Arts & Culture, Things to do

Hot events to begin your year in Athens!

New year, new things, and events worth joining with your peers! 

Refugee Hellenic music

As music is the one that lowkey introduces us to 2023 through galas, a concert in the Olympia Municipal Music Theater Maria Callas, given by the famous and passionate Greek vocalist, Glykeria, is the ideal start for this new season on January 31. Refugee songs from Smyrna, Istanbul, Bosphorus, Hagia Sophia, and Cappadocia connect the East with our ethnic music from the years of Greek-Armenian districts. Find out more by visiting the link provided.

Digital media & Love expressions

A new exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, entitled “Modern Love: Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies,” explores the impact of digital technology on human bonding and love expressions. The exhibition features the work of Greek artists and offers multicultural perspectives on the topic. Visitors will have the opportunity to reflect on their own relationships and consider their New Year’s resolutions.

Marge Monko, Dear D, 2015 Single chanel video, colour, sound, 8΄ 10΄΄ Courtesy of the artist, EMST

Experience Greek Opera from a New Perspective

The National Opera of Greece presents Giuseppe Verdi’s comic opera “Falstaff,” based on Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” for six performances. This is your chance to visit the active cultural center of Athens, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and get a glimpse of its multidimensional works while enjoying a night of lyric theater and listening to Greek soloists and baritones.

See the Invisible

Visit the National Garden of Athens during morning hours to experience an AR exhibition that will blow your mind. “See the Invisible” is a meta-style exhibition that utilizes virtual highlights and augmented reality to explore the theme of bonding between humans and the environment. Using your phone, you can follow a map that directs you to contemporary artworks which you can make visible through the app. The exhibition addresses the boundaries and ties between art, technology, sustainability, and nature.

Treno sto Rouf, Les Trois Femmes

Swing your time away

Join Les Trois Femmes for a live performance of their “Swinging on the Train” program, a musical journey to the golden age of the interwar period. This revival of middle-age feeling will take place in an old train carriage, where you will be transported back to the 1920s and 30s through swing and jazz compositions. Discover the vintage meeting point at Treno Sto Rouf and get ready for a unique experience.

Acropolis museum, Raiment of the Soul

A historical fashion print

The Raiment of the Soul is a free exhibition, part of the anniversary program by the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece. It is a collaboration between photographer Vangelis Kyris, embroidery artist Anatoli Georgiev and the National Historical Museum. The exhibition features 128 rare traditional costumes that belonged to key figures from the Greek Revolution and history, worn by people in the present, as captured in photos and printed on fabric with exquisite embroideries needled on them. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these unique pieces on display at the Acropolis museum.

Start the new year by immersing yourself in the energy of the city. Will you join us?

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