Work begins on new Acropolis gift shop

A pine tree will elegantly penetrate the roof, providing ample shade, while visitors will have the pleasure of leisurely exploring the spacious interior adorned with a distinctive floor and ceramic walls, where they can choose their souvenirs after taking in the Acropolis. Young visitors, too, will have their own dedicated space within the establishment.

Jazz at the Museum | Athens | May 5 & 6

The Basil & Elise Goulandris Museum (goulandris.gr) wraps up its tribute to poetry and jazz with a performance centered on 15 poems by Dimitris Kataleifos. The award-winning poet and actor joins forces with the Dimitris Tsakas jazz quartet for this program, which has been titled "Body and Dreams." Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at viva.gr or by phone at 11876.

Cultivating philhellenes of the future

A group of 17 students (pictured here in Meteora) from the US, India, Japan, Venezuela, Taiwan, Mexico and Kuwait earlier this month visited Greece on a 10-day educational tour that included visits to archaeological sites, museums and modern monuments as well as meetings with government officials and business leaders.