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Renovation of Maria Callas house in Athens to host Opera Academy

The house of legendary Maria Kallas will be renovated to house the Academy of Lyrical Art Maria Callas. Mayor of Athens Costas Bakoyiannis announced last week. Located close to the National Museum, the 1500-square-meter Jugendstil – Art Nouveau Architecture – apartment building is considered as one of the architectural jewelries …

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Gallery Walk: 37 art galleries in Athens open to public May 12-13

Thirty-seven Athenian art galleries will be open to the public until evening for the annual Gallery Walk on Thursday and Friday, May 12-13. Organized by the Athens Culture Net of the Municipality of Athens and the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, the event will keep the galleries open as late as …

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“Athenian Routes”: Athens Municipality program in May also in English

The Athens Culture Net of the Municipality of Athens offers the “Athenian Routes” a program with historical tours, artistic experiences and walks in the month of May. The aim of the program is that participants get to know through the routes special parts of the city, invisible corners, but also …

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Athens Great Walk didn’t walk : Municipality gives back to traffic one lane

The Great Walk of Athens did not age well. Six weeks after its implementation that triggered the outrage of thousands of commuters each and every day, at least twice per day, the Athens Municipality decided to give back to traffic one more lane on crucial Panepistimiou Avenue. A relevant vote …

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Athens Municipality Shelter throws Homeless out in the cold

Unbelievable. But not surprise. The Shelter for Homeless run by the Athens Municipality threw homeless out in the coldest and snowy night in the Greek capital. On Tuesday night, the shelter closed its doors at 11 p.m. amid heavy snow fall and temperature below the freezing point. The denouncement was …

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When Stones Melt, Athens Strays Need Desperately Water!

I was swimming at Kavouri on Saturday afternoon when I was a big,  short haired, stray black dog nearing the beach. He stood for a minute, sniffed around and walked carefully in the shallow waters. He did a few careful steps on the sliding stones under the water. When he found a place …

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Athens: Tear Gas at Temporary Municipality Workers

Tear gas and sound flares were fired against protesters, temporary workers at the Athens municipality. The incidents started when the protesters climbed the rails of the yard where the municipality council was holding a meeting in the premises of Athens 9,84 FM. The workers even managed to set aside the strong riot …

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Moody Moody’s downgrades Greece’s capital, Athens, as well

No, it’s not a joke! It’s bitter serious!  Rating agency Moody’s is very moody recently and downgrades whatever “Greek” crosses its way. So, beware to avoid a Moody and its small Moody’s, should you see one on the streets. Moody Moody’s will downgrade you personally by 3 notches and define …

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“Kathari Deytera” – Tradition of Lagana, Sea Food and Kites

Kathari Deytera or Clean Monday marks the end of Carnival and the beginning of the Greek Christian Orthodox Lent – the 40 days fasting until Eastern. What is the best way to celebrate the beginning of Lent? With plenty of Food! Ha! And Kites!   Traditionally the tables are covered with …

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