Local vocalist Sugahspank has teamed up with four-piece band the Swing Shoes for a series of appearances on the Greek capital's live music circuit. On Thursday, September 6, they will be performing at the Numismatic Museum's garden in an evening of swing, funk and soul. The show starts at 9 p.m. and admission is free with a one-drink minimum charge.
Far from the summits, the markets, the polemics and the posturing, the Greek crisis was about ordinary families whose lives were upended. Few more so than the Papathanasopouloses.
I met them on a drizzly day in Patra, southwestern Greece. They had recently lost their daughter Angeliki in the Marfin fire.
Dozens of publishers are showing their wares at the book fair organized by Greece's Association of Book Publishers in the leafy forecourt of the Zappeio Mansion in central Athens from August 31 to September. This year's installment of the annual event is expected to be richer in terms of parallel events, as Athens has been named World Book Capital for 2018 by UNESCO.
An employee of the Athens metro directs tourists outside central Syntagma station Wednesday afternoon after a power cut paralyzed parts of the metro system. The blackout, which started just after 2 p.m. and lasted for several hours, knocked out traffic lights in several parts of the capital, while the fire service received dozens of calls for help from people trapped in elevators.
Having become much better acquainted with Athens since 2012, one thing I've come to appreciate most is its transit system - particularly its metro. Clean (almost gleaming in some stations) and generally efficient, with generous hours and clear verbal and written announcements in Greek and English, it gets me where I need to go with relative ease.