Cretan Traditions | Athens | June 27

Acclaimed choreographer Andonis Foniadakis teams up with composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Antonis Martsakis and an ensemble of traditional instrument players for a tribute to the music and dances of Crete, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's Summer Nostos Festival on Thursday, June 27.

Andrew Bird | Athens | June 24

Fresh off the release of a Greek mythology-inspired album, Illinois native Andrew Bird is visiting Athens on Monday, June 24 for this year's Summer Nostos Festival. An indie-rock instrumentalist, Bird is widely loved for his innovative loop work, violin playing and, most importantly, his whistling. His latest album, "My Finest Work Yet," is his first with an overt political message.

The Chessboard Runaways | Athens | June 23-27

Featuring the Philharmonia Orchestra of Athens and music by George Kouroupos, "The Chessboard Runaways" is one of many events lined up for this year's Summer Nostos Festival. This opera-play hybrid tells the story of two rebellious lovers, the White Queen and the Black Knight, who escape their strict chessboard life to explore freedom in the outside world.

Traffic diversions in Athens on Sunday

Traffic will be diverted on central thoroughfares in the capital this Sunday on the occasion of the Summer Nostos Festival Run - Running for the Future, a nighttime race organized by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to mark Olympic Day Run, an international Olympic Movement activity promoting mass participation sports.

KAS green-lights shelter for ancient mass grave in Faliro, south of Athens

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has given the green light for a study on a shelter to protect an ancient mass grave discovered in 2016 during digging at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center at Phaleron (present-day Faliro) Delta, south of Athens.

Nalyssa Green | Athens | May 31

Self-taught keyboard player, guitarist, accordionist and thereminist Nalyssa Green is a composer, songwriter and singer who has been active on the Greek indie music scene since the late 2000s. She will be performing on the Panoramic Steps at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Friday, May 31, in an admission-free event as the SNFCC bids farewell to spring and welcomes the summer.

Simon Singh | Athens | May 28

Acclaimed theoretical physicist, journalist, BAFTA-winning documentary filmmaker and best-selling author Simon Singh is coming to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) to introduce his work to the public, starting with the book "Fermat's Last Theorem" (1997), which has been translated into 32 languages, followed by "The Code Book" (1999), on the secrets of cryptography, and st