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The Athens Centre Newsletter

February-March, 2019

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Athens hatches ambitious plan to uncover fabled river, once the haunt of Socrates, and turn it into a park

In ancient times, the Ilissos River was an idyllic, winding watercourse shaded by plane trees where Socrates once taught.

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Like – Book Presentation by AE Stallings

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Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019 schedule is announced

The full programme for the highly anticipated Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019 has been announced!

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‘Tsiknopempti’: Not Your Ordinary Thursday Night

‘Tsiknopempti’ rituals will live on for as long as meat eaters and good barbecue chefs are around…

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Tsiknopempti at the Acropolis Museum 2019

“Tsiknopempti” is Thursday of the 2nd carnival (Apokria) week, during which meat is charcoal grilled and consumed with lots of wine.

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PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS: APOKRIES AND CARNIVAL IN ATHENS 2019

In the lead up to Greek Orthodox Easter, the national carnival known as Apokries (translates to “a leave from meat”) is celebrated in Athens over two weeks. It comes before the period of lent commences and where Greeks feast on meat, alongside street parties filled with music, dance, theatre and masquerades.

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Three New Athens Metro Stations to Open in June

The stations are Agios Nikolaos, which is in Nikea, and Agia Barbara and Platea Eleftherias, which are both in Korydallos, west of the port city of Piraeus

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The Athens Centre Newsletter – January 2019

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Annual Pitta Cutting 2019

Our annual pitta cutting will take place on Friday, February 8th, at 12:30pm.
All our students, teachers and staff are welcome!

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