ATHENS TOP NEWS
Tehran , 08-02-2016
ATHENS EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
VOTE FOR ATHENS (10-02-2016 2:00 pm) The city of Athens has been selected to participate for second consecutive year in the competition "European Best Destination." Twenty cities will compete for the award. Athens took the third place in 2015. The competition runs from January 20th to February 10th. Whoever wants to vote should visit the following site www.vote.ebdest.in
RICHARD III (14-02-2016 8:30 pm) The National Theater of Greece presents “Richard III” by William Shakespeare directed by Yannis Houvardas. The performances will last from December 12th, 2015 to February 14th, 2016. Peace and prosperity appear to have returned to England after a long civil war. This prosperity is guaranteed by King Edward, of the house of York. However, the king’s younger brother Richard is thirsty for power. Because he is not high in the order of succession, he ruthlessly and with a seductive charm employs violence, diplomacy, persuasion, pretence and every other means at his disposal to surmount the many obstacles that bar his way to the crown. With unparalleled assurance, Shakespeare draws on history to create a monstrous but charming villain through which to explore one of his favourite themes: the insatiable hunger for power, the chaos that follows, and the inevitable fall, in a world that lives and thrives on violence and cruelty. For more info: www.n-t.gr
CHOCO FACTORY & MUSEUM IN ATHENS (21-02-2016 7:00 pm) The Athens' "Choco Factory and Museum" is a theme park with educational and recreational content. It is located at the premises of HELEXPO and it will operate from November 7th, 2015 to February 21st, 2016. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the chocolate waterfalls, fudge mountains, giant truffles, and caramel rivers while participating in chocolate and biscuit workshops. At the Chocolate and Cocoa Museum, visitors can learn everything there is to know about the exotic cocoa tree and see real samples of the cocoa fruit and beans. In the Aztec Temple, they will learn about the natives of the Americas, their civilization, their legends and incredible stories about cocoa. In the Amazon Jungle, a unique experiential tour through a small, but real, jungle, where simulated conditions allow you to feel the heat and stifling humidity. In the wooden Amazon Hut you can watch the journey of cocoa and chocolate through Europe, with the help of modern technology. At the Chocolate Workshop you can participate in the production and packaging stages of chocolate and, of course,... taste it! At the Biscuit Workshop you see the production process of biscuits and at a new workshop you prepare your own tasty gift! At the Milk Workshop you can have your picture taken (and more) in the fairy-tale setting of a small farm. At Quality Control, in the Factory¢s chemistry lab, with the help of a "magical" scientist, you learn what you should be careful of as consumers and, of course, you will observe an impressive "chocolaty" experiment. The Time Machine will take you to places and times where chocolate has travelled through an intricate and playful Labyrinth. At the Education Hall you will learn, through fun and small gifts, about correctly brushing your teeth and oral hygiene. At the Choco Art Gallery, a different art and culture venue, you can admire, up close, sculptures, paintings, various works of art, a photography exhibition and comic strips related to chocolate. At the Caramel Workshop you can see how handmade caramel is produced, which you will obviously have to try while it is "fresh." The tour of the "Chocolate Factory and Museum" is an unprecedented, unforgettable, experiential, educational and tasty experience as you watch, learn, create, touch and taste! Opening hours: Weekdays: 9:00 – 19:00 Saturday: 11:00 – 21:00 Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00. For moreinformation, visit: http://chocofactory.helexpo.gr/chocofactory/en/xrisimes-plirofories Venue: HELEXPO, Kifissias Avenue 39, Maroussi, 210 6168888.
NONDAS EXHIBITION (31-03-2016 6:00 pm) A rare exhibition on the work of Greek artist Epaminondas Papadopoulos (1922-2005), better known in the Paris circles where he spent most of his life as simply 'Nonda', will be on show at the Museum of the City of Athens (Vouros Eutaxias Foundation) from until March 31st. Entitled 'Le Paris de Nonda' and curated by the artist's daughter, the exhibition tracks the life and work of an artist that influenced 20th Century art and modernism. The exhibition features 50 works of art spread over the 5 galleries of the museum, depicting the streets of Paris where Nonda lived and worked for most of his life: Pigalle, Montmartre, Place Blanche and other signature Paris neighborhoods in the post-war years of 1947 and onward. Venue: Paparrigopoulou Street 5-7, Athens, 210 3231387
EVENTS AT THE ATHENS AIRPORT (20-05-2016 8:00 pm) Permanent & Seasonal Events at the Athens International Airport A Photo Exhibition The Athens International Airport (AIA), in cooperation with the International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens called “Art-Athina,” which celebrates this year its 20th anniversary, is introducing a new exhibition of photographs and videos entitled “Final Destination”. The art historian Anna Chatzinassiou, one of the most influential contemporary Greek artists, curates the project “Final Destination”. She specializes in capturing with her camera interiors, cities and landscapes, depicting the natural or artificial environment that is submitted to incessant change. In the works of all artists, the love for the Greek landscape is crystal clear. Their shots deal mostly with man¢s affiliation to the world and to himself. Moreover, the selection of works, as well as the placement of the exhibition in the airport, generates stimulating parallels between the artists and their photos whereby, thousands of travelers are daily passing by in order to get to their… Final Destination! Participating artists: Marina Vernicos, Alexandros Georgiou, Alexandros Lambrovassilis, Nikos Markou, Venia Bechraki, Margarita Myrogianni, Yiannis Hadjiaslanis. The exhibition is located at the airport¢s “Art & Environment” area (Departures, upper level) and remains open 24 hours, 7 days a week (accessible to all visitors and travellers of the airport). Permanent exhibition of archaeological artifacts Located in AIA's Main Terminal Building (Departures Level - Entrance 3), the permanent exhibition of archaeological findings unearthed in Mesogaia, contains 172 archaeological relics dating from the Neolithic and Early Helladic era to the Post-Byzantine period. Introduced in 2003, it aims to highlight the rich cultural heritage of the area. Copies of some of the most significant artifacts brought to light during the construction of AIA can also be viewed at the front entrances of the airport - Departures Level. Museum opening hours: Monday through Sunday, 06:00 -23:00. The Eleftherios Venizelos permanent exhibition The establishment of Greece¢s first Ministry of Aviation by Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936) was a milestone in the country¢s growth of civil aviation. Paying homage to the renowned politician, the Eleftherios Venizelos Permanent Exhibition - located at the Departures Level of the Main Building - and also gives visitors facts about the role Venizelos played in shaping the history and social course of Greece. Both his personality and political career are detailed through a series of photographs that underline the most significant events in his life and the political expertise and legacy of this key political figure of Modern Greek history. A collaboration with the Acropolis Museum This exhibition is hosted in a specially designed area of the Main Terminal Building and organized in cooperation with the Acropolis Museum. Housing the masterpieces of the Acropolis, the Museum offers its visitors a different view of life in ancient Greece in the coziness of an award-winning architect, who designed the contemporary building. The exhibition includes cast copies of the west Parthenon frieze and a cast copy of the Peplos Kore, one of the most beautiful ritual offerings of the archaic Acropolis. Additionally, the exhibition presents a digital reconstruction of the Peplos Kore with the marble surface of the statue colored in the same way that is thought to have been originally, as well as a short video presentation of the Acropolis Museum, a perfect introduction to your visit. A wonderful semi permanent-seasonal exhibition Fly me to the Moon III ... and Let me Play! (June 21st, 2015 to May 20th, 2016) The Athens International Airport fills our luggage with art, music and games! The flights to the moon continue for the public and the passengers of Athens¢ International Airport of Athens for the third consecutive year! The cultural agenda of “Fly me to the Moon”, includes a multidimensional experience of concerts, arty happenings and other imaginative performances of popular figures and famous artists, after the success of the two former seasons of the event. From May 2013 “Fly me to the Moon” offers to all visitors of the airport a unique experience that appeals to all tastes and provokes their creativity as well as their imagination- not to mention the fun visitors have while attending the various… ground happenings! The goings-on The Athens State Orchestra, the National Opera, the Music Village, the "His Majesty the King of Spain", the Melios Balkana Mamas, Zoi Tiganouria and Angelika, together with the Troupe Theater Shadow Elias Karella and the renowned jazz orchestra of Dimitri Vassilakis promise to keep visitors to say at least entertained! Unexpected events with Tango dancing rhythms and lessons (for free!) create a new program entitled "Journey to the Moon" for all passengers and visitors. Just when we think that waiting in airports is too boring, thankfully AIA¢s events proved us wrong! Let Me Play! The "Fly me to the Moon" is also a collaboration of Athens International Airport with the platform of modern civilization "elculture ', and contains 2 main sections: The famous “Mousikodromio” with music Fridays, entitled “Perform in Art,” where young artists are inspired by the airport space, improvise and summon the audience into an original musical, inventive or even dancing experience! In this year's version of "Fly me to the Moon", the experience becomes, even more, interactive with the new section of “Let me Play!” which will pleasantly surprise the passengers and airport visitors, inviting them to have fun with various games! The future program of events of "Fly me to the Moon 3": January 22nd, 2016 Mousikodromio - Music Village February 14th, 2016 Perform in Art- Tango event March 18th, 2016 Mousikodromio - Life Tiganouria April 15th, 2016 Mousikodromio - Jazz Event - Dimitri Vassilakis May 11th, 12th & 13th, 2016 Let me Play - Tower Snake May 20th, 2016 Mousikodromio - National Opera. The Sheltering Sky at AIA Travellers and visitors of Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos have the opportunity to admire the exceptional work of Greek jewellery designers at the new exhibition entitled “The Sheltering Sky”. The exhibition will last from January 11tth, 2016 to March 31st, 2016. The new exhibition, organised in collaboration with the platform “A JEWEL MADE IN GREECE”, presents an impressive mosaic of Hellenic civilisation and modern art through the creations of 33 Greek jewellery designers and known brands. Moreover, on the occasion of the 150-year anniversary from the foundation of the National Archaeological Museum, a short film ¡guides¢ the exhibition's visitors to the halls of the National Archaeological Museum, revealing the panorama of the ancient Greek art of jewellery and the treasures of the historic, monumental Athenian building, with the actress and High Priestess at the lightning ceremony of the Olympic Flame, Katerina Didaskalou, in the leading role. Visitors also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite jewel, through a special voting that is carried out digitally and through a ballot box, placed in the exhibition area. The most popular jewel will be pronounced “The Jewel Made in Greece” in an award ceremony that will be held at Athens International Airport. Participating designers are: Myrto Anastasopoulou, Sarina Beza, Dolly Boucoyannis, Joanna Cave, Margarita Chrissaki, Eleni Daskalaki, Marilina Deligiannopoulou, Haniotis Jewellery, Katerina Ioannidis, Alexandra Itouna, Elena Kapompasopoulou, Maria Kaprili, Ôina Karageorgi, Voula Karampatzaki, Panos Kardasis, Mara Kartali, Apostolos Kleitsiotis, Vally Kontidis, Maria Kontogiorgaki, Êaterina Kouloubourou, Ileana Makri, Eleni Orfanou, Labros Papageorgiou & Semeli Androulidaki, Chryssanthi Papaxenou, Daphne Papathanasopoulou, Michael Pelamidis, Amalia Petsali, Marilou Prokopiou, Mary Samoli, Polina Sapouna, Christina Soubli, Marios Voutsinas, Maya Zoulovits. “Art and Culture” exhibition area (Arrivals Level, Entrance 1). Hours of operation: 07:00 – 23:00. For more info: www.aia.gr, www.ajewelmadeingreece.gr. Free entrance for all! Event Information: Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos 19019 Spata, +30 210 3531000, +30 210 3537228, http://www.aia.gr, http://www.aia.gr Departures Level - Central Terminal (Parking Space is of free access in front of the Food Village).