Monthly Archives: July 2010

Our neighborhood

Psirri is one of the oldest and most distinctive districts in Athens; along with Plaka and the old Shopping center northwest of Acropolis. The area is the center of leather trade and hosts great number of leather goods’ industries. Moreover, there are few antique shops and workshops of traditional art. All these give to Psirri neighbourhood its unique colour and compose the remains of a graphic past.

Flea Market


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Open air cinemas

CINE PARIS – Kydathineon 22, Plaka

Walking around Plaka Square, you couldn’t possibly imagine that there is a cinema with a direct Acropolis view atop one of the surrounding buildings. What a wonderful way to continue your evening after you have stuffed yourself with mousaka at the restaurants of the area

Movie: The Front Page

Show Time: 20:45 / 23:10

The Front Page is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Billy Wilder. Chicago Examiner reporter Hildy Johnson has just quit his job in order to marry Peggy Grant and start a new career when, shortly prior to his scheduled execution, convicted revolutionary Earl Williams escapes from death row in the Cook County Jail and secretes himself in a rolltop desk in the Criminal Court Building press room.


THISSION – Apostolou Pavlou 7, Thissio

It is the most atmospheric of all, very conveniently located on pedestrian Apostolou Pavlou Street and directly facing the sacred rock of the Acropolis.

Movie : Charade

Show time: 20:50 / 23:05

A young woman returns home from vacation to find her elegant apartment stripped and her husband murdered. A thriller, a comedy and a romance, this genre-spanning classic film from 1963 holds up beautifully, thanks to a clever plot, witty dialogue and irresistible stars romping through Paris.


CINE AIGLI – Zappeion Gardens

Take a pleasant walk from the hostel through Zappeion garden and National Gardens and back. It has a nearby bar-restaurant.

Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Show Time: 21:00 / 23:00

As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.


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Events in the city


01 July

Killers 45 Rock&Roll, surf, rockabilly, rhythm & blues Tiki Athens 15 Falirou St. Acropolis h 23.00 Free

Night waves party Alternative and new wave music D-Bar 1 Keleou & Konstantinoupoleos St. Gazi h 22.30 Free

The Groove Cruise Fresh jazzy beats, funk and other grooves Mataora h 22.00 Free

Mu-sick A night of sleazy listening Intrepid fox 30 Triptolemou St. Gazi Athens. h 22.00


02 July

Do us apart Ballet Technopolis 100 Pireos St. h 21.30 Free Until Sunday.

Gen down parties D-Bar 1 Keleou & Konstantinoupoleos St. Gazi h 23.00 Free

Schoolwave Festival. 3 days festival until Saturday. Student bands playing in a theatre located between rocks. Theatre Melina Mercouri Byron. €5 per day

80s Playground Pop songs Mad 12 Dekeleon St. Gazi h 23.00

Sweet vibes launch party freestyle and deep house  Void 26 Evmolpidon St. Gazi h 23.00 Free

Sin City Saturdays Full Speed… Full Dance Sin City Themistokleous & Gamveta 5. Kanigos Sq. €8 with beer


03 July

Festa do Quilombo.. Group presentation School percussion Casa de la cultural afrobrasileira Lofos Strefi Park 105 Em. Benaki & 4 Dryadon. Exarchia. h 20.00 Free

Saturday night fever Mainstream music club Villa Mercedes Tzaferi 11, Rouf. h 23.00 €15 with drink

Cannibal Beach Party by Voula Beach From 10.00 am to 6.00 pm! Free

Chic ladies swing better Swing, rock’n’roll and rockabilly from ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Mataora h 22.00 Free


04 July

Only Sundays: AMS & Maria Papidaki Electronic set Mojito Bay Lompardas Beach, Agias Marina. h 18.00 Free

Allstar sunset House party by the sea Tango Club Nea Makri Beach. Buses from Pedion tou Areos. h 15.00 – 24.00

Touch the sky tech house music W Poolside Dreams Diadohou Pavlou, B Marina Glyfadas h 16.00 €15 with drink

David Guetta the internationally known producer/remixer/dj Villa Mercedes Tzaferi 11, Rouf. h 23.00 €30 with drink


05 July

Tiger Lillies Decadent cabaret Badminton Theatre Alsos Stratou. Metro Katechakim

Jam night Rock Lazy Club Metro Halandri

On Going Exhibitions

  • “Archetypes” Giorgos Triantafyllou 180 photographs illustrating huts and pens scatteres in the Greek landscape. Byzantine and Christian Museum 22 Vas Sofias, Kolonaki. Tues-Sun 8.30-15.00 (Free admission every Sunday) Until 30/06
  • Pop art Posters inspired by pop art culture The Image Gallery 36 Amalias Av. H Tues-Sat 11.00-20.00 Sun 11.00-18.00 Until 30/06
  • Philip Taaffe Papers and paintings Gagosian Gallery 3 Merlin St. Syntagma. H Mon-Fri 11.00-18.00 Free
  • Green art ( 20 Aristofanos St. Psirri) Until 09/07
  • Phillip Allen “…the urgent hang around” The first exhibition of the artist in Greece. Colorful abstract canvases that combine exciting designs and figures in landscapes. (Bernier / Eliades Eptachalkou St. Thissio) Until 10/07
  • “Rooms to let” (The Art Foundation 5 Normanou St.) Until 15/07
  • Philip Taaffe “Ekstasis” the artist composes and provides significant new form of geometric forms. (Gagosian Athens 3 Merlin St. Syntagma.) Until 16/07
  • Simon Andrews Painting characterized by the use of strong contrasts between light, shadow and color (Genesis 35 Haritos St.) Until 17/07 Free
  • · Istanbul by Ara Güler, considered to be the most popular photographer of Istanbul. New Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Ave. 3€ Hours: Wen,Thu,Sun 10.00-18.00 Fri,Sat 10.00-22.00. Until 25/07
  • · Greek green greet by droog exploring and discussing concepts such as recycling, reuse, rebuild, clarity of thought, memory and nostalgia in a contemporary urban apartment (Benaki Museum 138 Pireos St.) Until 27/07
  • Gender show The role of women, ways of artistic expression and body language. Goethe Institut 14-15 Omirou St. h Mon-Thu 9-21 Fri 9-19 Sat 9-13 Until 20/07
  • Drugs don’t work Until 01/08
  • The Complete Sculptures of Edgar Degas 74 bronze sculptures of Degas no-one knew existed until now. (Herakleidon Museum 16 Herakleidon St Thisio. € 6 students € 4 h 13:00-21:00 Sun 11:00 – 19:00. Until 14/08.
  • The Artist’s Glance paintings by the polish artist Grzegorz Wnek Frissiras Museum 3&7 Monis Asteriou, Syntagma. Free. Until 30/08
  • Yang Fudong, Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest and other stories Fudong creates films, videos and photographs full of psychological tension and melancholy. National Museum of Contemporany Art Vas. Georgiou 17-19, entrance from Rigillis St. 3€ – 1,5€ (students) Thu afternoon free. Hours:  Tue to Sun 11.00-19.00. Thu 11.00-22.00. Until 5/09
  • Invisible cities Kalfayan Galleries 11 Harintos? Kolonaki. Until 18/09
  • New Spanish artists in Athens Work of four young artists who have lived in Athens during last year Estudio Ammeba 21 Zacharitsa. Metro Fix. Until 16/09

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