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Wine Tasting MasterClasses
Wine Library at the GB Corner | Every Thursday, 18:00 - 19:00
Participants: Minimum 4, maximum 14 people
Duration: 40 minutes
Cost: €45 per person
Reservations: Please call us at (+30) 210 3330 766
Meet the Sommelier
Wine Library | Daily except Thursdays, 17:00 - 18:00
Meet our Head Sommelier, Evangelos Psofidis, and enhance your knowledge for wine while savoring a glass of your preferred variety, at the Wine Library located within GB Corner Gifts & Flavors store (for hotel residents only).
Cost: €5 per glass
For additional information, please call us at (+30) 210 3330 766
Discover events & happenings in the city of Athens
The Magic Flute | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Opera
Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center | PREMIERE 31 March 2018 | 1, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 April 2018
Mozart’s much loved opera returns to the GNO in an impressive, innovative production. Wherever the magic flute directed by Barrie Kosky, crowds have been awed by the production’s sheer imagination and by the precision with which the artists perform the dance.
Money | Tangible symbols in ancient Greece | Exhibition
Museum of Cycladic Art | 2 November 2017 - 15 April 2018
The museum of Cycladic art and the alpha bank numismatic collection, in their first ever collaboration, are organizing a major exhibition entitled “money. Tangible symbols in ancient Greece”. The exhibition presents a different side of coins, which first appeared in the late 7th century BC.
Ancient Chinese | SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | Exhibition
Herakleidon Museum | 23 September 2017 - 29 April 2018
The Herakleidon museum in Athens is hosting the exhibition titled “ancient Chinese science and technology” of the china museum of science and technology in Beijing.
TREASURES FROM THE SHANGHAI MUSEUM | Exhibition
Acropolis Museum | 28 October 2017 - 30 April 2018
The Acropolis Museum exhibits two masterpieces from the Shanghai Museum, the bronze pan of Zi Zhong Jiang (770 – late half 7th century BC) and the hand scroll painting “travelling along the clear river” (17th century).
8 April 2018
Easter also called Pascha or resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the passion of Christ, preceded by lent (or great lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
The week before Easter is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and last supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Good Friday is an eminently mournful day that commemorates the passion of Christ in all of Greece.
Even the most remote churches honor the tradition of the Epitaph filling the atmosphere with piety and devoutness. In every Greek city, village or island, the Passion of Christ is revived through different traditions.
From the early morning hours in all the Greek churches, the Epitaph, decorated with flowers, is ready to receive the body of Jesus. In most areas, the epitaph procession begins around 9pm.
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE | ARTHUR MILLER | Theater
National Theatre of Greece | 15 February – 27 May 2018
One of the most iconic plays of the twentieth century comes to the national for the first time, brought to the stage in a perceptive and contemporary production directed by Nikaiti Kontouri. Inspired by a real event, Miller gives his play, the pace and tension of a detective story.
THE STORY OF THE BLUE PLANET | BY ANDRI SNAER MAGNASON | Performance
National Theatre of Greece | 10 October 2017 - 20 May 2018
In his children’s book, Magnason dares to show the natural world as it really is: not as an inexhaustible children’s playground, but as a unique and fragile kingdom, as something that belongs to us, which is precious but under threat. And we ourselves are the threat.
RELEASE ATHENS 2018 | JAMIROQUAI & LONDON GRAMMAR | Music Festival
Plateia Nerou / Water Square (open air), Delta Falirou, (right by the sea) | 31 May - 17 June 2018
Release Athens returns at Plateia Nerou with London Grammar and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. London Grammar are an English indie pop band from Nottingham. Their latest studio album is ‘truth is a beautiful thing’. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man is an English singer and songwriter, who has been also named as ‘British breakthrough act’ during the 2017 brit awards. Jamiroquai will perform on 17 June 2018.
SUMMER 2018 PREVIEW
ATHENS & EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL 2018
Various venues around Athens & Epidaurus | 1 June – 18 August 2018
Greece’s foremost cultural festival and one of the oldest performing arts festivals in Europe (1955), the Athens & Epidaurus festival each year presents numerous theatre, dance, and music artists, acclaimed in Greece and worldwide, attracting large audiences from around the world.
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