The Semeli Estate, Korinthos

since 1979

“an evolving tradition in winemaking excellence”

Founded in 1979, with deep roots in time-honored winemaking traditions and eyes on the future, the Semeli Estate produces wines of exceptional quality offering consumers best value for money.

The sunny Mediterranean climate and the extraordinary terroir, combined with the expert craftsmanship of our winemakers and the successful blending of indigenous and international varieties, result in wines of distinct character that have earned the respect of experts and captured the hearts of wine lovers worldwide.

Semeli Estate ranks among the country’s most advanced
and significant wine-related developments

 

… in the heart of a unique Greek terroir

Our privately-owned hillside vineyards span 32 acres, while another 100 acres are grown by affiliated local winegrowers.

This allows for continuous quality control throughout the growing season – an absolute must for consistently producing great wines.

Our state-of-the-art 4,200m² facility in the Nemea winemaking country, which can produce up to two million bottles annually, is a benchmark winery at a national level both in terms of innovative layout and excellent services.

Designed with respect for the natural environment and built on a vineyard covered hillslope with a long reputation of producing vintage grapes, the Semeli winery reflects our holistic approach to modern winemaking.

The Semeli-owned vineyards and those grown by affiliated winegrowers span more than 250 acres in the PDO areas of Nemea and Mantinia, as well as in other parts of the Peloponnese.

To ensure the best grape quality possible, the Semeli-owned vineyards are currently in the process of transitioning from conventional to organic cultivation.

In the next five years Semeli Estate plans to double its company-owned acres and develop ideal terroirs for the cultivation of well-known Greek and international varieties, as well as rare indigenous ones, which will produce unique single vineyard/single cru wines of exceptional quality.

#SemeliWineExperience

Live a unique wine experience

The Winery and the private vineyards are located in the heart of Korinthia, the land rich with the history of kings and heroes.

Designed with respect for the natural environment and with an innovative layout, the modern and stylish Semeli winery blends perfectly with the beautiful surrounding landscape.

The Semeli Estate is located at an altitude of 600m on a hillslope covered with vineyards, one of Greece’s most celebrated terroirs.

Its strategic location in the winemaking region of Nemea ensures a healthy vineyard ecosystem, while offering visitors stunning views in a peaceful and relaxing setting.

 

In the midst of culture…

The Winery also offers easy access to internationally acclaimed archaeological sites of both historical and cultural interest, located in the vicinity.  Amongst them in Ancient Nemea, the Temple to Zeus, the Archaeological Museum, and Ancient Stadium, The Acropolis at Mycenae and the Ancient Theatre at Epidavros. Not forgetting the first Capital City of Greece, Nafplion with its Venetian charm and the Environmental Museum overlooking the Lake of Stymphalia, home to the mythical birds of Homeric times.

A forward-looking winery…

Semeli Estate is among the first to focus on the growing trend of wine tourism and the promotion of wine culture’s time-honored traditions. Travelers of all ages, students and oenophiles from around the globe visit the Semeli Estate to get a fascinating insight into the world of viticulture and winemaking.

 

Our doors are open, Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,

Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

For more information please contact us at +306985161414

or email us at hospitality@semeliestate.gr

Source: www.semeliestate.gr

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The Semeli Estate, Korinthos

  • Nov 5,2019

since 1979 “an evolving tradition in winemaking excellence” Founded in 1979, with deep roots in time-honored winemaking traditions and eyes on the future, the Semeli Estate produces wines of exceptional quality offering consumers best value for money. The sunny Mediterranean climate and the extraordinary terroir, combined with the expert craftsmanship of our winemakers and the successful... read more

Centre of History and Science “GRAMMI.org”

  • Aug 29,2018

The Centre of History and Science "GRAMMI.org" is a new initiative that aims at turning, through its activities, the visit to Corinth to an unforgettable experience. The Centre’s aim is to offer opportunities to visitors to experience, in an innovative, exciting, and interactive way, the importance of Corinth’s history and the scientific and technological achievements connected with it. With... read more

Fonissa Gorge

  • Jan 21,2016

Fonissa is a stream that forms a deep gorge from Vrysoules village to Loutro, in the municipality of Xylokatsro-Evrostini. In antiquity the stream was the natural borders of ancient Pellene, called Krios (ram). The name “fonissa” (female murderer) highlights how dangerous it is to be in its way when it is full of water. The only way to access the gorge is to follow the road from Kato Loutro village... read more

Marina of Xylokastro

  • Jan 21,2016

There is a small marina at the eastern end Xylokastro. It has a slightly narrow entrance and it consists of two parts, and it is more likely to find a spot to dock at the internal part. It also has a good dock and offers a satisfactory protection, with the city only 5 minutes away, so you can easily get food supplies. Source: www.mythicalpeloponnese.gr [vc_row][vc_column][ivi_nbcaj layout="5"... read more

Loutraki Thermal Spa

  • Jan 21,2016

When you are seeking rejuvenation of the body and the soul, the only choice is the method of hydrotherapy at Loutraki Thermal Spa, in the city of Loutraki. Ancient “Thermes” was a well-known market town at the northern groove of the Corinthian Gulf and it is linked to the mythological “Artmemis Thermia”, who was the protector of the thermal springs. The therapeutic powers of the thermal baths... read more

Diving at Corinth

  • Jan 21,2016

There are many diving schools in Corinthia for those interested in exploring its underwater world. Diving is allowed in the region, except in some specific archaeological sites and sea parks. Fishing with scuba diving equipment is not allowed, including spear guns with oxygen bottles, taking photos or removing antiquities. You can get more information at the local port police stations.Most diving spots... read more

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Kalamata Gastronomic Destination

Professionals in the field of gastronomy in its broadest sense – the agricultural sector, processing, hospitality, restaurants – have joined forces and created a society called the Gastronomic Community of Kalamata. Their goal is to enlist the best food-related businesses in the region, to set up a parallel structured link between Tourism and the Gastronomic Culture of Messinia, and to promote Kalamata as a centre for food and wine lovers, as a member of the programme “Gastronomy and Wine Tourism in Greece”

Source: /www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

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Kalamata Gastronomic Destination

  • Sep 13,2019

Professionals in the field of gastronomy in its broadest sense – the agricultural sector, processing, hospitality, restaurants – have joined forces and created a society called the Gastronomic Community of Kalamata. Their goal is to enlist the best food-related businesses in the region, to set up a parallel structured link between Tourism and the Gastronomic Culture of Messinia, and to promote... read more

Kalamata Marina

  • Sep 8,2016

The marina offers a full range of technical services covering a wide range of maintenance and repair works. Kalamata marina is situated in Peloponnesus in Kalamata city on the west of Kalamata harbour in the Messinian Gulf, and is considered by many to be the ideal location to take refuge and rest as it is the passage from the Mediterranean and the Ionian Sea to the Aegean Sea. Kalamata is a modern... read more

Sapientza and the Perennial Broadleaf Forest

  • Jan 20,2016

Sapientza is an islet of the Messinian Oinousses cluster and is the second biggest after Schiza. It’s an island with lush vegetation, a rare flora and a total area of 9 square kilometres. In 1986, Sapientza was declared as a “listed natural monument” and it was included in the European Network Natura 2000, together with the neighboring Schiza and the area around cape Akritas.Sapientza in Italian... read more

Gialova Lagoon

  • Jan 20,2016

Gialova lagoon is located in Messinia and is one of the most important wetlands not only in Greece, but also in Europe. It probably dates to prehistoric times and owes its creation both to tectonic activity and to a rise in sea level, phenomena which created this ecological zone of unique importance.The Gialova lagoon is the first station in the Balkans that the migratory birds from Africa come across;... read more

The Gorge of Neda

  • Jan 20,2016

Neda is the only “female” river in Greece. It stems from the foot of Mount Lykaion and flows into the Ionian Sea, more specifically into the Kyparissiakos Gulf. Neda is approximately 32 kilometres long and passes through a stunning fairytale-like landscape.The Valley of Neda was of particular importance to the ancient Greeks and was often mentioned in various myths, while it is surrounded by archaeological... read more

Vassiliki Forest

  • Jan 20,2016

The forest of Vassiliki is located at the southern part of the Taygetus mountain range, 8 km south of its summit, and has an expanse of approximately 11,000 stremmata. It is a relatively secluded forest, surrounded by summits. You can reach it from Eksochori and there is a road in the forest you can follow for 21 km. Here you will mostly come across fir trees and black pines. During the Italian... read more

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DARKSCHOOL ESCAPE ROOMS

A well-kept secret lies inside the secret facilities at the heart of Silk City. The people are starting to ask questions. Something’s not right about this building. For years, all they would see were strange, secretive human figures, meeting with the scientist who had made this building his permanent residence, only rarely leaving the premises.

The object of those meetings was kept entirely secret, leading to much speculation as well as theories about what took place inside the building’s walls. However, over the last few days, something even stranger has occurred. Wild cries and strange sounds filled the night, and many people exited the building’s main gate in a state of panic. The cries became increasingly wilder, until they melded into a deafening roar that had nothing human about it…

You Are Locked Inside

After the door slams behind you, your only tools are your mind and any items present in the room that might aid in your escape!

The Clock Is Ticking

You have 90 minutes to try and solve all the riddles and discover what truly happened… But beware, for you are not alone inside the room!

Get in the Mood

The rooms are built in order to evoke a specific mood, to create a feeling that will render your experience as realistic as possible.

Contact

If you want to visit our rooms or organize an event, contact us.

  • Victor Hugo 32 Athens-Metaxourgio
  • ‭+30 21 1215 1967
  • info@darkschool.gr
  • www.darkschool.gr
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The Museum of Illusions in Athens

If a picture is worth a thousand words, be sure that an illusion hides more than a million

Enter the fascinating world of illusions which will trick your confidence in senses, but amaze you by doing it; the world that will confuse you completely, but also educate you… Visit us and you will be thrilled because nothing is what it seems, especially not HERE!

Are you ready for an even bigger, better, more fascinating adventure? Visit the Museum of Illusions in Athens; we offer you an intriguing visual, sensory and educational experience with a handful of new, unexplored illusions.

Athens, the main place of illusions!

The Museum of Illusions in Athens brings you a space suitable both for social and entertaining tours into the world of illusions which has delighted all generations. It’s a perfect place for new experiences and fun with friends and family. Not only is it a place for children who adore coming, but also a place for parents, couples, grandmothers and grandfathers.

See what else we offer, you won’t believe your eyes!

Be brave enough to jump in an illusion created by the Vortex Tunnel that will drive you crazy and make you believe you’re heavily struggling just to make a step forward through a rotating cylinder – on a surface so stable and flat! Be unbelievably rotated in the Upside Down Room, let yourself free in an Infinity room, resist the laws of gravity and size ratio, and make pictures of yourself in EVERY POSSIBLE POSE!

Deceive your eyes and entertain the mind!

Enjoy in our collection of holograms, look closer at every optical illusion and observe thoroughly each installation. They are such a brilliant, playful reminder that our assumptions about the world we perceive are often, nothing but a spectre of illusions.

The genuine heritage of showpieces will more certainly make your jaw drop!

Amusing and awesome tricks will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain and science so it will be easier to perceive why your eyes see things which your brain cannot understand. Make sure you visit our playroom with intriguing and educational games and puzzles. These brain bashers are definitely great fun but tend to be frustrating as well.

Come and explore the world of illusions. Experience the impossible. Be sure your camera is fully charged with memory space before you visit. By all means take your camera with you 😉

Museum of Illusions

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DARKSCHOOL ESCAPE ROOMS

  • Jun 26,2019

A well-kept secret lies inside the secret facilities at the heart of Silk City. The people are starting to ask questions. Something’s not right about this building. For years, all they would see were strange, secretive human figures, meeting with the scientist who had made this building his permanent residence, only rarely leaving the premises. The object of those meetings was kept entirely secret,... read more

The Museum of Illusions in Athens

  • May 31,2019

If a picture is worth a thousand words, be sure that an illusion hides more than a million Enter the fascinating world of illusions which will trick your confidence in senses, but amaze you by doing it; the world that will confuse you completely, but also educate you… Visit us and you will be thrilled because nothing is what it seems, especially not HERE! Are you ready for an even bigger, better,... read more

Liar Wanted by Dimitris Psathas

  • Mar 20,2019

Liar Wanted by Dimitris Psathas  brought to you by THEATRIKES SKINES and Petros Zoulias  from 15 MARCH AT THE PALLAS THEATRE SURTITLES IN PALLAS THEATER THEATRIKES SKINES SA offer the opportunity to all foreign visitors and residents of Athens as well as theater-lovers with hearing difficulties to watch the performances at PALLAS Theater. In Athens, a city rightly described as the theatrical... read more

Ancient Symposium, A theme site full of knowledge...

  • Jan 24,2019

“SYMPOSIUM” was established by Georgios and Emmanouel Roussis. We are a family of artists, a father and his son, who have had a passion for sculpture and, lately, for ancient Greek wine-making. Both Georgios and Emmanouel Roussis studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and Florina respectively, at the Department of Sculpture, with a scholarship. They are ordinary members of the Greek Chamber... read more

Creation and Entertainment in THEATER for tourist...

  • Mar 19,2018

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

Greek Myth Experience!

  • Feb 9,2018

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

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Liar Wanted by Dimitris Psathas

Liar Wanted by Dimitris Psathas

 brought to you by THEATRIKES SKINES and Petros Zoulias 

from 15 MARCH

AT THE PALLAS THEATRE

SURTITLES IN PALLAS THEATER

THEATRIKES SKINES SA offer the opportunity to all foreign visitors and residents of Athens as well as theater-lovers with hearing difficulties to watch the performances at PALLAS Theater.

In Athens, a city rightly described as the theatrical capital, with more than 1,500 theatrical performances per year, theater must be a choice for all, including the foreign-language audience, especially when it comes to Athens’ most central theater.

Therefore, performances at PALLAS Theater will be from now on presented with English Surtitles which will always be treated with respect for the artists and the public in a professional translation, fine tuning and will be distinct and easy to read.

Surtitles will also appear in Greek so that our fellow humans with hearing difficulties can enjoy the show as well.

  • Surtitles are in English and Greek. Recommended seats are the ones in the last rows of the stalls (below 10th row) and in the dress and upper circle.
  • Surtitles are available for the main evening show of PALLAS Theater (Wednesday to Sunday)

Dimitris Psathas’ celebrated political satire Liar Wanted looks at politicians’ relationships with the clients who vote them into power. Translated into multiple languages and performed in numerous countries around the world, a new production of Liar Wanted is coming to the Pallas Theatre on 15 March 2019.

Needless to say, its subject-matter—lying in politics—is as relevant today as it ever was. Thodoros Silvertongue, or Thodoros the Liar (played by Alexis Georgoulis) declares himself a professional liar and leaves his village for Athens and a job in which he can put his talents to good use. A chance quarrel and a punch landed on a fellow passenger on the tram—his boss-to-be Ferekis, a Member of Parliament (played by Giorgos Partsalakis)—will clear the way for a brilliant career as the MP’s private secretary; a career founded in the brazen, blatant lies he comes up with to justify his employer’s failure to deliver on the promises he made his angry voters before the elections. Thodoros the Liar undertakes to take care of all his master’s problems with ministries, prisons, unions and… cabaret artistes, and in record time. But his successful career as a very special secretary brings him into conflict with the MP’s wife, the lovely Jenny (Natalia Dragoumi). Can he succeed against such a powerful opponent? That will depend on Agis (Argyris Angelou) and the sexy Pitsa Kitsa (Apostolia Zoi in her first theatrical role), the nightclub singer who has captivated the entire male population of the capital!

Liar Wanted examines one of our species’ most obvious characteristics: our talent for blocking out and embroidering reality. Thodoros the Liar represents escape from an ugly and miserable reality. The flight from harsh truth to hope and dreams. He needs to believe that, dirt poor as he is, he will one day be rich. His survival instincts are strong. He is the provincial who, unable to make ends meets back home, packs up his bag and moves to Athens to seek his fortune; to become someone. To do that, Thodoros needs to keep the dream alive inside. It’s the only way he can make his lies come true and make it through difficult times.

Wanted Liar is a timeless work which has as much to say today as it did when it was written. It should come as no surprise that it has played to packed houses and rave reviews in the US, Canada, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Romania. For it is a powerful, universal work.

PERFORMANCES SCHEDULE

Thursday:            21:00

Friday:                  21:00

Saturday:             18:00, 21:00

Sunday:                19:00

http://www.theatrikesskines.gr

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Truffle Hunting at Meteora

The Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, during its effort to create alternative touristic activities, that showcase our nature’s wealth, is organizing and hosting truffle hunting activities in cooperation with travel offices.

Special trained truffle dogs with their trainer are searching for this unique fruit of Greek nature. They offer an original experience that can be enjoyed by the visitors of the local area.

In the same time, participants are provided with information about this special fruit. They learn about the kind of truffles that exist and how they can be used. In this way they enrich their knowledge about what is called “black diamond” that is “hiding” in the ground.

The enjoyment doesn’t stop here! Participants have the opportunity to taste an exceptional truffle past dish in the forest!. This truffle pasta dish is cooked in an impressive cooking pan that can cover the feeding needs of 50 (!) people by a special chef.

After the end of truffle hunting, the participants visit the Museum. They are guided around the natural history museum and the unique mushroom museum. After that, they can enjoy a mushroom product tasting with 5-6 kinds of mushrooms and traditional mushroom spoon sweet which are accompanied by a glass of local wine.

Undoubtedly, this is an experience that many wish to live. Now they have the opportunity. Enjoy!

The program of truffle hunting is:

10.00: Leaving from the Museum

10.30: The truffle hunting begins!

11.15: Truffle pasta dish cooking

12.15: End of the truffle hunting

12.45: Visit to the Museum, guided tour, mushroom product tasting

13.30: End of program.

For more information visit: www.meteoramuseum.gr www.trufflehunting.net, or email us at:
info@meteoramuseum.gr info@trufflehunting.net or call us: 00302432024959.

Source: www.meteoramuseum.gr

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Truffle Hunting at Meteora

  • Feb 28,2019

The Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, during its effort to create alternative touristic activities, that showcase our nature’s wealth, is organizing and hosting truffle hunting activities in cooperation with travel offices. Special trained truffle dogs with their trainer are searching for this unique fruit of Greek nature. They offer an original experience that can be enjoyed... read more

Hellenic Culture Museum

  • Jan 14,2019

The Hellenic Culture Museum is located in the city center of Kalambaka and houses the private collection of Mr Pavlos Balogiannis in a space of 1000 sq.meters dedicated to the history of Greek education and learning, aspiring to serve its educational and cultural orientation. The museum aims at the preservation,study, promotion and encancement of Greek Education and its values and hopes to establish... read more

Truffle Hunting at Meteora

  • Apr 21,2017

A new experience for every visitor Luxury for few becomes opportunity for many A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE The Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum is proposing an amazing experience: Truffle hunting under the rocks of Meteora! In the beautiful and unknown forests of the region, near the city of Kalampaka, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a unique truffle hunting, to taste a delicious... read more

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Ancient Symposium, A theme site full of knowledge and surprises.

“SYMPOSIUM” was established by Georgios and Emmanouel Roussis. We are a family of artists, a father and his son, who have had a passion for sculpture and, lately, for ancient Greek wine-making.

Both Georgios and Emmanouel Roussis studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and Florina respectively, at the Department of Sculpture, with a scholarship. They are ordinary members of the Greek Chamber of Fine Arts. They have created a variety of sculptural works, such as busts, statues, monuments of modern but also classic art, with either bronze or marble.

Sculptor’s Hall

In the Sculptor’s Hall discover your own talent in sculpture; touch a selection of sculpting tools and learn how they are used; watch a series of videos on ancient sculpting techniques (ceramics, marble carving, carving on precious stones, lost-wax casting); model and carve an art object under the guidance of an expert sculptor; take your own sculpture home as a souvenir.

Gallery Hall

In the Gallery Hall find out about ancient warfare through the Greek helmets exhibition, try on a helmet yourself, or just relax listening to good music.

Winemaker’s Hall

In the winemaker’s hall drink authentic Greek wine from a kylix (the wine-drinking cup of the ancient Greeks); taste original ancient Greek snacks; learn about really old vinification techniques; find out how a home grape mill looked and worked; touch amphorae and other serving gear of the Ancients; watch a short documentary video about the archaeology of wine; sit down on Cretan king Minos’ throne or lie back on an anáklintron (the Greek symposium chaise-longue)

Our wines

Our esteemed customers can now purchase our highly special, rare wine which carries the salted taste and the vinification techniques used by the ancient Greeks.

Carefully selected herbs blooming in parts of Mount Olympus used in its preparation, the genuine skin of the label that gives an odour of vitality, pure beeswax from honeybees in the fragrant hills and forests of Greece, and above all the beneficial properties of wine for health, all combine to build up a perfect organoleptic effect that carries you thousands of years back to Greek antiquity.

All this packed in a hand-made ceramic bottle, a faithful copy of an ancient Greek amphora, designed by the “Symposium” artists. The packing of our ancient-styled Greek wine is of rare, expensive marble, the same as that used for building the Acropolis of Athens. Keeping the bottle in a marble package ensures an ideally low, stable temperature for the wine – a particular way of preservation in a perfectly natural way. In addition, you can conduct a real wine tasting ritual by drinking the wine through our hand-made cup included, a kylix – just like the ancient Greeks, who used it in order to taste the aromas and flavors of wine in full. The wide surface of the cup provides extended contact with fresh air to the wine, giving the feeling that you drink from a spring of running wine.

39, Doiranis street, 176 72
Kallithea, Athens, Greece
Email: ancient.symposium@gmail.com
Phone: +30 210-9593710
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Hellenic Culture Museum

The Hellenic Culture Museum is located in the city center of Kalambaka and houses the private collection of Mr Pavlos Balogiannis in a space of 1000 sq.meters dedicated to the history of Greek education and learning, aspiring to serve its educational and cultural orientation.

The museum aims at the preservation,study, promotion and encancement of Greek Education and its values and hopes to establish a strong collection between the visitor and the greek letters and culture in a simple, experidential way and become a cultural center that provides education, learning and science.

The presentation of the collection is perfectly centered to the needs of the modern visitor.

 

Source: www.bookmuseum.gr

Posts about Trikala

Truffle Hunting at Meteora

  • Feb 28,2019

The Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, during its effort to create alternative touristic activities, that showcase our nature’s wealth, is organizing and hosting truffle hunting activities in cooperation with travel offices. Special trained truffle dogs with their trainer are searching for this unique fruit of Greek nature. They offer an original experience that can be enjoyed... read more

Hellenic Culture Museum

  • Jan 14,2019

The Hellenic Culture Museum is located in the city center of Kalambaka and houses the private collection of Mr Pavlos Balogiannis in a space of 1000 sq.meters dedicated to the history of Greek education and learning, aspiring to serve its educational and cultural orientation. The museum aims at the preservation,study, promotion and encancement of Greek Education and its values and hopes to establish... read more

Truffle Hunting at Meteora

  • Apr 21,2017

A new experience for every visitor Luxury for few becomes opportunity for many A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE The Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum is proposing an amazing experience: Truffle hunting under the rocks of Meteora! In the beautiful and unknown forests of the region, near the city of Kalampaka, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a unique truffle hunting, to taste a delicious... read more

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The monastery of Saint Irene, Andros

The monastery of Saint Irene was founded in 1780 at Archontas in the village of Apoikia by the Spiridou brothers, both of whom were monks.

At that time it was a nunnery, but in 1833 it was abandoned, due to King Otto’s Royal Degree which demanded the dissolution of the orthodox monasteries, which numbered about 1000 in Greece, with a smalls number of monks or nuns and the confiscation of their properties.  Gradually, the buildings around the church collapsed, although the church remained in good condition.

In 2006, Captain Eleftherios Polemis bought the field which included the ruins of the monastery.  He and his family renovated the buildings around the church and did maintenance work inside the church, remaining true to the previous architectural form.  The renovation took 10 years to be carried out.

Nowadays, the monastery plays a big role in the community.  It holds summer camps for children, many of whom are orphans. Furthermore, throughout the whole year it houses the following exhibitions:

  • History of writing (Kairis Collection)
  • Traditional musical instruments
  • Collection of stones, minerals & fossils (Spiros Mpellas collection)
  • Elli Mandaraka – Stamatiadou & Flora of Andros

The church (dome basilica) is well worth viewing: it is made from slate with arches, the dome is based on trianglur spheres and the walls are built of traditional stone. Especially notable are the floor with an eagle and the marble ‘iconostasis’ with its flower decoration, dating from 1806.

The museums should be visited and there is a wonderful view of the city of Andros and the coastline with the sea from the Monastery.

The Monastery is open every day from 10:00 – 17:00, including Sundays and celebration days.

Telephone number: 6982038281

For more information, you can find us www.imagiasirinisandrou.gr

E-Mail: imagiaseirinisandrou@gmail.com

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Theatre performances with english surtitles

The PALLAS theatre, an Athens landmark, was built in 1931–1932 to be used as a cinema. During the Interwar Period, it was considered the finest cinema-theatre in the Balkans. Designed to obey the style of classicism in line with French models, its monumental entrance is dominated by multicolored marble and an impressive staircase, while the foyer is decorated with walnut paneling, Art Deco stained glass and elaborate mosaics. Its undulating roof was typical of structures of this vintage style. In its original form, the auditorium had a capacity of 2500 seats.

The theatre was fully renovated in the early 2000, while retaining and conserving all its historical elements, and thus turning the Pallas into a contemporary monument. Stage and stalls were completely redesigned, reconstructed and equipped with the latest audiovisual systems to allow for more technically-demanding, contemporary spectacles to be hosted.

The renovated Pallas premiered in November 2006 with Dimitris Papaioannou’s performance “2”, his first project right after The 2004 Olympic Games Ceremonies. Since then, it has hosted productions from all over the world and has receive massive audience attendance and acknowledgement.

The theatre is situated at Voukourestiou Street, near Syntagma (Constitution) Square, one of the most elegant commercial locations in downtown Athens. Housed in the Army Pension Fund building, it is the most suitable venue for all sorts of high-quality productions.

It is currently been managed by Theatrikes Skines S.A

We are delighted to inform you that THEATRIKES SKINES SA offer the opportunity to all English speaking residents or visitors in Athens to expand their cultural scope, as performances at PALLAS TEHATRE now feature English surtitles. 

We believe that in Athens, a city featuring more than 1,500 theatrical performances per year and rightly described as the theatrical capital, attending the theater should be an option for everyone, including foreign-language audiences, especially when it comes to Athens’ most central theater. To that end, PALLAS THEATRE, housed in an Art Deco landmark building, which dates back to the 1930s and was fully and respectfully renovated in 2006, has introduced English surtitles during the theater’s main evening performances, Wednesday through Sunday.

‘The Witches of Smyrna’

This season, PALLAS THEATRE presents the much-anticipated theatrical extravaganza ‘The Witches of Smyrna’ by Mara Meimaridi, adapted for the stage and directed by Stamatis Fasoulis, with an all-star cast and production team. Mara Meimaridi’s multiple-award-winning atmospheric novel, which captivated a million readers worldwide and received rave reviews when it was adapted to the small screen by Kostas Koutsomytis in 2005, has now come to the Pallas stage, ready to transport theater-lovers back to late 19th-century Smyrna for a tale of passion, magic, spells, perfumes and love affairs.

You can obtain information about the performances presented in PALLAS THEATRE with English surtitles through http://www.theatrikesskines.gr/performances-with-surtitles

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Please keep in mind:

  • Surtitles are in English and Greek. For optimal surtitle visibility, we recommend the seats located in the last rows of the stalls (below 10th row) and in the dress and upper circle.
  • Surtitles are available for the main evening show of PALLAS Theater (Wednesday through Sunday)

 

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