Athens, Greece is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe with origins going back more than 4,000 years. It has known every type of government in the world, including the world’s first democracy. Beyond the incredible history on display and ever-looming over the city, it is also known for its picturesque neighborhoods, exciting culture, and delicious eats. Here are the top ten things to do in downtown Athens.
Curated by ZLR Betriebsimperium and supported by the City of Munich, “The Sacred & The Profane” group exhibition, running from March 14 through March 17, 2019, at Galerie Weltraum, Munich, will examine the ambiguity of objects and rituals.
When the legendary German modern dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch died suddenly in 2009, a mere five days after receiving a cancer diagnosis, the dance world was unsure what would become of her company, “Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.”
With dramatic white cliffs contrasted against jewel-toned turquoise and blue seas, the Greek islands are some of the most beautiful destinations on Earth. Add in the possibility of visiting a remote beach that has a bit of intriguing history, and travelers are set for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
In Greece, you can explore World Heritage sites and ancient monuments, get lost in narrow, cobbled alleyways with stone mansions, catch the world’s most glorious sunsets, or get involved with locals and dive into their rich culinary culture.
Some of the best kinds of travel experiences you can have with a family in tow are the ones that invoke a sense of adventure. While beach vacations may be perfect for some rest and recreation, sometimes a bit of adrenaline is needed to keep those kids busy (and worn out).
“Skyros Carnival” is a fascinating 85-page multimedia publication that offers a sophisticated narration of one of the wildest ritual events in Greece. The book features 60 photographs by Dick Blau, an ethnographic essay by Agapi Amanatidis and Panayotis Panopoulos, and a CD and DVD by Steven Feld.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora near the town of Kalambaka in Central Greece takes thousands of tourists every year a little closer to heaven. The fabled monasteries were built on the edge of sandstone peaks in the 14th century by monks wanting to escape invading Turks.
In the heart of an unspoiled Greek island, an Athenian woman has made her home and built a richly multi-national cultural hub. In this unspoiled agricultural region, where mountains meet the sea, numerous nationalities rub shoulders and enjoy the authentic charm of Greek entrepreneurialism, creativity, and hospitality.
Between the Greek islands of Samos and Mykonos in the Aegean Sea, the ocean has sculpted a fantastic 98 square mile rock in which time keeps on rolling at its own pace. Ιkaria, known as the birthplace of the ancient Greek god of wine, religious ecstasy, and theater Dionysus, has gained worldwide attention for its local people’s extraordinary longevity, attributed to their hedonistic attitude to life.