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  • Greek Independence Day Athens Parade


    Where: Syntagma Square & Panepistimiou
    When: 25 March 2023
    Why Go: To see the cultural and military parades
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  • Gadjo Dilo Gazarte Why Athens City Guide

    GADJO DILO ‘Manouche de Grec’ at Gazarte

    Where: Gazarte in Gazi
    When: 28 December 2022
    Why Go: To hear Gypsy Jazz music in Greek
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  • odeon Herodes Atticus Why Athens

    Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    One of the legendary sites that sits beneath the slopes of the Acropolis on the southwest side, is the stunning open-air theatre, Odeon of Herodes Atticus. When Pausanias, the Greek traveller and geographer from the second century AD, visited Athens during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, he described the Odeon theatre as “the finest building…

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  • Travel Advice Athens Plaka


    When: November 2020
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  • Don Quixote Greek National Opera

    DON QUIXOTE by the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 6 to 31 December 2020
    Why Go: Relive this classic love story
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