A group of Chinese Buddhist monks who helped inaugurate the 2008 Beijing Olympics with their jaw-dropping combination of martial arts, theater and dance, are coming to Athens's Faliro Indoor Arena for two shows on Saturday, March 31. Requiring dexterity, endurance and discipline, the show relates the history of the 1,500-year-old temple where the Shaolin hail from.
A band that has been regarded as the leading pioneer of the electronic music scene since its inception in the late 1960s, Germany's Kraftwerk is coming to Athens for a single show on March 3, at the Faliro Indoor Arena on the capital's southern coast. Tickets start at 37 euros on www.viva.gr and tel 11876 and are expected to sell out fast.
Greek-Italian artist Angelo Plessas first spotted Maria Zamanou-Mickelson in the neighborhood of Palaio Faliro a few years ago. Approaching 90, she was stoic but impressive with a fabulous wardrobe straight out of the 50s and accompanied by her dogs. She stood out and was something of a mystery to most of her neighbors.
The Benaki Toy Museum, housed in a fairy-tale edifice at Palaio Faliro on Athens's southern coast, is poised to open its doors to the public for the first time Sunday.
It is the latest addition to the Benaki group of museums and is based on a vast collection of vintage toys donated by Maria Argyriadi.
A man sits in the sun at Freattyda beach on Thursday, close to Piraeus port, as Deputy Shipping Minister Nektarios Santorinios and Piraeus Mayor Yiannis Moralis inspect the wider area after it was cleaned up by a private company and made available to the public.