BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama's oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre's new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).
Summer sales in Athens this year commence on Monday, July 13th and last through August 31st. One can obtain discounts of up to 50% and 70%. Athens has an impressive variety of goods to offer shoppers, from top designer labels and exquisite jewelry to fine antiques and high quality leather goods. The sales period is a major opportunity to obtain all things offered by the Athens shopping paradise at a better price. Most shops are open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 9 am-3 pm and on Tuesday and Thursday 9 am-8 pm.
Dora Stratou Dance Theatre presents Greek dance classes from all regions from May 27th to September 20th 2015. The program changes every second Tuesday. Performances last 90 minutes, without intermission. The Company has 75 dancers, musicians and singers. Many regions of Greece are presented in each performance, each village or island through its authentic dances, costumes, musical instruments and songs.
Travellers planning a trip to Athens, are encouraged to apply online for a "This is My Athens" personal "showing around town" with an Athens Local. Go beyond the traditional guide book sights and places of interest. Let an Athenian take you to that special neighborhood bakery, or show you some great neighborhoods along the Southern coast and the breathtaking promenades.
The Athens Open Air Film Festival takes place for the 5th year in a row, with more than 20 hand-picked projections in the capital's most prominent neighborhoods, converting Athens into a luminous film oasis.
Especially for this year, in order to celebrate its first 5-year anniversary, the Athens Open Air Film Festival raises the curtain on Wednesday 17th of June, with a unique event which combines the screening of an outstanding silent film, «The Cameraman» by Buster Keaton accompanied by the live music performance of multi-talented Theodore and his orchestra, in a magical location: the Temple of Olympian Zeus!