The Herod Atticus Odeon, or the Irodeion as it is called today, was built on the south-western slope of the rock of the Acropolis during the Roman era, by the Athenian magnate Herod Atticus, in memory of his wife Regilla. Following the city’s decline during the Byzantine era, the Odeon became a derelict and was buried under tons of dirt. During the subsequent Ottoman occupation, foreign visitors to the site gave the scant remnants many different names, most of them made up. It seemed as if the Irodeion would simply fade from memory.
That is, until 1764, when British archaeologist, Chandler, reawakened interest in Herod Atticus Odeon. Then, in the 19th Century, excavations unearthed the ruins of the ancient theatre. Completely refurbished by the 1950s, the seats were now covered with Pentelic marble, and the orchestra with marble from Mt Hymettus. Since then the theatre has been used for high-level cultural productions during the summer season, mainly the Athens Festival.
What do tourists see when they come to Greece? Which side do they know and what they take with them as a memory? Only ancient monuments of a civilization that belongs to all humanity? A tremendous mythology, tradition and history? And their acquaintance with modern Greek creation, what is it exactly? A theater has developed a whole program specifically for the tourist groups (students... read more
Discover ancient Greece on a unique theatrical show with the famous myth of Theseus and Minotaur that will energize all your senses and create memories to be shared. Experience the magic of Love and be part of one of the greatest myth of all time. Discover the famous myth through a journey in time when Gods, Monsters and Heroes walked the earth. Experience and enhance your knowledge about ancient Greece... read more
The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas, presents a new permanent exhibition space, open from Monday, 8 January 2018, in the heart of Athens, within a small distance from the Hellenic Parliament. In a unique historic Art Nouveau building, Pindarou 6 and Acadimias St. in Kolonaki (which once belonged to the family of Queen Aspasia Manou, wife of Alexander I), with a total area of 700 square... read more
Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... read more
Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... read more
What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... read more