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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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New upcoming courses at the Athens Centre!

New modern Greek language courses for February and March 2019.

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Top 15 Greek Christmas and New Year Customs and Traditions

Celebrating the New Years Eve and New Years Day holiday season in Greece and as a Greek Orthodox person has many great traditions found in Greece and locally from Greeks living in different parts of the world.

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Watch Greek theatre with English subtitles in Athens

More and more Athenian theatres are providing English-speaking audiences with the chance to watch Greek theatre with English surtitles, according to ANA.

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Christmas celebrations at the National Observatory of Athens

The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) Visitor Centre in Thissio will host a series of events addressed to adults and children alike over the Christmas period

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