Open Air Film Festival, which returns this summer with 20 screenings [...]