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The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary since the death of the world famous Greek actress Melina Mercouri. In commemoration of that event, a photography exhibition will take place in Benaki Museum, at the Pireos Street Annex.
As part of the celebrations of the Year of Constantine Cavafy in 2013, an original exhibition entitled Figures loved and idealized: Illustrating poems by C.P.Cavafy will run until March 30th, 2014, at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.
The Athens International Airport hosts the new exhibition of the Cypriot painter George Koumouros. The exhibition entitled My Own Iliad is dedicated to Homer's Iliad and will run until March 31st, 2014.
The famous Canadian newspaper Toronto Star recently ranked the restaurant of the new Acropolis Museum among the top 5 museum restaurants in the world.
One and a half years after its opening, as a department of the Athens Benaki Museum, the Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery is holding its first ever temporary exhibition entitled Folk toys at the house of Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika.
Painter Basil Theocharakis is presenting his new works at the Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music. The exhibition is entitled Seas and Forests and its main theme is the various interpretations of nature and its regeneration.
An interesting exhibition will take place from January 23rd at the Benaki Museum, in the Pireos Street Annex. The exhibition is entitled Brides: Tradition and Fashion in Greece and presents a large array of wedding dresses from the 19th till the 21st century.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens presents a group exhibition of young artists entitled Afresh, A new generation of Greek artists until December 31st, 2013.
Until January 8th 2014 will the photography exhibition by Joshua Garrick be hosted at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. The exhibition is entitled Seeking the Ancient Kallos and shows the desire of the artist to capture the classical beauty as it is presented on ancient sculptures.
Only 12 days are left for the 31st Athens Classic Marathon, that will take place on Sunday November 10th this year. Parallel races include 5km road race, 10km road race, power walking, kids race and 1,000m Special Olympics race.
The Acropolis Museum celebrates the Greek National Holiday of October 28th with all day free entrance, gallery tasks on other gods of the Acropolis and children workshops on famous ancient myths.
The photo exhibition Greek Seas: A photographic journey through time was inaugurated last evening in Benaki Museum, Athens. The theme of this interesting exhibition is the connection of Greece to the Sea.
The heads of two female statues were recently discovered at the bottom of an ancient well in the Cemetery of Kerameikos in Athens, after the excavations by the German Archaeological Institute.
A two-storey building in Plaka will be renovated accordingly so that it hosts the house of Odysseas Elytis, this important Greek poet who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1979.
The National Gardens in the centre of Athens will be filled with music the following days, from June 15th to 18th. Four days of classical and European music, Greek art music, various Mediterranean genres, soundtrack, jazz and interactive performing arts will turn the National Garden into a magical place of artistic expression and creativity.