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Top 5 – Photography spots in Athens

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Greece is one of the most touristic countries and almost everybody pass by this city of Athens before travelling to the islands. It’s one of the most modern cities in the world, which  has maintained its historic image. Everybody loves taking photos every day, and especially upon their trips. So to all you photographers out there, here are 5 amazing spots in Athens that you must pass by!

Plaka

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Acropolis Museum

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University of Athens

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National Gardens

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Olympic Stadium

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But don’t forget! Can’t leave Athens without snapping a picture of the Acropolis from really high. The best place for that is on the 6th floor of AthenStyle Hostel, at it’s Rooftop Bar, with its breathtaking view! Make your booking for your stay with us at http://www.athenstyle.com

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Christmas Boats – Karavaki, a Greek Tradition

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Have you ever wondered why in Greece at Christmas, we decorate boats?

The Christmas Boat (Karavaki- Little ship) is part of a very old Greek tradition. It comes from the Islands where each year children go door to door singing ‘kalanda’ (Christmas Carols) usually accompanied by instruments such as triangles, guitars, accordians and harmonicas. The children on the islands carry small wooden boats, either illuminated to light the way or with enough space to store treats given to them by the residents they sing for. Some claim that this custom’s roots are linked with the December 6th Celebration of Agios Nikolas (Saint Nicholas) who is the Patron Saint of Sailors in Greece.

The tradition also dates back hundreds of years when many Greeks were working as seamen. During Christmas time, when many were returning home after a long time at sea, their wives would celebrate by decorating small wooden boats as a way of saying welcome home.

This tradition has gradually spread inland with people all over the country beginning to decorate model wood or paper boats with lights and ornaments at Christmas time. Traditionally the boats are placed near the door or fire with the bow pointing inwards, this symbolises the boats making their journey towards the mainland. Sometimes coins or gold objects are also placed in the boats to symbolise riches entering ones home.

Surprisingly the Christmas Boat tradition has only become popular in the mainland in and around the last 30 years and is comparativley new compared to the Christmas tree. The reason for this is that the Greeks are aware that the Christmas tree is not traditonally part of their culture and was actually imported by their first king, Otto of Bavaria. They wanted to begin their own tradition using the boat, and by the number of people that seem to have taken up this tradition it has been very sucessful.

Here at our hostel in Athens we have decorated two boats to display in our window. But instead of welcoming seafarers we welcome our guests to spend Christmas with us, who will hopefully find a home away from home during the festive season :)

After all, in Greece we’re known to be travellers! Merry Christmas from the crew here at Athenstyle! x

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Athens Circus Festival

We are very proud to be sponsors to Athens Circus Festival!

Starting today at 18.00 at Technopolis in Gazi area the 4th Athens Circus Festival will make it’s grand 3-day festival opening.Many happenings will take place promising spectacular shows! Teams of acrobats, contemporary dance, shows and music performances by individual artists and teams will you full and happy for the weekend!

Following the event there will be workshops taking place everyday for the next week!

For more information visit http://www.athenscircus.gr/

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In-Edit Athens Festival

AthenStyle Hostel, the best hostel in Athens, suggests:

In-Edit Athens

Next week from the 19th until the 25th of February the International Music Documentary Film Festival, will be presented in city of Athens!

Great musicians, powerful stories and unforgettable tunes will meet at IN-EDIT GREECE 2015 – Athens Edition. For a week «ODEON OPERA» cinema, will host the most significant music documentaries of the last years.

The festival will open (on the 19th of February) with the premiere screening, in Greece, of the documentary “Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender” which depicts

Freddie Mercury’s solo journey, without Queen, from 1985 until his death in 1991. There will be more screenings, among others, the “lost” documentary made by the Doors for the Doors: “Doors (Feast of Friends)”.

The rest of the documentaries along with full program of the screenings (timetable) is available on the official web site of the festival www.in-edit.gr.

Book your stay at AthenStyle hostel and enjoy this opportunity that Athens offers you!

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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 133

17 -28 October

Dance show – Kireru

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Kireru in Japanese means “outburst of anger”. Internal anxiety about the world is expressed in a constant struggle between the dancers.  The decision to dream when the brain puts limits and be free despite over-disciplined society leads to  outburst of anger and poetry with eight dancers from around the world.

Start: 17 – 28 October 2012 (except Mondays and Tuesdays). At  20.30

Place: Onassis Cultural Center of the Foundation

Address:  Syggrou 107-109

Entrance: from 10 to 28 euro. ( 210 900 5800 (Mon-Sun: 9:00-21:00))

20 October

Rock ‘n’ Roll Party!!

If you are full of energy and crazy about Rock’n’roll dancing this evening is just for you!:) From 10 o’clock in the evening till early morning!:)

Start: 10.00

Place: Blue fox

Address:  Asklipou 91, m. Panepistimio

Entrance: free

22-23 October

 

Philosophy talks on Socrates Plato and Know thyself

Join James’ Monday evening talk on Socrates, Plato and Know Thyself, or Tuesday morning “walk and talk” on Aristotle. He keeps all talks simple and interesting so it’s easy to understand and fun to discuss the eternal philosophical issues such as ‘Know Thyself’.

On Mondays: talks in the bar in the evenings from 7.00 till 8.00 p.m.

On Tuesdays: “walk and talk” meet in lobby after breakfast at 10.00 a.m. (2 hour round trip.)

Place: Athenstyle hostel  (Tel: 210 – 322 50 10)

Address:  Agias Theklas 10, Monastiraki

Entrance: Free – Donations

Ongoing – 28 October

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Street Art & Graffiti Photography Exhibition at The Stigma Lab! (Exhibition Street Art Laboratory & Workshop).

Start:  1st of September Duration: September month Place: Stigma Lab Address Andrea Metaxa 4, Exarhia Square

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 12.00 – 21.00 Entrance free

1 October – 2013

Dinos of Patagonia in Athens

Continuing their wonder at the biggest European cities, the giants of Argentina arrived to thrill the inhabitants and visitors of Athens. You will find in this exhibition full dinosaur’s skeletons and life reconstructions, the biggest carnivore dinosaur that ever inhabited the planet along with the smallest, the earliest with the latest, Cretaceous birds that could not fly, dinosaurs that would learn to fly, educational activities and much more.

Place: Riding Center of Olympic Properties

Address:  Riding Center (opposite Badminton)
Olympic Properties, Goudi Park, Athens

Entrance: : 7€ ( Reduce 4€)

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 09:00 to 20:00
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 to 21:00

27  Sept.– 28 October

Supernova” exhibition

The exhibition is part of the second festival artistic prints and engravings, Athens Print Fest, organized by the Association of Greek Printmakers.

There is a constant parallelism between printmaking and as we understand the history of this supernova  “supernova phenomenon” directly related to the current reality. It’s like two voices whispering to each other two versions of the same story.

Place: The TAF – The Art Foundation

The address:  Normanou 5, Monastiraki

Hours: Mon-Fri 12.00-21.00, Sat-Sun 12.00-17.00
Opening: Thursday, 27 September 2012, 20.30

Entrance free

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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 131

11 October

Una noche de Tango

A wonderful evening full of soprano voice and Tango dancing!! Greek soprano Laura Mamakos is presenting a unique dance recital of Tango. The program takes us to the world of Tango  through  lyric voice, complemented by her accompanying pianist and dancers.

Start: 20.30

Place: Literary Society of Parnassos

Address:  8 St. George, Karytsi Sq.,

Entrance: 12 euro

11 October

Rock ‘n’ Roll Party!!

If you are full of energy and crazy about Rock’n’roll dancing this evening is just for you!:) From 10 o’clock in the evening till early morning!:)

Start: 10.00

Place: Blue fox

Address:  Asklipou 91, m. Panepistimio

Entrance: free

15-16 October

 

Philosophy talks on Socrates Plato and Know thyself

Join James’ Monday evening talk on Socrates, Plato and Know Thyself, or Tuesday morning “walk and talk” on Aristotle. He keeps all talks simple and interesting so it’s easy to understand and fun to discuss the eternal philosophical issues such as ‘Know Thyself’.

On Mondays: talks in the bar in the evenings from 7.00 till 8.00 p.m.

On Tuesdays: “walk and talk” meet in lobby after breakfast at 10.00 a.m. (2 hour round trip.)

Place: Athenstyle hostel  (Tel: 210 – 322 50 10)

Address:  Agias Theklas 10, Monastiraki

Entrance: Free – Donations

Ongoing – 28 October

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Street Art & Graffiti Photography Exhibition at The Stigma Lab! (Exhibition Street Art Laboratory & Workshop).

Start:  1st of September Duration: September month Place: Stigma Lab Address Andrea Metaxa 4, Exarhia Square

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 12.00 – 21.00 Entrance:  free

1 October – 2013

Dinos of Patagonia in Athens

Continuing their wonder at the biggest European cities, the giants of Argentina arrived to thrill the inhabitants and visitors of Athens. You will find in this exhibition full dinosaur’s skeletons and life reconstructions, the biggest carnivore dinosaur that ever inhabited the planet along with the smallest, the earliest with the latest, Cretaceous birds that could not fly, dinosaurs that would learn to fly, educational activities and much more.

Place: Riding Center of Olympic Properties

Address:  Riding Center (opposite Badminton)
Olympic Properties, Goudi Park, Athens

Entrance: : 7€ ( Reduce 4€)

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 09:00 to 20:00
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 to 21:00

27  Sept.– 28 October

Supernova” exhibition

The exhibition is part of the second festival artistic prints and engravings, Athens Print Fest, organized by the Association of Greek Printmakers.

There is a constant parallelism between printmaking and as we understand the history of this supernova  “supernova phenomenon” directly related to the current reality. It’s like two voices whispering to each other two versions of the same story.

Place: The TAF – The Art Foundation

The address:  Normanou 5, Monastiraki

Hours: Mon-Fri 12.00-21.00, Sat-Sun 12.00-17.00
Opening: Thursday, 27 September 2012, 20.30

Entrance:  free

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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 130

5-7 October

Re Vinyl | The Exhibition

RE VINYL ART is the art of reusing recyclable products such as vinyl into something new and even better!

The aim of this art and the artist is to create functional products, trying to retain their simplicity, the interaction with the site and the user. Her creations are not only incorporate pragmatic necessity, but also transmit an emotional and quality to their everyday environment …

As part of this creativity, exhibitions – exhibitions is one way to learn more about the art world it.

Place: 41 Street Café

AddressA. Lentaki 41, Hymettus

Entrance: free

8-9 October

 

Philosophy talks on Socrates Plato and Know thyself

Join James’ Monday evening talk on Socrates, Plato and Know Thyself, or Tuesday morning “walk and talk” on Aristotle. He keeps all talks simple and interesting so it’s easy to understand and fun to discuss the eternal philosophical issues such as ‘Know Thyself’.

On Mondays: talks in the bar in the evenings from 7.00 till 8.00 p.m.

On Tuesdays: “walk and talk” meet in lobby after breakfast at 10.00 a.m. (2 hour round trip.)

Place: Athenstyle hostel  (Tel: 210 – 322 50 10)

Address:  Agias Theklas 10, Monastiraki

Entrance: Free – Donations

Ongoing – 28 October

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Street Art & Graffiti Photography Exhibition at The Stigma Lab! (Exhibition Street Art Laboratory & Workshop).

Start:  1st of September Duration: September month Place: Stigma Lab Address Andrea Metaxa 4, Exarhia Square

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 12.00 – 21.00 Entrance:  free

5-7 October

World Jazz music Festival

Three nights full of melody and rhythm. Modern, experimental, world, rock  jazz, jazz-funk every day starts from 19.00 and ends at 24.00

Friday, October 5

O Anamateur presents “A doubt is born in the mind of a noble vigilante» (jazz musical) | 19:00

Unterwegs (world music) | 20:00

Carousel (Mediteranean folk) | 21:00

Harris Lambrakis Quartet (experimental jazz) | 22:00

Masterz of the Stringz (folk rhapsody) | 23:00

Crazy People Music (jazz funk) | 24:00

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Night and Day (gipsy swing) | 19:00

Ichor (Indian classical music, rebetika) | 20:00

Yiannis Papadopoulos (modern jazz) | 21:00

Batuca (samba / percussion band) | 22:00

Apostolakis (Chainides) & members of Mode Plagal (world jazz) & Yet moves | 23:00

Aggeliki Toubanaki & The Jazz Bastards (world jazz) | 24:00

Sunday, October 7, 2012

El duo de dos (music from Argentina) | 19:00

Momo Trio (jazz) | 20:00

Fuga Perpetua (world jazz) | 21:00

George Kontrafouris Baby Trio new cd, urban jazz | 22:00

Alekos Vretos Quintet (world jazz) | 23:00

Kostas Anastasiadis Trio (jazz) | 24:00

Alcalica (jungle beats – ethnic) | 01:00

Place: Building Association of Greek Archaeologists.

Address: Pedestrianized Ermou 134-136, Asomaton Square

Entrance:  free

27  Sept.– 28 October

Supernova” exhibition

The exhibition is part of the second festival artistic prints and engravings, Athens Print Fest, organized by the Association of Greek Printmakers.

There is a constant parallelism between printmaking and as we understand the history of this supernova  “supernova phenomenon” directly related to the current reality. It’s like two voices whispering to each other two versions of the same story.

Place: The TAF – The Art Foundation

The address:  Normanou 5, Monastiraki

Hours: Mon-Fri 12.00-21.00, Sat-Sun 12.00-17.00
Opening: Thursday, 27 September 2012, 20.30

Entrance:  free

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