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

Posts about Attica

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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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

Got from: Holy Monastery of Saint Irene

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Centre of History and Science “GRAMMI.org”

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 the lead of history the scientific achievements are unfolded as they were developed in Corinthia.

The 6km Project

From the ancient diolkos … to the Corinth Canal
Ηistory & Science Route
Αuthentic Experiences connecting ancient diolkos to Corinth Canal
Ancient diolkos
Hexamilion Wall
Construction of the Corinth Canal

  • The program concerns groups of 10-50 people and is offered in both Greek and
    English, as well as other languages with the help of specialized translators.
  • Τhe timing of the program can be tailored to the time available for each group (45’÷90΄)

Discovering the “GRAMMI.org”

Through a timeline and an exciting journey to the past with the use of rich and scientifically valid material:
• photos
• texts
• video animation
the centre brings the visitor in contact with the ancient diolkos, the Hexamilion Wall, and the attempts of digging a canal through the isthmus, as well as with the sciences involved (mechanics, geology, physics, mathematics, philosophy).

Science & Technology

are used in an exciting way to connect the theoretical knowledge with the technical characteristics of one of the most important constructions worldwide.

3D experience …
Virtual flying through the Corinthian and the Saronic Gulfs, the ancient port of Lechaion, and the archaeological site at Isthmia.

Sandbox application …
Real time water flow simulation for the construction of Corinth Canal.

Physics experiments …
Moreover, through easy, pleasant, though enlightening, Physics experiments, visitors will be able to realise the extraordinary importance of the ancient diolkos – this pioneering technological achievement of the ancient Corinthians – for commercial and military purposes.

Visiting the permanent exhibition ‘Shipbuilding in ancient Greece’

Visitors will be able to see the wooden models of Greek ships from antiquity to modern times, some of which are closely connected with Corinth:
• the trireme
• the Athenian bireme
• Samaina
• the Byzantine dromon
are some of these models of this unique collection, handmade with every possible detail, copies of the original ships that get the visitors to a fascinating journey to Greek naval history.

Workshop of the ancient Corinthian doll (plagona)

Ancient Greeks possessed a great tradition of creating small terracotta figurines either for religious purposes or as toys.
The workshop is carried with the guidance of the director of theatrical and puppetry activities of our Centre.
The participants are either adults or children or entire families.

Source: www.grammi.org

Posts for Korinthia

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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Hi-Tech Inventions of Ancient Greeks

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 meters, guests will have the unique opportunity to get to know a relatively unknown aspect of Ancient Greek culture through the exhibition “Hi-Tech Inventions of Ancient Greeks “, which includes approximately 100 selected exhibits, from the robot-servant and the “cinema” of Philon to the automatic theater of Heron, and from the Hydraulic Clock of Ktesibios to the Antikythera Mechanism.

At the same time, the same building will permanently house the independent exhibition of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments with 42 fully functional, reassembled musical instruments, such as the helicon and the sixth string of Pythagoras, the lyre of Hermes, the guitar of Apollo, the Homeric phorminx, the harp of Sappho, the Ptolemaic helicon, the Pan flute, the hydraulis of Ktesibios, and others.

Additionally, the new Kotsanas Museum will present a specific space for periodical exhibitions, each time dedicated to different aspects of the admirable technology of the Ancient Greeks, such as the Archimedes exhibition or Ancient Greek games, Ancient Greek automations, Ancient Greek shipbuilding, Ancient Greek siege engines, Ancient Greek astronomy and many others.

At the same time, the museum premises will provide, at varying levels, educational programs and workshops, within the framework of the museum philosophy, such as workshops in the fields of robotics, arts, natural sciences, mathematics, and others.

Guests will also be able to purchase from the Museum Shop, handmade models, copies of the exhibits of the museum made by Marios Kotsanas, such as an exact replica of the Antikythera Mechanism, the portable “clock” notebook of Parmenion, the fourth quadrant of the Hipparchus, ancient Greek ships, toys, musical instruments, and other items.
Museum Kotsanas is a non-profit organization and all revenues are made available to museum and education activities.


LOCATION: Pindarou 6 & Akadimias St., Kolonaki, Athens
DAYS / HOURS: Weekdays & Weekends 09:00-17:00
GENERAL ADMISSION: € 5, including tour-demonstration of selected exhibits.
(Guided tours take place every hour from 9:00 to 16:00.)
REDUCED TICKET: * 3.5 € for youths aged 12-18, students, teachers, multi-child families, pensioners, unemployed
* Proof of ID required
FREE ENTRY: * School monitors & organized groups, children up to 11 years old
(accompanied by adults), ICOM members, people with special needs, military personnel, tour guides, journalists
* Proof of ID required
INFORMATION
Weekdays & Saturday 09:00-13:00
T. +30 211 411 00 44, +30 6907-292002
E: info@kotsanas.com

Educational Tours: Schedule your visit in time!
The new Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas offers experiential guided tours by qualified staff starting from Monday, 8 January 2018.
Telephone reservations are mandatory.
Learn about the Terms of Participation
DAYS / HOURS: Monday-Friday 09:00-13:00 *
* For organized visits on other days/hours, please contact us.
PARTICIPATION: Up to 25 people per group. Option of simultaneous tour of up to 6 groups.
DURATION: 60’ or 120′ depending on the availability of the teams.
COST: € 5 per person. Special discounts on vulnerable social groups and groups of 25 people or more. Entrance is free for school monitors-teachers.
INFORMATION-RESERVATIONS
Monday-Friday 9:00-13:00
T. +030 211 411 00 44, +30 6907-292002
E: info@kotsanas.com

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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete is one of the biggest and most noteworthy museums in Greece and among the most significant museums in Europe. The museum houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic to the Roman Period. Its Minoan antiquities collection on exhibit is the most significant collection worldwide. The museum is justly considered as the museum of Minoan civilization par excellence.

The museum is located in the center of Heraklion. Built between 1937 and 1940 and designed by Greek architect Patroklos Karantinos, the museum is a significant example of Greece’s modernist architectural and has received a Bauhaus award.

The colours and the materials used in its construction, such as the veined polychrome marbles, recall certain Minoan wall-paintings which imitate marble revetment.

Read more…

Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Heraklion

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

  • May 31,2017

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete is one of the biggest and most noteworthy museums in Greece and among the most significant museums in Europe. The museum houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic to the Roman Period. Its Minoan antiquities collection on exhibit is the most... Read more

Dinapoja liqueur

  • May 31,2017

Kaiti Dinapoja Dinapoja cottage industry in Heraklion, Crete, produces liqueur and syrups.The story behind Dinapoja is the personal story of Kaiti Dinapoja whose life changed without a warning in her early fifties. It was two personal unfortunate events that urged Kaiti to make a drastic change in her life. “If you are 50 years old facing serious health problems and you get a divorce, if you lose... Read more

Boutari Winery in Skalani

  • May 31,2017

The Boutari Winery in Crete is built outside Skalani village, on the Fantaxometocho Estate, at 8 km kilometers from the centre of Heraklion city. This winery is really the gem of the viticultural zone of Archanes. Fantaxometocho Estate or otherwise called “the settlement of the ghosts” (this second name explains the meaning of the word fantaxometocho) owes its name to the efforts made by the former... Read more

The Dikti Range

  • Nov 17,2016

THIS RANGE LIES BETWEEN HERAKLION AND LASSITHI. Its highest summit is Spathi (2.148 m) and there are two more peaks at an altitude of more than 2000m. Lassithi Plateau, the largest in Crete, lies at the heart of the range at an altitude of 850 m. It is surrounded by a series of smaller plateaus such as Katharo, Limnakaro, Mari, Lapathos, Omalos, Erganos and Nisimos. There is a mountain shelter at Limnakaro... Read more

The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC)

  • Oct 6,2016

The Natural History Museum of Crete is housed in the renovated former premises of the Heraklion Public Power Corporation, on Dermatas’ Bay. With an area of 3,500 m2, it is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Mediterranean, showcasing the natural environment of Crete and the wider Mediterranean area in an innovative, original way. Visitors have the opportunity to explore Cretan ecosystems alongside... Read more

Archaeological Museum of Archanes

  • Oct 6,2016

In the Museum of Archanes are exhibited mainly stone and clay objects as well as exact copies of some of the most important archaeological finds of the area Archanes-Yuhtas, which is undoubtedly one of the most important archaeological sites of Crete. Most of the finds are in the archaeological museum of Heraklion but the successful way in which the finds and the copies are displayed, gives the visitor... Read more

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The exhibition “VOYAGE”, Museum Herakleidon

VOYAGE-Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring
from antiquity to modern times

The exhibition VOYAGE-Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring from antiquity to modern times is being extended through August 27th, 2017 (Opening hours: Daily and weekends 10:00-18:00, Thursday 10:00-20:00, Ap. Pavlou 37, Thissio-Athens, +30-211.0126486, museum@herakleidon-art.gr).

“Voyage” presents the history of Greek seafaring in the Aegean and the Mediterranean from prehistoric times to the middle of the 20th century. A history of maritime voyages, achievements in naval architecture, exchange of ideas and technological developments, through about 40 handmade wooden models of Greek ships of excellent, detailed construction with authentic materials, based on naval architectural drawings, following traditional methods. The creator of these models is Dimitris Maras, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and model shipbuilder, who has studied in depth the shipbuilding history of Greece, as well as the construction of ship models.

The painter-printmaker Mary Schina, associate professor of the Printmaking department of the Athens School of Fine Arts, is participating in this exhibition with selected works from her series “Aegaeis”, “Aegean Sea Odes” and “Aegean Odes honour the Ancient Treasures of Antikythera”, inspired by the Aegean Sea. Νautical instruments, maps, video projections, explanatory drawings and other material, such as a special edition catalogue in two languages (English/Greek), further complement the exhibition, aiming to help the visitors understand the subject and goal of the exhibition by creating the appropriate museum environment.

A new section focusing on the century of research during which scientists have tried to understand the Antikythera Mechanism enriches the exhibition VOYAGE-Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring from antiquity to modern times. Through rare exhibits that are being shown for the first time, early and contemporary models of the mechanism, explanatory texts, drawings and photographs, the Museum Herakleidon is presenting to the general public pivotal moments in the study of the most complicated mechanism of antiquity (2nd-1st cent. BC), aiming to showcase the advanced scientific knowledge of the ancient Greeks, their mathematical and technological achievements and, most importantly, their innovative spirit.

The goal of the exhibition is to present to the visitors, in a coherent and comprehensible manner, the history of Greek seafaring and shipbuilding, giving them a chance to take a mental trip back in time to discover the close and timeless relationship of the Greek people with the sea.

Schedule of guided tours

 (It is imperative to make a telephone reservation in advance for all guided tours)

General guided tours

  1. a) For the general public: Sunday 12:00
  2. b) For organized groups: Thursday 18:00, Saturday 10:00

Number of participants per tour: 20 ● Duration: 50′ ● Price (including admission): 6 € per person

General tours for school groups

Days & times: Monday-Friday, 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30

Duration: 50′ ● Number of participants per tour: 25 (two separate groups can be guided simultaneously) ● Price (including admission): 4 € per student-chaperones/teachers free

«The Antikythera Mechanism» guided tours

Days and times: As above ● Duration: 60′ ● Price (including admission): 6 € per person

Information/Reservations: Tel: 211 01 26 486 / E-mail: museum@herakleidon-art.gr

Models creator: Dimitris Maras, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering & model shipbuilder

Works of art: Mary Schina, associate professor of the Printmaking department of the Athens School of Fine Arts

Exhibition Designer & Curator: Nikoleta Xydea, Archaeology-Museology MA

We thank the Maritime Museum of Litochoro for the loan of five navigational instruments from its collections, the Hellenic Navy and the Research Institute of Ancient Shipbuilding and Technology “NAFDOMOS” for the loan of audio-visual materials, and the National Archaeological Museum, the Numismatic and Epigraphiical Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the Archaeological Museum of Atalanti and the Aegean Maritime Museum for granting permission to use photos of selected objects from their collections.

We also thank Anna Lontou, holder of the copyright on the works of G. Seferis, for her kind permission to use a verse from “Mythistorema”.

Website: www.herakleidon-art.gr

Posts about Attica

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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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera at Fira, Santorini, is one of the most important in Greece. It hosts findings from the excavations at Akrotiri, both the older ones conducted by the German Archaeological Institute and the more recent ones by the 21st Emphorate of Antiquities. The late professor Spyridon Marinatos, one the leading archaeologists excavating Akrotiri, had the inspiration to built the museum.

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera first opened in the late 20th century and can be considered an extension of the Akrotiri archaeological site, since it hosts the frescoes and movable finds from that urban centre at its peak in the 17th century BC.

Μore at Greek Gastronomy Guide…

Source: Greek Gastronomy Guide

Moreabout Santorini

Gaia Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Gaia Winery on Santorini (the firm has another one in Nemea) is on the eastern side of the island, right next to the sea, near the airport and between the villages of Kamari and Monolithos. It is housed in an exquisite stone building constructed in the early 20th century, which used to be one of the 13 tomato processing plants on the island. The abandoned cannery was purchased and renovated... read more

Antonis Arvanitis Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

Among the new wineries and the new vintners of Santorini who bring honour to Greece abroad with their wines, there is a veteran. Antonis Arvanitis is a warm human being and he greets you that way at his cellar in Megalochori not far from Pyrgos. At “Antonis Arvanitis Winery” one can drink the old nychteri, the wine that was harvested over-ripe and fermented in old French or Russian barrels.... read more

Estate Argyros Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Estate Argyros Winery was established by Georgios Argyros in 1903. At that time his ambition was to expand his vineyard to 2 hectares and that is why he created the winery. In 1950 the winery passed to his son Mattheos, who extended it to 6 hectares. In 1974 it was taken over by Yannis Argyros who expanded the area of the vineyard to 26 hectares, modernized the winery (“Estate Argyros”) and worked... read more

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Koutsoyannopoulos Winery on Santorini includes the unique Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown around the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic... read more

Yiannis Nomikos Estate

  • Apr 4,2017

On the country road towards Kamari, in a traditional domed complex of buildings is the Yiannis Nomikos Estate, the most complete agricultural-processing facility in Santorini. Here they process and package various local products, including fava, sun-dried tomatoes, pistachios and candied fruit. “If you want to cultivate fava successfully you must become fava yourself!” This was the advice... read more

Venetsanos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Venetsanos Winery, built in 1949 by the Venetsanos family from Megalochori, was the first industrial winery on Santorini. Giorgos Venetsanos’s family, one of the most prosperous on the island, had left for Cairo, Egypt between the wars and when they returned they bought up large tracts of land, including one in Megalohori, above Athinios bay. Built on the edge of the caldera, exactly above... read more

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Tomato Industrial Museum

In 2014 the old D. Nomikos tomato canning factory in Vlychada, Santorini was transformed into a modern Tomato Industrial Museum, which also operates as the Santorini Arts Factory, an arts and cultural events venue.

The Tomato Industrial Museum offers visitors a trip down memory lane and the old ways of cultivating, processing and producing tomatoes.

The Museum’s exhibits include processing machines from 1890, old hand-written factory logs, old tools, the first labels, as well as audiovisual testimony recorded from factory workers.

Μore at Greek Gastronomy Guide…

Source: Greek Gastronomy Guide

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The Gaia Winery on Santorini (the firm has another one in Nemea) is on the eastern side of the island, right next to the sea, near the airport and between the villages of Kamari and Monolithos. It is housed in an exquisite stone building constructed in the early 20th century, which used to be one of the 13 tomato processing plants on the island. The abandoned cannery was purchased and renovated... read more

Antonis Arvanitis Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

Among the new wineries and the new vintners of Santorini who bring honour to Greece abroad with their wines, there is a veteran. Antonis Arvanitis is a warm human being and he greets you that way at his cellar in Megalochori not far from Pyrgos. At “Antonis Arvanitis Winery” one can drink the old nychteri, the wine that was harvested over-ripe and fermented in old French or Russian barrels.... read more

Estate Argyros Winery

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Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

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On the country road towards Kamari, in a traditional domed complex of buildings is the Yiannis Nomikos Estate, the most complete agricultural-processing facility in Santorini. Here they process and package various local products, including fava, sun-dried tomatoes, pistachios and candied fruit. “If you want to cultivate fava successfully you must become fava yourself!” This was the advice... read more

Venetsanos Winery

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Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum

If one wants to learn about the history of wine on Santorini, the best way to do is to visit the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum.

The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic audio guides explain it all in fourteen languages.

Great care and attention has been taken to show and tell all the stages of wine production along the route in specially decorated kanaves (old storage rooms). Pruning the vines, ploughing the soil, harvesting the grapes, weighing and pressing the harvest, cleaning the vats, crafting the barrels, distilling the raki, loading the boats for export are all shown, interspersed with old tools, containers and rare machinery.

Μore at Greek Gastronomy Guide…

Source: Greek Gastronomy Guide

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Gaia Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Gaia Winery on Santorini (the firm has another one in Nemea) is on the eastern side of the island, right next to the sea, near the airport and between the villages of Kamari and Monolithos. It is housed in an exquisite stone building constructed in the early 20th century, which used to be one of the 13 tomato processing plants on the island. The abandoned cannery was purchased and renovated... read more

Antonis Arvanitis Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

Among the new wineries and the new vintners of Santorini who bring honour to Greece abroad with their wines, there is a veteran. Antonis Arvanitis is a warm human being and he greets you that way at his cellar in Megalochori not far from Pyrgos. At “Antonis Arvanitis Winery” one can drink the old nychteri, the wine that was harvested over-ripe and fermented in old French or Russian barrels.... read more

Estate Argyros Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Estate Argyros Winery was established by Georgios Argyros in 1903. At that time his ambition was to expand his vineyard to 2 hectares and that is why he created the winery. In 1950 the winery passed to his son Mattheos, who extended it to 6 hectares. In 1974 it was taken over by Yannis Argyros who expanded the area of the vineyard to 26 hectares, modernized the winery (“Estate Argyros”) and worked... read more

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Koutsoyannopoulos Winery on Santorini includes the unique Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown around the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic... read more

Yiannis Nomikos Estate

  • Apr 4,2017

On the country road towards Kamari, in a traditional domed complex of buildings is the Yiannis Nomikos Estate, the most complete agricultural-processing facility in Santorini. Here they process and package various local products, including fava, sun-dried tomatoes, pistachios and candied fruit. “If you want to cultivate fava successfully you must become fava yourself!” This was the advice... read more

Venetsanos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Venetsanos Winery, built in 1949 by the Venetsanos family from Megalochori, was the first industrial winery on Santorini. Giorgos Venetsanos’s family, one of the most prosperous on the island, had left for Cairo, Egypt between the wars and when they returned they bought up large tracts of land, including one in Megalohori, above Athinios bay. Built on the edge of the caldera, exactly above... read more

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