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New Video For Athenstyle Summer 2015

Just a small taste of how  beautiful Athens is, and how much fun we and our guests are having in Athenstyle!

Thank you Paty for the lovely video!

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Robbie Williams in Athens 20/06/2015

If you happen to be in Athens this Saturday you still have time to get your tickets for Robbie Williams show!
It will take place on Saturday the 20th as a part of the Rockwave Festival 2015, in Malakasa on the stage of Terra Vibe.
Rockwave is celebrating its 20th year, and has become an institute which has bring great artists and concerts!

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Book you stay at Athestyle via http://www.athenstyle.com, a proud member of Europe’s Famous Hostels!

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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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Monday night Philosophy is back!

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What a better way to spend your Monday evening than exploring the philosophical views of Socrates and Plato? Now that summer is almost here the ”Socrates, Plato & Know Thyself” night is back to add an educative twist to your week! The meeting takes place at 7 pm in the Athenstyle rooftop bar and lasts about 40 minutes with questions afterwards. James explains the basics of what Socrates, Plato and Greek Philosophy was all about, and why new students at Plato’s Academy usually began by studying the book ”First Alcibiades” and the essential Greek philosophical concept of ”Know Thyself”. We strongly recommended both for our visitors as well as for everyone who wants to spent an evening at a beautiful roof with a great view of the Acropolis!

On Tuesday mornings James gives a ”Philosophical Walk” discussing Aristotle’s ”practical” philosophy. You walk slowly for half an hour to a beautiful location passing the Prison of socrates on the way. the meeting is at AthenStyle Lobby at 9:50.

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Greek Easter symbols and customs

Easter in Greece is wonderful. Spring is already here, the weather is great and there are many things to do in Athens as well as in the outskirts visiting smaller cities and villages. There are many different customs and traditions regarding that season all around Greece but two things (the lamb and the red eggs) are communal to all areas.

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Lamb
One of the most common Christian symbols, especially associated with Easter, is the lamb. It is often depicted with a banner that bears a cross, and it is known as the Agnus Dei, meaning “Lamb of God” in Latin.
The origin of the symbol is related directly to the Jewish Passover. In ancient times the Jews sacrificed a lamb in the course of the festival. The early Christians, most of whom were Hebrews, associated the sacrifice of the lamb with Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. They connected the joyous Passover festival, which commemorates the liberation of the Hebrews from their years of bondage in Egypt, with the liberation from death represented by the Resurrection.
The popularity of lamb as an Easter food is undoubtedly related to its importance as a symbol. During the Middle Ages roast lamb became the traditional main course of the Pope’s Easter dinner and it is still customarily served on Easter Sunday in many European countries.

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Eggs
The egg was an important symbol in the mythologies of many early civilizations. It was commonly believed that the universe developed from a great egg and that the halves of its shell corresponded to Heaven and earth. Many pre-Christian and Indo-European peoples, like Egyptians or Persians made a practice of coloring eggs in the spring as a fertility ritual.
Greeks mainly color eggs red (scarlet) to signify the blood of Christ. They use hard-boiled eggs (painted red on Holy Thursday) which are baked into twisted sweet-bread loaves or distributed on Easter Sunday; people rap their eggs against their friends’ eggs and the owner of the last uncracked egg is considered lucky.

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Thank you ”parti um mundo” blog

We have the pleasure to be recommenced by the awesome  travel blog http://partiumundo.com!

We had the guys here with us some days during the winter, so they had the chance to see Athens during Winter time, which is as great as summer time! Here’s the link for their post : http://bit.ly/1BbSCQZ!

Scroll through their great posts for travel inspiration! Whether you are thinking of visiting Athens before summer hits, or if you are a summer fanatic and want to combine a visit to Athens with a visit to one of our islands book your stay at http://www.athenstyle.com and we guarantee you you’ll have a great time!

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Video portrais by Robert Wilson

From the 9th until the 14th of March you will have the chance to see the new exhibition created by Robert Wilson. This time he will display his work in the Bernier/Eliades galery, which consist of video portraits of Lady Gaga posing inspired by famous paintings.

Lady Gaga’s portraits were filmed in October 2013 in London and they premiered in the Louvre in the November as part of Robert Willson’s  exhibition called Living Rooms. His main inspiration are three classical masterpieces which belong to Louvre’s permanent collection: Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière by Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres (1806), The Death of Marat by Jacques Louis David (1793) and The Head of Saint John the Baptist on a Charger by Andrea Solario (1507).

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