Welcome to Athens! Summer is almost gone but the vibe of the city is still going strong. Enjoy this cool and full of entertainment, flavor, music and sightseeing month. The streets await!
Sundays at the University History Museum
The Athens University History Museum is housed in the building known as Kleanthis’ Residence or The Old University. The building dates before the 18th Century, establishing it as one of the very few surviving buildings from the pre-Otto period. It may be identified with a house depicted in a painting of Athens by J. Carrey, who visited the city in 1674 as Charles – Marie - François Olier, Marquis de Nointel’s painter.
The building was purchased in 1831 by Stamatios Kleanthis and Edward Schaubert who were the first to undertake the urban planning of the city of Athens.
On the first Sunday of each month, the Athens “University History Museum” is open to the public from 11.00 until 16.00.
Entrance is free.
More info here.
Paul Chan: Odysseus and the bathers
NEON presents an exhibition of New York-based artist Paul Chan in Athens, Greece at the Museum of Cycladic Art where he presents a body of new and recent works, which he calls “breathers” and “bathers”. Each figure is composed of a fabric “body” designed by Chan and attached to specially modified fans. The Museum of Cycladic Art is a compelling setting for these works, which are heavily indebted to ancient Greek philosophy. Artists have explored the motif of the “bather” throughout history.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour Greek/English catalogue.
Every Saturday 12.00 – 13.00, free guided tours for children age 6 to 12 will take place at the exhibition Paul Chan | Odysseus and the Bathers, organized by NEON. The guided tours will be held in Greek on a first come – first served basis.
More info here.
Burger Fest Athens 14-16 September
Burger Fest ’18 is back celebrating its 3rd year. In the Old Depot of OSY venue, in Gazi, 3 juicy days await along with the best burger houses of Athens. The Burger fest team has you covered with special kids activities, live cooking sessions, challenges and music events with artists like Gadjo Dilo, Idra Kayne, Tonis Sfinos and many more.
Get all necessary info here.
Single day ticket 4€ and 3day pass 10€.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 11-15 September
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of America’s leading dance ensembles, comes to the Megaron in Athens, as part of the company’s 60th anniversary tour. Two Diverse Programs Over Seven Performances Featuring Music by Jazz Legends Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, and Duke Ellington Seven Dynamic Works Including International Debut of Ailey Dancer Jamar Roberts’ Members Don’t Get Weary and Alvin Ailey’s Must-See American Masterpiece Revelations.
Book your tickets here.
Tickets from 25€.
Kids Festival- P100 Planet Technopolis 15 & 16 September
Together with the new school year comes P100-Planet Technopolis! The biggest and most entertaining city festival for children is landing on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September at Technopolis, City of Athens and promises us a two-day holiday that we will remember for a long time!
Colors, shapes, games, music … Put them together and mix them with lots of imagination and smiles! What else; Do not forget to add a dose of joy and carelessness, maybe two, and the recipe is ready! What do all the above make? Of course, the planet of kids, the P100! Where will you find it? Its exact coordinates lead us to Piraeus 100, Iakchou and Persefonis Street. Come with your family and see for yourself: sports activities for everyone, exciting educational workshops with many different subjects for all tastes, fun educational programs of the Industrial Gas Museum, interactive exhibitions, delicious cooking and pastry workshops, a food corner, dance classes, musical theater, concerts and performances, talks and open debates for parents, a Meet Market specially dedicated to our little friends and lots of surprises!
All info here.
Taste of Athens- Gastronomy festival 27-30 September
Four days of eating and drinking, Taste of Athens brings together the finest restaurants, chefs and leading food & drink brands, set in the beautiful grounds of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
From celebrity chef cooking demonstrations to wine masterclasses and mixology showrooms, Taste of Athens offers its guests a full range of experiences with a laid back atmosphere of a luxury picnic, to mark the end of Greek summer.
Tickets from 12 euros
Tickets available here.
He hope that you enjoy your time in Athens and that our little agenda guided you through a unique experience!
Postcards from Greece Team