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Athens Plus
Weekly newspaper published by The International Herald Tribune & Kathimerini SA • No 127 • Friday, November 26, 2010 • €2.50

  Another fine Messi                                                          Magnate’s legacy                                                                Enduring great
  Greens head for exit                                                        House of arts & letters                                                         Iconic Sonny Rollins
  Giants Barcelona outclassed                                                 The newly opened Onassis Cultural                                               The saxophone player who has
  Panathinaikos in Athens, putting                                            Center hopes to provide a glittering                                            influenced scores of musicians brings
  an end to its disappointing                                                 platform for contemporary Greek                                                 tunes from his six-decade career to
  campaign in Europe. Page 12                                                 culture in the capital. Pages 20-21                                             Greece for the first time. Page 25

Loan approval
comes with
a warning
                                               Athens faces mosque dilemma
                                               Muslims push for official place of worship as hardliners express opposition to much-debated project
Greece will receive the third tranche
of its emergency loan package but              There have been discussions about building a          it will speed up the process to build the mosque,         Ghandour, who has seen several members of his
has been warned it will need to take           mosque in Athens since the 1970s but the debate       in line with a law passed in 2006, but the plan is op-    community attacked by racists, tells Athens Plus he
further drastic steps in 2011. Rep-            has taken on new urgency since thousands of Mus-      posed by nationalists and extreme right-wingers           is optimistic that the mosque will be built soon and
resentatives of the country’s lenders          lims conducted public prayer sessions in the city     as well as by some city residents.                        believes that some good will come out of the recent
said in Athens this week that Greece           center last week. The government has indicated that   The head of the Muslim Union of Greece, Naim El-          tension. Pages 2 & 4-5
would not be able to continue com-
pensating for the lack of revenues by
cutting public spending. Page 8

Turmoil at ND                                                                                                                                                                       COAL
over new party                                                                                                                                                                      DUST
                                                                                                                                                                                    A member of the Public
                                                                                                                                                                                    Power Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                    workers’ union GENOP
                                                                                                                                                                                    stands on lignite strewn on
                                                                                                                                                                                    the sidewalk in front of
                                                                                                                                                                                    the Environment Ministry
                                                                                                                                                                                    during a protest on Friday,
                                                                                                                                                                                    November 19, against the
                                                                                                                                                                                    energy sector’s
                                                                                                                                                                                    liberalization. GENOP was
                                                                                                                                                                                    in the spotlight this week
Within days of Dora Bakoyannis                                                                                                                                                      when some deputies
launching her new centrist group-                                                                                                                                                   questioned in Parliament
ing, Democratic Alliance, on Sunday,                                                                                                                                                how it was able to obtain
two deputies from her former par-                                                                                                                                                   a 500,000-euro loan from
ty, New Democracy, left the con-                                                                                                                                                    PPC. The union said there
servatives with the apparent in-                                                                                                                                                    was nothing dubious
tention of joining the former foreign                                                                                                                                               about the loan, which it
minister’s movement. There are                                                                                                                                                      claimed to have used
fears in ND that more lawmakers                                                                                                                                                     to cover GENOP’s
could quit the opposition in the com-                                                                                                                                               operational costs.

ing days. Page 6

                                                                                                                                                Cold pockets
                                                                                                                                                Warm hearts
     Free kids’                                                                                                                                  The city’s bazaars
      theater                                                                                                                                    offer great steals
                                                                                                                                                 and deals on a
      tickets!                                                                                                                                   range of items,
          Page 30                                                                                                                                handicrafts, books,
                                                                                                                                                 toys, clothing,
                                           Monologue For two                                                                                     imported goods             Saffron Spice mission
                            47                                                                                                                   and knickknacks,
                                           Director Nancy Biniadaki explains                                                                                                A lot of work goes into collecting the
                                           what attracted her to Mark                                                                            with proceeds              much sought-after Kozani crocus
                                           Ravenhill’s poignant play “Product,”                                                                  going to worthy            stigmas, which give many dishes a
                                           now on at Tora K44. Page 22                                                                           causes. Page 15            unique aroma and color. Page 26

9 771791 550005                            Last of a breed The Benaki Museum hosts 15th-century masterpieces by icon painter Angelos Akotantos Page 19
                                                              ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                         SECOND PAGE
This week 26.11.10 – 02.12.10                                                                                                                                                  A Muslim
                                                                                                                                                                               immigrant prays
               Environment                                                                                                                                                     during Eid al-Adha
               A group of volunteers in                                                                                                                                        celebrations in front
               Kastoria are seeing the first                                                                                                                                   of Athens University
               signs of progress in their                                                                                                                                      on November 16.
               campaign to raise awareness                                                                                                                                     Open-air prayers in
               about the sorry state of Lake                                                                                                                                   the capital were
               Orestiada and save it.                                                                                                                                          marred when local
               • Page 7                                                                                                                                                        residents threw eggs
                                                                                                                                                                               and offensive leaflets
               Economy                                                                                                                                                         at hundreds of
               First it was Greece, then it was                                                                                                                                Muslim immigrants
               Ireland – and Portugal appears                                                                                                                                  gathered in a square
               to be next. There is nothing to                                                                                                                                 in the city center.
               gloat about in Athens as other                                                                                                                                  [Reuters]
               Europeans begin to feel the
               impact of the debt crisis.
               • Page 9
               George Papandreou and
               Angela Merkel are locked in a
               war of words over the EU’s
               bailout mechanism that is
               symptomatic of the disunity                                                                          EDITORIAL
               threatening the bloc.
               • Page 10
                                                                                                Pushed to the edge
               Larissa has become the envy        Muslims have been living and praying in           come to the fore, along with the consequent         light of day. Both events may be an ex-
               of other soccer clubs and          Athens for decades. They have seldom been         outbreak of racism.                                 pression of growing unrest in Athens – as
               their fans by opening its new      noticed, as they worshipped quietly in                                                                well as evidence that if you push people
               stadium in what could be           apartments and basements. For some 40             This is what makes today’s mix so dan-              to the edge, they will push back and
               considered record time by          years, the discussion over the need to build      gerous: The Muslim immigrants are be-               stake a claim in the center: the migrants
               Greek standards.                   a mosque for them had the nature of an            coming more visible at a time when citi-            in the heart of the capital, the xeno-
               • Page 13                          academic debate: On one side were the             zens are already frightened and angered             phobes in City Hall. This is not to equate
                                                  multiculturalists and government offi-            by the decline in their living standards due        the estimated 500,000 Muslim migrants
               Books & Ideas                      cials who understood that Athens could            to the economic crisis. With the lack of any        who simply want a place of worship – in
               A collection of photographs        not be the only European capital without          coherent migrant policy, which should               respect for them and their religion – with
               by Dimitris Yeros highlight        a mosque; on the other were those who             have prevented this, Muslims have con-              a few thousand extremists who define
               and illuminate the poems           feared that this would be a concession to         centrated in some parts of the city center,         themselves through bigotry.
               of C.P Cavafy in a new             the religion that had dominated Greece            forming the core of a future ghetto. This
               translation by David               during the 400-year Ottoman occupation            has provoked an angry – sometimes vio-              It is of course good that both sides have now
               Connolly.                          (as well as a bad omen for the future). The       lent – reaction from some residents who             come out into the open. The Muslims have
               • Page 16                          Muslims themselves, those who would ac-           have seen their quality of life and their           shown that they are here and that their
                                                  tually pray in the mosque, were not asked         property values affected by the influx. And,        problems must be seriously addressed by
               Archaeology                        for their views and those debating the is-        riding this anger, the organized extrem-            the state and society; the extremists
               Situated southeast of the          sue saw it in relation to themselves, not         ists have stepped up their attacks on im-           have a representative in City Hall, where
               fortified port of Oropos,          as regards the silent mass of people living       migrants. The effort to build an official           he will have to take a clear position as to
               the Amphiareion provided           in the shadows. This is why the mosque            mosque will now have to deal with a grow-           where he stands and answer to the
               ancient Athenians with             project wasn’t getting anywhere.                  ing backlash – and also answer arguments            charge of exploiting the public’s insecu-
               oracular guidance as well                                                            that state money should not be spent on             rity for his group’s gain. The debate on
               as healing.                        Now the number of Muslims living in Athens        the project at a time of harsh austerity.           immigrants and the need to deal with
               • Page 18                          has reached a critical mass, their patience                                                           them, to help them integrate or return
                                                  in waiting for a decent mosque has run out                                                            home, has begun. And, finally, we see that
               DVD & Games                        and they are making a point of standing up        Into the open                                       we are dealing with real people – those
               Catch up on this year’s video      to be counted. This would have been               Just as the Muslims came out of                     who gathered in parts of central Athens
               games before 2010 comes to         alarming for many Greeks at the best of           the shadows to pray in central                      and prayed to the same God that Chris-
               a close, with four picks           times; the fact that the Muslims’ new as-                                                             tians and Jews pray to, and those who fire-
                                                                                                    squares, so the xenophobic party
               spanning the genres of epic        sertiveness coincides with our society                                                                bombed one of the dingy basements to
               saga, film noir, sports and        slipping rapidly into the uncharted waters
                                                                                                    came out into the light of day                      which Muslims have confined their
               old-school board games.            of its new poverty makes things all the more                                                          prayers until now.
               • Page 27                          dangerous. The fear among citizens who            The years of leaving immigrants to solve
                                                  live in areas with a large concentration of       their problems on their own, irrespective          GET IN TOUCH
               Television                         illegal immigrants – the vast majority of         of the consequences, have led to a reaction        Readers are invited to send their views
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               Guatemala, under IMF               Chrysi Avgi group. After years of official neg-   the shadows to pray in central squares, so         please call 210.480.8224 or send
               supervision since 1984.            lect, Greece’s illegal immigrant problem has      the xenophobic party came out into the             an e-mail to
               • Page 31
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                                                                                  ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

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                                                           1    The State School of Dance’s
                                                                Hellenic Dance Company
                                                                will be celebrating 10 years
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                                                                                                   1      Puressence
                                                                                                          based rock band
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                                                                                                                                                                    1     A winetasting event will get
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       Visual arts                                              choreographies by Martha
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       Portraits in collage
       Athens-based Dutch artist Annette Luycx will
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       people’s personalities and facial expressions,
       at the Athinais Arts Complex (34-36 Kastorias,
                                                                the National Theater of
                                                                Northern Greece’s Dance
                                                                Theater is performing “To
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                                                                performance inspired by the
                                                                                                  2       Athena Andreadis
                                                                                                          Following her rapid rise thanks to an uncanny
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                                                                                                          Greek roots, Greek-English singer-songwriter
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       Irini Pagoni brings art into the design equation         Theater in Thessaloniki                                                                                   instruments, returns to Athens to
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                                                                                                          Versatile singer Margarita Zorbala, whose
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                                                                                                          hearted Greek songs and passionate Argentinean
                                                                                                          numbers, embarks on a series of performances at
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       Gallery launch
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       exhibition featuring a series of paintings,
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                                                                                                  4       Violin recital
                                                                                                          Violinist Georgios Demertzis will present works by
                                                                                                          Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikos Skalkottas and
                                                                                                          Mikis Theodorakis, in a concert titled “The
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Photography                            Theater                                                    Comedy                                   Lectures & talks
Titled “Under the Bridge,”
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2010 Athens Photo
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world, is on display at the            tale “Cinderella” in a                                     improvisation, surprises                 January 13. Kounellis will also be
Esplanade Building – part              production for the entire                                  and – needless to say –                  giving a free lecture at the Athens
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                                                                                 ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                       ISSUE OF THE WEEK

       A makeshift mosque in the neighborhood of Aghios Panteleimonas was                        Muslims living in Athens, who currently pray in small makeshift places of
       partly destroyed after an arson attack by members of an extremist group in                worship set up in basements around the capital, have long pressed for the
       June. [ANA]                                                                               construction of a proper mosque. [Giorgos Moutafis]

push for
in Athens
Opposition from nationalists
and residents concerned about
                                                                          An extreme right-wing party poster, which reads ‘Mosque in Athens: Nowhere and never’ in Greek, is seen as Muslims attend
the use of public money                                                   outdoor prayers in the capital’s Attiki Square to mark the festival of Eid al-Adha on November 16. [AP]

      BY NICK MALKOUTZIS                       lowed to worship only in the 100 or                                              gi and there are fears that if Mus-      would be appointed by a govern-
                                               so makeshift mosques that have                   FOUR DECADES                    lims hold further public prayers in      ment-backed committee and paid
      Muslims in Athens are turning up the     sprung up around the capital.                      OF DEBATE                     a bid to cajole the government in-       by the Education Ministry.
      pressure on the government to con-          Kathimerini commentator Stavros                                               to speeding up the construction of          The latest project may founder on
      struct the Greek capital’s first         Lygeros labeled the morning prayer            At present, the only mosques in    a proper mosque, it could lead to fur-   the same rocks of resistance: Chrysi
      mosque, triggering increased ten-        sessions on November 16 “a show               Greece are in the northeastern     ther and more damaging clashes           Avgi has a public platform to air its
      sion with ultranationalists and locals   of strength” and said the construc-           region of Thrace, home to some     with nationalists and enraged locals.    views after its leader, Nikos Michalo-
      who oppose such a plan.                  tion of an official mosque would “re-         100,000 Muslims, but the idea      This week, the head of the Immi-         liakos, won a seat on the Athens mu-
         In what was interpreted by many       move any excuses for displays that            of building a permanent place of   gration Union of Greece (EME),           nicipal council in the November lo-
      as a move to force the govern-           alter the cultural identity of the city.”     worship for Muslims in Athens –    Jean-Daniel Colombani, went as           cal elections and the right-wing
      ment’s hand, thousands of Muslims           “The leading elites had become             a touchy subject in a country      far as suggesting that 10 new            Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), Par-
      gathered last week in more than 12       comfortable with the idea that                whose population was until         mosques had to be built around           liament’s fourth-largest party, is
      public places in Athens, including       ghettoized Muslims were wilting in            recently almost exclusively        Greece.                                  also opposed to the construction of
      several central squares, to conduct      society’s basement, only appearing            Greek Orthodox – was first aired      It was noticeable that the day af-    the mosque, arguing that it is an in-
      open-air prayer sessions marking         in public to get badly paid jobs in the       in 1976 by a group of Arab         ter the Eid al-Adha prayers, gov-        appropriate use of public money –
      the festival of Eid al-Adha. More than   black economy,” Lygeros wrote in              ambassadors in the city. Seven     ernment sources let it be known          the project is slated to cost 15 mil-
      3,000 worshippers congregated in         Sunday’s Kathimerini. “They did not           years later, Saudi Arabia made a   that the 1.6-hectare plot of land in     lion euros.
      front of Athens University – a first     realize it was only a matter of time          formal request to the Greek        Votanikos near central Athens,              This is an argument that appears
      for the city.                            before the Muslims expressed them-            government before agreeing in      where the mosque is due to be built,     to be resonating with a number of
         Some of the prayers, particularly     selves collectively as a community.           2000 to put up the money for a     would be transferred to the state        the city’s residents.
      those held in Attiki Square near the     The state cannot keep its head in the         mosque to be built in Paiania,     very soon and that an internation-          “Why should we spend money to
      city center, were disrupted by mem-      sand. It has to set some boundaries,          northeast of Athens. However,      al architectural competition for the     build them a mosque?” pensioner
      bers of far-right group Chrysi Avgi      as in other European cities.”                 the scheme fell through            building’s design would be               Maria Kontou told Athens Plus.
      and small numbers of residents.             Athens is the only capital of the          because of opposition from         launched. The current government         “Did we ever get help to build Greek
         The Eid al-Adha public prayer ses-    original 15 members of the Euro-              locals and religious hardliners.   aims to put into action a project set    Orthodox churches abroad?”
      sions drew people’s attention to the     pean Union not to have an official                                               up by the previous New Democra-             Given the current economic cri-
      growing presence of Muslims in           mosque.                                                                          cy administration. The law passed        sis, the government’s biggest
      Athens – it is estimated there are
      more than 500,000 immigrants
                                                  Many makeshift mosques, usu-
                                               ally situated in basements of apart-
                                                                                           Under attack                         by the conservatives in 2006 also
                                                                                                                                foresees the mosque being run by
                                                                                                                                                                         quandary might be how to justify
                                                                                                                                                                         such an expense at a time of mas-
      from Islamic countries living in the     ment blocks in working-class neigh-         Many makeshift mosques,              a nonprofit organization staffed         sive public spending cuts and as
      capital – and it highlighted the po-     borhoods like Metaxourgeio, Kato            usually situated in basements,       by Greek state officials and mem-        Greece finds itself increasingly un-
      tential unrest that could be caused      Patissia, Kypseli and Ambelokipi            have become targets for              bers of the capital’s Muslim com-        able to accommodate economic
      if Muslims are continued to be al-       have become targets for Chrysi Av-          Chrysi Avgi                          munities, while the head imam            migrants.

                                                                                 ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                     ISSUE OF THE WEEK

Naim El-Ghandour Muslim Association of Greece’s president on stemming extremism                                                                                           Saturday night

‘Some good will eventually                                                                                                                                                in Attiki Square
                                                                                                                                                                          BY NIKI KITSANTONIS

come from the evil’                                                                                                                                                       It was only 7.30 p.m. but the brief
                                                                                                                                                                          walk from the metro station to a
                                                                                                                                                                          makeshift prayer site near run-
                                                                                                                                                                          down Attiki Square last Saturday
   BY HARRY VAN VERSENDAAL                                                                                                     greater effort to integrate into           was unnerving. The two Athenian
                                                                                                                               society?                                   Muslims accompanying me – a fa-
   It’s not easy to get hold of Naim El-                                                                                          Yes, integration is a problem. To       ther and son – suggested that we
   Ghandour these days. As anti-Mus-                                                                                           people from Bangladesh, for ex-            not be seen together.
   lim sentiment in Greece grows, the                                                                                          ample, and all those who walk                 Tensions in the area remain
   55-year-old Egyptian president of the                                                                                       around in supposedly religious at-         high following an arson attack on
   Muslim Association of Greece has                                                                                            tire, I tell them that there is no reli-   the improvised mosque by sus-
   had to make a full-time job of de-                                                                                          gious Islamic dress code – except for      pected far-rightists at the end of last
   fending the members of this het-                                                                                            the women’s headscarf. Prophet             month.
   erogeneous minority against criti-                                                                                          Muhammad used to wear all sorts               “We’ll split up when we turn this
   cism – and increasingly against                                                                                             of clothes and colors. If he were alive    corner,” the father told me.
   verbal and physical abuse.                                                                                                  today, he would probably be dressed        “Ibrahim and I will go inside – if the
      Growing tension between Greeks                                                                                           in a suit and a tie. This is why I tell    coast is clear, you can follow us, oth-
   and foreign immigrants, most of                                                                                             them, “Wear normal clothes like            erwise we’ll meet up afterward.”
   them Muslim, in the capital’s run-                                                                                          everyone else,” so that people are not     They strode ahead and I hung
   down neighborhoods was cata-                                                                                                intimidated when they see a differ-        back, looking around at the dingy
   pulted onto center stage last week                                                                                          ent culture in front of them. We are       apartment blocks, gray and grim
   as Muslims meeting to celebrate Eid                                                                                         not all the same. Some people are OK       under the flickering streetlights.
   al-Adha in public squares around                                                                                            with this, some are not. At the end        The shutters of one basement
   Athens were occasionally harassed                                                                                           of the day, it’s they who came here,       apartment were open, revealing a
   by locals and ultranationalist ac-                                                                                          not the other way around. We can           chink of life inside. The floor was
   tivists. Meanwhile, even main-                                                                                              do this gradually, with long-term          strewn with three or four mat-
   stream media that have traditionally                                                                                        planning, after we get an official         tresses as piles of clothes and bags
   backed the long-stalled plans for a                                                                                         imam.                                      lined the grimy walls. I imagined
   mosque in the city faulted the de-                                                                                                                                     how many migrants shared this
   cision by the Muslim community to                                                                                           Skeptics are concerned that some           joyless space. Ahead of me, my es-
   hold their prayer service in front of                                                                                       Muslims elevate religious law              corts were waiting at the entrance

   Athens University’s Propylaia build-                                              monos Square, the Propylaia and           above the law of the state.                to another basement apartment,
   ing as a symbolically loaded gesture.                                             Kotzia Square. We recently held a           That’s rubbish.                          beckoning.
      In this interview with Athens                                                  service in Kotzia but we thought of                                                     The apartment’s facade had
   Plus, El-Ghandour, who has lived in
   Greece for the past 38 years, rebuffs
                                             Passing threat                          moving closer to a metro station.
                                                                                     Where is the problem with that? We
                                                                                                                               They draw on the experience of
                                                                                                                               other European countries, such as
                                                                                                                                                                          been covered with plasterboard,
                                                                                                                                                                          concealing the space where the
                                             ‘The ground for extremism
   criticism of the Propylaia gathering                                              could have held it at Syntagma            France and the Netherlands.                windows had been smashed and
   and expresses hope about the con-
                                             is not fertile here, because            Square, which is also a convenient          Greece is not France. Those who          through which firebombs had
   struction of a mosque in Votanikos,       Greeks are not racists’                 place, but we did not want to disturb     went to France came mostly from            been thrown. Above the doorway
   while pointing a finger at the failings                                           passers-by.                               the colonies that France had sucked        someone had spray-painted a cross
   of fellow Muslims.
                                             Dress code                                 As for those who say it was a
                                                                                     “show of force,” I say, a show of force
                                                                                                                               the blood out of.                          merged with a circle, a symbol used
                                                                                                                                                                          by white supremacists worldwide.
   Attacks on Muslims are becoming           ‘If Muhammad were alive                 against whom? The Greeks are our          You mean to say that there is no           On the street corner nearby stood
   increasingly frequent in Greece.          today, he would probably be             brothers and many of them visited         vindictiveness by immigrants               three police officers, all clutching
   To what do you attribute this             dressed in a suit and a tie’            the Propylaia to wish us well.            here?                                      guns.
   trend?                                                                               By the way, a prayer service at the       That’s right. The Greeks never             “We’ve had a 24-hour police
      It’s part of the rise of the extreme   However, the attacks are not            Olympic Stadium once drew 18,000          treated people like the French or the      guard since the attack,” Ibrahim’s
   right in Europe. It’s a fashion that      necessarily coming from smart,          people. The recent one at Propyla-        British did.                               father told me.
   has caught on in Greece – but it will     educated people.                        ia drew some 4,000 to 5,000. Where                                                      With a deep sigh, he descended
   pass at some point. The ground [for         These are a small minority and        is the show of force? Critics make        On the other hand, Muslims who             the steps. I followed, removed my
   right-wing extremism] is not fertile      they do not concern us. We cannot       money out of their criticism. They        live here are often treated badly          shoes and sat cross-legged at the
   here, because Greeks are not racists.     deal with every single person out       have not looked into the issue care-      too. Don’t you think some might            back of the small, stuffy room.
                                             there. Everyone can have access to      fully. Controversy sells, serenity        feel vengeful about that?                  Father and son joined a dozen or
   Is the far-right surge a symptom          knowledge these days or they can        doesn’t.                                     It’s not like that here. Greece         so other worshippers, some
   or a cause? Do you see any                choose to stay in the dark.                                                       never asked these people to come           dressed in plain trousers and shirts,
   economic or social factors behind                                                 The gathering at the Propylaia was        here. And more came here [than             others in traditional Islamic tunic
   the trend?                                Critics said that the recent prayer     interpreted as a reminder that            Greece could absorb]. For every 10         shirt and caps, and they all kneeled
      No, these are not merely eco-          service [to celebrate Eid al-Adha,      Muslims who live here need a              jobs, there are some 100 people. That      down in prayer.
   nomic. Islamophobia, the hatred of        one of Islam’s main holidays] at        mosque.                                   was bound to cause problems.                  After half an hour, the group dis-
   Islam, is not random. When the [ul-       the Propylaia building was a               We know that the construction of       Greeks are not to blame for this. And      persed and I was taken to a restau-
   tranationalist] LAOS party and [ex-       political act, a show of force.         a mosque is under way. The Defense        then there is the [economic] crisis.       rant on the same block. The Egypt-
   treme right-wing group] Chrysi Av-          Such criticism comes from the         Ministry and the City of Athens have                                                 ian owner gave me a bottle of man-
   gi were first established, they tar-      same people. I’ve been living here      signed an agreement for the removal       Are you optimistic about the               go juice, opened up his laptop
   geted Jews, not Muslims. This             for 38 years and I’ve always prayed     of the Hellenic Navy facility in          future?                                    and showed me photographs of the
   changed after 2001. I used to have        in open spaces, except when the         Votanikos [to make space for a              I hope it will all work out in the       prayer site as it had been imme-
   a friend who was a member of the          weather was bad and we had to           mosque]. It’s all been planned. The       end. This wave of hatred will abate.       diately after the arson attack –
   [LAOS] party and he would go on and       move to the Olympic Stadium. We         money has been found and things           Many migrants are moving back to           charred, gutted, absolutely deso-
   on about the Jews. Now they have          would also pray at Eleftherias          are edging forward like everything        their homelands. Several programs          late. “You shouldn’t stay here
   changed their tune.                       Square, near the US Embassy, as well    else here: slowly.                        are under way aiming to solve the          long,” he said. “Take the bottle with
                                             as other squares. So why all the fuss                                             problems caused by the large num-          you.” Leaving, I passed the central
   What about the impact of the              this year?                              So there is no talk of taking the         ber of immigrants living in the cen-       square. My eye was drawn to the
   economic crisis in Greece? Could                                                  issue to the European Court of            ter. Some will be accommodated in          ground, where graffiti in large
   people be looking for scapegoats?         Some said the Propylaia is a            Justice?                                  guesthouses that will provide food         white letters read, “Greece for
      Smart people, educated people          symbol of modern Greek                    No, not at all.                         and a decent place to sleep. Some          Greeks, foreigners go home.” A
   know all too well that the immi-          enlightenment, and it was an odd                                                  good will eventually come from             group of young men sitting on a
   grants have not taken jobs away           spot to pick for the prayers.           Do you think that Muslims who             the evil. Politicians will now have to     bench looked me up and down and
   from the Greeks.                            We had three options: Klafth-         live in Greece should make a              implement the proposed solutions.          I hurried away.

                                                                                      ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


ND rocked by departure of deputies                                                                                                                                          IN BRIEF
Days after Bakoyannis forms political party, two MPs quit conservatives, more may follow                                                                      Guerrilla group claims
                                                                                                                                                              letter bomb campaign
New Democracy leader Antonis                                                                                                               Ex-Foreign         Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire on Tuesday
Samaras faces a battle to stamp his                                                                                                        Minister           claimed responsibility for sending parcel bombs
authority on his party after an-                                                                                                           Dora               to foreign leaders and embassies in Athens
other two of his deputies quit the                                                                                                         Bakoyannis         earlier this month. In a letter sent to the anti-
conservatives this week, probably                                                                                                          launched her       capitalist news network Indymedia, two
to join Democratic Alliance, the                                                                                                           new liberal        suspected members of the guerrilla group
new centrist political group found-                                                                                                        centrist party     admitted to addressing letter bombs to French
ed by ND outcast Dora Bakoyan-                                                                                                             on Sunday.         President Nicolas Sarkozy, the International
nis on Sunday.                                                                                                                             Bakoyannis         Court of Justice in The Hague and the embassies
   Samaras was due to address a                                                                                                            says that          of Belgium and Mexico. There was no mention of
meeting of his party’s parlia-                                                                                                             the era of         another 10 devices found by police. Gerasimos
mentary group on Friday, Novem-                                                                                                            two-party          Tsakalos, 24, and Panayiotis Argyrou, 22, said
ber 26, amid fears that more con-                                                                                                          domination in      they were “proud” of their actions.
servatives could quit to join Bakoy-                                                                                                       Greece is over     ● ● ● ●

annis, thereby undermining both                                                                                                            and that she
the ND leader and his party’s                                                                                                              is prepared to     Citizens’ card to lighten load
ability to exercise effective oppo-                                                                                                        cooperate          for Greeks on official business
sition to the government.                                                                                                                  with the
   The unrest in ND was triggered                                                                                                          government         A new “citizens’ card” facilitating transactions
by the departure of Iraklio MP Lef-                                                                                                        on some            with the public sector is to replace the police
teris Avgenakis and Giorgos Kon-                                                                                                           issues. [ANA]      identification card by the end of next year,
toyiannis, a deputy from Ileia in                                                                                                                             sources told Kathimerini on Monday.
the Peloponnese. Avgenakis was                                                                                                                                Citizens will be able to use the card at tax
ousted from the party on Tuesday,                                                                                                                             offices, local authorities, ministries and social
after applauding some of Demo-                                                    Kontoyiannis, who quit rather        former ministers, Costas Kiltidis      security funds without having to bring along
cratic Alliance’s positions.            Exodus                                 than being expelled, also spoke out     and Christos Markoyiannakis, who       documents. The card will allow public service
   ND secretary Andreas Lyk-            Kontoyiannis became the                against Samaras. “At such a diffi-      have declared their support for        officials to access an electronic file with all the
ourentzos said Avgenakis’s exit         fifth ND deputy, including             cult time for the country, ND’s         Bakoyannis’s party. This would         citizen’s transactions. It will not feature
was evidence of “a plan to halt ND’s                                           leadership refuses to agree on          give Democratic Alliance five seats    sensitive personal details such as the holder’s
                                        Bakoyannis, to leave the
rise and to support the PASOK gov-                                             the obvious with the govern-            in Parliament. However, the MPs        social security number (AMKA) or tax
ernment.” The 38-year-old deputy
                                        party since May                        ment,” the MP told Parliament.          will continue to sit as independents   registration number (AFM).
accused Samaras of engaging in a                                                  Kontoyiannis became the fifth        because under Parliament’s rules,      ● ● ● ●

“predetermined clearout opera-          vert attention from the “disas-        ND deputy, including Bakoyannis,        Democratic Alliance needs 10
tion” and of possessing an “inward-     trous personal political choices” he   to leave the party since May. If they   deputies to form a parliamentary       New toll charges on Egnatia
looking” political ideology. He         made in the local elections earlier    cross over to Democratic Alliance,      group. On Thursday, Markoyian-         and Athens-Lamia highways
claimed he was being pushed out         this month, when the conserva-         they will be following the two oth-     nakis said he expects more ND law-
of the party so Samaras could di-       tives had only limited success.        er recently ousted ND deputies, and     makers to quit soon.                   Toll charges increased this week on the Athens-
                                                                                                                                                              Lamia national highway after a new set of
                                                                                                                                                              tollgates opened at the Aghia Triada junction in
                                                                                                                                                              Fthiotida. The new fees are 1.55 euros for cars

Tram and metro links                                                            Frontex drive at border                                                       and 1.10 euros for motorcycles or scooters. New
                                                                                                                                                              tollgates also started operating this week at the
                                                                                                                                                              junction for Asea, a village in the prefecture of
to Piraeus to go ahead                                                          is working, police say                                                        Arcadia. Meanwhile, it emerged on Monday that
                                                                                                                                                              motorists using the Egnatia Highway will face
Works to begin by end-2011, ministry says                                       Illegal crossings seen down by 30 percent                                     additional charges at six new tollgates set to
                                                                                                                                                              open over the next three months – at
                                                                                                                                                              Igoumenitsa, Ioannina, Grevena, Nymfopetra,
The Infrastructure, Transport and                                               A contingent of 175 border guards                                             Paggaio and Komotini.
Networks Ministry said on Thurs-                                                from the European Union’s border                                              ● ● ● ●

day that plans to extend both the                                               monitoring agency, Frontex, sta-
Athens metro and tram networks                                                  tioned at the Greek-Turkish land                                              Archbishop of Canterbury
to Piraeus were on course, with                                                 border since the beginning of the                                             meets with Ieronymos in Athens
construction due to begin by the                                                month, have managed to curb a
end of 2011.                                                                    burgeoning influx of illegal im-
   The ministry’s statement was                                                 migrants by around 30 percent,
issued in response to allegations                                               police said on Thursday.
by opposition parties that the                                                     According to figures made pub-
funding earmarked for the Piraeus                                               lic by the Greek police, members
extensions was being channeled                                                  of the Rapid Border Intervention
into other projects.                                                            Team (RABIT), who are working
   The ministry attributed the                                                  together with Greek border
opposition claims to attempts to                                                guards, arrested 2,103 undocu-
score political points and stressed                                             mented migrants between
that the funding for both planned                                               November 4 and November 25. In         EU border guards have been                                                        [Eurokinissi]
projects was “secure.”                                                          the months of September and Oc-        helping Greek authorities. [ANA]       Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the
   As regards the metro extension,     The tram appears to be heading           tober, Greek border guards ar-                                                head of the Anglican Church, arrived in Athens
the ministry said that 534.8 mil-      for Piraeus. [ANA]                       rested 5,900 and 6,000 migrants        the migrants and determine             on Thursday for talks with Greece’s Archbishop
lion euros in European Union                                                    respectively, along the same           which of them merit refugee sta-       Ieronymos during which both men expressed
funding was earmarked for the          competition is expected to be            stretch of border.                     tus, police said.                      their mutual respect. Ieronymos praised the
project with an additional 400 mil-    completed by June next year.                Police said that the detained mi-     The union of police workers in       Anglican primate as “the sincere friend of
lion euros in approved credit             As for the planned tram ex-           grants were of 50 different na-        Evros insisted, however, that the      Orthodoxy and student of the teachings of
available from the European In-        tension, the ministry said that a        tionalities. Translators and legal     influx of immigrants was still a       Orthodox dogma.” The archbishop of
vestment Bank. It noted that de-       total of 127,650 million euros in        experts dispatched to the border       problem, noting that the reduction     Canterbury said the two churches had much in
lays to the project had been pro-      EU funding had been set aside.           by Frontex have been cooperating       seen over the past weeks had been      common. “The church has played an important
voked by appeals lodged by firms       Delays to this project were also at-     closely with the Greek authorities     anticipated due to worsening           role in the history of both countries,” he said.
competing in the tender. The           tributed to legal wrangling.             in a bid to confirm the identity of    weather conditions.

                                                                                          ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


Volunteers get busy saving Lake Orestiada
A group of scientists in the northern Greece prefecture of Kastoria have made it their business to rescue the wetland

BY THANASSIS TSINGANAS                                                                                                                                                                 campaigns on environmentally friend-
                                                                                                                                                                                       ly farming methods aimed at the local
Can a handful of ordinary people save                                                                                                                                                  agricultural community have result-
an endangered lake that stretches                                                                                                                                                      ed in a significant drop in the amount
across 28 square kilometers? If we take                                                                                                                                                of chemical fertilizers and pesticides
the example of Lake Koroneia in Thes-                                                                                                                                                  used in the cultivation of tomatoes, ap-
saloniki, where hundreds of volunteers                                                                                                                                                 ples and the famous Kastoria beans,”
and myriad state agencies are sup-                                                                                                                                                     he says.
posed to be involved in its rescue, then                                                                                                                                                  Another of the tasks performed by
the answer is no. But, further north,                                                                                                                                                  the volunteers is to collect studies and
in Kastoria, 37 young scientists aged                                                                                                                                                  research papers published on the
26 to 40, hailing from a range of dis-                                                                                                                                                 lake. So far, says volunteer Niki
ciplines and some of them currently                                                                                                                                                    Mantzafleri, the group has filed and
out of work, have made it their busi-                                                                                                                                                  catalogued 30 studies and 100 papers.
ness in earnest to save one of the area’s                                                                                                                                              Other volunteers are involved with ex-
most prized wetlands, Lake Orestiada.                                                                                                                                                  ploring methods for protecting, clean-
   The group created an association,                                                                                                                                                   ing and preserving the lake. After ex-
known as the Volunteer Scientists’                                                                                                                                                     amining over 40 methods applied in-
Group of Kastoria Prefecture, and                                                                                                                                                      ternationally, they have narrowed
their activities span the region –              Plankton coats the surface of Lake Orestiada in Kastoria, stifling oxygen supply and emitting the unpleasant odor of                   the list down to seven, which they be-
whether in awareness-raising cam-               plant decomposition.                                                                                                                   lieve could yield the best results for this
paigns or lobbying local authorities to                                                                                                                                                particular lake. Kletsidis says that a re-
push through solutions to the prob-                                                         alyst for the group to step up its efforts   – is the brainchild of retired agricultural   port outlining these methods will be
lems of the lake.                               Progress                                    and demand that the salvation of Lake        studies professor Lazaros Kletsidis, a        submitted for deliberation in February
   The sorry state of the lake this sum-        ‘Systematic and frequent                    Orestiada become a top priority.             former deputy mayor of Kastoria and           to the Institute of Geology and Mineral
mer – an explosion of plankton covered          awareness campaigns have                       The group – which is composed of          an activist for the lake’s rescue since       Exploration, which has already col-
its surface, putting off tourists, local hol-                                               seven marine biologists, seven ichthy-       1983. The group’s studies, proposals          lected 250 samples from the lake and
                                                resulted in a significant drop
idaymakers, watersports enthusiasts                                                         ologists, six environmental and chem-        and campaigns have already begun to           the tributaries that run into it, in or-
and fishermen with its unpleasant
                                                in the amount of chemical                   ical engineers as well as forestry ex-       yield results, he says.                       der to pinpoint the issues that need to
odor of decomposition – became a cat-           fertilizers and pesticides used’            perts, agriculturalists and academics           “Systematic and frequent awareness         be addressed first.

Amvrakikos turning into dead zone
Oceanus network warns of threat to gulf’s marine life


The Oceanus network of labo-
ratories of the University of Pa-
tra issued a stern warning re-
cently, saying that if the
amount of pollution pouring
into the Amvrakikos Gulf in
northwestern Greece is not
significantly curbed, there is
a risk of all marine life in the
area becoming seriously en-
   Research conducted by             Pelicans nest on the banks of the Amvrakikos Gulf; however, as
Oceanus made some star-              their food sources become scarcer, their numbers are dwindling.
tling discoveries, including
that marine life cannot be sus-
tained at depths of over 25              The Amvrakikos Gulf is the       ical fertilizers used in the
meters in the gulf as the oxy-        only one of its kind in the         area are also dumped into the
gen supply has become scarce          Mediterranean Sea as it has all     gulf by rain, contributing fur-
to nonexistent.                       the characteristic of a fjord. It   ther to the development of
   Once one of Greece’s most          also has a depth of 40-55 me-       anaerobic bacteria.”
fertile fishing grounds, the          ters which, according to               The Oceanus coordinator
Amvrakikos Gulf today sus-            Oceanus’s findings, means           suggests that the only way to
tains no life below 35 meters         that a large percentage of it is    save the Amvrakikos Gulf
other than microorganisms             not getting properly oxy-           from becoming a dead zone is
such as anaerobic bacteria.           genated.                            to install plant life to treat
   “The bacteria use the oxy-            “Pollution stemming from         waste from farming units, as
gen found in commercial ore           irresponsible farming prac-         well as a biological waste
deposits and use that oxygen          tices coupled with increased        treatment plant for sewage.
to decompose organic matter,          construction activity in the           “A huge question mark
which, in turn, produces sul-         area are having an enormous         hangs over why the situation
furic acid and releases               negative impact on the              was allowed to deteriorate to
methane, both gases that are          Amvrakikos Gulf, as they            this extent even though mil-
toxic for any organism,” ex-          keep feeding it with com-           lions of euros have been spent
plains Oceanus coordinator            mercial ore deposits,” ex-          by state-funded and private
and oceanography professor            plains Ferentinos.                  bodies over the past 20 years,”
Giorgos Ferentinos.                      “Large quantities of chem-       concludes Ferentinos.

                                                                                                   ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                                          ECONOMY & FINANCE
Athens Stock Exchange                                                       Euro Exchange
General Index                                     -0.70%                    Dollar                                           Sterling                                         Yen                                                    Swiss Franc
1,505                                                                        1.372 1.3706                                    0.856                 0.8562                     114.80                                                1.3570        1.3568
                                                                                                                                                                                                     114.5                                                 1.3553
1,490        1,492.67                                                        1.363                                           0.854                                            114.10                                                1.3510
1,475                                                                        1.355                        1.3553             0.852                                            113.40                                                1.3450
                        1,460.33                                                                                                                                                                              113.09
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1,460                                 1,451.45                               1.347                                           0.850                                            112.70                                                1.3390
                                                 1,450.81                                                      1.3396
                                                                1,440.64                                                                                             0.8481   112.00                                                                                      1.3332
1,445                                                                        1.339                                           0.848                                                                                                  1.3330
1,430                                                                                                          1.3326                                           0.846                                        111.52                                             1.3279
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Next loan tranche OK’d but crunch looms                                                                                                                                                                                           IN BRIEF
International lenders urge government not to underspend and to ensure ‘social fairness’                                                                                                                  Greek stocks keep sliding
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Greek stocks remained southbound for a fifth
Greece will receive the next tranche                                                                                                      tives of the three bodies, dubbed                              consecutive session amid thin trade on Thursday,
of its 110-billion-euro bailout                                                                                                           the troika, said Tuesday they                                  on the back of continuing worries regarding the
package on time but serious chal-                                                                                                         were recommending that the                                     prospects of the Greek economy. The Athens
lenges lie ahead, its internation-                                                                                                        next disbursement, worth 9 billion                             Stock Exchange (ATHEX) benchmark index shed
al lenders said this week.                                                                                                                euros, go ahead.                                               0.70 percent, to close at 1,440.64 points.
   The International Monetary                                                                                                                Greece has performed better                                 Bellwether National Bank tumbled 3.92 percent
Fund, European Central Bank and                                                                                                           than expected in state spending                                to 6.37 euros – a 91-month low.
European Commission said that                                                                                                             cuts, which, however, has offset                               OTE telecom saved the day for blue chips, rising
while they were confident Greece                                                                                                          problems in revenue and other ar-                              1.35 percent to 6.75 euros. World stocks, as
would be able to borrow again on                                                                                                          eas. The IMF said this has to                                  measured by MSCI, were down slightly, with
international markets before the                                                                                                          change. “So far, the government                                Europe and Japan up. On foreign exchange
end of the three-year bailout pe-                                                                                                         has been able to offset these                                  markets, meanwhile, the euro slipped about 0.2
riod, as it has said it aims to do, sev-                                                                                                  shortfalls by underspending at a                               percent to $1.3312, helping the dollar hit a two-
eral options were available to              The IMF’s Poul Thomsen warned 2011 will be even more demanding                                state level, which is why the over-                            month high against a basket of major currencies.
help in case of trouble.                    regarding Greece’s fiscal recovery efforts. [ANA]                                             all targets are still being met.                               [Kathimerini, Reuters]
   Athens must start repaying the                                                                                                         That’s clearly not a sustainable                               ● ● ● ●

loans in the first two years after          and repay the bailout loans.                  said he aims for Greece to return               strategy going forward,” Thomsen
the program ends. “This means we              One option would be to allow a              to the markets in 2011. At a news               said. “We cannot keep on just cut-                             Housing investment still falling
are going to have a significant             longer repayment period for the               conference on Tuesday, Papa-                    ting at a state level to offset the                            A steep drop in housing investment in Greece
hump in debt service repayment              rest of the rescue loan financing,            constantinou stood by that in-                  lack of control in other areas.”                               over recent years is expected to continue in 2011,
as soon as the program ends,” said          or to give follow-up loans.                   tention, noting the high repay-                    Thomsen said long-term sus-                                 though at a more moderate pace, with a rebound
IMF mission chief for Greece Poul             Finance Minister Giorgos Pa-                ment amounts Greece will face in                tainability hinged on improving                                in credit growth also on the cards, according to
Thomsen.                                    paconstantinou has repeatedly                 2014 and 2015. He said Greece                   tax collection and comprehen-                                  Alpha Bank. “Housing investment has fallen to
   “We are confident that Greece                                                          would be able to return to the mar-             sive health spending reform. The                               6.6 billion euros in 2010 from 14.6 billion euros
will be able to return to the mar-                                                        kets and meet repayment com-                    changes were necessary both for                                in 2007 and is expected to drop still further, to as
ket during the program period,”             Unsustainable                                 mitments by generating primary                  economic reasons and to maintain                               low as 5.8 billion in 2011,” it said in a report. Loan
he said but added that it was “ad-          ‘We cannot keep on just                       surpluses in 2012.                              “social fairness,” as much of the                              growth to the private sector is forecast to
mittedly a question” as to whether          cutting at a state level to                      Greece’s finances undergo an in-             burden of the government’s aus-                                decelerate to almost zero percent by the end of
Greece would be able to tap the                                                           spection before each quarterly                  terity program has been borne by                               2010, ahead of a 2 percent growth rate forecast
                                            offset the lack of control
market for the full amounts need-                                                         disbursement of the IMF and eu-                 pensioners and wage earners so                                 for 2011.
ed to refinance its existing debt
                                            in other areas’                               rozone loans, and representa-                   far, he said. [AP]

Broader public sector on the operating table
Deficit-ridden transport utilities targeted; plan involves mergers and staff transfers

The government’s plans to save              combined deficits are estimated               that is expected to be followed is              the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway
about 6.5 billion euros in ex-              to exceed 14 billion euros. Eight             that of OSE, which involves both                (ISAP). Ideas being considered
penses in 2011 entail drastic cuts          such organizations have pay-                  transferring some 2,500 em-                     by the government include a ceil-
in the broader public sector – that         rolls larger than their revenues              ployees to other public sector de-              ing on DEKO pay and cuts in over-
is state utilities, organizations and       and the plan is to shrink operat-             partments and the privatization                 time pay and bonuses.
agencies (collectively referred to          ing expenses by 10-25 percent.                of 49 percent of cargo and pas-                    The plan also provides for the
as DEKOs), hospitals and social in-            Finance Minister Giorgos Pa-               senger traffic operations (Train-               compulsory transfer of about
surance funds. A big issue is               paconstantinou has not ruled                  ose). Also, 8,500-10,000 staff                  2,000 staff from OASA-super-
whether these plans will ulti-              out layoffs at DEKOs and minis-               whose temporary contracts ex-                   vised companies to other public
mately involve layoffs.                     ters are about to start negotia-              pire next year will not be rehired.             departments with similar pay
   Ministers are preparing re-              tions with unions on the re-                    The OASA restructuring plan,                  structures.
structuring plans for DEKOs as a            structuring plans. The model                  which provides for the merger, on                  Apart from Trainose, the list of
whole and for each institution in-                                                        the one hand, of the Athens metro               partial privatizations includes
dividually – in an effort that has                                                        and tram companies, and on the                  Hellenic Post (ELTA), Athens In-
been calculated to save some                Excess baggage                                other, of buses and trolley buses,              ternational Airport and 33 other
800 million. Most of the utilities          Eight public companies have                   aims at eliminating wide pay dif-               regional airports, OSE’s real estate
involved are in the public trans-           payrolls larger than their                    ferentials in the long run. This is             assets as well as the management                                                                                 Railways
port sector, particularly the Hel-                                                        considered a difficult enterprise,              of ticketing in urban transport, es-                     It is hoped that the privatiza-                         workers are
                                            revenues and the plan is to
lenic Railways Organization (OSE)                                                         as average pay varies between                   pecially on buses and trolley bus-                    tion plans, to be announced in de-                         seen protesting
and the Athens Urban Trans-
                                            shrink operating expenses                     35,500 euros a year for trolley bus             es, where fare-dodging is exten-                      tail next month, will raise about                          government plans
port Organization (OASA), whose             by 10-25 percent                              employees and 56,600 euros on                   sive.                                                 1 billion euros for public coffers.                        last month. [ANA]

                                                                                    ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                        ECONOMY & FINANCE

                                                 Athens calling – Is Dublin listening?

As events in Ireland unfold and the fabric
of society is being stretched to its limits,
Greek citizens could be forgiven for paus-
ing in their daily struggles and thinking
that the news from Dublin seems like the
replay of a film they have already seen this
year. This sense of deja vu does not ex-
press any satisfaction at having shaken
off the stigma of being the only eurozone
member to require an international fi-
nancial rescue package.
   As Ireland joins the continent’s newly
formed bailout club, and Portugal may be
waiting in the wings, there is no reason
for any expression of vindication. “We
have been through this before you,” we
in Athens may argue when calling friends
and family in Dublin.
   We know what it feels like and can
hopefully offer some sense of direction,
or at the very least express a feeling of sol-
idarity with the hard-hit citizens at the
other end of the European Union.
   We have truly come a long way in a
short period of time. The once-praised
Celtic Tiger is now a lame duck. Do the
advocates of the Celtic Tiger, who also
gave Greeks an earful about its prowess
not so long ago, realize how much egg
they have on their faces? In light of their      Protesters hold a demonstration outside the government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, on November 24. The fact that London has come to the rescue is a
arrogance and ignorance, one would in-           source of embarrassment for many in the Irish capital. [AFP]
stead point to how much they still have
to learn.                                                                  UK and France. European banks hold more          sinned the most are suffering the least.       economy and its ailing banking industry
   As was the case in Greece during the                                    than 440 billion euros in Irish assets. In          A social disaster is now unfolding in       will only be seen as driven by a minority
tumultuous months of February through                                      order to protect their sovereign bond hold-      both countries, with Greece being in the       government whose remaining days in of-
May this year, Ireland is now gradually                                    ings, they had invested in Greece.               unfortunate position of having a head          fice are numbered.
learning to walk on a razor’s edge. Noth-                                  Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank as                 start in the process. Slumping disposable         Furthermore, Ireland’s incipient polit-
ing prepared the Greek authorities for                                     well as Societe Generale and Credit Agri-        incomes due to frozen wages, reductions        ical crisis affects the manner in which the
such an experience. Once the horsemen                                      cole lobbied their governments in Berlin         in family allowances, rising unemploy-         country can adopt a budget that will in-

of the apocalypse have ridden into town                                    and Paris to establish the Greek bailout         ment, the end of easy loans and house-         clude a continuation of painful austerity
– as the troika is still seen by many in                                   fund in May.                                     holds struggling to make regular pay-          measures that have been in effect two
Athens and as it is starting to be viewed                                     These banks are doing the same again          ments for their mortgages, school fees and     years running. The fiscal “adjustments”
in Dublin – there is no escaping reality.                                  in Ireland, the difference being that Bri-       credit card debt are a recipe for popular      – as the cuts are being labeled today – will
Any further attempts at denial will only          Times are                tish banks Lloyds Banking Group and Roy-         frustration, economic hardship and po-         go to the heart of what is dear to many
make the pain to come harder to bear and                                   al Bank of Scotland, which have a vested         litical strife.                                public sector employees in Ireland. As was
the political opportunity costs higher for        changing                 interest in not seeing Irish banks default,         Both countries at the opposite ends of      shown in Greece, the cooperation of
everyone. In short, the Irish rescue pack-        Seeking one’s            have teamed up with them.                        the EU have also started to witness dras-      trade unions in this endeavor is neither
age is the platform for the radical surgery       fortune abroad              It is thus a considerable paradox that        tic changes on another front. With youth       guaranteed nor an immediate solution to
to follow.                                        was once regarded        British Prime Minister David Cameron’s           unemployment ranging between 25 and            the challenges at hand.
   A multiyear package for Ireland backed                                  government, having just unveiled an              30 percent, many young men and women              The political and financial sector ruc-
by the European Union and Internation-
                                                  in Greece and            austerity budget with unprecedented              are voting with their feet – the brain drain   tions in Dublin are rippling across the con-
al Monetary Fund is expected to total at          Ireland as part of       cuts in military spending, education, the        is set to continue into 2011. Seeking          tinent.
least 85 billion euros. The British gov-          a necessary              arts and child benefit allowances, imme-         one’s fortune abroad was once regarded            The 16-member eurozone is today con-
ernment has confirmed London’s inten-             educational and          diately came out publicly and “stood             in Greece and Ireland as part of a neces-      fronted with the economics of sovereign
tion to commit about 7 billion euros to the       professional             ready” to assist Ireland with bilateral loans.   sary educational and professional expe-        debt and the politics of implementing aus-
rescue. The fact that a non-eurozone coun-        experience.              One wonders at times like these if such          rience. Today, for many 20- to 35-year-olds    terity budgets. Across Europe, that com-
try has so quickly committed public               Today it is instead      discrepancy or contradiction is either in-       in both countries, labor migration is be-      bination spells trouble. Policymakers, in-
funds for Ireland’s bailout – which didn’t                                 tentional or the result of poor memory.          coming an act of desperation to stay off       vestors and speculators continue to wor-
materialize in the case of Greece – has
                                                  becoming an act of          The sensitivity of the matter cannot be       the breadline.                                 ry about – or single out – which country
nothing to do with charitable intentions          desperation to stay      underestimated. British participation in            So what lessons have been learned over      might ignite next. The usual suspects iden-
toward Dublin but concerns Britain’s self-        off the breadline        the Irish bailout through loans from Lon-        the past months in Athens that may             tified in this yearlong saga have now been
interest in the financial stability of                                     don to Dublin is equivalent to Turkey pro-       prove helpful to Dublin?                       reduced from four to two, namely Portu-
Europe, which is at risk.                                                  viding financial rescue assistance along            In light of the morass that has been re-    gal and (possibly) Spain.
   Irish banks have already been bailed out                                with the troika to Greece.                       vealed by George Papandreou’s govern-             As market speculators begin looking for
once this year by the government to the                                       Despite the urgency of the situation and      ment and the troika over the course of the     their next victim, contagion remains in
tune of 50 billion euros. No major Irish                                   the desperate state of affairs, the fact that    past year, many citizens in Greece feel mis-   play. While the bandwagon is moving else-
lender remains independent of the state.                                   London has to come to the rescue of Dublin       led and betrayed by previous adminis-          where, presumably to Lisbon, Madrid
They are now destined to force the gov-                                    is a cause for humiliation and a great           trations, in particular the Costas Kara-       could be next. If Spain hits trouble, and
ernment’s hand a second time by seek-                                      source of embarrassment for many citi-           manlis years, from 2004 to 2009. Re-           there are increasing indicators that it
ing further financial assistance. Or should                                zens in Ireland who see Britain as a for-        building credibility in political elites and   could, it may be too big to fail. Any solu-
their plea for recapitalization be more ap-                                mer oppressor.                                   confidence in financial institutions is        tion to the Irish challenge may still not end
propriately labeled a call for “ransom mon-                                   The events currently unfolding in Ire-        therefore a momentous undertaking. In          the problem. Market concerns might not
ey” from the Irish authorities along with                                  land are also a stark reminder of what kind      Ireland, the first step toward that end must   be alleviated but could, in fact, intensify.
the EU and the IMF?                                                        of financial times we are experiencing to-       be the inclusion of current opposition par-    We are truly in a survival crisis in the eu-
   The same assessment also holds true                                     day. Stories abound in Dublin that it is bet-    ties in the ongoing negotiations with the      rozone, and, by extension, in the EU.
for European banks with heavy com-                                         ter to owe 50 million euros than 50,000.         troika about the details and conditions of            * JENS BASTIAN IS VISITING FELLOW
mercial real estate loan exposure in Ire-                                  The terrible irony of it all is that the peo-    any bailout program. Otherwise, restor-          FOR SOUTHEAST EUROPE AT ST ANTONY’S
land, in particular many in Germany, the                                   ple and financial institutions that have         ing confidence in the country’s troubled                        COLLEGE IN OXFORD, UK.

                                                                                       ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


                                                  The wrong battle                                                                                                                    CITYLIMITS
                                                                                                                                                                                      BY NIKI KITSANTONIS


“There is no Greek-German war,”
                                                                                                                                                                                The streets
government spokesman Giorgos Pe-
talotis said last week. “Greece and
                                                                                                                                                                               and the screen
Germany are not on a collision
course,” said Foreign Minister Dim-                                                                                                                                           On my way home one night this week,
itris Droutsas. These statements can                                                                                                                                          I stopped at a street kiosk to buy some
only mean one thing: Greece and Ger-                                                                                                                                          basics, as the local convenience store
many are very much at loggerheads.                                                                                                                                            had closed. It was not the usual polite
But their dispute is not just a bilat-                                                                                                                                        but wordless exchange. Putting my
eral squabble; at its heart it’s about                                                                                                                                        purchases into a plastic bag, the kiosk
divergent views on how to respond                                                                                                                                             owner – a rotund middle-aged
to the crisis threatening the euro and,                                                                                                                                       woman, usually jolly and smiling –
beyond that, on the very purpose of                                                                                                                                           heaved a deep sigh. “Is everything
the European Union.                                                                                                                                                           OK?” I said. “OK? How can everything
   The frantic attempts by the gov-                                                                                                                                           be OK?” she responded, holding up a
ernment to play down any rift be-                                                                                                                                             handful of unopened bills. “What
tween Athens and Berlin came after                                                                                                                                            would you do, pay these or put food
Greek Prime Minister George Pa-                                                                                                                                               on the table for your children?” the
pandreou decided on November 15                                                                                                                                               woman added. I was shocked at her
to dust himself off, stand on the ru-                                                                                                                                         directness. “What will become of us?
ins of the Greek economy and hit back                                                                                                                                         That’s what I’d like to know,” she
at German Chancellor Angela Merkel                                                                                                                                            muttered, this time to herself.
with a rebellious passion. Speaking                                                                                                                                           It is a question on many lips. Suddenly
in Paris, Papandreou accused Merkel                                                                                                                                           everyone seems to be obsessed with
of driving up bond yields for weak-                                                                                                                                           money – or the lack thereof. Friends
er eurozone members by insisting                                                                                                                                              and colleagues are cutting back on
that private investors should foot part                                                                                                                                       everything from supermarket supplies
of the bill for a permanent mechanism                                                                                            ILLUSTRATION IN LINOCUT: MANOS SYMEONAKIS    to restaurant visits. For many it is
to support countries with failing                                                                                                                                             clearly not just a matter of dwindling
economies, like Greece’s. “This could                                                dissipation of energy and will is             economic powerhouse it is today, was       finances but an ebbing zest for life.
create a self-fulfilling prophecy,”         The sick man                             leading to division and, whether              a political decision. The United States,   “I’m not in the mood to go out
said Papandreou. “This could break          Every day the debt crisis                through bad luck or design, Merkel            which led the effort, could have de-       anyway,” is a common refrain when
backs, this could force some                gnaws away at the EU’s                   is at the forefront of creating ever-         cided that paying to help rebuild Ger-     tenuous plans are broken.
economies into bankruptcy.”                                                          deeper rifts.                                 many did not make economic sense           On the streets of the capital, the scenes
                                            confidence, making the Union
   On the face of it, there seems little                                                Speaking at a rally of her Christian       but Washington chose to look at the        are all too familiar, adding to the
wrong with Merkel’s insistence that
                                            seem an exhausted shadow of              Democratic Union (CDU) in Karl-               bigger picture – the opportunity to        general sense of unease. Crowds of
private bondholders should accept           its former sprightly self                sruhe on November 15, the same day            fight “hunger, poverty, desperation        angry workers block roads or port
losses, or a “haircut,” on their in-                                                 that Papandreou challenged her                and chaos” as US Secretary of State        entrances. Others make a mess
vestment as part of a debt crisis           ternational Monetary Fund for emer-      scheme for private investors, Merkel          George C. Marshall said when he un-        outside ministry buildings with coal
mechanism to be adopted by 2013.            gency loans.                             said her predecessor as chancellor, So-       veiled his plan in June 1947. Using        dust or other props deemed necessary
The majority of Europeans would ac-            In Germany, though, there is a dif-   cial Democrat Gerhard Schroeder and           words that are eerily relevant to to-      for a “symbolic” protest. Thousands of
cept that this would create a fairer sys-   ferent view. “If Merkel were to aban-    his Finance Minister Hans Eichel              day’s Europe, Marshall said, “The          tons of trash pile up on the streets
tem although, clearly, German tax-          don her plans, then it would be par-     had blundered when they allowed               United States should do whatever it        around overflowing garbage
payers would benefit the most as            adise for investors and weak gov-        Greece to join the eurozone. “In              is able to do to assist in the return of   dumpsters as municipal employees
they’re the ones who would be called        ernments,” wrote the Suddeutsche         2000, Schroeder and Eichel couldn’t           normal economic health in the world,       seek to secure those much-prized
on most often to bail out failing eu-       Zeitung newspaper last week. “The        let Greece join the euro fast enough          without which there can be no po-          collective work contracts. As for our
rozone members. But the self-serv-          speculators could charge higher in-      and they ignored all the warnings,”           litical stability and no assured peace.”   politicians, they just pump out the
ing element to Merkel’s position is not     terests on Irish or Greek bonds with-    she said. “It was a political decision…       Peace in Europe is not under threat        same old rhetoric, even those
what should worry Europeans. In-            out any risk of losses. And the Greeks   political decisions are important but         in 2010 but the EU’s faltering eco-        ostensibly seeking to shake up the
stead, it’s the way Berlin has tried to     could continue with their record in-     those which ignore the facts are ir-          nomic health is putting its unity at       system.
steamroller other EU countries into         debtedness because they would have       responsible.”                                 risk.                                      Meanwhile, the world of television has
accepting the inclusion of the hair-        no more pressure from the financial         It’s now obvious that Greece was               While leaders argue over bond          become more divorced from life on the
cut clause ahead of a decisive EU lead-     markets and in an emergency would        not ready in 2000 to stick to the sin-        yields, haircuts, bailouts, deficit and    streets than ever. Big-shot journalists
ers summit in Brussels next month.          be rescued by their euro partners.”      gle currency’s fiscal guidelines, as pre-     debt, one very important factor is be-     on six-figure salaries appear to be
It’s this lack of consultation and the      However, this ignores the fact that      scribed by Germany. It’s also clear           ing overlooked. As was the case in the     having the time of their lives, the
absence of consideration for strug-         when Greece tries to go back to the      that allowing Greece into the euro-           Europe of 1947 before the Marshall         constant stream of news about
gling eurozone members that is un-          international bond markets in 2013,      zone was a political decision – one           Plan, it’s the people that are suffer-     financial and social upheaval fueling
dermining the Union.                        its borrowing costs will be pushed up    aimed at giving the nascent single            ing. They are the ones that pay the        their endless debates. Gossip show
   Papandreou argued that making            anyway, as investors will be wary of     currency numerical, if not necessar-          cost of failed economic policies and       presenters remain engrossed in the
such a big fuss about investors hav-        having to take a haircut should          ily economic strength, but also the op-       soaring bond yields – people who           dissection of the fashion faux pas or
ing to pay their share simply gave          Athens have to revert to the perma-      portunity to encourage economic re-           have fulfilled the wishes of politicians   love-life intrigues of minor celebrities,
jumpy bondholders a seriously ag-           nent EU mechanism for further            form and German-style efficiency in           and bankers by mortgaging their fu-        as if the financial crisis were occurring
gravated case of the jitters, pushing       loans.                                   a sluggish European state. A decade           tures to buy houses and cars and who       on another planet. Astrologists
up the yields on government bonds              The Greco-German dispute is           ago, it was a convenient political de-        believed the euro would bring the          condescendingly address lesser
for Ireland, Portugal and Spain to dan-     symptomatic of the differing views       cision for Germany – Greece, after all,       permanent stability they were prom-        mortals seeking an explanation
gerous levels. Few EU leaders backed        emerging within the Union about          became another market in the eu-              ised. This is why unity must be re-        beyond the purely rational. As for
Papandreou openly but there is great        how to combat the debt crisis. There     rozone for its exports – but now it’s         stored.                                    those who, through sheer brashness,
concern about Germany’s stub-               is a tendency for the EU to speak with   a terrible inconvenience for Berlin.              Somewhere between Papan-               have carved a niche for themselves in
bornness. “When the history of the          two voices and to pull in two differ-    But that’s the thing about political de-      dreou’s rebelliousness and Merkel’s        the world of light entertainment or
eurozone is written, last month’s Ger-      ent directions. “The euro, which was     cisions: You take a risk. Sometimes           intransigence, we’ve forgotten that        reality TV, they cling to their dubious
man-driven EU summit agreement              supposed to make European inte-          you ignore the facts because you have         the EU and its institutions were cre-      success for all they’re worth.
to devise a crisis resolution mecha-        gration irreversible, could become its   a conviction that something greater           ated to improve people’s lives. Many       Back in the real world though, where
nism for countries to service their         undertaker,” wrote the Frankfurter       is at stake, even if the numbers don’t        of these people are now losing their       income and confidence are being
debts may well be cited as the event        Allgemeine Zeitung daily last week.      back you up.                                  jobs, homes and hope. That’s why,          hammered, the significance and
that pushed Ireland over a cliff,” Blox-    Every day the debt crisis gnaws             Merkel might consider, for in-             even though Greece and Germany             relevance of these overpaid social
ham, Ireland’s oldest stockbrokers,         away at the EU’s confidence, making      stance, that the Marshall Plan, which         may not be at war, their dispute is        climbers is fading fast. And public
said last week, a few days before           the Union seem an exhausted shad-        ensured Germany’s postwar recon-              confirmation that Europe is fighting       tolerance with it.
Dublin turned to the EU and the In-         ow of its former sprightly self. This    struction and helped it become the            a battle, but the wrong one.

                                                                                           ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


                                                     Make feeling safe the top priority
      ou asked for feedback on the pri-       some of my experiences with you.              another square, where similar scenes      with a ripped shirt, covered in blood,           the carpet – is what is needed.
Y     orities for Athens (“New dawn, old
problems,” November 19). As someone
                                                 Within 10 minutes of enjoying a cof-
                                              fee in the square, it was apparent to
                                                                                            were being played out. I saw the po-
                                                                                            lice talking to a man who had blood
                                                                                                                                      running down a dimly lit street and be-
                                                                                                                                      ing chased by a group of others. Later
                                                                                                                                                                                         The problems appear entrenched
                                                                                                                                                                                       and deep-rooted. Firstly, the drugs
who visits the city from the UK at least      me who the drug dealers operating             pouring from his leg in several places,   that night, the sounds of shouting               must stop – heroin addiction is the
once a year and has done so for the last      there were. I was shocked to witness          where I believe he had been trying to     from the same street and fighting be-            cause of further crime and of trapping
25 years, I would like to offer an out-       heroin being sold brazenly and with-          find a vein. All around on the pavement   tween groups of men woke me again.               people into prostitution – but it’s not
sider’s perspective.                          out fear in daylight, and right in front      in the square there was dried blood and   The police would arrive, they would              enough to use prosecution on its own.
   Firstly, let me say that I agree           of all those who passed by. I stepped         the stench of human urine. There          scatter and 10 minutes later, it would           There must be a good level of support
wholeheartedly with your sugges-              out of the cafe to be greeted by a young      were also homeless people sleeping on     start again.                                     for the victims (the addicts) as well as
tions and comments on Page 5 of the           woman slumped on the pavement                 the streets.                                 These are the sights that are cur-            ensuring that new addicts don’t sim-
paper but, to me, the priority – if           with a needle still protruding from her          In my hotel one night, I was awak-     rently greeting visitors to your city and        ply replace them.
Athens wishes to attract foreign visi-        leg, where she had injected her hit. Fur-     ened by shouting and screaming in the     are surely not the ones that you wish              Then must follow the problem of il-
tors and investors – must be to make          ther on, there was a stairwell where          street below. I looked out to see a man   to be their lasting memories of it.              legal immigration, as this provides a
Athens a city that you can feel safe in       a group of young men in wheelchairs                                                        During previous visits (a few years           bottomless well of desperate people
once again.                                   had constructed a cardboard wall but                                                    ago) I was aware of a real sense of              who are all too willing to do whatev-

   I have been appalled at the disinte-       could still be clearly seen injecting each                                              change in this area with an active and           er is needed to get money.
gration of central Athens over the years      other.                                                                                  visible presence from the police, who              Finally, a cleaning up of the streets
and in particular the area around                At various times in Omonia, I saw                                                    were checking papers and appeared to             with new pavements, better lighting
Omonia Square.                                many disabled people on drugs and ac-                                                   be making some difference (I certain-            and more safe crossing points for
   Generally, I stay beyond the city cen-     tually witnessed a man overdosing: He          ‘A long-term solution – rather           ly felt safer). However, I heard that the        pedestrians.
ter during my visits to Athens but on         was staggering down the road toward            than an attempt to sweep the             problem was just being moved on in-                I see this as the absolute minimum
one occasion this year I spent 10 days        me with his mouth and tongue turn-             problems under the carpet –              to different districts, so it seems that         that is required.
in hotels within a 3-kilometer radius         ing blue.                                                                               a long-term solution – rather than an                                          NICK WARD
                                                                                             is what is needed’
of Omonia and I would like to share              A little way from Omonia itself, was                                                 attempt to sweep the problems under                                                   UK

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Members of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                police’s DIAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                          motorcycle squad
                                                                                                                                                                                                       patrol central Athens
                                                                                                                                                                                                         this summer. Many
                                                                                                                                                                                                          locals and visitors
                                                                                                                                                                                                       have called for more
                                                                                                                                                                                                             efforts to make
                                                                                                                                                                                                          downtown Athens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   safer. [ANA]

                      No yielding to Greek bonds                                                                                           A wish list for Thessaloniki
   read your editorial titled “Rage un-     If it were the case that investors could   know that eventually Greece will de-                      reat news regarding the com-            rows of stately shade-giving trees
I  dermines Europe’s future”
(November 12). One sentence stood
                                            raise the yield of a country’s bonds
                                            without sending it over the brink,
                                                                                       fault. And I am Greek.
                                                                                         I can’t imagine German, French or
                                                                                                                                           G     ing makeover for Thessaloni-
                                                                                                                                           ki’s waterfront (“A Revamp for
                                                                                                                                                                                         and a bicycle path.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Create a breakwater parallel to
out as completely bizarre:                  then Germany’s yields should be the        Slovakian taxpayers accepting that                  Thessaloniki,” September 24). If I            the promenade for a canoe/kayak
   “It is becoming increasingly clear       highest and Greece’s the lowest.           they will have to bear the burden of                may, I would like to give my opin-            racing area.
that the cost of borrowing will keep        Haven’t you wondered how it is             a Greek default. And so it will be the              ion on this subject. I say let’s not             • Extend the hopefully connected
going up as long as investors feel sure     when there is talk of bailout the yield    remaining bondholders who will be                   miss this great opportunity to                Aristotelous Square out into the har-
that they can push up the price of          goes down, and when pessimism is           asked to take a “haircut.” When Ger-                make the waterfront spectacular for           bor, where an outdoor theater could
bonds without sending the debtor            at its highest the yield goes up? The      many and France announced that fu-                  both residents and tourists. Here is          be placed. Can you imagine that?
country over the brink – because it         real reason Greek bond yields are so       ture debtors would also have to be                  a wish list that I would love to see          Magical!
will be bailed out by its partners.”        high is that nobody wants Greek            involved in any restructuring, the                  included:                                        • A spectacular fountain either in
   First of all, investors are not push-    bonds.                                     yields (not prices) skyrocketed again.                 • A complete connection of the             the existing square or in the exten-
ing up the price of those bonds, they           The risk is too high. And so to at-    Who would want to assume that                       lovely Aristotelous Square to the             sion in the harbor part.
are pushing them down by selling            tract buyers, the yields must be           kind of risk with their own money                   seafront promenade, simply by                    This remake of the harborfront
them by the boatload. Consequent-           high. The buyers they are attracting       or the money of their clients? Cer-                 burying a portion of it (or better still,     has to go right, it has to be magnif-
ly, the “yield” of those bonds is go-       are those who will assume high risk        tainly not I.                                       all of it from Aristotelous to the            icent, it has to be memorable. I can’t
ing up. Not their price.                    for a possible high reward. I per-                               NICK KANELLOS                 White Tower).                                 wait.
   But never mind that. The real            sonally would not buy Greek bonds                                       OTTAWA                    • Make the existing promenade                                   LOUIS NIKOLAOU
bizarre part is the logic you employ.       no matter what the yield, because I                                     CANADA                 much wider to accommodate two                                              CANADA

                                                                                         ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
                                                                                               BY GEORGE GEORGAKOPOULOS

Barca sends Greens tumbling out of Europe                                                                                                                                        IN BRIEF
Panathinaikos consigned to domestic competitions after 3-0 loss in Champions League                                                                                Trio of continental volleyball
                                                                                                                                                                   triumphs for local teams
Panathinaikos saw its hopes of                                                                                                                                     Olympiakos secured
European soccer glory dashed on                                                                                                                                    its first victory in
November 24, when it was                                                                                                                                           volleyball’s
trounced 3-0 by Barcelona at the                                                                                                                                   Champions League
Olympic Stadium for the group                                                                                                                                      this season, beating
stage of the Champions League.                                                                                                                                     Poland’s Jastrzebski
    In what has turned out to be the                                                                                                                               3-2 at home (28-26,
worst European campaign for                                                                                                                                        25-22, 23-25, 17-25,
the Greens in the last five years,                                                                                                                                 15-13), but lost
the Greek champion succumbed                                                                                                                                       outside hitter
to its third defeat in five games and                                                                                                                              Rolando Despaigne
is left with just two points from the                                                                                                                              due to injury. Aris
                                                                                                                                                                                                           [Action Images]
scoreless draws against Rubin                                                                                                                                      (photo) advanced to
Kazan, which is in third place.                                                                                                                                    the second round of the CEV Cup by beating
Trailing four points behind and                                                                                                                                    Estonia’s Selver Tallinn 3-2 at home and 17-15 in
with just one game left to play, the                                                                                                                               the golden set, while EA Patras beat AE Karava
Athens team doesn’t even stand                                                                                                                                     3-0 in Cyprus and made the third round of the
a chance of finishing third, which                                                                                                                                 Challenge Cup.
means that it will have to consign                                                                                                                                 ● ● ● ●

itself to domestic competitions.
    The arrival of its new coach, Por-                                                                                                                             Basketball favorites sitting
tuguese Jesualdo Ferreira, had lit-                                                                                                                                pretty at the top of the table
tle chance of making any differ-
ence for the game against                                                                                                                                          Panathinaikos and Olympiakos continue to
Barcelona. The former FC Porto                                                                                                                                     lead the basketball league following easy
and Malaga manager sat on the                                                                                                                                      victories on November 21. The Greens thrashed
Panathinaikos bench for the first                                                                                                                                  visiting Kavala 100-72, while Olympiakos won
time in what was arguably its                                                                                                                                      94-70 at Maroussi. On Sunday, November 28, it
toughest home match of the                                                                                                                                         is Panathinaikos’s turn to play Maroussi, at
whole season.                                                                                                                                                      home, while Olympiakos visits Panellinios in
    The hosts held on well for the       Down and out: Loukas Vyntra (foreground) of Panathinaikos contemplates elimination as Barcelona                           Lamia. A day earlier, Kolossos plays Aris and
first 25 minutes, boosted by the ca-     players celebrate. [Reuters]                                                                                              PAOK hosts Ikaros.
pacity crowd, and even got close                                                                                                                                   ● ● ● ●

to scoring when French striker             Champions League                      because of the lack of innovation        made an obscene gesture at Mes-
Djibril Cisse tried to beat Barcelona                                            and flow in its game. The absence        si. He was arrested. This and the        Three swimmers get tickets to
keeper Victor Valdes from close
                                               Group D                           of key midfielders Sebastian Leto,       use of bangers and flares, which         short course championship
range, only to elicit a great save                                               Sotiris Ninis and Giorgos Karagou-       forced the referee to interrupt the
from the Spaniard.                                   Results                     nis is one good reason for that but      match for a few minutes, are cer-        Greece has sent three swimmers to the three-
    From then on it was Barcelona         Panathinaikos 0 Barcelona 3            Panathinaikos has not spent              tain to get Panathinaikos into           day European Short Course Championship,
all the way. Pedro Gonzalez               Rubin Kazan 1 Copenhagen 0             roughly 80 million euros in the last     trouble with UEFA.                       which started on November 25 in the Dutch city
opened the scoring in the 27th                                                   two and a half years to rely only           On the other hand, elimination        of Eindhoven. The Greek colors are represented
minute, then Lionel Messi out-                      Fixtures                     on two or three players.                 from Europe may actually serve as        by former European champion Yiannis
foxed the Greek defense before                     December 7                       Things worsened late in the sec-      a lifesaver for the Greens, as the       Drymonakos as well as Stefanos Dimitriadis and
slotting in the second in the 62nd        Copenhagen vs Panathinaikos            ond half when a 32-year-old man          new coach will be given a chance         Nora Drakou.
thanks to a great move by Andres          Barcelona     vs Rubin Kazan           of reportedly Iraqi origin managed       to build the team as he wants it,        ● ● ● ●

Iniesta, and Pedro added his sec-                                                to get on to the pitch where he          without the distraction of Euro-
ond seven minutes later to com-             Standings after five games                                                    pean games. It will also mean that       Reds move ahead in Super
plete the rout.                           1     Barcelona          11 pts                                                 Greek title rivals Olympiakos and        League after beating Ergotelis
    It was Panathinaikos’s fourth         2     Copenhagen          7 pts        Scoring drought                          Panathinaikos are now on a lev-
consecutive game without a goal           3     Rubin Kazan         6 pts        It was PAO’s fourth game                 el playing field, as neither will
in Europe, with the Greens seem-          4     Panathinaikos       2 pts        without a goal in Europe                 have to worry about Europe this
ingly unable to score at this level                                                                                       season.

                                                                                                              ON TV
Kosmidis on top of the world
Artistic gymnastics champion                                                FRIDAY                                      14.55 Vrilissia vs Filippos       Sport+
Lefteris Kosmidis added the                                                 SWIMMING                                    WATER POLO
World Cup to the World                                                      12.00 Euro champ, short course      ET1     19.00 Vouliagmeni vs Kalamaki       ET1                                              [Action Images]
Championship this year on                                                   21.00 Euro champ, short course      ET1     SUNDAY                                     Olympiakos opened a three-point gap from
November 20, and is the                                                     SOCCER                                      SOCCER                                     Panathinaikos at the top of soccer’s Super
                                                                            21.40 Port Vale vs Acc. Stanley   Sport+    15.30 Newcastle vs Chelsea          NS1
undisputed king of the floor                                                                                                                                       League after defeating Ergotelis 2-0 on
                                                                            WOMEN’S WATER POLO                          18.00 Tottenham vs Liverpool        NS1
exercise. The Greek gymnast                                                                                                                                        November 24 in the game that had started on
                                                                            20.00 Ethnikos vs Vouliagmeni     Sport+    22.00 Lyon vs PSG                   NS1
led the World Cup standings                                                                                                                                        November 11 but was stopped at halftime due to
going into the last event in                                                SATURDAY                                    24.00 Kerkyra vs Panathinaikos      NS1    bad pitch conditions. The Reds scored in the
                                                                            SOCCER                                      BASKETBALL
Glasgow, Scotland, but a back       reach him on the floor exercise                                                                                                78th minute and the fifth minute of injury time
                                                                            14.45 Aston Villa vs Arsenal        NS1     17.00 Panellinios vs Olympiakos     ET1
injury hampered him from            points table, allowing coach                                                        SWIMMING                                   through Marko Pantelic and David Fuster
                                                                            15.00 Trikala vs Pierikos           ET3
completing the season with          Giorgos Angelou’s prized ath-                                                       10.30 Euro champ, short course       ET1   respectively to reach 27 points from 11 matches.
                                                                            19.30 AEK vs Olympiakos             NS1
another medal. He has won           lete to win the cup. He col-            22.00 Bordeaux vs Lille             NS1     17.00 Euro champ, short course    Sport+   On Saturday, November 27, Olympiakos visits
medals in every other World         lected 13,100 points, while             23.00 Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol   Skai                                               AEK in the weekend’s biggest game, while
Cup event this year.                Markovic got 15,075, to nar-            BASKETBALL                                  SWIMMING                                   Ergotelis greets Larissa and Panserraikos hosts
   Kosmidis finished eighth in      rowly miss out on a medal.              17.00 Kolossos vs Aris               ET1    12.00 Euro champ, short course      ET1    Aris. On Sunday, it is Asteras Tripolis vs Xanthi,
Glasgow but he shouldn’t               “I came here with the sole           SWIMMING                                    SOCCER                                     Olympiakos Volou vs Kavala, Panionios vs
mind, as his main opponent,         aim of ending up first in the           10.30 Euro champ, short course       ET1    18.00 Diagoras vs PAS Giannina      ET3    Iraklis, PAOK vs Atromitos and Kerkyra vs
Croatia’s Tomislav Markovic,        global standings, one way or            16.55 Euro champ, short course    Sport+    WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL                         Panathinaikos.
ended up fourth and could not       another,” said Kosmidis.                HANDBALL                                    17.15 Iraklis vs AEK              Sport+

                                                                                        ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

   The 16,500 capacity
AEL FC Arena will open its
 gates for the first game,
     between Larissa and
   PAOK, on December 5.
              [Action Images]

New arena makes Larissa a groundbreaker
Soccer club in central Greece brings to fruition what some of its bigger peers can only dream of

                                BY GEORGE GEORGAKOPOULOS                        by the state. It was no gift and will have      and there is a number of suites for VIP       project postponed time and again.
                                                                                to be paid off. The least the state can do      guests. The complex includes a space to          The latest news concerning the ground
                                Larissa soccer club’s inauguration of a         is change procedures and cut the red tape,      house the club’s museum as well. The          of one of the capital’s most popular teams
                                new, purpose-built ground on November           because, in order to realize such a project,    ground even sports its own photovolta-        is that the government put to public con-
                                23, at a time when even some of the             you need so many permits,” Piladakis said.      ic system on the roof.                        sultation on November 22 the draft law

                                biggest clubs in Greece are without a home         The stadium’s official title is the AEL FC      Unsurprisingly, the state had little in-   regarding the implementation of the
                                ground, makes it a standout among its Su-       Arena, after the club’s initials, and it has    volvement in the construction of the sta-     project with the support of the City of
                                per League peers.                               been given a three-star rating by UEFA,         dium, although reports suggest that local     Athens and the construction of an adja-
                                   With Olympiakos still the only major         European soccer’s governing body. That          deputies helped a great deal in negotiat-     cent shopping mall. If all goes well, the bill
Shortcut                        soccer club to have a stadium of its own        means it can host Champions League and          ing obstacles and allowing work to be com-    could be voted into law by the end of the
Local deputies                  – and reaping the financial benefits that       Europa League games, while the Hellenic         pleted in record time by Greek stan-          year, though many foresee problems
helped in cutting               it entails – Larissa has managed to com-        Football Federation has already arranged        dards.                                        that could stall the process again.
                                plete its new ground from scratch with-         for a national team friendly there next year.      One of the AEL FC Arena’s main draw-          AEK’s home ground in Nea Philadelphia
corners and allowing
                                in just six years, with the construction it-       All four terraces are covered by a roof      backs concerns access. Both roads lead-       was razed in the winter of 2003-04 as age
the work to be                  self taking no more than 13 months.                                                             ing to the stadium meet at the gate of the    and earthquake damage had made it un-
completed in record                The first game at the 16,500 capacity sta-                                                   parking lot, creating a risk of bottle-       safe and the club has been trying various
time by Greek                   dium, located in the central Greek city’s                                                       necks, but the regional authority of Thes-    solutions to house its soccer division
standards                       Neapoli district, will take place on De-                                                        saly has yet to begin a planned project for   ever since. It shares the Olympic Stadium
                                cember 5, when the host team will face                                                          a junction that would greatly relieve con-    with Panathinaikos and has abandoned
                                PAOK for the Super League.                                                                      gestion. Nevertheless, it’s unlikely that     a recent plan to build a new ground in Ano
                                   Larissa owner Costas Piladakis has                                                           Larissa fans are too upset about this issue   Liosia, northwestern Attica. The club’s fans

                                successfully negotiated the slew of bu-                                                         at the moment, as they have just seen their   want the team to move back to Nea
                                reaucratic procedures required in Greece                                                        dream of a ground to replace the aging        Philadelphia, and the government appears
                                to build a new soccer ground, which he                                                          Alkazar Stadium come true.                    to be in favor of this idea, but resistance
                                proudly inaugurated in style.                                                                                                                 by local residents and the ever present bu-
Green goals                        “Very few people believed we would get                                                       Other sides’ progress                         reaucracy are likely to prevent that from
The ground even                 to experience such a moment. This is a proj-                                                       If only Panathinaikos, AEK, PAOK and       happening anytime soon.
sports its own                  ect borne of passion as well as risk. Laris-                                                    Iraklis fans could enjoy the same feeling.       PAOK has had its own stadium in
                                sa is consistent in what it promises and                                                           Olympiakos managed to rebuild the          Toumba, eastern Thessaloniki, for more
photovoltaic system
                                does,” said the president of the team in his                                                    Karaiskaki Stadium in Faliro by including     than half a century and wants to move to
on the roof                     speech addressing some 10,000 fans on                                                           the project in the works for the 2004         a new one. However, the club’s financial
                                what was a night of celebration for the Thes-                                                   Athens Olympics, which meant less bu-         problems have so far prevented it from re-
                                saly town.                                                                                      reaucracy and greater speed in its imple-     alizing its fans’ aspirations.
                                   Piladakis went on to criticize the ex-                                                       mentation.                                       Similarly, crosstown rival Iraklis wants
                                cessive red tape that must be dealt with                                                           Panathinaikos has for years aspired to     to move from the state-owned Kaftan-
                                for the construction of a sports ground.        Larissa president Costas Piladakis              build a new ground in Votanikos, west of      zoglio Stadium to one it wants to build.
                                   “Everyone has to understand that this        called on the state to reduce the               central Athens, but legal wrangling, fi-         Both these clubs are asking for state
                                masterpiece you are seeing was not com-         bureaucracy required to build a sports          nancial difficulties and persistent oppo-     funds, and this is a particularly bad time
                                pleted without sacrifice nor was it done        ground. [Action Images]                         sition by various groups have seen the        for that.
                                                                                                       ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENTS                                   in Athens. To secure a spot, call
                                                                                                                                                                vaccinated, purebred American bulldog
                                                                                                                                                                puppies are looking for homes. They will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                M-203 Conference Room at the University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                of Nicosia at 6.15 p.m. and will be chaired
• The Meine Dynatos (Be Strong) NGO,
                                                                                                                                                                only be given with an adoption                  by the university’s rector, Michael
which provides support to cancer
patients, is inviting everyone to the           • The ACS Athens Alumni Association
                                                welcomes its alumni to run for the two-
                                                                                              Hepatitis B prevention drive                                      certificate. For all the details, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Attalides. The keynote address will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                delivered by Ted Galen Carpenter, vice
central Eleftheroudakis bookstore
(41 Panepistimiou) at 6.30 p.m. on Friday,
November 26, to hear about nutrition and
                                                year Board of Directors in the upcoming
                                                December 13 elections. Online voting will     among Albanian community                                          • New hours for Friends of Animals Nea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                president for defense and foreign policy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                studies at the Cato Institute. RSVP by e-
diet issues for individuals undergoing          be available to make it possible for all of                                                                     Philadelphia. The fall hours for dog-           mailing
chemotherapy, as well as more general           our graduates to have voting power.           A sensitization and awareness campaign about the hepa-            walking, volunteering, adoption and
advice and testimonials from cancer             Former ACS students in Greece should
                                                                                              titis B virus aims to increase prevention within Greece’s Al-
                                                                                                                                                                fostering visits in the Nea Philadelphia        SUPPORT GROUPS
survivors. For further information, visit       mark December 13 on their calendars, as                                                                         park shelter are Monday to Sunday from          • The AA South Athens group meets
                                                the alumni elections will be combined         banian community. Taking place under the auspices of the          4 to 6 p.m. For details, call 6995.917.437      every Monday and Thursday at 6.30 p.m.
                                                with a Christmas reception. To submit a       Albanian Embassy in Athens, the campaign will include free        or visit           at the Kastalia Clinic in Elliniko. The
• New Italian consulate open: The               board candidate application and find out      diagnostic tests for Albanian citizens at 63-67 Evrou Street                                                      meetings are for English speakers. For
consulate offers a variety of services to       more, visit the ACS group on Facebook
                                                                                              in Ambelokipi, from November 29 to December 10 (1 to 6            PLAYGROUP                                       information, call 6947.941.459.
Italian nationals in Piraeus, whose port is     and send a CV and photo to                                                                                      • The Halandri Playgroup has moved to
a hub for bilateral trade relations    Candidate forms will not       p.m. Monday to Friday), as well as educational pamphlets          Aghia Paraskevi. Mothers of babies,             • Arnica is a parent support network
between the two countries and therefore         be accepted after Monday, November 29.        in Albanian that provide information on prevention and di-        toddlers or school-age children can drop by     that works to promote natural immunity.
of particular importance to the                                                               agnosis of the disease.                                           to spend time with other mothers while          Meetings take place in Halandri. For
commercial and economic interests of            GENERAL INTEREST                                                                                                allowing their kids to socialize. Morning       details, call 210.608.3957.
Italy in Greece. Information on the             GROUPS                                                                                                          and afternoon times are available. Call
                                                • American women based in the Athens                                                                            6981.308.966 for more.
consulate is available online at                         area who are interested in networking
                                                with other ladies from the USA and
                                                                                              CineDoc puts environmental                                        RELIGIOUS SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Narcotics Anonymous English speakers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                meet Thursdays from 6.30 to 8 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the ground floor of St Paul’s Anglican
• The Society for the Protection of Stray
                                                fundraising for charity are invited to
                                                attend one of the monthly luncheons or        issues under the microscope                                       • Anglican Church services for all ages:
                                                                                                                                                                Every third Sunday of the month, an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Church (27 Filellinon, Syntagma). For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                details, call 210.347.4777 or visit
Animals (SPAZ) is planning its 2010             an area meeting of the American                                                                                 Anglican service is held in Voula with an
                                                Women’s Organization of Greece (AWOG).                                                                          emphasis on children but offering     
Christmas bazaar, which will take place
on December 4 and 5 at the Voula                At least once a month, members are                                                                              something for everyone. The services are
Cultural Center. To rent a booth, e-mail        offered a cultural excursion to a museum                                                                        held in the Catholic Church of the Holy         VOLUNTEERING or                          or exhibition. Area meetings are held                                                                           Apostles (Dafnis & Alkionidon). Call            • How would you like to start your and include a               mornings on weekdays, as is the monthly                                                                         6944.425.539 for details.                       morning with a stroll in a peaceful oasis
telephone number. For more information,         luncheon. There are also meetings in the                                                                                                                        of greenery in central Athens, giving
visit                       evenings for working women. The main                                                                            • Evangelical services in English at            breakfast to healthy, friendly stray cats?
                                                fundraiser is a Christmas bazaar which                                                                          St Andrews International Church are held        Registered animal charity Nine Lives
• Volunteers for the Care of Stray              will be held on Sunday, November 28.                                                                            every Sunday at 9 a.m. in Kifissia (at St       ( provides the
Animals (EPAZ) will hold a Christmas            Proceeds go to charities in Greece. If you                                                                      Catherine’s British School, 77 S.               food, neuters the cats and tries to
bazaar on Saturday, November 27 and             would like to attend a meeting, call                                                                            Venizelou, Lykovrissi) and 11.30 a.m. in        rehome the kittens but needs volunteers
Sunday November 28 (10.30 a.m. to 2.30          210.362.4115, e-mail                                                                                            Athens (17 Zaimi). For more information,        for the feeding program. It is just one
a.m.) with homemade jam, wine baskets, or visit                                                                                    call 210.645.2583 or visit                      hour, one morning per week. For more
secondhand books, gift items and more.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                information, e-mail
The venue is Souniou Avenue & 2 Ithakis,                                                                                                                                                              
Saronida. For more information, call            • Athens Hash House Harriers is part of       “The Age of Stupid,” by British filmmaker Franny Armstrong,       • The Beth Shalom Synagogue is
6972.866.535.                                   a friendly global running group that                                                                            located at 5 Melidoni Street in Thiseio.
                                                organizes a run and walk every week in        is an environmental docudrama that is set in 2050: An             Call 210.325.2823 for details.                  WORKSHOPS
CLASSES                                         and around Athens. The Athens group           archivist watches footage from the year 2008 to understand                                                        • Intercultural workshops for children
                                                meets at 11 a.m. on Sundays, in the           why humankind failed to address climate change while there        • The All Saints Anglican (Episcopal)           and teens take place on Fridays from 7 to
• A series of salsa classes for children and
                                                autumn, winter and spring. A trail is laid                                                                      Church meets at the Roman Catholic              8.30 p.m. Participants learn about
their parents will be taking place at                                                         was still time. The film will be shown at the French Insti-
Spring People in Psyrri (12 Agatharchou).       that allows mixed-ability runners and                                                                           Church (Alkyonidon & Dafni, Voula) with         foreign cultures and languages and
                                                walkers to exercise around Athens for         tute in Athens (31 Sina, Kolonaki) on Wednesday, Decem-           Reverend Canon Malcolm Bradshaw on              increase their awareness of racial issues
The first class, on Saturday, November 27,
from 11 a.m. to noon, will include basic        one to two hours, meet back, mingle and       ber 1, at 6.30 p.m. before a screening of Andreas Apostolidis’s   the first Sunday of the month at 6 p.m.         and diversity. Young Greeks as well as
steps. To find out more, e-mail                 then optionally join up for a meal in a       “A Place Without People,” about Tanzanians who have been          For more information, contact                   immigrants are welcome to take part.
                                                local taverna. See                                                                           210.721.4906 or e-mail           There are sections for 6- to 8-year-olds, or
                                                for details.
                                                                                              evicted from areas where they have lived for millennia to
visit                                                                                                                                                                           9- to 12-year-olds and 12- to 15-year-olds.
                                                                                              make way for the creation of nature reserves. The evening         • The Church of Christ in Omonia                Activities include classes on fairy tales,
CONFERENCE                                      LECTURES                                      will end with Daniel Brockington, reader in environment           (28 Pireos) hosts services in Greek every       myths and folklore from around the
• Natural gas will be the focus of an           • Isaac Marks, professor emeritus at the      and development at the University of Manchester, leading          Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, in                 world, classes in foreign languages,
international conference on energy              Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College                                                                         Bulgarian from 1 to 3 p.m., in English
                                                London, and founding member of the            an open discussion with the audience. The evening is part                                                         exchanges on customs, traditions, food
hosted by the European Parliament                                                                                                                               from 4 to 6 p.m. and hosts Bible study          and music from around the world, and
offices of Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus,         Royal College of Psychiatrists, will be in    of the institute’s CineDoc screenings of award-winning Greek      classes on Wednesdays. For details, call        activities on world music, theater, visual
and the A Cert European Institute for           Athens to deliver two lectures:               and foreign documentaries. For details, call 210.339.8600.        6944.344.167 or e-mail
                                                “Computer-Aided Self-Help by Cognitive                                                                                                                          arts and dance. There is also counseling
Sustainable Development. Open to the
                                                and Behavior Therapy” on Friday,                                                                                                                                on hand. The workshops take place at 85
public, the event will be simultaneously                                                                                                                        • The Roman Catholic Cathedral of
                                                November 26, at 7 p.m. (entrance is free)                                                                                                                       Filoktitou Street in Ilion, western Athens.
translated into Greek, Bulgarian and
English. It will take place on Friday,
                                                and a master class titled “Professor
                                                Marks Supervises Cognitive-Behavioral
                                                                                              ‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’ to                                       St Denis (22 Panepistimiou & 9 Omirou)
                                                                                                                                                                holds a daily Greek Mass at 7.30 and 9.30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                To register or find out more, call
November 26, at 6.30 p.m. at the Hyatt                                                                                                                          a.m.; a Sunday Mass at 7.30 and 9.30
Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki (13th km of
the Thessaloniki-Perea Hwy). Call
                                                Psychotherapists” on Saturday,
                                                November 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both      be staged at Campion School                                       a.m.; a Latin High Holy Mass on Sundays
                                                                                                                                                                at 11 a.m. and an English Mass at 6 p.m.
                                                events will take place at the Royal
210.327.8911 for details.                                                                                                                                       Call 210.362.3603.
                                                Olympic Hotel (28-35 Athanasiou Diakou)       Campion School students will stage a production of “Gyp-
                                                and include simultaneous translation
DONATIONS                                       from English into Greek. For details, call
                                                                                              sy,” the classic musical in which Rose and her daughters trav-    • The Scandinavian Church’s offices are
• Winter clothes, shoes, toiletries and
                                                210.322.5961.                                 el across the USA in the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying         at 18 Daidalou Street in Plaka, while   – updated daily
linens, as well as foreign-language books,                                                    and burlesque was on the rise. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen     services take place at St Paul’s Anglican        in English, news, entertainment,
newspapers and magazines, are                   • “Milk and Honey” is the topic of a                                                                            Church (27 Filellinon, Syntagma). Call
desperately needed by the Avlona                                                              Sondheim’s lyrics provide unforgettable numbers includ-                                                            movie reviews & listings, dining,
                                                lecture to be given in Greek, followed by a                                                                     210.451.6564 for information.
Juvenile Detention Center, especially for       tasting of choice honeys and American
                                                                                              ing “Let Me Entertain You,” “You’ll Never Get Away from                                                             free classifieds, forum, culture,
the 300 of the 370 boys who are not from        Farm School milk. It will be the first of     Me,” “Everything’s Coming up Roses” and “Together                 • The Roman Catholic Church of John                events, travel, singles service,
Greece. Drop off goods at the Together          several lectures presented by the             Wherever We Go.” Performances take place on Friday and            the Baptist meets at 11 Papanastasiou in             free weekly e-newsletter
for the Child (Mazi gia to Paidi)               American Farm School and Perrotis                                                                               Palaio Psychico. Sunday Mass is at 10
Association at 20 Bousiou Street, close to                                                    Saturday, November 26 and 27, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost 5
                                                College and will take place in the library                                                                      a.m. in Greek, 11.15 a.m. in French, 6 p.m.
Katehaki metro station (Monday to Friday        amphitheater of the Agricultural              euros for students and 8 euros for adults.                        in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish. Mass is
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). For details, call      University of Athens (86 Iera Odos) on                                                                          also offered every Tuesday and Saturday
210.778.2281.                                   Wednesday, December 1. Entrance is free.           Call 210.607.1700 for more information.                      at 7 p.m. in Greek. Every second Saturday           Athens Plus is proud to be
                                                Call 210.529.4561 for details.                                                                                  there is a service for Arabic-speaking            associated with the Women’s
• To donate to the House of Abused                                                                                                                              Maronites, while every first Friday of the        International Network. WIN is
Women, call Ms Darkofiki at                     • “Rebetiko – Music About Love, Sorrow,                                                                         month there is service in Italian. Call
6973.871.004 or 210.810.4079.                   Social Injustice... and Greek National
                                                Identity?” is the title of a lecture in
                                                                                              Cookie sale and classical                                         210.671.1410 for more details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   free and open to all foreign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 women living in Greece. Contact:
• RETO, an organization which helps
former drug addicts, will pick up any
                                                English to be given by Yona Stamatis on
                                                Friday, November 26, at the Athens
                                                                                              music to benefit Caritas                                          • The Glyfada Christian Center
                                                                                                                                                                (117 Saki Karagiorga, Ano Glyfada) holds
electronic devices, either new or used, plus    Center (48 Archimidous, Pangrati),                                                                              a “Worship and Devotion” service at 7
furniture, clothes, toys and more. To make      starting at 7 p.m. Ethnomusicologist and      A coffee morning with live classical music will take place on     p.m. on Wednesdays. On Sundays, the
a donation, call 210.662.5096.                  rebetiko performer Stamatis, whose                                                                              center holds a bible study session at 10        USEFUL WEBSITES FOR
                                                                                              Friday, November 26, at 8 Botsari Street in Voula (first floor)   a.m. and a “Worship and the World”
                                                research is on Greek national identity                                                                                                                          OUR READERS:
EXPAT GROUP                                     formation in contemporary rebetiko            in aid of the Caritas Athens Refugee Program. The event,          service at 11 a.m. For more information,
• The Panhellenic Association of                performance, will introduce Greece’s          which starts at 10 a.m., will feature a demonstration on bak-     call 210.965.1346.                    
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and                    best-known popular urban song genre.          ing low-calorie cookies, which will be on sale. All proceeds                                            
Mozambique Greek Communities is                 After the lecture and a wine reception,
                                                                                              from the cookie sale will go to the Caritas Athens Refugee
organizing an autumn day trip on Sunday,        there will be the opportunity of an                                                                             • “US Policy in the Eastern
November 28, to the village of Steni on         evening outing at Rebetiki Istoria, the       Program in Omonia, which provides a hot meal to over 230          Mediterranean in the Post Congressional         GET IN TOUCH
the island of Evia, along with a visit to the   oldest rebetiko taverna in Athens. For        adults and children daily, sorts and distributes clothing and     Midterm Election” is the topic of a             If you have events
Makrymallis nunnery near the village of         details, visit           bed linen, teaches people in Greek and English and more.          seminar in Nicosia, Cyprus, on                  that you would like to
Psachna and an opportunity to go                                                                                                                                Wednesday, December 1, organized by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                announce on this page, please
mountain hiking. The cost is 20 euros per       PETS                                               For further information, call 6978.301.405.                  the Cyprus Center for European and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                e-mail the details to
person. Departure time is 7.45 a.m. from        • American bulldog puppies need homes:                                                                          International Affairs and the American
the Panathenaic (Kallimarmaro) Stadium          Two loyal, family-friendly, fully                                                                               Hellenic Institute. It will take place at the

                                                                                   ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


              Bazaar-hopping around Athens                                                                                                                                          FESTIVITIES

                                Holiday markets herald the start of the Christmas season                                                                                    A Christmas gala luncheon is
                                                                                                                                                                            being organized to help worthy
                                                                                                                                                                            institutions. Titled “A Letter to
                                     BY JULIA PANAYOTOU                                                                           • A wide array of handmade cloth-         Santa Claus,” humanitarian
                                                                                                                                ing, accessories, ornaments and more        organization Lifeline Hellas’s
                                     Many shoppers will greet 2010’s gift-                                                      will be on sale at the Ash in Art bazaar    gala luncheon will take place on
                                     giving season with emptier pockets                                                         southwest of central Athens in Neos         Wednesday, December 1, at the
                                     than usual. People on a tight budget                                                       Cosmos (10 Iracleous, close to Syngrou-     Hotel Grand Bretagne in
                                     who are in search of affordable but spe-                                                   Fix metro station) on Friday, Novem-        Syntagma Square, starting at
                                     cial presents would do well to shop                                                        ber 26, from 5 to 10 p.m. A second          12.30 p.m. Proceeds will go the
                                     around at the many bazaars that crop                                                       round of Ash in Art bazaars will take       cardiological units of the Aglaia
                                     up in Athens at this time of year                                                          place from December 17 to 19. To find       Kyriakou Children’s Hospital in
                                     rather than hitting the stores at the last                                                 out more, call 210.921.6890 or visit        Athens and the University
                                     minute. The city’s bazaars offer heav-                                                                      Children’s Hospital in Belgrade,
                                     ily discounted steals and deals – hand-                                                                                                Serbia. For details, call
                                     icrafts, books, toys, clothing, import-                                                    Northern suburbs                            210.982.8002 or visit
                                     ed goods and knickknacks are all on the                                                       • A Christmas choir will provide mu-
                                     menu. It’s also good to know that pro-                                                     sical entertainment to shoppers at the
                                     ceeds go to worthy local causes. And                                                       annual bazaar organized by the In-
                                     don’t miss the chance to scoop up some                                                     ternational School of Athens (ISA) in
                                     homemade sweets from around the                                                            Kifissia (Xenias & Artemidos). Taking
                                     world to save for the holiday table –                                                      place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday,
                                     or to nibble while perusing the stalls.                                                    November 27, the bazaar will feature
                                     Here are some of the bazaars and hol-                                                      hearty food and drinks, homemade
                                     iday markets scheduled for the com-                                                        baked goods, traditional crafts and gift
                                     ing week.                                      Pony rides will feature at a Sunday         items. Call 210.623.3888 for details.
                                                                                    bazaar in Goudi.
                                     Central Athens                                                                                • Traditional German goods of all
                                       • Stock up on American goodies for                                                       kinds will be available for purchase

                                     the holidays or the entire year. Christ-                                                   on Saturday, November 27 (10 a.m. to
Baked goods and gift items will be   mas goods and more will be available                                                       6 p.m.), and Sunday, November 28 (10
highlights at the ISA festivities.   on Sunday, November 28, at the annual                                                      a.m. to 3 p.m.), at the German School’s
                                     holiday bazaar organized by the Amer-                                                      Christkindl Market. The traditional
                                     ican Women’s Organization of Greece            AWOG treatment                              two-day event will take place at the        Spend a festive afternoon with
                                     (AWOG). The bazaar, which has been             Shoppers can fill up on hot                 German School of Athens in Marous-          friends and support the local
                                     an annual event for more than 50 years,        dogs, bowls of chili and                    si (Ziridi & Dimokritou, behind Av-         efforts of the Make-a-Wish
                                     uses the proceeds to support more than         homemade brownies and pies                  enue shopping center), where a wide         foundation. The holiday charity
                                     25 Greek charities. From 10.30 a.m. to                                                     array of crafts, foodstuffs and hand-       luncheon will take place on
                                     3.30 p.m., the ground floor of the                                                         made Christmas wreaths and other            December 17 at the Hotel
                                     Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel (115 Syn-             • Unique gifts, handicrafts, books for   decorations will be available. Sales        Grande Bretagne (photo) in
                                     grou) will feature American decora-            adults and children, toys, vintage          proceeds will go to charitable causes.      Syntagma Square, starting at 1
                                     tions, wreaths, centerpieces and table         goods, homemade treats, a kafeneio re-      Call 210.619.9261 for further infor-        p.m. There will also be a chance
                                     linens, homemade baked goods, chil-            freshment stand and a wide variety of       mation.                                     to buy gently used designer
                                     dren’s games and seasonal entertain-           clothes will feature at a Zappeio Hall                                                  handbags and jewelry and
                                     ment, as well as lottery prize give-           bazaar on Friday, November 26 (5 to            • Foreign embassies and the City of      Make-a-Wish goods from noon
                                     aways. Kids can also decorate cookies          8 p.m.), Saturday, November 27 (10 a.m.     Athens will be participating in the mul-    to 4 p.m. in the same location.
                                     and have their picture taken with San-         to 8 p.m.), and Sunday, November 28         ticultural 11th International Christmas     To book seats (tables are
                                     ta. Panathinaikos basketball player            (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Organized by the       Bazaar, a two-day event at Helexpo          reserved for 10-12 people) and
                                     Nick Calathes will be on hand to sign          Friends of Merimna nonprofit associ-        Palace (39 Kifissias, Maroussi), or-        purchase tickets (50 euros per
                                     autographs. Lottery draws will take            ation, all proceeds will go to pro-         ganized by the Friends of the Child phil-   person), call 6945.806.972.
                                     place throughout the day: With 1 eu-           grams of the Merimna NGO, which             anthropic society on Saturday and Sun-
                                     ro, visitors will have a chance to win         cares for terminally ill children and       day, November 27 and 28, from 10 a.m.       British Ambassador Dr David
                                     airline tickets, cruises, hotel stays, din-    their families – in particular, the or-     to 8 p.m. Entrance is free. Proceeds will   Landsman and his wife
                                     ners and more. Shoppers can also fill          ganization’s new home-care program.         go toward furthering the associa-           Catherine will be welcoming
                                     up on hot dogs, chili and homemade             Kids and adults can welcome the hol-        tion’s support for its kindergarten in      people to their British Embassy
                                     brownies and pies. Admission is free           iday season as they decorate Merim-         Metaxourgeio. For more details on the       Residence on Loukianou Street
                                     and open to the public. For details, call      na’s “Tree of Love” with ornaments.         kindergarten or the bazaar, e-mail          in Kolonaki for an evening of live
                                     210.362.4115, e-mail awoggives@ya-             For further information, call                or    call   music and a buffet in aid of the
                            or visit                  210.646.3367.                               210.729.3404.                               Greater Athens Anglican
                                                                                                                                                                            Chaplaincy on Thursday,
                                                                                             HORSE AROUND                                                                   December 2, starting at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                            Only pre-sales will be accepted
                                                                                                                                                                            before the night due to security
                                                                                       Pony rides, gift items, a lottery,                                                   reasons. To book tickets and find
                                                                                       music and food will be on offer                                                      out more, call 210.653.8021.
                                                                                       at the annual Christmas bazaar
                                                                                       organized by the Therapeutic                                                         Care to attend a black tie ball in
                                                                                       Riding Association of Greece                                                         Kifissia? Dress up and rent a
                                                                                       (TRAG) on Sunday, November                                                           table with friends for the Attica
                                                                                       28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                            Springboks rugby club’s annual
                                                                                       Proceeds will go to the                                                              black tie ball, to be held on
                                                                                       association’s programs, which                                                        December 4 from 8.30 p.m. at
                                                                                       teach people with special needs                                                      Casarma Estate (125 Dekelias,
                                                                                       to ride horses. The bazaar will                                                      Kifissia). The evening will
                                                                                       be held at 10 Kanellopoulou                                                          feature a DJ, a full-buffet meal
                                                                                       Street in Goudi, central Athens.                                                     and unlimited drinks along with
                                                                                             For more information,                                                          a raffle and prizes including a
                                                                                            call 210.748.8566                                                               trip to Paris. Call 210.625.2531-2
                                                                                       or visit                                                                for more information.

                                                                                 ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                          BOOKS & IDEAS
                                                                                              BY VIVIENNE NILAN

C.P Cavafy continues to inspire                                                                                                                                                          LIT-BITS
‘Shades of Love’ photographs by Dimitris Yeros illustrate the Alexandrian poet’s works                                                                               Gillian Bouras
                                                                                                                                                                     The Psychico
It’s been years in the making and                                                                                                                                    Public Library
worth the wait. “Shades of Love” is                                                                                              Beauty and fragility                and Gialos
a handsome volume of photographs                                                                                                 in a picture of Spyros              Publishing invite
by Dimitris Yeros, made to accom-                                                                                                for ‘Aristobulus,’ about            you to hear
pany a selection of 67 poems by C.P.                                                                                             the drowning of a                   Gillian Bouras,
Cavafy. The translations by David                                                                                                comely youth.                       who will discuss
Connolly were commissioned for                                                                                                                                       her book
the book, which is published by In-                                                                                                                                  “Aphrodite and
sight Editions, California. The book                                                                                                                                 the Others” and
had its beginnings when a publisher                                                                                                                                  read excerpts on
requested painter and photographer                                                                                                                                   Tuesday, November 30, at 7.30 p.m. at
Yeros to illustrate a small collection                                                                                                                               the Benetatos Cultural Center in
of Cavafy’s poems. That project                                                                                                                                      Psychico. In keeping with the cross-
foundered but Yeros persisted,                                                                                                                                       cultural territory the book explores,
adding to the shots since 1999. His                                                                                                                                  there will be introductions in two
afterword describes his approach                                                                                                                                     languages – one in English by Angela
and the process of selecting subjects,                                                                                                                               Kiossoglou-Adams, president of the
which brought its own mishaps and                                                                                                                                    Cross-Cultural Association, and one in
complications.                                                                                                                                                       Greek by philologist Maria Festa.
   Many of the photographs are                                                                                                                                              2 Drosi & Drosini (Solomou Sq), tel
posed by young models, most of                                                                                                                                              210.764.5135. The 653 bus from
whom had no more interest in the                                                                                                                                     Panormou metro station takes around 20
poems than did the young men who                                                                                                                                     minutes to reach Solomou Sq.
inspired them. Others feature dis-                                                                                                                                   ● ● ● ●

tinguished writers and artists, in-
cluding such luminaries as Ed-                                                is referring to Susan Ludvigson’s po-    contrast the natural and the artifi-
mund White, Gore Vidal, Jean Bau-        Interplay                            em “Phantoms,” which speaks of           cial. The delicate gallantry of               Book presentation
drillard, Olympia Dukakis, Jeff          The portraits converse               “the shimmering world/ within the        Quentin Crisp accompanies “Addi-
Koons and Naguib Mahfouz.                with the images, setting             world.” He continues, “These pho-        tion.” The flamboyant Briton, who             “I metamorfosi tis Thesalonikis” (The
   In the foreword to “Shades of                                              tographs then are synecdoches –          was openly gay at a time when it              Transformation of Thessaloniki), deals
                                         off new trains of thought,
Love,” dramatist Edward Albee                                                 classic poetic and theoretical figures   was both illegal and dangerous, is            with the settlement of refugees in the
comments, “Dimitris Yeros’s splen-
                                         new connections                      in which a part is used to suggest       pictured in New York, where he                northern port city from 1920 to 1940.
did photographs are a fine adden-                                             the whole.”                              found he could live as he chose, be-          Its publisher, Epikentro, and Kalamaria
dum to the poems” of Cavafy. In fact,                                            Wood himself appears in the pho-      tween an ad for Chanel perfume and            Municipality’s Historical Archive of
they are more than that; his black-
                                           THE PHOTOGRAPHER                   to that accompanies the poem “Re-        a workaday street.                            Greek Refugees will present the book at
and-white images introduce a new                                              turn,” where the speaker begs “cher-        Perhaps the dominant theme is              7.30 p.m. on Monday, November 29, at
dimension, through which we can             Painter and photographer          ished sensation” to “return often and    the recollection of physical pleasure,        the Central Library of Thessaloniki.
revisit and reimagine the poems.            Dimitris Yeros has had 55         take hold of me/ when the body’s         summed up in the poem “Gray,”                 Academics Demosthenes Dodos and
The portraits converse with the             individual exhibitions of his     memory awakens,/ and past desire         where the sight of a gray opal sum-           Theodosis Tsironis will discuss the book
images, setting off new trains of           work in Greece and abroad         again runs through the blood.”           mons up the memory of two beau-               with its editor, historian Eleni
thought, new connections. Each pic-         and has participated in many         An extraordinary image of a           tiful gray eyes. The speaker imag-            Ioannidou, with Petros
ture highlights the spirit of the           group exhibitions. His work       naked youth suspended in water,          ines they may have faded since then           Papasarantopoulos as moderator.
verse while adding its own touch-           is also on display in private     photographed on the island of            and he calls on his memory to “pre-                  27 Ethnikis Amynis & Al. Svolou
es and echoes. They intensify the           collections, national galleries   Lesvos, couples human beauty and         serve them as they were.”                               ● ● ● ●

moods inherent in Cavafian themes           and museums in many               fragility for the poem “Aristobulus,”       There’s much more, all of it worth
of physical love savored and re-            countries. His publications       about a drowned youth. Partly            further contemplation. Yeros and
called, longing, the fleeting nature        include “Theory of the Nude”      floating, is the body submerged in       his collaborators have proven yet             Short story awards
of youth and beauty, and echoes of          and “Periorasis.”                 dreams or eternal sleep? The water       again that the Alexandrian poet con-
the Hellenistic past.                                                         itself is semi-opaque, seemingly         tinues to inspire other artists.              All are welcome to the award ceremony
   In a thought-provoking intro-                                              liquid and solid at once.                                                              for the 2009-10 short story competition
duction, where poet and photog-                                                  Many pictures point up con-                  Thirty-five of the photographs in      held in honor of the late philanthropist
raphy critic John Wood sets Cavafy’s                                          trasts; the older man and the                   “Shades of Love” will go on            Kaiti Laskaridi at noon on Sunday,
work in a broader literary context,                                           younger self illustrate “Since Nine      display at the Michael Cacoyannis             November 28. Now in its 11th year, the
he also explains how Yeros brings                                             O’Clock” with its musing on time         Foundation (206 Pireos, Tavros,               competition is organized by the library
the techniques of poetry to his im-                                           past: “Half past twelve. How the         tel 210.341.8579) from December 1-30.         of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
ages.                                                                         time has passed./ Half past twelve.      The exhibition will include videos of         with the approval of the Culture
   “In these photographs,” writes                                             How the years have passed.”              some of Dimitris Yeros’s subjects –           Ministry. It is open to pupils from all
Wood, “he does not focus on the                                                  Dewy-faced boys are not mere jail-    including Edward Albee, Gore Vidal and        secondary schools in the prefectures of
complete poem – Cafavy’s full nar-                                            bait but subjects in their own lives     Edmund White – reading the poems for          Piraeus, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese
rative of the event – but on its most                                         and exemplars of physical beauty in      which they posed. For further                 and Ioannina, and the administrative
shimmering moment.” Here, Wood                                                carefully orchestrated images that       information, visit                districts of the Peloponnese, Achaia,
                                                                                                                                                                     Ileia and Western Greece. Jury chairman
                                                                                                                                                                     Athanasios Markopoulos, professor of
                                                                                                                                                                     Byzantine literature at Athens
                                                                                                                                                                     University, will explain the thinking
                                                                                                                                                                     behind the jury’s decisions, and actors
                                                                                                                                                                     Katerina Didaskalou and Constantinos
                                                                                                                                                                     Constantopoulos will read from the
                                                                                                                                                                     winning entries.
                                                                                                                                                                            36 Defteras Merarchias & Akti
                                                                                                                                                                            Moutsopoulou, Piraeus, tel

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, posed            ‘The Birth of A Poem,’ portrayed     Poet Richard Howard, with                John Wood and ‘Return,’ where the          GET IN TOUCH
for ‘Ithaca,’ with its thoughts on       by Felipe, couples sensual memory    photographs of personalities who         speaker begs ‘cherished sensation’         Readers are invited to send their views and
journeying and arriving.                 and imagination.                     are no longer alive, for ‘Voices.’       to return and take hold of him.            comments to

                                                                                     ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                               BOOKS & IDEAS
                                                                                                  BY VIVIENNE NILAN

Under the tutelage of Europe                                                                                                                                      Fantasy and adventure
                                                                                                                                                                  Two new books for children offer different sorts of treats.
The second volume in Gazmend Kapllani’s trilogy scrutinizes internal borders                                                                                      Tasoula Tsilimeni’s “Gata, skilos ki ena arni: Portreta
                                                                                                                                                                  se mia galeri” (Cat, Dog and a Lamb: Portraits in a Gallery)
                                                                                                                                                                  belongs to Metaichmio’s Airplane series for readers aged
They come from all over the world;                                                                                                                                8 and over. Mari Kyriakou aims at the 5-and-over age
all of them connected with                                                                                                                                        group with her first book, “Maik o fasolakis: Tha se gar-
Greece, yet all of them outsiders                                                                                                                                 galiso” (Mike the Little Bean: I’ll Tickle You), published
in some way – even those who                                                                                                                                      by Livanis.
were born here. Their stories                                                                                                                                        Tsilimeni creates a recognizable world with elements
comprise one strand of Gazmend                                                                                                                                    of fantasy. Costas the painter leaves the city with his
Kapllani’s latest book, “Me lene                                                                                                                                  wife to enjoy the pleas-
Evropi” (My Name Is Europe)                                                                                                                                       ures of life in a rural vil-
published by Livanis. Though                                                                                                                                      lage. He and Lisa –
their experiences are stark, often                                                                                                                                Mona Lisa as he calls
shocking tales of war, violence,                                                                                                                                  her – soon attract some
poverty and racism, their narra-                                                                                                                                  four-legged friends,
tors share the indomitable spir-                                                                                                                                  Aris the cat, Loula the
it of people who can handle any-                                                                                                                                  dog and Takis the
thing life throws at them.                                                                                                                                        lamb, who share their
   The second strand is narrated                                                                                                                                  living space. Life is
by a hero who both is and is not                                                                                                                                  good but Costas miss-
the author. We first met him in                                                                                                                                   es old friends, and he
the previous volume, “Mikro                                                                                                                                       jumps at the chance to
imerologio synoron,” which was                                                                                                                                    see them when he is in-
translated into English by Anne-                                                                                                        Gazmend                   vited to help plan an ex-
Marie Stanton-Ife for Portobello,                                                                                                       Kapllani on               hibition at the School of
as “A Short Border Handbook,”                                                                                                           the road.                 Fine Arts. The animals
and short-listed for the 2009 In-                                                                                                       [Ilira Aliaj]             are supposed to stay
dependent Foreign Fiction Prize                                                                                                                                   behind but they have
and the 2009 John D. Criticos In-                                        of the liveliest and funniest pages       imagined and the real. I’m inter-              other plans and the
ternational Prize. It has also been    Resistance                        in the book. And he confronts his         ested in the boundaries between                story takes a surprise
translated into Polish and Danish.     Along with the Sisyphean          troubled relationship with his            fiction and reality. The book is a             turn. Tsilimeni suc-
   We saw him take his first steps     task of acquiring a               own language, haunted by its              hybrid.”                                       cessfully combines the
as a migrant after joining the fran-                                     connection to the homeland that              On the narrator who shares                  sense of a shared life, a
                                       residence permit and the
tic exodus into Greece in 1991,                                          felt like a prison.                       some of his story, he said: “When              taste of adventure, an
when the long-closed Albanian
                                       struggle to earn a living, he        As a framing device for the two        we write, we give our life new                 interest in art and a col-
border opened tentatively – no-        confronts everyday racism.        strands, Kapllani includes scenes         meaning, new possibilities. I’m                lective solution to prob-
body knew till when.                   Rather than retreat into his      from 2040, where his hero visits          not interested in the ‘what’ but               lems.
   Now Kapllani elaborates on          shell, he resists, principally    a Tirana that bears more than a           the ‘how.’ In writing it you be-                  Katerina Veroutsou’s
some of those scenes and shows         by mastering the language         passing resemblance to present-           come something else, someone                   charming illustrations match the magic and the style
his hero forging a place for him-                                        day Athens, with rampant de-              else. I’m not interested in doing              of the vaguely eccentric characters. She uses swathes
self in a country he originally be-                                      velopment at the expense of the           social commentary; I want to                   of color that look as if they might have been applied by
lieved would merely be a tem-                                            environment, nouveau-riche vul-           make literature.”                              paint roller, and visually connects unrelated objects such
porary stop on his way further                                           garity, scorned migrant laborers,            There’s more to come.                       as the lamb’s wool and the tree trunk, both represented
west.                                                                    nationalism and racism.                   Although “My Name Is Europe”                   by jumbled newsprint.
   Along with the Sisyphean task                                            The future setting allowed             is intended to stand alone as an                  Kyriakou’s story is in the classic mold of an unexpected
of acquiring a residence permit                                          him to use irony and to hold up           independent work, it is part of a              adventure in which the hero must scale obstacles to
and the struggle to earn a living,                                       a mirror, Kapllani told Athens            trilogy. “In my first book, I want-            reach an unknown destiny. Her hero, Mike, is a little
he confronts everyday racism.                                            Plus. It also introduced a third          ed to deal with the crumbling of               bean who gets blown out of his pod and away from his
Rather than retreat into his shell,                                      time frame: “The hero’s story is          borders, the meeting of East and               family into a series of predicaments. His foolproof es-
he resists, principally by mas-                                          told in the past and future, while        West. The second deals with                    cape mode – whether from the grasp of lily petals or
tering the language. This he does                                        the other narrators’ stories are in       globalization and internal bor-                the sticky tongue of a frog – is to tickle whatever has
under the tutelage of Evropi – or                                        the present.”                             ders.” In the third, his hero will             him trapped. His journey takes him to the garden of a
Europe – a Greek girlfriend who                                             The stories are fuller versions        go to “the real Albania to research            little girl who will help him make a new life. Leda Var-
has a passion for etymology,                                             of ones originally published in his       the private library of Enver Hox-              varousi’s illustrations highlight the scary and the
among other things. Their shared                                         columns in the daily Ta Nea and           ha,” the late dictator. “I’ve done             comical moments in his escapade – the threatening faces
explorations of language and                                             the weekly Athens Voice. They             a lot of work on it but don’t                  of the houses, the frog’s prodigiously long and dexterous
love, their discovery of unex-                                           give the book “another dimen-             know where he’ll lead me,” said                tongue. The book comes with a CD containing the full
pected similarities in their shared                                      sion,” he said. “I like to play at mix-   Kapllani.                                      story read by actor Vassilis Haralambopoulos and mu-
Balkan world-views, furnish some                                         ing narrative styles, at mixing the          We look forward to finding out.             sic by Thanos Papanikolaou.

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                                                                                   ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                                 BY JOHN LEONARD

Amphiareion: A colorful,                                                                                                                                                           AGENDA
                                                                                                                                                                     Friday-Sunday, November 26-28

quiet refuge in the Attic hills                                                                                                                                      Conference
                                                                                                                                                                     “Second Meeting for the Archaeological
                                                                                                                                                                     Work in Crete,” in Greek and English,
Dedicated to the hero Amphiaraus, this sanctuary offered oracular advice and healing                                                                                 at the University of Crete in Rethymno
                                                                                                                                                                     (tel 28310.58842). Begins at 9 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     on Friday at the House of Culture
Among the low, rolling hills of north-                                                                                                                               (12 Vernadou) in the Old City of
ern Attica, in a narrow, pine-clad val-                                                                                                                              Rethymno. For the program, visit
ley carved into the landscape by a                                                                                                                         
seasonal stream, a secluded an-
cient sanctuary – the Amphiareion                                                                                                                                    Monday, November 29
of Oropos – is hidden from view, far                                                                                                                                 Seminar
removed from the daily turmoil of
Athens. As one descends from the                                                                                                                                     “Laconian Archaic Pottery: A New Lecture
village of Kalamos toward the north-                                                                                                                                 on its Original Character,” in French, by
ern coast of Attica, the road begins                                                                                                                                 Maria Pipili of the Academy of Athens, at
to snake around several tight bends                                                                                                                                  the French School in Athens (6 Didotou,
before crossing a streambed tra-                                                                                                                                     tel 210.367.9900). Starts at 6 p.m.
versed by a narrow bridge. Here, the
Amphiareion lies on the banks of the                                                                                                                                 Lecture
ancient Charadra channel (modern
Mavrodilesi), whose rocky course                                                                                                                                     “‘And This is a Map of the Whole World,
continues down to meet the sea at                                                                                                                                    See?’ Ancient Greek Numerical
a small, now-long-forgotten local                                                                                                                                    Geographical Foundations of the
port called Delphinion. More than                                                                                                                                    Expanding World and Implications for
2,000 years ago, travel was more eas-                                                                                                                                Modern Digital Cartography,” in Greek, by
ily accomplished by sea than by road                                                                                                                                 Evangelos Livieratos, at the Museum of
and the ports of Delphinion and                                                                                                                                      the City of Athens (5-7 Paparrigopoulou,
nearby Oropos were regular hosts          Among other structures, the sanctuary included a large stoa and a theater (above).                                         tel 210.329.1277). Starts at 6.30 p.m.
to sea traffic.
   Why did Greek and foreign trav-                                                                                             Beyond the temple to the east are     Tuesday, November 30
elers often converge on this re-                                               Remedy                                       many inscribed statue bases that         Lecture
mote region of Attica? They were                                               Athenians were frequent                      commemorate the sanctuary’s im-
naturally drawn to Oropos, a mar-                                              visitors, especially during                  portant visitors and benefactors.        “Philostratus and Herodes Atticus:
itime hub of no little strategic and                                                                                        Among the names can be read              Negotiating Fame in the Roman Empire,”
                                                                               the plague, when afflicted
commercial importance located di-                                                                                           “Brouton” (Brutus) and “Queen            in English, by Estelle Strazdins of the
rectly across the Euboean strait
                                                                               city-dwellers sought refuge                  Arsinoe” (III), wife of the Hellenis-    University of Oxford, at the Australian
from Eretria – but they also came for                                          in the northern Attic hills                  tic king Ptolemy IV Philopater of        Archaeological Institute Hostel
the Amphiareion. Founded in the                                                                                             Egypt. At the eastern end of the site,   (2 Promachou, tel 210.924.3256).
hills above Oropos during the last                                             tury BC. In Oropos, his cult was es-         where the original main entrance to      Starts at 7 p.m.
third of the 5th century BC, the Am-                                           pecially prominent in the 4th and 3rd        the sanctuary once was, a bath
phiareion was dedicated to the Ar-                                             centuries BC. Even after 146 BC,             complex, a 110-meter-long Doric          Lecture
give hero Amphiaraus, whose wide-                                              however, when the Romans took                stoa with an internal row of Ionic
ly recognized cult was originally ven-                                         over Greece, leading generals, politi-       columns and a theater with a re-         “Transferring a Museum Object,” in
erated in the area of Thebes. In                                               cians and other well-known fig-              constructed Doric colonnade that         Greek, by Nikolaos Constantios and
Herodotus’ time (ca 484-425 BC) a                                              ures – including Sulla, Caesar’s as-         once fronted its scene building at-      Eugenia Stamatopoulou of the Byzantine
gold shield and spear dedicated to                                             sassin Brutus, Augustus’ right-hand          test to the sanctuary’s former ele-      and Christian Museum, at the University
Amphiaraus several generations                                                 man Agrippa and the traveler Pau-            gance and vitality. Several finely       of Athens Drakopoulos Amphitheater
earlier by King Croesus of Lydia were                                          sanias (see box) – continued to vis-         carved inscribed thrones for VIP         (30 Panepistimiou, tel 210.727.6465).
kept, according to the historian, in                                           it, support and record the history and       guests still occupy the theater’s or-    Starts at 7.30 p.m.
the Temple of Ismenian Apollo at          Dedication to Queen Arsinoe III of   activities of the Amphiareion.               chestra. Every five years, in addition
Thebes. Amphiaraus was a leg-             Egypt, late 3rd century BC.              The ruins of the sanctuary of Am-        to an annual smaller festival, the       Wednesday, December 1
endary figure reputed to have been                                             phiaraus at Oropos, today set among          sanctuary hosted the Great Am-           Lecture
a king of Argos and a seer whose cult                                          tall pines and broad-leafed plane trees      phiareian Games, which included
offered both prophesy and, like
                                               PAUSANIAS SAID                  whose autumn colors are a stunning           musical, athletic and equestrian         “Lord Byron and the Politics of the Greek
that of Asclepius, healing through                                             display, rest on both banks of the           events. To accommodate its many          Revolution (1823-1824),” in English, by
the interpretation of dreams. Am-            The Roman traveler                shady stream that divides the site.          visitors, the sanctuary was equipped     Roderick Beaton of King’s College
phiaraus’ heroic story is featured in        Pausanias (2nd century AD)        Amphiaraus, whom the ancient                 with a long curving bench from           London, at the British School in Athens
Aeschylus’ play “Seven Against               described Greece’s landscape      Oropians deified, was worshipped in          which to observe sacrifices on the       (52 Souidias, tel 211.102.2800).
Thebes” (467 BC), which relates              and antiquities and recorded      a temple now partly washed away by           enormous altar outside the temple        Starts at 7.30 p.m.
how Amphiaraus joined an Argive              many local myths.                 seasonal flooding. The temple was of         and a second bathing facility adja-
invasion of Thebes (arranged by              He writes concerning Oropos:      singular design, Doric, in antis (in         cent to the stream. On the opposite,     Lecture
Oedipus’ son Polynices to unseat his         “When Amphiaraus was              which the side walls protrude to flank       southern bank was a small settle-
brother Eteocles), despite foreseeing        running away from Thebes,         the columns on the porch in front),          ment of hostels, stoas and other ac-     “Rome: A Dynamically Developing City,”
its failed outcome and his own de-           the earth split open and took     with six columns across its facade.          commodation separated by nar-            in Greek, by Eugenia Vikela of the Ionian
mise. Ultimately, while fleeing a The-       him in with his chariot… on       Two half-columns on the ends of its          row streets and alleys. A well-pre-      University, at the Greek Archaeology
ban defender, Amphiaraus was                 the way… to Chalkis. The          projecting side walls, however, made         served stone water clock, with a         Society in Athens (22 Panepistimiou,
struck down instead by Zeus, who             Oropians were the first to        it appear not as a hexastyle but an oc-      deep reservoir, a bronze nozzle and      tel 210.362.6043). Starts at 6 p.m.
threw a thunderbolt that split open          believe Amphiaraus was a          tastyle temple. Also unusual was a           a steep flight of access steps, pro-
the earth and caused the hero and            god… Oropos has a temple of       small room entered from the back of          vides an instructive parallel for the    Thursday, December 2
his chariot to be swallowed up.              Amphiaraus and a white            the naos, used either as a special cult      clock remains also to be seen beside     Lecture
   Textual, archaeological and in-           stone statue.”                    chamber or a treasury. Inside the naos       the Heliaia (law courts) in the Athen-
scriptional evidence reveals that            Also, “the Oropians have a        were two rows of unfluted Ionic              ian Agora.                               “A War of Words: Cultures of Honor in the
Amphiaraus was worshipped at                 spring called Amphiaraus’         columns that divided the temple in-             Athenians were frequent visitors      Early Mycenaean Bronze Age,” in English,
many sites in Greece, including              Spring near the shrine…           to three aisles. Still extant today is one   to the Amphiareion, especially dur-      by Katherine Harrell (ASCSA), at the Irish
Athens, Argos, Corinth, Sparta and           where they say Amphiaraus         enormous arm of the white marble             ing the plague in the late 5th century   Institute of Hellenic Studies in Athens
Rhamnous, but his main temple                rose up (after the earth had      cult statue of Amphiaraus, now lying         BC, when afflicted city-dwellers         (51A Notara, tel 210.884.8074).
stood just outside Thebes at Cnopia          swallowed him).”                  on a low stone slab in the center of         might find some refuge and hope of       Starts at 7.30 p.m.
(Strabo 9.2.10) until the late 5th cen-                                        the naos.                                    a cure in the northern Attic hills.



Last of the Byzantine iconographers
Icons by 15th-century artist Angelos Akotantos at the Benaki Museum

BY NELLY ABRAVANEL                             when the focus of artistic output shift-      edge of this fact on his part.
                                               ed from Constantinople to Handakas               Vasilaki takes this idea even further,
On April 26, 1436, iconographer Angelos        (present-day Iraklio), then the capital of    claiming that it could even be interpreted
Akotantos wrote out his will before de-        the island of Crete.                          as overconfidence or an arrogance in his
parting for Constantinople. Featuring the        She even calls Akotantos the                artistry.
artist’s handwriting, this document is on      “Domenikos Theotokopoulos of the                 The exhibition is arranged simply,
display at the Benaki Museum’s main            15th century,” referring to the artist more   leaving the works to speak for them-
building in Kolonaki, as part of the ex-       widely known as El Greco.                     selves and some make a more powerful
hibition “The Hand of Angelos: An Icon-                                                      impact than others. Highlights that
Painter in Venetian Crete.”                                                                  stand out are an image of St Luke the
   It comes as no surprise that the will       Trailblazer                                   Evangelist, on loan from the Museum of
is presented as the display’s main ex-         Akotantos participated in the                 Icons in Recklinghausen, Germany, as
hibit: It is unique, because there are no      discussions taking place at the               well as an icon depicting the embracing
other surviving documents of its kind                                                        apostles Peter and Paul, from the Odig-
                                               time, paving the way for the
from 15th-century artists and it also                                                        itria Monastery in south-central Crete.
serves as a valuable source of informa-
                                               intellectuals of the Renaissance                 The museum offers guided tours as
tion about the life of Akotantos.                                                            well as a series of lectures that are tak-
   It further reveals a new kind of artist:       Accordingly, apart from Akotantos’s        ing place Fridays at 7 p.m. On January
one who actively participated in the ide-      work, the exhibition further presents         15 and 16, the Benaki will bring the ex-
ological discussions taking place at the       pieces representative of the art created      hibition to a close with an internation-
time, paving the way for the intellectuals     around 1400, the highlight of which is        al symposium at its Pireos Street annex
of the Renaissance who were to follow.         an icon depicting the Dormition of the        (138 Pireos, tel 210.345.3111), titled
   The Benaki exhibition sheds light on        Virgin and bearing Theotokopoulos’s sig-      “1400-1450: The Artistic Output of Con-
Akotantos’s work by presenting 49              nature, taken from the Dormition of the       stantinople, Venice and Venetian-Ruled
pieces – 47 icons, an illustrated manu-        Virgin (Kimisis tis Theotokou) Church in      Crete.”
script on loan from the Louvre in Paris        Ermoupoli on Syros.
and the aforementioned will, which is             Akotantos’s signature, “Heir Angelou”            Benaki Museum, 1 Koumbari &
normally housed at the State Archives          (The Hand of Angelos), on his icons, is             Vassilissis Sofias, tel 210.367.1000.
of Venice.                                     also significant. Benaki Museum direc-        The exhibition is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
   Curator Maria Vasilaki, who has put         tor Angelos Delivorrias and Vasilaki          Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and
the exhibition together, describes             both agree that the signature indicates       Saturdays as well as 9 a.m. to midnight on
Akotantos as the most important painter        the artist’s work enjoyed a certain degree    Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays,
of a particularly interesting period, a time   of recognition, and also reveals knowl-       through January 16.

                                                                                          ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


Onassis Cultural Center
Contemporary Greek
culture gets a new home                                                                                                                                                        Arts and letters
                                                                                                                                                                               The Onassis Cultural Center covers a
Venue to officially open its doors in early December                                                                                                                           surface area of 18,000 square meters. The
                                                                                                                                                                               new home for arts and letters includes a

                                                                                                                                            ‘Culture is an
                                                                                                                                            intrinsic need. Man
                                                                                                                                            has been producing
                                                                                                                                            art ever since the day
                                                                                                                                            he ceased being an
                                                                                                                                                                               900-seat amphitheater, a 220-seat
                                                                                                                                                                               auditorium, a 700-square meter exhibition
                                                                                                                                                                               space, an open theater, an electronic
                                                                                                                                                                               library, a professional recording studio and
                                                                                                                                                                               a restaurant.
                                                                                                                                                                               The center is headed by executive director Dr
                                                                                                                                                                               Christos Carras and a team of experts who
                                                                                                                                            ape. Ever since the                have come up with a multifaceted program
                                                                                                                                            time he felt the need              of events through June of next year.
                                                                                                                                                                               While the center’s inaugural event, the
                                                                                                                                            not only to worship                Athens Dialogues, will continue at the new
                                                                                                                                            and express his fear               center until Saturday, November 27, the
                                                                                                                                            but to express                     Visual Dialogues is a parallel activity, in
                                                                                                                                            himself’                           essence an offshoot of the former. The
                                                                                                                                                                               Visual Dialogues feature 14 artists using
                                                                                                                                                                               video, installations and other artistic forms

                                                                                                                                            ‘Ancient Greek
                                                                                                                                            culture is nothing
                                                                                                                                            less than the
                                                                                                                                            common property of
                                                                                                                                            all mankind, the
                                                                                                                                                                               to tackle the parallel symposium’s six
                                                                                                                                                                               themes: Identity and Difference; Stories and
                                                                                                                                                                               Histories; Logos and Art; Democracy and
                                                                                                                                                                               Politics; Science and Ethics; and Quality of
                                                                                                                                                                               Life. The works are on display in various
                                                                                                                                                                               spots around Athens. The visual arts
                                                                                                                                                                               program will continue with a larger-scale
                                                                                                                                            basis of our mutual                exhibition of works by Greek artists living
                                                                                                                                            humanist heritage’                 abroad.
                                                                                                                                                                               Meanwhile, productions taking place at the
                                                                                                                                                                               center’s state-of-the-art theater include
                                                                                                                                                                               Latvian director Alvis Hermanis and the


There was the legend and there was the
                                                brings together scholars, scientists, in-
                                                tellectuals, artists and other specialists.
                                                   Meanwhile, the concept behind the
                                                                                              Business Foundation, active in ship-
                                                                                              ping, asset management and other ac-
                                                                                              tivities, and the Public Benefit Foun-
                                                                                                                                            ‘We have a network
                                                                                                                                            of people who know
                                                                                                                                            and respect us in the
                                                                                                                                            fields of academia
                                                                                                                                            and media and we
                                                                                                                                                                               New Riga Theater presenting “The Sound of
                                                                                                                                                                               Silence” from December 16 to 19, Victoria
                                                                                                                                                                               Chaplin and Jean-Baptiste Thierree’s
                                                                                                                                                                               “Invisible Circus” on December 28-30 and
                                                                                                                                                                               January 1 and 2, Stathis Livathinos staging
                                                                                                                                                                               Georg Buchner’s “Danton’s Death” in
                                                                                                                                                                               January and February next year, along with
man: a young, soon-to-be-worth-a-mil-           building’s architectural design belongs       dation. The sole beneficiary of the for-      would like to put this             a series of tributes to Greek song.
lion-bucks Aristos crossing the At-             to Architecture-Studio in Paris. It was       mer is the latter, with the Public Ben-       network into the                   Ticket prices at the new center will range
lantic with 250 dollars in his pocket; an       chosen for its incorporation of ancient       efit Foundation spending about 40                                                from 7 to 60 euros.
all-powerful tycoon who entertained Sir         Greek elements of architectural puri-         percent of the net annual profits of the
                                                                                                                                            service of our
Winston Churchill aboard the Christi-           ty along with novel ways of playing           Business Foundation, while the re-            country’
na; a father, whose life was shattered          with both natural and artificial light.       mainder is reinvested.
when his son died in an airplane crash.
Reality and myth often intertwine
when it comes to Aristotle Onassis.
   A big portion of the shipping mag-
nate’s legacy has been dedicated to
good causes. The Onassis Cultural
Center is a new addition to a long list
                                                Another feature of the building is Ai-
                                                milia Papaphilippou’s “Liquid Sky”
                                                bar area, which is poised to become a
                                                new city hotspot.
                                                   A number of major artworks are set
                                                to further embellish the new venue, in-
                                                cluding some that were up until now
                                                                                                 Beginning in 1980, the foundation es-
                                                                                              tablished its international prizes for out-
                                                                                              standing accomplishment and has
                                                                                              handed out thousands of scholarships
                                                                                              to date. Completed in 1992, the Onas-
                                                                                              sis Cardiac Surgery Center has since
                                                                                              been bequeathed to the Greek state.
                                                                                                                                            ‘It was a conscious
                                                                                                                                            decision made by
                                                                                                                                            Aristotle because,
                                                                                                                                            through the
                                                                                                                                            foundation, he
of public service endeavors. Located on         housed at the National Gallery – think        Meanwhile, the US affiliate of the            wanted his son’s
Syngrou Avenue, the center was built            major pieces of sculpture by Auguste          Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit           name to live on, and
by the Alexander S. Onassis Public              Rodin and Antoine Bourdelle.                  Foundation sponsors scholars lectur-
Benefit Foundation and aims to provide             Established in 1975, the year Onas-        ing in the US and Canada, while the
                                                                                                                                            not his own’
a platform for creative disciplines.            sis died, the Alexander S. Onassis            Onassis Cultural Center in New York
From C.P. Cavafy’s poetry to graphic            Public Benefit Foundation was one of          hosts archaeological exhibitions and
novels, the center aims to encourage the        the mogul’s dearest wishes. In a hand-        other events and is situated in the foun-
art of discussion, while promoting              written will, Onassis had noted that his      dation’s New York headquarters in the
theater, dance, music, the visual arts          fortune was to be divided between the         Olympic Tower.
and all related fields. It also hopes to fill   foundation bearing his son’s name                In Athens, the Onassis Cultural Cen-
a cultural gap as regards contemporary          and his daughter, Christina. In effect,       ter’s official inauguration will take
Greek creative output – 65 percent of           45 percent of his estate and assets went      place on December 7 and 8 by invita-
the program’s content is, directly or in-       to the foundation with the remaining          tion only, followed by open-to-the-
directly, Greek-related.                        55 percent going to Christina.                public events on December 11 and 12.
   The center’s opening act is the                 A small group of very close Onassis
Athens Dialogues, an international              collaborators became the keepers of the
symposium on Greek culture and its              faith, establishing and running the              107-109 Syngrou, tel 213.017.8000,                                            Spain’s Compania Nacional de Danza
role in today’s society. Running to             foundation, which was established in             210.924.9090. For more, see                                                   will perform at the new venue in May
Saturday, November 27, the project              Liechtenstein and divided into the                                     Aristotle Onassis in 1970. [AFP]   next year. [Fernando Marcos]

                                                                                          ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


Anthony S. Papadimitriou President of the foundation discusses the new city project

A purpose-built space where the past
and present can be cultivated
Born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1955, An-
thony S. Papadimitriou is an attorney-
at-law and a member of the Piraeus
Bar Association. He was elected to the
board of the Alexander S. Onassis
Public Benefit Foundation in 1988, fol-
lowing a recommendation by then-
president Christina Onassis. In 2005,
he was unanimously elected presi-
dent. He spoke to Athens Plus about
the new Onassis Cultural Center.

Why is culture an important
   Culture is not a luxury nowadays,
it’s a necessity. We can’t talk about the
environment, our natural habitat, acid
rain, pollution and all these phe-
nomena and not talk about our in-
tellectual environment, which also
makes up our quality of life.
   In general, culture is an intrinsic
need. Man has been producing art
ever since the day he ceased being an
ape. Ever since the time he felt the
need not only to worship and express
his fear but to express himself.

What is your take on Greek culture
   First of all, ancient Greek culture is
nothing less than the common prop-
erty of all mankind, the basis of our
mutual humanist heritage. Second-
ly, Greek culture is one sole entity, it    State of the art. The Onassis Cultural Center’s 900-seat amphitheater.
is undivided: It began in ancient
Greece and went through Alexandria,         we want to cultivate what is going on         Greece. Their art is profoundly Greek      heritage and have not supported           we have decided to focus the foun-
Rome, the Italian Renaissance, the          in Greece with respect to the past but        but in a very subtle way.                  contemporary culture. At the new          dation’s funding toward the new
Western Europe Renaissance, the             also in terms of what’s happening to-                                                    center, we also aim to develop con-       center. In the past, we used to spon-
Enlightenment, all the way up to the        day, what we’re producing on the cul-         So is there a notion abroad that           temporary Greek culture beyond lo-        sor projects on the outside but now
present. It spread geographically           tural level right now.                        Greece is still producing art?             cal borders.                              we have decided that when we want
and through time. You can’t say that           Naturally, this has also to do with           No, I’m sorry to say, that is not the                                             to do something, we’ll do it at the new
a philosopher today such as Simon           what’s going on beyond Greek bor-             case. These Greeks are very few;           Will you do this through the              venue. Generally speaking, the foun-
Critchley doesn’t have ties to ancient      ders. When we talk about cultivating          they are not promoted by their coun-       foundation’s New York premises?           dation has decided to boost its own
Greece. He has a lot to do with ancient     Greek culture at the center, it’s about       try and work with their own means.            We have a network of people who        programs.
Greece, just as Immanuel Kant,              Greeks producing culture locally,             They don’t project themselves as           know and respect us in the fields of
Spinoza and so many others did be-          Greeks working abroad – as well as            Greeks but as important artists in         academia and media and we would           It’s also a welcome addition to the
fore him. They all started from Greece,     foreigners, whether here or abroad.           their own countries. Unfortunately,        like to put this network into the         city.
each one building something of their        And there is also a broader mass of           Greece doesn’t enjoy the reputation        service of our country – without, how-       It is one of the most handsome
own, as a continuation.                     people who, directly or indirectly,           it ought to. We rely on ancient Greek      ever, turning into the artists’ agents    buildings in Athens. It is visually
   The point is that culture is a con-      have been influenced by or come from                                                     but by giving them the opportunity        sumptuous but also in its essence –
tinuum, you can’t separate it and split     Greek culture.                                                                           to stand up and do whatever it is they    the program will match the shell.
it up geographically or in terms of            If you take a closer look, you will                                                   have to do.
time. Of course Greek culture is the        find that a lot of things which don’t                                                                                              What about the Athens Dialogues?
common basis from which all these           seem to be related at first glance do                                                    Will there be a link between the             The Athens Dialogues aim to bring
things developed later on.                  have a deeper connection to Greek cul-                                                   activities of Athens and New York?        the old to today. To show why the an-
                                            ture.                                                                                       Of course there is a link. In New      cient spirit continues to be so time-
What about today’s culture, things                                                                                                   York, we organize highly successful       ly and why it will carry on being so
like street art, for instance? Where        How do foreigners see us in terms                                                        archaeological exhibitions. We have       in the future, clearly demonstrating
does it factor in within this broader       of culture? Besides antiquity, are                                                       a brand name, one that is very im-        that what preoccupied our ancestors
framework?                                  they aware of new, modern Greek                                                          portant and was difficult to develop;     is still important today and continues
    All these are new media and we          art?                                                                                     it took time and considerable in-         to preoccupy the younger generation.
would like to give them particular em-         There is a divergence here. The                                                       vestment. American and New York
phasis at the new cultural center.          artists we – here in Greece – think of                                                   audiences are used to top-quality         Would Aristotle Onassis be content
Technology has freed us from plen-          as famous and influential interna-                                                       events. We can’t go from showcasing       today?
ty of things, allowing us to work in dif-   tionally, in fact have very little, if any,                                              ancient Greek masterpieces one day           I believe so, I think he would have
ferent ways, much faster and easier.        impact at all. But there are important                                                   to inviting them to see what is sim-      been content. Let me point out that
This, however, doesn’t mean violat-         Greeks working abroad, who enjoy                                                         ply pleasing to the eye the following     the foundation doesn’t carry Aristo-
ing the basic principles of art, which      considerable fame, people like Jannis                                                    evening. We have to be very careful.      tle’s name, but his son’s, Alexandros.
is to produce quality art. Technolog-       Kounellis, Stephen Antonakos and                                                                                                      It was a conscious decision made
ical facilitation requires a demand for     Chryssa, for instance. Though they are                                                   The new Athens building is the            by Aristotle because, through the
quality. At the new space, all these el-    well known abroad, only recently                                                         foundation’s facade now.                  foundation, he wanted his son’s
ements will come together because           did we start talking about them in            Anthony S. Papadimitriou                     As a building, it is our showcase and   name to live on, and not his own.

                                                                                       ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
                                                                                                     ON STAGE

Nancy Biniadaki Director talks about staging Mark Ravenhill’s play
‘Product’ strips the veneer                                                                                                                                  Tonight We Improvise

off the consumer mentality

                                                                                                                                                             Luigi Pirandello’s “Tonight We Improvise,” a play
                                                                                                                                                             within a play, is a study about the contribution of
                                                                                                                                                             theater directors toward a play’s success.
                                                                                                                                                             Questions about the respective roles of the actors,
                                                                                                                                                             the theater director and the text itself arise
                                                                                                                                                             through the staging of a story about a family in
                                                                                                                                                             which the father dies, leaving behind his wife and
     Dimitris Liolios                                                                                                                                        four daughters.
     on stage as the                                                                                                                                         Directed by Periklis Moustakis and starring
     producer in ‘Product.’                                                                                                                                  Anastasia Efstratiadi, Alkis Zoupas, Irini
     [Ilias Hatzakis]                                                                                                                                        Karaoglou and Vicky Kyriakidi, the play makes its
                                                                                                                                                             premiere on Friday, November 26, at the Askisis
                                                                                                                                                             Theater, where it will run Thursdays to Sundays at
                                                                                                                                                             8.30 p.m. The sets and costumes have been
                                       political activism but of small per-   I believed that the play would in-        I usually have a very clear idea     designed by Angelos Mentis.
A film producer tries to persuade      sonal ideologies. The themes ap-       terest Athenian audiences, be-         of the final result, mainly of the            Askisis Theater, 18-20 Fragoudi, Kallithea
an unimpressed starlet that he         pealed to me: storytelling and         cause Greek society is in a phase      final feeling. I may not always               (behind Panteion University), tel 210.923.6992,
has the “product” that will make       salesmanship, fiction and reali-       of despair but also of awakening.      know exactly how to describe it
their names. It’s a sex-and-vio-       ty, real feelings and Hollywood        The play addresses all those who       but I feel what does and doesn’t        ● ● ● ●

lence-laden film script, crammed       feelings. I also felt challenged by    consume images and stories. It         suit. I never know exactly where
with stereotypes about men,            the form – a strange monologue         shouts at all of us: “Open your        a play will take me, and that’s ex-     Jordan
women and Islam and set in the         which actually works only              eyes! Think about what you see,        citing – the anxiety is killing but
aftermath of the 2001 terrorist at-    through perfect communication          what products they sell you,           what’s the point if you don’t take
tacks on the US. The heroine, who      between two actors. It allowed         what you choose to buy.” I want-       risks?
has lost her husband in the Twin       me as the director to work in a        ed to perform a small political act,      Dynamics emerge with all your
Towers, meets a suicide bomber         way that interests me now, using       if theater can work that way.          co-workers who lead the pro-
who speaks to her deepest fears        simple means, exploring the                                                   duction in unexpected directions.
and desires.                           essence of things, both the            How does your notion of what           In particular with the actors, the
   Mark Ravenhill’s play “Prod-        themes of the play and the abil-       you want from a production             daily struggle to inspire them, to
uct” uses the absurdities of that      ities of the actors. And, of course,   change as you work on it?              carry them away, to respond to
fictional script and the deluded                                                                                     their queries, is very complicat-
fantasies of the producer to strip                                                                                   ed. In that way you understand
the veneer off consumerism             The appeal                                  BACKGROUND                        the play better, you understand
while exposing racism and fa-          ‘Storytelling and                                                             them and yourself as well.
naticism.                              salesmanship, fiction and                                                        You’re playing with their psy-
   Dimitris Liolios throws himself                                                                                   che and asking them to deliver
                                       reality, real feelings and
into the demanding role of the                                                                                       part of their truth. In this job you
producer opposite Iliana Gaitani
                                       Hollywood feelings’                                                           enter into such personal territo-
in the virtually nonspeaking role                                                                                    ry that it requires great trust and
of the starlet, in a production that                                                                                 respect. And that creates delicate
premiered at Bios and is now hav-                                                                                    balances but that’s the magic of
ing a second run at Tora K44.                                                                                        our profession.
Director Nancy Biniadaki divides                                                 Nancy Biniadaki studied                I don’t like working alone; I
her time between Athens and                                                      film direction in Greece            want to share things. It gives me       Anna Reynolds and Moira Buffini’s one-woman
Berlin. Athens Plus caught up                                                    and Britain and has a               freedom, it stimulates my mind          show “Jordan” is based on the true story of
with her to ask her about work-                                                  number of short films and           and imagination, and above all          Shirley Jones, a young woman accused of the
ing on “Product.”                                                                documentaries to her                my emotions.                            murder of her infant son, Jordan. In what is a
                                                                                 credit as well as videos for           It’s no lie to say that we fall in   powerful monologue, the tragic mother recalls
What made you choose to direct                                                   stage and opera. She has            love with our colleagues. And, in       how she wound up carrying out this horrendous
“Product”?                                                                       collaborated with the               the end, I think we pass on that        act.
   I saw the play in Berlin and was                                              Athens Festival and the             whole experience to the audi-           Starring Marina Aslanoglou as the protagonist,
fascinated by its simplicity and di-                                             Greek National Theater              ence. Storytelling isn’t mathe-         the play, directed and adapted by Nikos
rectness. It was funny and mov-                                                  and her work has won                matics; it’s passion.                   Mastorakis, premieres at the Amiral Theater on
ing; it was provocative and iron-                                                several awards. “Product”                                                   Friday, November 26. It will then run Wednesdays
ic about everything – ideas, emo-                                                is the third play she has                 “Product,” at Tora K44            to Saturdays at 9.15 p.m. as well as Sundays at
tions, conventional morality, our                                                directed.                                  (44 Constantinoupoleos, Gazi,    7.15 p.m. The sets have been designed by Manolis
fears and needs. It was cheap the-                                               Samples of her work can             near Kerameikos metro station,          Pantelidakis and the lighting is by Melina Mascha.
ater: two people on stage with a       Iliana Gaitani plays an                   be seen on her website,             tel 210.342.3560), is on Fridays to           Amiral Theater, 10 Amerikis, tel 210.363.9385,
very powerful play. And it was a       unimpressed starlet in a virtually             Saturdays at 9.30 p.m. through                210.360.8856
political text, not in the sense of    nonspeaking role. [Ilias Hatzakis]                                            December 31.


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                                                                               ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


     Take 10
Songs of darkness
                                                                                               Sounds around
                                                                                               Ex-Archive                            Tsabropoulos
 1   Paint It Black
     The Rolling Stones
     “I see a red door and I                                                                    Greek tour                           Local composer of note teams up
     want it painted black, no
     colors anymore, I want
     them to turn black.”
                                                                                                winds up                             with drumming ace Hilary Jones
                                                                                                Craig Walker (photo),                The internationally acclaimed Greek pianist and composer Vassilis

 2   Sour Times
     “Who am I, what and
                                                                                                formerly of the ever-
                                                                                                evolving London collective
                                                                                                Archive, whose work has
                                                                                                                                     Tsabropoulos, an artist who has been releasing noteworthy work on
                                                                                                                                     respected German label ECM for close to a decade now, joins forces for
                                                                                                                                     the first time with American drummer Hilary Jones for two
     why, ’cause all I have                                                                     swung from electronica to            performances on Tuesday, November 30, and Wednesday, December 1,
     left is my memories                                                                        prog rock, ends a 10-date            at the capital’s Gazarte venue (32-34 Voutadon, Gazi, 9 p.m., 15-35
     of yesterday.”                                                                             Greek tour with a show on            euros, tel 210.345.2277). Bringing a gentle fusion of jazz and classical –
                                                                                                Sunday, November 28, at the          at times with discreet Greek overtones – Tsabropoulos’s work has its

 3   Downbound Train
     Bruce Springsteen
                                     One year later                                             capital’s Koo-Koo Club
                                                                                                (17 Iakchou, Gazi, 10 p.m.,
                                                                                                                                     own distinct sound. Performing in Greece for the first time, Jones,
                                                                                                                                     described as “a precision power player” by Modern Drummer
     “Now I work down at the                                                                    tel 210.345.0930). Walker,           Magazine, has gained considerable fame amid the male-dominated
     carwash where all it ever
     does is rain. Don’t you
                                   Same date, different place                                   whose local tour has taken           drumming circuit.
                                                                                                him to a series of provincial
     feel like you’re a rider on
     a downbound train?”
                                   for Wovenhand’s return                                       cities rarely, if ever, visited by
                                                                                                international acts, is joined
                                   Returning to Athens one year to the day after their          by two local musicians,

 4   Not Dark Yet
     Bob Dylan
     “Don’t even hear the
                                   previous gig here, which sold out, Denver, Colorado
                                   indie-rock act Wovenhand performs on Saturday,
                                   November 27, at the Gagarin 205 club (205 Liosion,
                                                                                                Vasilis Avgoustakis and
                                                                                                Danae Nielsen, both
                                                                                                members of Rosebleed, an
     murmur of a prayer. It’s      tel 210.854.7600).                                           aspiring goth-rock band. The
     not dark yet, but it’s        Led by David Eugene Edwards – a visceral performer           set includes songs by Archive
     getting there.”               whose songwriting carries scores of influences,              and Rosebleed as well as
                                   including neo-folk, alternative country, post-rock, punk,    Walker’s solo material.

 5   Breakdown
     Tom Petty
     “Go ahead and give it
                                   Native American and industrial music – Wovenhand
                                   grew from the remains of the frontman’s previous
                                   concern, 16 Horsepower.
     to me, breakdown              Currently touring Europe with a new album, “The
     honey, take me through        Threshingfloor,” which has met with favorable reviews,
     the night.”                   Wovenhand has been joined by Greek traditional
                                   musician Loukas Metaxas & the 7 Seas Duet, performing

 6   No More Heroes
     The Stranglers
     “Whatever happened to
                                   as the opening act on all dates except Athens.

     the heroes, all the
     Shakespearoes, they
                                      Mix it up                                                Red Snapper                           New album
     watched their Rome
     burn.”                        Putting a beat in rebetiko                                                                        Tilemachos Moussas Farm
 7   The Great Divide
     Steve Wynn
                                   Imam Baildi, the Athens-based project that made an                                                and guests to gather at 6 Dogs
                                   impact on the European club scene with last year’s self-
     “And every day’s a little     titled debut album, featuring programmed beats on old                                             Experimental jazz musician Tilemachos Moussas, whose work, both
     slower than the one           Greek rebetiko songs from the 1940s and 50s,                                                      abstract and more defined, has led the guitarist through a variety of
     before. And everyone          performs on Friday, November 26, at Piu Verde                                                     domains, presents material from a forthcoming album, “Newborn,” on
     feels OK, but they’re still   (Stratigou Papagou & Ogdois Merarchias, Alsos                                                     Friday, November 26, at 6 Dogs (6-8 Avramiotou, Monastiraki, Athens,
     not sure.”                    Papagou, Athens, 10.30 p.m., tel 210.654.6185).             Electro-jazz                          10 p.m., free entrance, tel 210.321.0510). The local musician, whose
                                   Imam Baildi’s first release, orchestrated by brothers                                             work has included music for film and theater as well as a previous

 8   Edge of Reality
     Elvis Presley
                                   Orestis and Lysandros Falireas, drew comparisons to         wizards                               collaboration with cult Thessaloniki pop group Xaxakes, will front his
                                   Moby’s “Play,” an album that juxtaposed electronica                                               newly formed six-piece band, the Tilemachos Moussas Farm. A series
     “Oh I can hear strange        with blues, considered by many to be the US                 Active again after                    of guests, including locally based multi-instrumentalist American
     voices echo, laughing         counterpart of rebetiko.                                    reforming three years ago,            Blaine L. Reininger of the avant-garde group Tuxedomoon, will provide
     with mockery. The                                                                         Red Snapper, a British                additional support.
     border line of doom                                                                       electro-jazz group whose
     I’m facing, the edge                                                                      seamless blend of acoustic
     of reality.”                                                                              instruments and electronic
                                                                                               textures on a series of

 9   Dark End
     of the Street
     Flying Burrito Brothers
                                                                                               projects between the mid-
                                                                                               and late 90s proved
                                                                                               impressive, returns to
     “That is where we                                                                         Athens for the second time
     always meet. Hiding in                                                                    in less than two years. The
     shadows where we                                                                          visit includes two dates, on
     don’t belong.”                                                                            Thursday, December 2, at
                                                                                               the capital’s Gagarin 205

10   Time out for Fun
     “So your life has just
                                                                                               club (205 Liosion, 25 & 28
                                                                                               euros, 9.30 p.m., tel
                                                                                               210.854.7600) and
     begun, somebody else is                                                                   December 3 at Mylos in
     saying that it’s done.                                                                    Thessaloniki (56 Andreou
     Nurses whisper, others                                                                    Georgiou, 25 euros, 9.30
     grin, something’s funny                                                                   p.m., tel 2310.551.836/
     at your expense again.”                                                                   516.945).

                                       ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


  Healthy introspection
  and enduring                                                     Jazz legend Sonny
                                                                   Rollins, an artist of
  excellence                                                       continual self-doubt,
                                                                   here for first ever
                                                                   Greek show

                                 BY GEORGE KOLYVAS               Rollins took his first of several ex-
                                                              tended breaks in 1959, as a 29-year-       Palestinian Youth
                                Throughout his lifelong       old questioning the acclaim his mu-
                                musical journey, from
                              committed young learner to
                                                              sic was receiving.
                                                                 “I was getting very famous at the
                                                                                                         Orchestra makes
                             seasoned master perched
                             on the pinnacle, jazz legend
                                                              time and I felt I needed to brush up
                                                              on various aspects of my craft,”           its Greek debut
                              Sonny Rollins has remained      Rollins recalled in an older inter-
                             vigilant in knowing when it      view. “I felt I was getting too much,      BY KATERINA VOUSSOURA
                              is time to go away, even if     too soon, so I said, ‘Wait a minute, I’m
                             just temporarily.                going to do it my way.’ I wasn’t go-       In its first ever concert in Greece, the Palestinian Youth
                               Rollins has returned from      ing to let people push me out there so     Orchestra (PYO) will be bringing with it a moving mes-
                                     a number of sabbat-      I could fall down. I wanted to get my-     sage about the power of unity through music. The
                                       icals, including       self together, on my own.”                 orchestra is set to perform just one concert at the
                                         during his phys-        When the break ended about three        Athens Concert Hall at 8.30 p.m. on Sunday, Novem-
                                           ical prime, as     years later, in 1962, Rollins enjoyed      ber 28 – a symbolic date, as it marks the eve of In-
                                            an inspired act   a fertile four-year period that led to     ternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Peo-
                                             able to pro-     productive collaborations with a           ple. The concert will take place in the Christos Lam-
                                             duce fresh       number of key jazz musicians, in-          brakis Hall.
                                             and innova-      cluding his idol Hawkins, Don Cher-           Under the baton of British maestro Sian Edwards,
                                            tive work.        ry and Paul Bley.                          the orchestra will present a wide-ranging program,
                                                  Now 80,        By 1966, Rollins had grown weary        starting off with Haydn’s Symphony No 94 (“The Sur-
                                Rollins, a saxophonist        again and split for another sabbatical,    prise”) and moving on to traditional Arab songs. The
                              who has influenced gener-       this time for a slightly longer period     second part of the concert will feature excerpts from
                            ations of jazz musicians, pro-    until the early 70s. The jazz musician     George Gershwin’s much-loved opera “Porgy and
                           vided songs that went on to        returned with an interest in applying      Bess” as well as works by three Palestinian composers
                          become jazz standards. In ad-       his art to R&B, pop and funk styles.       – the United States-based John Bisharat and Issa Bou-
                         dition to having endured as             “During the second sabbatical, I        los and Ahmad al-Khatib, who lives in Sweden. The
                        one of bebop and hard bop’s most      worked in Japan a little bit, and went     orchestra has a policy of commissioning works by
                       celebrated figures, Rollins is still   to India after that and spent a lot of     Palestinian composers every year, performing them
                      finding reasons to keep plunging        time in a monastery... I took some time    alongside classical compositions, as part of its effort
                    into music.                               off to get myself together and I think     to promote the work of Palestinian and Arab artists.
                     The New York City musician’s on-         it’s a good thing for anybody to do,”         The PYO, the flagship of the Edward Said Nation-
                  going journey brings him and his            remembers Rollins, who had strug-          al Conservatory of Music, was founded in 2004 in an
                  band to Athens for one performance          gled with an addiction to heroin in        effort to bring together young Palestinian musicians
                  on Sunday, November 28, at the Pal-         previous years.                            from across the world. It is made up of about 50 mu-
                  las Theater (5 Voukourestiou, Citylink,        It took the renascent Rollins mini-     sicians, whose ages usually range from 14 to 26. To
                  Syntagma, 9 p.m., tickets 70, 85, and       mal time to once more begin making         date, the orchestra has performed in Syria, Jordan,
                  100 euros, tel 210.321.3100).               an impact with his effortless and flu-     Bahrain, Lebanon and Germany. In 2008, it also made
                     The Harlem-raised musician, whose        id musicianship. By the early to mid-      its first performance in the Palestinian territories, in
                  grew up in the same neighborhood as         50s, the emerging act had already          a collaboration with musicians from the Collegium
                  one of his earliest idols, tenor saxo-      worked in bands led by figures such        musicum of Bonn University.
                  phonist Coleman Hawkins, has main-          as Art Blakey, Miles Davis and Max            “The conservatory’s mission is to bring music to
                  tained a pure-minded approach to mu-        Roach, said to be Rollins’s favorite       every Palestinian home and build a system of music
                  sic throughout the years.                   drummer. He had already recorded           education,” said Suhail Khoury, general director of
                     The regular, if not perpetual, artis-    material of his own with Thelonious        the Edward Said National Conservatory, at a recent
                  tic discontent felt by Rollins, who first   Monk among the personnel.                  press conference.
                  recorded in the late 40s, has often            Rollins’s work, from album to al-          “Young Palestinian energy is coming to Athens,”
                  stopped the creative flow. But, more        bum, has differed considerably over        he added. “This cultural project has united Palestinians
                  importantly, it has served as a guid-       his long career. He last released an al-   from all over the world.” Although the average age
                  ing force.                                  bum of new material in 2006 with the       of the musicians is 18, Khoury pointed out that this
                                                              Grammy-nominated album “Sonny,             year the youngest is 12-year-old violinist Mostafa Saad,
                                                              Please,” apparently titled after one of    who was recently distinguished at a music compe-
  Rollins and     Laborious process                           his wife’s favorite phrases.               tition. In the Athens concert, the orchestra will be
     his band,    ‘It’s as if we’re painting before              “I am convinced that all art has the    joined by four Greek musicians, namely bassoonist
   perform at     the public... we have to have the           desire to leave the ordinary... all art    Andreas Spyropoulos, horn player Evangelos Vav-
  the capital’s                                               has this in common. But jazz, the          ilousakis, viola player Sofia Papacostaki and double
                  blues and reds very well placed
Pallas Theater                                                world of improvisation, is perhaps the     bassist Vera Armeni.
   on Sunday,     before going out to play. So for            highest form because we do not have           “Many of these musicians come from very difficult
November 28.      me, jazz is probably the most               the opportunity to make changes,”          backgrounds and often struggled to start playing a
                  demanding art’                              Rollins commented recently. “It’s as       musical instrument. But they have tremendous will
                                                              if we’re painting before the public, and   and are very excited to play music,” said Edwards,
                                                              the following morning we cannot go         also present at the press conference, who first
                                                              back and correct that blue color or        worked with the orchestra in 2006 in Amman, Jor-
                                                              change that red. We have to have the       dan.
                                                              blues and reds very well placed before
                                                              going out to play. So for me, jazz is            Athens Concert Hall, 1 Kokkali & Vas. Sofias,
                                                              probably the most demanding art.”                tel 210.728.2333

                                                                                      ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


The precious yield of Kozani’s regal crocus
Saffron, a spice that takes much hard work to produce, has been a jewel in the country’s crown for some 500 years

Sorting the stigmas is a painstaking job that needs to be done by hand, like the picking of the flowers, which entails 20-30 days of backbreaking work in the fields.

BY EVI VOUTSINA                             ranean had made them aware of the          of a bright orange/red hue and with a       moving before the stigmas begin to           lated room at 35-40 degrees Celsius (95-
                                            commercial potential of the spice that     strong aroma which can be used as a         wilt. The harvest begins early in the        104F). Once dried, the stigmas are gone
In the fields of many villages on the       is extracted from the plant. Saffron is    seasoning and coloring agent in food        morning, with the laborers bent over         through again by hand so that only the
Tsarsambas Plain, which stretches           also grown in Spain, Morocco and sev-      preparation.                                double to gently pull the flower from        best of the harvest makes it to market.
south of the northern Greek region of       eral countries in Central Asia, though        Growing the Kozani crocus is not an      the plant without harming the stalk or       To produce 1 kilogram of Kozani saffron,
Kozani to Lake Polyfytos, the mild cli-     the Kozani variety is widely considered    especially difficult job. Extracting the    the stigma with an expert twist of the       producers have to pick and sort as many
mate and rich soil make them the per-       to be of the best quality.                 saffron, however, is – and it takes 20-     wrist. This continues until the entire       as 150,000 to 170,000 flowers within the
fect hosts for top-quality saffron ex-         Crocus sativus is a domesticated        30 days of backbreaking work that nor-      field is cleared and can take several        space of a month. The Kozani crocus is
tracted from Kozani crocus.                 perennial that bears three long stigmas    mally begins in mid-October.                hours. The plants are then taken to the      also protected by a cooperative estab-
   The region has been cultivating                                                        The plant wilts at the end of spring     separating table and the field left to       lished in the area that includes all saf-
crocus flowers for some 500 years                                                      and does not produce any new shoots         blossom again day after day for the 20-      fron producers. The product is sold in
and now these efforts have been re-         Labor-intensive                            until the first rains of autumn. Farm-      30 days of the flower’s cycle.               small packages or glass jars, though it
warded with a slot on the European          The harvest begins early in the            ers observe the plants’ growth to see          The flowers are then tossed onto a        really does take only a pinch of the spice
Union’s list of products of Protected       morning, with the laborers bent            whether they can expect a good crop         round, spinning surface that separates       to give dishes that deep orange tint and
Designation of Origin (PDO). The cul-                                                  or not, waiting until the flowers cov-      the petals from the stigmas and then the     hay-like fragrance. To get the maximum
                                            over double to gently pull the
tivation of this precious plant was ini-                                               er their fields in a fragrant purple car-   stigmas are sorted by hand. They are         color and flavor, soak the saffron in a
tiated by Kozani merchants whose trav-
                                            flower from the plant without              pet. Once the plants have reached ma-       next placed on large wooden planks and       small bowl of water for an hour or two
els across Europe and the Mediter-          harming the stalk or the stigma            turity, it is time for the farmers to get   left to partially dry out in a well-venti-   before use.

Demand for Santorini fava outstrips supply
Island’s yellow split peas, used to make a delicious dip, cost around 9-10 euros a kilo wholesale due to their scarcity
BY TANIA GEORGIOPOULOU                                                                                                             yield the pea, by drought, by a sudden       centives to farmers to grow more fa-
                                                                                                                                   heat wave, even if it comes just a day       va.
Another Greek product that recently                                                                                                before the harvest.”                             Matthaios Dimopoulos is the pres-
made it onto the lofty lists of the Euro-                                                                                            Families on Santorini have been            ident of the Santorini farmers’ coop-
pean Union’s products with Protect-                                                                                                growing their own fava beans for sev-        erative (which also has its own shop on
ed Designation of Origin (PDO), is San-                                                                                            eral generations but few farmers grow        the island). He argues that no other va-
torini fava, the yellow split pea that                                                                                             enough to cover export demands, an-          riety of yellow split pea tastes quite as
gives us the delicious “fava” dip. Yet                                                                                             other reason why the price is so high.       good as that grown on his island.
despite its quality and value (it is hard                                                                                          There is interest in the product from            “The cost of cultivating 0.1 hectares
to find and expensive at around 9-10                                                                                               abroad and from high-end restau-             can reach 700 euros. A lot of the work
euros a kilo wholesale), there is only                                                                                             rants around Greece but there is just        in planting, harvesting and splitting is
a handful of farmers on the popular                                                                                                not enough being produced on the is-         done by hand and this pushes costs up
southeast Aegean island who contin-                                                                                                land to cover their needs. Producers are     even further, while the harvest is lim-
ue to grow this crop.                                                                                                              hoping that the PDO designation will         ited and not very steady,” he points out.
   One of them is Yiannis Nomikos,                                                                                                 persuade the Agricultural Develop-               Dimopoulos adds that while the
who still practices many of the tradi-                                                                                             ment and Food Ministry to offer in-          farmers in the cooperative have agreed
tional farming methods that have                                                                                                                                                to drop their wholesale prices to boost
been used on the volcanic island to                                                                                                                                             market interest, there are still many
grow this dietary staple for the past                                                                                              Vulnerable crop                              small-scale producers who sell their
3,500 years. “In a good year,” he says,                                                                                            ‘It can be destroyed by strong               crops directly to buyers without fol-
“you reap about 80 kilos of beans per                                                                                              winds that blow away the                     lowing the cooperative’s guidelines.
stremma (0.1 hectares). But fava is a                                                                                                                                               “Consumers should also know that
                                                                                                                                   flowers before they can yield
very vulnerable crop. It can be de-                                                                                                                                             if you see something advertised as San-
stroyed by strong winds that blow
                                                                                                                                   the pea, by drought or by                    torini fava being sold at 2 euros a kilo,
away the flowers before they can            Farmers on Santorini separate the split pea pods from the plant. [ANA]                 a sudden heat wave’                          it is not from Santorini.”

                                                                                  ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                              DVD & GAMES

                                                            Home entertainment                                                                                         ROUNDUP

                                                            Documentary New romance                                                                             Games to play
                                                                                                                                                       As the new year approaches, and with it the
                                                                                                                                                       release of countless new video games, here’s a
                                                            Oceans                                                                                     quick reminder of some of 2010’s choicest
                                                                                                                                                       offerings that you may have missed.
                                                            Pierce Brosnan narrates this                                                               “StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty” (available
                                                            documentary journey of                                                                     formats: PC, Mac; ESRB rating: teen) will appeal
                                                            discovery in the Earth’s five                                                              to older audiences fond of interactive epic sagas
                                                            oceans. The cameras capture                                                                and strategy games. A trio of mega-species butt
                                                            life at the deepest depths,                                                                heads in the fast-moving real-time sequel to
                                                            from odd-looking creatures to                                                              “StarCraft.” “Wings of Liberty” features new
  Start watching                                            jaw-dropping locations, in a
                                                            film that critics have called a    Letters to Juliet
                                                                                                                                                       faces as well and players can modify the game to
                                                                                                                                                       their liking, whether it’s what mission path to
                                                            fantastically directed and                                                                 follow or which technology and research
Heroes (Season 1)                                           well-captured documentary.         Sophie, a doe-eyed young American woman, tags           upgrades they like. The 29-mission campaign
                                                            Directed by Jacques Perrin         along with her enthusiastic chef boyfriend to           includes novel features such as cloud file
The first season of this Emmy-nominated TV series got       and Jacques Cluzaud.               sample the gastronomic delights of Italy. Yet
millions of viewers hooked on a group of normal people      DVD special features:              delights of another kind are eventually in store for
with superhuman powers. As the plot thickens, these         Subtitles, scene selection,        Sophie after she realizes that her significant other
special men and women understand that their gifts will      interactive menus, trailers        is more excited about wine and cheese than her. To
play a significant role in saving humanity, as they must                                       pass the time before returning home, Sophie
avert an upcoming catastrophe that’s about to hit the                                          volunteers to join a group that responds to the
Earth. This well-directed first batch of episodes (many                                        lovesick authors of letters written to Shakespeare’s
viewers didn’t bother watching past Season 1) offered                                          Juliet (rumored to have lived in Verona). This
drama, comedy, action and romance, as well as                                                  eventually leads Sophie to accompany an elderly
critically praised performances by the cast.                                                   British lady across the country to reconnect with
Science-fiction fantasy series created by Tim Kring                                            her World War II Italian love – to the chagrin of the
and starring Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo                                             lady’s cynical grandson, who doesn’t hide his
Ventimiglia, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Ali Larter and                                                dislike for Sophie. Yet the Mediterranean landscape
Masi Oka.                                                                                      proves so romantic that even these two sworn
DVD special features: Subtitles, scene selection,                                              enemies develop warm feelings for each other.
interactive menus, deleted/extended scenes/episode,                                            Directed by Gary Winick, starring Amanda
commentary                                                                                     Seyfried, Marcia DeBonis, Gael Garcia Bernal and
                                                                                               Vanessa Redgrave.
                                                                                               DVD special features: Subtitles, scene selection,
Battlestar Galactica                                                                           interactive menus, trailers

(Pilot Episode)                                                                                                                                        ‘Limbo’ has a film noir atmosphere that is

One of the most addictive shows in its genre,
                                                            Classic                             Fresh comedy                                           unique in the gaming world.

“Battlestar Galactica” has amassed a diverse group of                                                                                                                                  storage, stat-
fans around the globe. The Galactica is the flagship of a   Laurel &                           Get Him to the Greek                                    Risk: Factions                  tracking and
fleet of spacecraft in a distant future when humans                                                                                                    One of the ultimate             voice
have been forced to leave the Twelve Colonies and are       Hardy                              Low on the totem pole at the record company             objectives in this              communication.
embroiled in an ongoing war with a hostile cybernetic                                          where he works, Aaron has the chance to prove           fun-to-play, tongue-            In a minimalist
race known as the Cylons. There is much at stake. If the    The inseparable but                himself when he is assigned a deceptively simple                                        contrast, 2D
humans lose, they must go in search of a new galactic       incongruous comedy duo             task: to escort Aldous Snow (Russell Brand,             in-cheek game?                  puzzle-platform
home, a fabled planet where their ancestors once lived      Stan Laurel and his rotund         playing his character from “Forgetting Sarah            World domination                game “Limbo”
called Earth.                                               buddy Oliver Hardy cry,            Marshall”), a burnt-out British music legend, all                                       (available
Science-fiction series starring Edward James Olmos          laugh, travel, become              the way from London to Los Angeles for a                formats: Xbox360; ESRB rating: teen) might be a
and Mary McDonnell.                                         detectives, deal with the law,     comeback performance at LA’s Greek Theater.             video game but it has drawn comparisons to film
DVD special features: Subtitles, scene selection,           bicker and stand by each           Unfortunately, Snow wants to make life as hard          noir and German expressionism. The Danish-
interactive menus, deleted scenes, commentary               other. This rare 21-disc           as possible for the earnest rookie, whether it’s        developed game includes no text, dialogue or
                                                            collection includes movies         missing flights or forcing Aaron to be an               even explanation. But the carefully picked,
                                                            featuring the legendary            impromptu drug mule. Keep your eyes peeled              synchronized, grainy, mostly monochromatic
                                                            team, as well as TV series,        for the countless celebrity cameos, ranging from        visuals all combine to provide an addictive game
                                                            never-before-seen footage          Sean “P Diddy” Combs to a pre-divorce Christina
                                                                                                       .                                               with a uniquely haunting atmosphere.
                                                            and guest appearances.             Aguilera.                                               Meanwhile, sports junkies – golfers in particular
                                                            Comedy starring Stan               Directed by Nicholas Stoller, starring Russell          – will put Tiger Woods’s personal dramas aside
                                                            Laurel and Laurel Hardy.           Brand, Jonah Hill, Rose Byrne, Lino Facioli and         to tee off in “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11” (available
                                                            DVD special features:              Elizabeth Moss.                                         formats: Xbox360, PlayStation3, Nintendo Wii;
                                                            Subtitles, scene selection,        DVD special features: Subtitles, scene selection,       ESRB rating: everyone), in which the game’s
                                                            interactive menus                  interactive menus, trailers                             golden boy returns for the latest edition of the
                                                                                                                                                       franchise. Players select a team and then vie for
                                                                                                                                                       the Ryder Cup. This time, however, gamers
                                                                                                                                                       without any real-world friends in their living
                                                                                                                                                       room can muster up a team online. This mode
                                                                                                                                                       allows up to 24 players to compete head-to-
                                                                                                                                                       head as members of a team and talk strategy
                                                                                                                                                       with their buddies via Xbox Live.
                                                                                                                                                       Fans of old-school board games are certain to
                                                                                                                                                       enjoy “Risk: Factions” (available format:
                                                                                                                                                       Xbox360; ESRB rating: everyone), which
                                                                                                                                                       presents a high-tech way to play turn-based
                                                                                                                                                       strategy board games.
                                                                                                                                                       One of the ultimate objectives in this fun-to-
                                                                                                                                                       play, tongue-in-cheek game? World

                                                                                                                        ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Machete 19.00, 21.00, 23.00
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ELLY 64 Academias (210.363.2789)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 The Last Airbender Fri-Wed 14.45, 16.45
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           5 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Tue-              Sat-Sun 12.45, 14.45, 16.45 / The Death I
EMBASSY 5 Patriarchou Ioakeim                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dreamed Of (Greek) 18.45, 21.15, 23.30
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IDEAL 46 Panepistimiou (210.382.6720)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 14.30,
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OPERA ODEON 57 Academias                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sun 19.45, 22.15, 0.30 / Paranormal Activi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          AVANA 3 Lykourgou, Halandri
 1 Another Year 17.00, 19.45, 22.30
 2 Solitary Man 18.10, 20.15, 22.20
                                                                                                      Another Year                                                                                         (210.675.6546)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Part 1 18.00 / Of Gods and Men
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ty 2 Mon-Wed 21.45, 23.45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Part 1 Fri & Mon & Wed 13.00, 16.00, 19.00,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              22.00, 1.00 Sat-Sun 12.45, 16.00, 19.00,
TITANIA 3 Themistocleous (210.381.1147)                 COMEDY DRAMA, 2010                                                                                                                                 (French/Arabic) 20.30, 22.45                       22.00, 1.00 Tue 13.00, 16.00, 19.00, 22.00
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                                                        Maltman, Imelda Staunton, Peter Wight and David Bradley.                                                                                           You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 18.30,          16.00 Tue 15.00 / On the Edge of the Moon
                                                        Tom and Gerri are middle-aged middle-class Londoners who are happy in their marriage and
Ambelokipi                                              content in their respective jobs. Over the course of four seasons, the stability that they
                                                                                                                                                                                                           20.40, 22.50 / Alpha and Omega Sat-Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Greek) 18.15, 20.30, 23.00, 1.15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
ANDORA 117 Sevastoupoleos                                                                                                                                                                                 DIANA 14 Pericleous, Maroussi
                                                        represent serves as a life raft for their less fortunate friends.                                                                                                                                     Part 1 Fri-Sun 13.30, 17.00, 20.15, 23.15 /
                                                                                                                                                                                                           (210.802.8587)                                     Life as We Know It Mon-Wed 13.45, 16.15 /
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                                                                                                                                                         9 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) 17.20 Sun
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Southern suburbs
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                                                                                                                                                        Nea Smyrni-Kallithea                               Solitary Man 20.50, 22.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Part 1 18.00 Sat 15.10, 18.00 Sun 12.20,
Alexandras-Exarchia                                    14.30, 16.30
                                                       5 The Death I Dreamed Of (Greek) 18.45,         3 Machete 18.30, 20.40, 22.50                    ATLANTIS 245 Vouliagmenis (210.971.1511)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           2 Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Sat 13.30, 15.40
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                                                     ALEXANDRA 79 Patission (210.821.9298)                                                                                                                 3 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) 17.30 Sat-
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 18.30, 20.30 / Homeland (Greek) 22.30                                                                 20.30, 22.30 / Alpha and Omega (Dubbed            (210.933.1280)                                                                                       4 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) 18.30 Sat
                                                     OSCAR 330 Acharnon (210.223.4130)                                                                                                                     21.40, 23.40
NIRVANA 192 Alexandras (210.646.9398)                                                                  anim) Sat-Sun 17.00                               Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:                                                                14.30, 16.30, 18.30 Sun 12.00, 14.30, 16.30,
                                                       Fatal Relationship (Greek) 18.00, 20.15,                                                                                                            4 Machete 17.10, 19.30, 21.50, 0.10 Sat-Sun
                                                                                                                                                         Part 1 17.00, 19.45, 22.30                                                                           18.30 (English) 20.40, 22.40
 The Eclipse 18.30, 20.30, 22.30                       22.30                                          STER 67A Dimocratias, Ilion (210.237.1000)                                                           14.50, 17.10, 19.30, 21.50, 0.10
                                                                                                       1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:          ETOILE 152 Venizelou (210.951.0042)                5 Fair Game 18.40, 21.20, 23.40 Sat-Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CINERAMA 30 Ag. Kyriakis, Palaio Faliro
                                                     ILION 34 Troias & 113 Patission                                                                                                                                                                          (210.940.3593)
                                                                                                                                                         Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) 17.50 Sun
Zografou                                               (210.881.0602)                                  Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed 16.00, 19.00, 22.00
                                                                                                       Sat-Sun 13.00, 16.00, 19.00, 22.00 / Saw 7        12.00, 16.00, 17.50 / Harry Potter and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           16.20, 18.40, 21.20, 23.40
                                                                                                                                                                                                           6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:            I Am Love (Italian/Russian/English) 18.00,
                                                       Fair Game 18.30, 20.45, 23.00                                                                                                                                                                          20.15, 22.30 / Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Sat-
ALEKA 13 Tritis Oreinis Taxiarchias                                                                    (3D) Fri-Sat 1.00 / Alpha and Omega               Deathly Hallows: Part 1 19.45, 22.30              Part 1 17.00, 20.00, 23.00 Sat-Sun 11.00,
                                                     PHILLIP 11 Thasou (210.861.2476)                                                                                                                                                                         Sun 16.00
 (210.77.3608)                                                                                         (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 11.10                      ETOILE ALEXANDRA 141 Kremou, Kal-                  14.00, 17.00, 20.00, 23.00
 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:                 Mother and Son 18.00, 20.30 / The Kids                                                                                                                                                                GLYFADA ODEON 14 Zeppou & 31
                                                                                                       2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:           lithea (210.956.0306)                             7 On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) 17.40,
 Part 1 18.30, 21.30                                   Are All Right 22.40                                                                                                                                                                                    Xenophontos (210.965.0318)
                                                                                                       Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed 18.00, 21.00 Sat-Sun         1 Film Festival: Nudity in Cinema / The Is-       19.50, 22.10, 0.20 Sat-Sun 13.20, 15.30,
                                                     STER 373-375 Acharnon (210.237.1100)              12.00, 15.00, 18.00, 21.00 / RED 24.00            land of Silence (Greek doc) Sat-Sun 16.50         17.40, 19.50, 22.10, 0.20                          1 Another Year 19.40, 22.30 Sat-Sun 17.00,
                                                       1 Alpha and Omega (Dubbed anim) Fri &                                                                                                                                                                  19.40, 22.30
Pangrati-Vyronas                                       Mon-Wed 16.00, 17.50 Sat-Sun 11.30, 14.10,
                                                                                                       3 The Other Guys Fri & Mon-Wed 17.50 Sat-
                                                                                                       Sun 13.20, 15.30, 17.50 / The Social Net-
                                                                                                                                                         2 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
                                                                                                                                                         18.45, 20.45 / The Town 22.40 / Alpha and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed 18.00, 21.00, 24.00           2 Fair Game 20.00, 23.00 Sat-Sun 18.00,
PALACE 109 Hymettou, Pangrati                          16.10, 17.50 / The Death I Dreamed Of           work 20.00 / Harry Potter and the Death-          Omega (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 17.00                 Sat-Sun 12.00, 15.00, 18.00, 21.00, 24.00          20.00, 23.00
 (210.751.5434)                                        (Greek) 19.40, 21.45, 23.50                     ly Hallows: Part 1 22.30                         MIKROKOSMOS 106 Syngrou, Fix                       9 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) Fri-Tue             SOPHIA 2 Efstathiadou, Argyroupoli
 Casablanca 18.15, 22.45 / Eat Pray Love               2 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri &          4 Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed            (210.921.5305)                                    18.10 Sat-Sun 11.40, 13.50, 16.00 Wed 17.40        (210.992.7447)
 20.15                                                 Mon-Wed 17.10, 19.10 Sat-Sun 11.10, 13.10,      16.30 Sat-Sun 11.30, 14.20, 16.30 / Fair          Knifer (Greek) 18.30, 20.30, 22.30 Fri-Sat        (English anim) Wed 22.30                           Fatal Relationship (Greek) 18.30, 20.30,
PETIT PALAIS 24 Rizari (210.729.1800)                  15.10, 17.10, 19.10 (English) 21.10, 23.10 /    Game 18.40, 21.10, 23.20                                                                            10 On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) 18.50,          22.30
                                                                                                                                                         18.30, 20.30, 22.30, 0.30 / Wandering Soul
 Fatal Relationship (Greek) 18.30, 20.30,              Saw 7 (3D) Fri-Sat 1.00                         5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:                                                             21.10, 23.20 Sat-Sun 12.20, 14.30, 16.40,         VARKIZA 22 Thasou, Varkiza
                                                                                                                                                         (Greek doc) Sat-Sun 17.15
 22.30                                                 3 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri &          Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed 17.00, 20.00, 23.00                                                            18.50, 21.10, 23.20                                (210.897.3926)
                                                       Mon-Wed 16.20, 18.20 Sat-Sun 12.00, 14.20,                                                       NANA 179 Vouliagmenis (210.970.3158)
VILLAGE 5 110 Hymettou & Chremonidou                                                                   Sat-Sun 11.00, 14.00, 17.00, 20.00, 23.00         1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:           11 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) 16.50 Sat-          1 On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) 18.45,
 (210.757.2440)                                        16.20, 18.20 / Machete Sun-Wed 20.20,           6 Alpha and Omega (Dubbed anim) Fri &                                                               Sun 12.30, 14.40, 16.50 / Harry Potter and         20.45, 22.45 / Despicable Me (Dubbed an-
                                                       22.20 Fri-Sat 20.20, 22.20, 0.20                                                                  Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed 18.00, 21.00 Sat
 1 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-                                                              Mon-Wed 17.40 Sat-Sun 11.50, 13.50, 15.50,                                                          the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 19.00, 22.00           im) Sat-Sun 16.45
                                                       4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:                                                           15.00, 18.00, 21.00 Sun 12.00, 15.00, 18.00,
 Wed 14.50, 17.00 Sat-Sun 12.40, 14.50, 17.00                                                          17.40 / Paranormal Activity 2 19.30, 21.30                                                          12 Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 12.10,           2 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) 18.45 /
                                                       Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed 16.30, 19.30, 22.30                                                          21.00 / Knifer (Greek) 24.00
 / On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) 19.15,                                                              / Unstoppable 23.30                                                                                 14.20, 16.30 / RED 19.10, 21.30, 23.50             Solitary Man 20.45, 22.45 / Shrek 4
                                                       Sat-Sun 13.30, 16.30, 19.30, 22.30                                                                2 On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) 17.40,
 21.30, 23.45                                                                                          7 Tinker Bell 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-                                                           TRIA ASTERIA 386 Irakleiou, Neo Iraklio             (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 16.45
                                                       5 Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 11.00,                                                           20.00, 22.15 Sat-Sun 15.30, 17.40, 20.00,
 2 Alpha and Omega (Dubbed anim) 15.30                                                                 Wed 16.15 Sat-Sun 12.15, 14.15, 16.15 / The
                                                                                                                                                         22.15                                             (210.282.6873)                                    VILLAGE 9 CINEMAS@FALIRO 1 Po-
 Sat 11.15, 13.30, 15.30 Sun 11.15, 13.15, 15.15 /     13.20, 15.40 / Harry Potter and the Death-      Gift (Greek) Fri-Sat 18.15, 20.15, 22.15, 0.30                                                      1 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) 18.15 Sat            seidonos & 3 Moraitini (210.810.8080)
                                                       ly Hallows: Part 1 18.00, 21.00 / Fair Play     Sun-Wed 18.15, 20.15, 22.15                       3 Machete Fri & Mon-Wed 18.15, 23.30 Sat-
 Machete 17.15, 19.30, 21.45, 24.00                                                                                                                                                                        16.30, 18.15 Sun 11.30, 16.30, 18.15 / Harry       1 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Sat-Sun
                                                       24.00                                                                                             Sun 23.30 / Harry Potter and the Deathly
 3 Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed                                                                                                                                                                    Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1             12.30, 14.20, 16.20, 18.20 / Harry Potter
                                                       6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:                                                           Hallows: Part 1 20.30 / Despicable Me
 15.20 Sat-Sun 11.00, 13.10, 15.20 / Fair
 Game 17.30, 20.00 / The Death I Dreamed               Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed 17.00, 20.00, 23.00       Neos Cosmos                                        (Dubbed anim) Sat 14.15, 16.15, 18.15 Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                           20.00, 22.45 2 Harry Potter and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Deathly Hallows: Part 1 18.30 / Machete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mon-Wed 15.00, 17.45, 20.30, 23.15 Sat-Sun
                                                       Sat-Sun 14.00, 17.00, 20.00, 23.00             ODEON STARCITY 111 Syngrou & Leon-                 12.15, 14.15, 16.15, 18.15
 Of (Greek) 22.30, 0.45                                                                                                                                                                                    21.00, 23.00                                       20.30, 23.15
                                                       7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:         tiou (210.678.6000)                               4 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) 17.45,                                                                 2 Fair Game Fri & Mon-Wed 15.20, 17.40,
 4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:                                                                                                                                                                  VILLAGE 15@THE MALL 35 Andrea Pa-
 Part 1 Fri & Mon & Wed 16.45, 19.45, 22.45            Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed 17.15 Sat-Sun 12.30,       1 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) 16.50 Sun           19.45 Sat 15.45, 17.45, 19.45 Sun 11.45,                                                             20.00, 22.20, 0.40 Sat-Sun 13.00, 15.20,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           pandreou, Maroussi (210.610.4100)
 Sat-Sun 13.45, 16.45, 19.45, 22.45 Tue 15.00,         15.30, 18.30, 21.30 / Unstoppable Fri-Sat       12.30, 14.40, 16.50 / Harry Potter and the        13.45, 15.45, 17.45, 19.45 / Machete 21.45,                                                          17.40, 20.00, 22.20, 0.40
                                                                                                                                                                                                           1 Unstoppable Fri-Sun 14.15, 19.15, 24.00
 18.00, 21.00, 24.00                                   0.30                                            Deathly Hallows: Part 1 19.00, 22.00              0.30                                                                                                 3 Unstoppable Fri & Mon-Wed 15.00, 17.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mon-Wed 14.15, 16.45, 19.00, 21.15, 23.30 /
 5 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri &                8 On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) Fri           2 Fair Game 17.30, 20.30, 22.50                   5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:                                                              Sat-Sun 17.00 / On the Edge of the Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                           RED Fri 16.45, 21.30 Sat-Sun 11.45, 16.45,
 Mon & Wed 15.50 Sat-Sun 11.30, 13.40, 15.50           18.10, 20.10, 22.10, 0.10 Sat 13.50, 15.50,     3 Unstoppable 16.40 / On the Edge of the          Part 1 19.00, 22.00 / Despicable Me               21.30                                              (Greek) 19.00, 21.10, 23.20 / Arthur 3
 Tue 15.30 / Harry Potter and the Deathly              18.10, 20.10, 22.10, 0.10 Sun-Wed 18.10,        Moon (Greek) 18.50, 21.10, 23.20                  (Dubbed anim) 17.15 Sat 15.15, 17.15 Sun          2 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri &             (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 11.00, 13.00, 15.00
 Hallows: Part 1 Fri-Mon & Wed 18.00,                  20.10, 22.10                                    4 The Death I Dreamed Of (Greek) 17.50,           11.15, 13.15, 15.15, 17.15                        Wed 13.00, 17.00 Sat-Sun 11.00, 13.00, 17.00       4 RED 17.00 / The Death I Dreamed Of
 21.00, 24.00 Tue 17.30, 22.45                         9 Machete Fri & Mon-Wed 17.20, 19.20,           20.10, 22.20, 0.30                                6 On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) 18.45,          Mon 14.30, 16.30, 18.30 Tue 14.00, 18.00           (Greek) 19.15, 24.00 / Harry Potter and the
                                                       21.20, 23.30 Sat-Sun 12.50, 15.20, 17.20,       5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:           23.15 / Machete 20.45 / Alpha and Omega           (English) Mon 22.30 / Alpha and Omega              Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed
                                                       19.20, 21.20, 23.30                             Part 1 18.00, 21.00, 24.00                        (Dubbed anim) Sat 14.45, 16.45 Sun 12.45,         (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri-Mon & Wed 15.00 Tue           21.15 Sat-Sun 11.00, 13.45, 21.15
Patission-Galatsi                                      10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:        6 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) 18.10 Sat-          14.45, 16.45                                      16.00 / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hal-          5 Life as We Know it Fri & Mon-Wed 15.30,
AELLO 140 Patission (210.825.9975)                     Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed 19.00, 22.00 Sat-Sun       Sun 16.00, 18.10 Sun 11.40, 13.50, 16.00,        SPORTING 18 K. Palaiologou, Nea Smyrni             lows: Part 1 Fri-Mon & Wed 19.00, 22.00,           17.50 Sat-Sun 11.00, 13.10, 15.30, 17.50 / Ma-
 1 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) 17.00,               13.00, 16.00, 19.00, 22.00                      18.10 (English) 20.20, 22.30                      (210.933.3820)                                    1.00 Tue 20.15, 23.15 / Saw 7 (3D) Mon 0.30        chete 20.10, 22.20, 0.30

                                                                                                              ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

 6 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-Wed                                                                                                                                                              3 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-Wed
 15.10, 17.10, 19.10 Sat-Sun 19.10 (English) Fri-Wed 21.10
 / Unstoppable 23.10 / Alpha and Omega (Dubbed
                                                                                                                              BY FILM                                                                        16.50 Sat 14.40, 16.50 Sun 12.30, 14.40, 16.50 / Harry
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 19.00, 22.00
 3D anim) Sat-Sun 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 19.00                                                                                                                                                          4 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 17.20
 7 VMAX Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
 Part 1 Fri 16.10, 19.10, 22.10, 1.10 Sat 19.10, 22.10, 1.10
                                                                Despicable Me                                    Machete                                        Fatal Relationship                           Sat 15.10, 17.20 Sun 13.00, 15.10, 17.20 / Machete
                                                                                                                                                                                                             19.30, 21.50, 0.10
 Sun 19.10, 22.10 Mon-Wed 16.10, 19.10, 22.10 / Despi-                                                                                                                                                       5 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-Wed
 cable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Sat-Sun 11.10, 13.10,                                                                                                                                                             17.50 Sat-Sun 15.40, 17.50 / Harry Potter and the
 15.10, 17.10                                                                                                                                                                                                Deathly Hallows: Part 1 20.00, 23.00
 8 GOLD CLASS Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) Fri &                                                                                                                                                              6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
 Mon-Wed 19.10 Sat-Sun 17.10, 19.10 / Fair Game                                                                                                                                                              17.00 / Fair Game 20.20, 22.40
 21.10, 23.30                                                                                                                                                                                                7 On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) 18.00, 20.10,
 9 GOLD CLASS Harry Potter and the Deathly Hal-                                                                                                                                                              22.20 / Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 15.50
 lows: Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed 20.15, 23.00 Sat-Sun                                                                                                                                                             8 On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) 19.00, 21.10,
 17.30, 20.15, 23.00                                                                                                                                                                                         23.20 / Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 16.50
                                                                                                                                                                ADVENTURE DRAMA, 2009                       OLYMPION (2310.378.404)
East coast                                                      ANIMATED ADVENTURE, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                Directed by Erricos Andreou, starring
                                                                                                                                                                Nina Lotsari, Spiros Spadidas, Alberto
                                                                                                                                                                                                             1 Of Gods and Men (Arabic/French) 18.00, 20.30,
ALIKI 196 Marathonos, Nea Makri (22940.69871)                                                                                                                                                                23.00
                                                                Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris                                                             Eskenazy, Dimitris Kalantzis, Marianna       2 Honey (Turkish) 19.00, 21.00, 23.00
 I Am Love (Italian/Russian/English) Fri-Tue 21.00 Wed          Renaud, featuring the voices of Steve
 19.00 / Life of Brian Wed 21.15                                                                                                                                Polihronidi and Aliki Zaharopoulou. (In     STER CINEMAS (801.801.7837, 210.237.1000)
                                                                Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie                                                       Greek)                                       1 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-Wed
ARTEMIS 2 Yiannaki, Markopoulo (22990.23924)
 Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) 17.45 / You Will Meet a Tall
                                                                Andrews and Will Arnett.                                                                        In the tense aftermath of the Greek Civil    17.10, 19.10, 21.10, 23.10 Sat-Sun 11.10, 13.10, 15.10,
 Dark Stranger 19.30, 21.30                                     In his quest to become the greatest villain                                                     War, a young man from an Ionian island       17.10, 19.10, 21.10, 23.10 / Saw 7 (3D) Fri-Sat 1.10
                                                                                                                 CRIME THRILLER, 2010
                                                                of all time, Gru spends hour upon hour in                                                       is assigned the dangerous mission of         2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri
                                                                                                                 Directed by Ethan Maniquis and Robert
                                                                his secret hideout in a suburban                                                                                                             18.00, 21.00, 24.00 Sat-Sun 12.00, 15.00, 18.00, 21.00
Piraeus                                                         basement coming up with evil gadgets to
                                                                                                                 Rodriguez, starring Danny Trejo, Robert        carrying an envelope of top-secret papers
                                                                                                                                                                to Athens. The operation, however, is        Mon-Wed 18.00, 21.00
CINEAK Dimarcheio Sq (210.422.5653)                                                                              De Niro, Cheech Marin, Steven Seagal,                                                       3 On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) 17.30, 19.30,
                                                                help him carry out the biggest heist ever                                                       sabotaged and Fanis, who still has the
 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 16.20,                                                             Jessica Alba and Jeff Fahey.                                                                21.30, 23.30 / Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 12.50,
                                                                – stealing the moon. However, just as his                                                       documents in his possession, finds
 19.20, 22.20                                                                                                    Machete, a ruthless Mexican ex-cop                                                          15.20
                                                                plan starts coming together, three                                                              himself in even more danger with the
VILLAGE 20@RENDI 228 Thiveon & Petrou Ralli                                                                      turned outlaw, is hired to take out a US                                                    4 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Fri & Mon-Wed
                                                                adorable orphan girls turn up and bring                                                         appearance of Anthi, who needs his           16.10, 18.10, 20.10 Sat-Sun 11.30, 14.10, 16.10, 18.10,
 (210.42708600)                                                                                                  senator who is known to be involved in
 1 GOLD CLASS 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hal-               about a change of heart.                                                                        protection.                                  20.10 / Fair Game Fri-Sat 22.10, 0.30 Sun-Wed 22.10
                                                                                                                 the dirty business of people smuggling.
 lows: Part 1 18.00, 21.00 / Machete Fri-Wed 24.00                                                               When Machete finds out it was a setup,                                                      5 RED 18.15, 20.30 / The Social Network Fri & Mon-
 2 GOLD CLASS 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hal-
 lows: Part 1 19.15, 22.15
                                                                On the Edge of the Moon                          however, he goes all out for revenge.          Fair Game                                    Wed 22.45 Sat-Sun 12.40, 15.40, 22.45
                                                                                                                                                                                                             6 Alpha and Omega (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed
 3 Unstoppable Fri & Mon-Wed 14.30, 16.45, 19.00                                                                                                                                                             17.50 Sat-Sun 11.50, 13.50, 15.50, 17.50 / The Death I
 Sat-Sun 12.15, 14.30, 16.45, 19.00 / RED 21.15, 23.30                                                           The Eclipse                                                                                 Dreamed Of (Greek) 19.40, 21.45, 23.50
 4 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-Wed                                                                                                                                                              7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri
 15.45, 17.45 Sat-Sun 11.45, 13.45, 15.45, 17.45 / Harry                                                                                                                                                     & Mon-Wed 17.00, 20.00, 23.00 Sat-Sun 11.00, 14.00,
 Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri-Mon &                                                                                                                                                            17.00, 20.00, 23.00
 Wed 19.45, 22.45 Tue 22.45                                                                                                                                                                                  8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri
 5 Machete Fri & Mon-Wed 14.00, 16.15, 18.30, 20.45,                                                                                                                                                         & Mon-Wed 16.30, 19.30, 22.30 Sat-Sun 13.30, 16.30,
 23.00, 1.15 Sat-Sun 11.45, 14.00, 16.15, 18.30, 20.45,                                                                                                                                                      19.30, 22.30
 23.00, 1.15                                                                                                                                                                                                 9 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri
 6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri                                                                                                                                                          16.00, 19.00, 22.00 Sat-Sun 13.00, 16.00, 19.00,
 & Mon-Wed 16.15, 19.15, 22.15, 1.15 Sat-Sun 13.15,                                                                                                                                                          22.00 / Unstoppable Fri-Sat 1.00
 16.15, 19.15, 22.15, 1.15                                                                                       HORROR, 2009                                   POLITICAL DRAMA, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                Directed by Doug Liman, starring             10 Machete Fri-Sat 20.20, 22.20, 0.20 Sun-Wed
 7 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-Wed                                                                  Directed by Conor McPherson, starring                                                       20.20, 22.20
 14.30, 16.45, 19.00, 21.00 Sat-Sun 12.30, 14.30, 16.45,                                                         Ciaran Hinds, Aidan Quinn, Iben Hjejle,        Naomi Watts, Sean Penn and Sonya
                                                                                                                                                                                                             11 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) Fri 16.20, 18.20 Sat-
 19.00, 21.00 / Saw 7 (3D) 23.00, 1.00                                                                           Jim Norton and Hannah Lynch.                   Davison.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sun 12.20, 14.20, 16.20, 18.20 / Machete Fri-Sat
 8 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed                    THRILLER, 2010                                   A widowed father of two in an Irish            This dramatized account of the               20.20, 22.20, 0.20 Sun-Wed 20.20, 22.20
 14.45, 17.00, 19.15 Sat-Sun 12.45, 14.45, 17.00, 19.15 /       Directed by Stratos Makridis, starring                                                          uncovering of CIA agent Valerie Plame in
 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 21.45,
                                                                                                                 seaside town is troubled by apparitions of                                                 STER CITY GATE (801.801.7837)
                                                                Giannis Voglis, Betty Livanou, Iosif             his late wife. When he befriends an            response to her husband Joe Wilson’s         1 Machete 17.30, 19.30, 21.30, 23.30 / Arthur 3
 0.45                                                           Marinakis, Tania Tripi, Kostas                   author visiting the town to attend a           revelations that Iraq was not harboring      (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 11.30, 13.40 / 2 Harry Potter
 9 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri
 & Mon-Wed 15.00, 18.00, 21.00, 24.00 Sat-Sun 12.00,
                                                                Apostolakis and Jenny Botsi. (In Greek)          literary festival, he is delighted to find a   weapons of mass destruction and that         and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri 18.00, 21.00,
 15.00, 18.00, 21.00, 24.00                                     A young man and woman meet and fall in           sympathetic ear – but the appearance of        President George W. Bush had no reason       24.00 Sat-Sun 12.00, 15.00, 18.00, 21.00 Mon-Wed
 10 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed                   love on the island of Crete, where love          an old flame of hers sets into motion a        to declare war is based on the exposes       18.00, 21.00
 15.15, 17.15 Sat-Sun 11.15, 13.15, 15.15, 17.15 / Machete      reigns supreme over all except honor. To                                                        written by the two US government             3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri
                                                                                                                 series of events that none of them could
 19.30, 21.45, 24.00                                            be together, the two have to put an end                                                         employees.                                   & Mon-Wed 16.00, 19.00, 22.00 Sat-Sun 13.00, 16.00,
                                                                                                                 have imagined.                                                                              19.00, 22.00
 11 On the Edge of the Moon (Greek) Fri & Mon-Wed               to a blood feud that dates back 25 years
 15.30, 17.45, 20.00, 22.15, 0.30 Sat-Sun 11.00, 13.15,         to a time when a woman came between                                                                                                          4 Alpha and Omega (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed
 15.30, 17.45, 20.00, 22.15, 0.30                               two best friends.                                Edvard Munch                                   Harry Potter and the                         16.10, 18.10 Sat-Sun 12.10, 14.10, 16.10, 18.10 / The
 12 Fair Game Fri & Mon-Wed 16.00, 18.15, 20.30,                                                                                                                                                             Death I Dreamed Of (Greek) 20.10, 22.15 Fri-Sat
 22.45, 1.00 Sat-Sun 11.30, 13.45, 16.00, 18.15, 20.30,
                                                                                                                                                                Deathly Hallows: Part 1                      20.10, 22.15, 0.20
 22.45, 1.00                                                    The Death I Dreamed Of                                                                                                                       5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri
 13 Alpha and Omega (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed                                                                                                                                                              & Mon-Wed 17.00, 20.00, 23.00 Sat-Sun 11.00, 14.00,
 14.30, 16.30 Sat-Sun 12.30, 14.30, 16.30 / On the                                                                                                                                                           17.00, 20.00, 23.00
 Edge of the Moon (Greek) 18.30, 20.45, 23.00, 1.15                                                                                                                                                          6 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 17.10
 14 Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 15.30,                                                                                                                                                              Sat-Sun 11.10, 13.10, 15.10, 17.10 / On the Edge of the
 17.45 Sat-Sun 13.00, 15.30, 17.45 / Paranormal Activ-                                                                                                                                                       Moon (Greek) 19.10, 21.15, 23.20
 ity 2 19.45, 21.45, 23.45                                                                                                                                                                                   7 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim)
 15 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed                                                                                                                                                               VAKOURA (2310.233.665)
 14.15, 16.15, 18.15, 20.15 Sat-Sun 12.15, 14.15, 16.15,                                                                                                                                                     1 Certified Copy (French/Italian/English) 21.00, 23.00
 18.15, 20.15 / RED 22.15, 0.30                                                                                                                                                                              2 Mother and Child 18.45 / Knifer (Greek) 21.00,
 16 Alpha and Omega (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed                                                                                                                                                              23.00
 15.15, 17.15 Sat-Sun 11.15, 13.30, 15.15, 17.15 / On the                                                                                                       FANTASY ADVENTURE, 2010
 Edge of the Moon (Greek) 19.15, 21.30, 23.45
                                                                                                                                                                                                            VILLAGE CENTER (2310.499.999)
                                                                                                                                                                Directed by David Yates, starring Daniel     1 Alpha and Omega (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed
 17 The Other Guys Fri & Mon-Wed 16.00, 18.30 Sat-
 Sun 11.30, 13.45, 16.00, 18.30 / Paranormal Activity
                                                                                                                                                                Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Ralph                15.10, 17.00, 18.40 / The Death I Dreamed Of (Greek)
 2 20.45, 22.45, 0.45                                                                                                                                           Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason         20.20, 22.40, 0.50
 18 The Town Fri & Mon-Wed 14.00, 16.30, 19.00 Sat-                                                                                                             Isaacs, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman         2 Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 15.50 Sat-
 Sun 11.30, 14.00, 16.30, 19.00 / Fair Game 21.30,                                                                                                              and Maggie Smith.                            Sun 12.00, 13.50, 15.50 / On the Edge of the Moon
 23.45                                                                                                                                                          Harry and Hermione are way out of their      (Greek) 17.50, 19.50, 22.00, 0.10
 19 The Death I Dreamed Of (Greek) Fri & Mon-Wed                                                                                                                Hogwarts comfort zone in the wild            3 Despicable Me (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed
 15.15, 17.30, 19.45, 22.00, 0.15 Sat-Sun 13.00, 15.15,                                                                                                                                                      16.00, 18.00 Sat 11.50, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 Sun 11.40,
                                                                                                                                                                woods, racing against time to defeat the
 17.30, 19.45, 22.00, 0.15                                                                                                                                                                                   14.00, 16.00, 18.00 Mon-Wed 16.00, 18.00
                                                                                                                                                                Horcruxes, while the evil Lord Voldemort     4 Oceanworld (3D doc) Fri 15.20 / Despicable Me
 20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
 14.15, 17.15, 20.15, 23.15                                                                                                                                     is hot on their heels.                       (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri 17.20 Sat-Sun 11.10, 13.10, 15.20,
ZEA 39 H. Trikoupi, Pasalimani (210.452.1388)                                                                                                                                                                17.20 Mon-Wed 15.20, 17.20 / Harry Potter and the
                                                                                                                 BIOGRAPHY DRAMA, 1974
 Fatal Relationship (Greek) 17.30, 19.30, 21.30 / Ma-
                                                                                                                 Directed by Peter Watkins, starring Geir       Saw 7                                        Deathly Hallows: Part 1 19.20, 22.20
                                                                                                                                                                                                             5 Despicable Me (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-Wed
 chete 23.00
                                                                THRILLER, 2010                                   Westby, Eric Allum, Gro Fraas, Kerstii         HORROR, 2010                                 16.40, 18.50 (English) 21.00 / Saw 7 (3D) 23.00, 0.50
                                                                Directed by Panayiotis Kravvas,                  Allum and Susan Troldmyr. (In French/          Directed by Kevin Greutert, starring         6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri
Thessaloniki                                                    starring Jenny Theona, Andreas                   English/Norwegian)                             Tobin Bell, Betsy Russell, Costas            & Mon-Wed 15.30, 18.20, 21.20, 0.20 Sat-Sun 12.40,
ARISTOTELEION (2310.262.051)                                    Constantinou, Lena Papaligoura, Nikos            Northern Europe’s most controversial           Mandylor and Cary Elwes.                     15.30, 18.20, 21.20, 0.20 / Alpha and Omega (Dubbed
 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 19.00, 21.00,               Aggelis, Myriella Kourenti and Antonis           artist saw his mother and sister die of        The seventh installment of the gruesome      3D anim) Sat-Sun 11.00
 23.00                                                          Kafetzopoulos. (In Greek)                        consumption at a young age before              “Saw” series, in which the long-dead and     7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri
FARGANI (2310.960.063)                                          When the charismatic Christos is accepted        getting entangled in the anarchist             no longer mysterious serial killer Jigsaw    & Mon-Wed 15.30, 18.20, 21.20, 0.20 Sat-Sun 12.40,
 Somewhere Fri-Sun & Tue-Wed 19.00, 23.00 Mon                   into a group of high school friends in the                                                      torments his victims with his grisly         15.30, 18.20, 21.20, 0.20
                                                                                                                 movement. Munch emerged to become
 19.00, 23.00 / London River (English/French) Mon                                                                                                                                                            8 Arthur 3 (Dubbed anim) Sat-Sun 11.20 / Harry Pot-
                                                                affluent northern suburbs of Athens, he          the famous 19th-century Norwegian              morality lessons. Rumored to be the final
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri & Mon-Wed
MAKEDONIKON (2310.261.727)                                      becomes a catalyst to drive them – and           painter whose work remains a                   film in the series, “Saw 7” features the     15.30, 18.20, 21.20, 0.20 Sat-Sun 12.40, 15.30, 18.20,
 The Eclipse 19.00, 21.00, 23.00                                especially the lovely Dorothea – into            benchmark for its expression of human          customary array of torture scenes, but       21.20, 0.20 / Fair Play Fri-Sun & Wed 19.30, 21.40,
ODEON PLATEIA (2310.290.290)                                    playing a deadly game.                           suffering.                                     this time in 3D.                             23.50 Mon-Tue 17.10, 19.30, 21.40, 23.50
 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1                                                                                                                                                              9 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Fri
 18.00, 21.00, 24.00                                                                                                                                                                                         & Mon-Wed 15.30, 18.20, 21.20, 0.20 Sat-Sun 12.40,
 2 The Death I Dreamed Of (Greek) 19.10, 21.20, 23.30          * Schedules apply through Wednesday as cinemas change their program on Thursdays.                                                             15.30, 18.20, 21.20, 0.20
 / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Sat            * All schedules are correct at the time of going to press but may be subject to last-minute changes from the cinema operators.                10 Fair Play Fri & Mon-Wed 19.30, 21.40 Sat 19.30,
 16.00 Sun 12.00, 16.00                                                                                                                                                                                      21.40, 23.50

                                                                                     ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                                  FAMILY FUN
                                                                                               BY THEOKLI KOTSIFAKI

  Jewelry                                                                                                 KIDS’ STUFF
  Golden learning                                                                                        Puppets                           Sunday activities
                                                                                                         Fish Soup                         Illustrate your rights
                                                                                                                                           An instructive children’s activity
                                                                                                                                           aimed at familiarizing
                                                                                                                                           youngsters aged 5 to 8 with their
                                                                                                                                           fundamental rights is being
                                                                                                                                           organized by the Museum of
                                                                                                                                           Greek Children’s Art (9 Kodrou,
  The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum                                                                                                       Plaka) in collaboration with
  (12 Kallisperi, Acropolis) is hosting a                                                                                                  Papadopoulos Editions.
  special educational activity titled
  “Itan ena chriso karavi” (There Was
                                            Theater                                                                                        Inspired by the exhibition “A Child’s Right to Expression: I Want
                                                                                                                                           to…” which is currently on show at the museum, the activity
  Once a Golden Boat) for children aged                                                                                                    includes an educational program titled “We Are All Born Free,” as
  6 to 12 on Saturday, November 27.
                                            A House Full of Tales                                                                          well as two illustration workshops led by illustrators Petros
  Young participants will learn about       For the second year in a row, the children’s play            Puppetry group Kokou-             Bouloubasis and Svetlin Vasilev. Participants will explore the
  ancient and modern jewelry-making         “Ena spiti paramithia” (A House Full of Tales) is            Mouklo is staging its music       concepts behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  techniques as well as the materials       being staged on Sundays at the Athinais venue in             comedy “Fish Soup”                before getting the chance to make their own illustrations inspired
  used by touring the museum, seeing        Votanikos (34-36 Kastorias), starting at noon.               (Psarosoupa) in Athens for        by its articles.
  its wonderful exhibits and sneaking a     Comprising five classic fairy tales, including “Beauty       the second year in a row.         Activities are set to take place on Sunday, November 28, as well as
  peek at its workshop.                     and the Beast,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “The            Three crafty chefs put into       December 12 and 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum. Attendance
  In addition, they can participtate in a   Emperor’s New Clothes,” as well as two by the                practice their devious plan to    costs 10 euros.
  treasure hunt and a design                Brothers Grimm, the play features songs by the               transform a small gulf into a            For reservations, call 210.331.2621. To learn more about the
  competition to make an original boat      celebrated Greek lyricist Lina Nikolakopoulou which          huge fish soup.                          museum, log on to
  out of gold.                              have been put to music by acclaimed composer                 When the bad news spreads
  The activity will take place from 11.30   Stamatis Kraounakis. Admission costs 15 euros for            around the world beneath
  a.m. to 1 p.m.                            adults and 12 euros for children.                            the waves, the two chefs          For little artists
  The attendance fee is 5 euros.                   The first three Athens Plus readers to e-mail us at   come face to face with an         Paramythohora (14 Anapafseos
       To make a reservation, call        will each receive two free         army of sea creatures willing     & 1 Tyrtaiou, Mets) is launching a
       210.922.1044. For further            tickets for a performance on a date of their choice.         to fight tooth and fin to         new workshop on the arts,
  information about the museum, log on to   Please include your name and phone number. For more          protect and save their home.      including painting, music, theater           details, call 210.348.0080.                                  Funny and adventurous,            games and more.
                                                                                                         “Psarosoupa” is also a highly     Children aged 3 to 10 will be
                                                                                                         instructive production filled     invited to bring to life their
  Forms of sounds I’m Myrtis                                                                             with moral lessons about the
                                                                                                         importance of protecting the
                                                                                                                                           favorite stories through
                                                                                                                                           dramatization and role-play
                                                                                                         environment.                      games and try their hand at
  The shapes of music                       So Far, So Close                                             Performances take place every     reproducing artworks and
  How is music related to math?                                                                          Sunday at the Argo Theater        paintings by famous artists.
  Youngsters interested in finding out                                                                   (15 Elefsinion, Metaxourgeio)     The workshop takes place every
  how the two are connected should                                                                       and the attendance fee is         Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12.30
  sign up for an educational activity                                                                    10 euros.                         p.m. and the cost of attendance is
  titled “Bodies, Shapes and Music” at                                                                         For further details, call   10 euros.
  the Hellenic Children’s Museum                                                                               210.953.2236 or log on to         For reservations, call 210.921.6346. Visit
  (14 Kydathinaion, Plaka) on Saturday                                                                              to learn about other activities at Paramythohora.
  and Sunday, November 27 and 28.
  Designed for 3- to 6-year-olds, the
  activity is designed to help children
  understand the relationship between
                                                                                                                                           Eugenides Foundation
  rhythm and movements of the body,
  while discovering that the sounds                                                                                                        Science and art
  produced by musical instruments                                                                                                          The Eugenides Foundation is
  create various shapes and forms.                                                                                                         hosting a series of activities for
  The activity will take place from 11                                                                                                     children on science and
  a.m. to noon on both days.                The National Archaeological Museum in Athens                                                   technology for the second year
  Reservations are necessary and            (44 Patission) is about to launch an educational                                               running. The first unit, which
  attendance                                program titled “‘I’m Myrtis…’ So Far, So Close,”             Exhibition                        runs through December,
  costs 7 euros                             aimed at teaching 10- to 13-year-olds what life was          If you like puppets, get          focuses on the relationship
  per child.                                like in ancient Greece. Designed to complement               yourself to the Mairivi Puppet    between science and art.
                                             “Myrtis: Face to Face with the Past,” an exhibition         Workshop (33 Deligiorgi,          Participants learn how math
                                              currently on display at the museum, the program            Metaxourgeio) to see its          affects music and architecture
                                             introduces youngsters to the culture and                    wonderful collection of           and how physics is applied to
                                            sociopolitical context of Athens in the 5th century          handmade puppets.                 photography, cinema and 3D
                                            BC, when the Peloponnesian War was taking place.             Open to the public daily from     animation, and will be taught
                                            Through storytelling, discussion and dramatization           10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors       the properties of colors as well
                                            techniques – featuring a re-enactment of the                 have the chance to tour the       as various painting techniques.
                                            traditional rituals and rites performed to honor the         workshop’s permanent              The activities, designed for ages
     To sign up, call                       deceased – young participants will learn about               exhibition featuring hand         9 and up, start every Saturday
     210.331.2995. Visit                    ancient religious beliefs and concepts of the                puppets, marionettes and          with an hour of experiments at for more                        afterlife. Also, they will tour the Kerameikos,              masks as well as various          1.30 p.m., followed by
 about the museum.                          Athens’s ancient cemetery, using digital technology.         stage sets, while learning        presentations and workshops
                                            The two-hour activity will take place on Saturdays,          about puppet theater              from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m.
                                            November 27 and December 11 and 18, from 11.30               techniques. Entrance is free.           To sign up, call
GET IN TOUCH                                a.m. to 1.30 p.m.                                                 For information, call              210.946.9684. For more
Readers are invited to send                        For reservations, call 210.821.7724                        210.522.21814 or log         about the foundation’s activities,
their fun ideas and comments                       or log on to                         on to             log on to

                                                                                                               ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
                                                                                                                         BY EVANGELIA ARVANITI

                                                   Wonderful Macroeconomics
      Documentary filmmaker Yorgos Avgeropoulos travels to Guatemala, a land of massive social and economic contrasts

“In the colonial and neocolonial                                                                                                                                                                                                      lem is chronic and structural in rural
alchemy, gold changes to scrap                                                                                                                                                                                                        areas, especially among the most vul-
metal and food into poison...                                                                                                                                                                                                         nerable sections of society (children
[We] have become painfully                                                                                                                                                                                                            and women), who often face hunger.
aware of the mortality of wealth                                                                                                                                                                                                         According to Jorge Santos, head of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the International Center for Human
which nature bestows and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rights Research (CIIDH), despite the
imperialism appropriates.”                                                                                                                                                                                                            fact that Guatemala produces edible
                    EDUARDO GALEANO,                                                                                                                                                                                                  products, almost a third of the popu-
         “OPEN VEINS OF LATIN AMERICA”                                                                                                                                                                                                lation lives on less than 2 dollars a day,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      while 49 percent of children under the
The International Monetary Fund has                                                                                                                                                                                                   age of 5 suffer from chronic malnu-
been in Guatemala since 1984. During                                                                                                                                                                                                  trition. In 2008, President Alvaro
the last seven years, the country has                                                                                                                                                                                                 Colom promised to secure food for the
shown rapid economic growth to an ex-                                                                                                                                                                                                 poor; a year later, he declared a state
tent that could likely make many de-                                                                                                                                                                                                  of emergency in an attempt to get in-
veloped countries envious: The aver-                                                                                                                                                                                                  ternational funding to deal with the
age annual growth rate stands at 4 per-                                                                                                                                                                                               food crisis.
cent. At the same time, however, one                                                                                                                                                                                                     The landownership situation is to
out of every two children die of hunger                                                                                                                                                                                               blame for the majority of problems in
or malnutrition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Guatemala. Data reveal that 97 percent
   Yorgos Avgeropoulos’s “Wonderful                                                                                                                                                                                                   of the country’s arable land is the hands
Macroeconomics,” a new documentary                                                                                                                                                                                                    of just 3 percent of the population, mak-
in the award-winning Exandas series,                                                                                                                                                                                                  ing it a land of oligopoly: Just one com-
examines the contradiction between                                                                                                                                                                                                    pany group controls 50 percent of flour
economic indicators and the real lives                                                                                                                                                                                                production, another 60 percent of rice
of the country’s indigenous people.                                                                                                                                                                                                   and a third 80 percent of corn. Instead
   Guatemala’s population is esti-                                                                               its exports are flourishing. According                   however. The aforementioned positive                        of producing staple foods, companies
mated at 13,276,517 and the country                      Deadly disparity                                        to Fernando Delgado, the IMF’s re-                       data contrast greatly with the worst                        invest in the cultivation of coffee, sug-
covers an area nearly the size of                        While the average annual                                gional resident representative for                       figures in terms of socioeconomic in-                       arcane, rubber and biofuels, not to men-
Greece. At a macroeconomic level, it                     growth rate stands at 4 percent,                        Central America, the country has tak-                    dicators, such as maternal and infant                       tion using oil palms to produce oil that
appears to be one of the healthiest de-                                                                          en its international obligations seri-                   mortality, education levels, income and                     ends up in gas tanks – not in the stom-
                                                         one out of every two children
veloping economies in Central and                                                                                ously and has been successful in all                     landownership. Poor nutrition and lack                      achs of the poor.
South America. It has a low inflation,
                                                         in Guatemala die of hunger                              fields.                                                  of access to food and social services are                          “Wonderful Macroeconomics” airs
unemployment is under 3 percent and                      and malnutrition                                           There are two sides to every coin,                    also symptoms of poverty; this prob-                               on NET on Wednesday at 10 p.m.

                                        Documentary: Arctic Mission 12.30
        Friday                          Documentary: Season by Season
                                        13.00 News 14.30 THE BOLD AND THE
                                                                                 The Dark Mirror                                                                                                            Light in the Tunnel 2.00 Auto Alter 2.15
                                                                                                                                                                                                            EUREKA 3.15 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       11.00 Volleyleague 2010-11:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Olympiakos vs Lamia 13.00 Super
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       League Soccer: Panathinaikos vs
        November 26                                                                                                                                                                                                       CINE+
                                        BEAUTIFUL 15.30 Documentary: Mag-        Vouli – 23.10                                                                                                                         Tel. 210.740.7070
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Iraklis (R) 15.00 Italian Soccer: Lazio
                                        ically Simple 16.30 Mamma’s Kitchen      Psychological thriller directed by                                                                                                                                    vs Albinoleffe (R) 17.00 UEFA Cham-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            6.00 Documentary: Anna Magnani (R)
                ET1                     (R) 17.00 News 17.55 Sports Show 18.15
                                                                                 Robert Siodmak, starring Olivia de                                                                                         7.00 Documentary: The Howard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       pions League: Ajax vs Real Madrid
                                        The Sixth Sense 18.30 McLEOD’S                                                                                                                                                                                 19.00 Novasports Special Derby Clas-
           Tel. 210.776.1000                                                     Havilland, Lew Ayres and Thomas
                                        DAUGHTERS 19.30 Documentary:                                                                                                                                        Hughes Mystery (R) 8.00 I LOVE             sic Zone: AEK vs Olympiakos 2009-
8.30 Disney Zone 10.00 Education-       Viking Voyages – Wings of the Dragon     Mitchell.                                                                                                                  LUCY 8.30 GET SMART 9.00 Concert:          10 23.00 UEFA Champions League:
al Television 11.00 Greek Documen-      20.30 Documentary: Changemak-            In a feat of technology for 1946,                                                                                          Cecilia Bartoli: The Barcelona Concert     Panathinaikos vs Barcelona 1.00
tary 11.30 Monograms 12.00 2010         ers 21.00 Documentary: Food De-                                                                                                                                     10.00 FILM: “The Father,” Iran, 1996,      Premier League Highlights 1.30 World
European Short Course Swimming          tectives 22.00 News 23.00 Labyrinth
                                                                                 Olivia de Havilland plays the roles of                                                                                     drama directed by Majid Majidi 11.35       of Freesports 2.00 Italian Soccer:
Championships 14.00 Greek Series        0.30 Documentary: The Ghosts of My       twin sisters being investigated for the                                                                                    FILM: “Nazarin,” Mexico, 1959, dra-        Cagliari vs Bologna
14.30 Rainbow (R) 15.00 Phineas and     Lai 1.30 Documentary: Mediter-           murder of a doctor found stabbed in                                                                                        ma directed by Luis Bunuel 13.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NOVACINEMA 1
Ferb 15.30 Proud Family (R) 16.00       ranean Sub 2.30 THE BOLD AND             the back. The detective on the case is                                                                                     Greek Documentary 14.00 Age of
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Images 15.00 I LOVE LUCY (R) 15.30                      Tel. 210.660.2000
Sonny with a Chance (R) 16.30 GOOD      THE BEAUTIFUL (R)                        pretty sure one of the twins did it, but                                                                                   GET SMART (R) 16.00 Concert: Cecil-        7.05 “SEX AND LIES IN SIN CITY” 8.35
LUCK CHARLIE 17.00 THE YOUNG AND                     MEGA
THE RESTLESS 18.00 Greek Series                                                  both have solid alibis.                                                                                                    ia Bartoli: The Barcelona Concert (R)      CINE NEWS 9.00 “LAND OF THE
                                                   Tel. 210.690.3000                                                                                                                                        17.00 Documentary: Couples and             LOST” 10.45 MAD ON NOVACINEMA
19.00 Documentary: Globe Trekker:
Turkey 20.00 The Prince 21.10 2010      6.00 The Wedding Ring (R) 7.00 Soci-                                                                                                                                Duos 17.30 Documentary: The Im-            11.20 “BROTHERS” 13.15 “SHORTS”
European Short Course Swimming          ety Mega O’Clock 10.00 My Breakfast                                                                                                                                 possible Monsieur Degas 18.30 Doc-         14.50 “L’Emmerdeur” 16.25 “The
                                                                                 7.30 Morning Show 10.15 Hungry         0.45 The Stories of Officer Bekas (R)     20.00 Documentary: Metropolis:            umentary: The Art of Encounters
Championships 22.30 The Making of       13.15 Someone Else’s Life (R) 14.00                                                                                                                                                                            White Ribbon” 19.00 “THE SOLOIST”
                                                                                 Agents 11.15 Latin American Series     2.00 The Tenth Commandment (R)            Rome 21.00 Documentary: Europe in         19.30 Opera: Richard Strauss’s
“Journey to Mytilene” 23.00 News        News 15.00 Singles 2 (R) 16.00 Greek                                                                                                                                                                           21.00 THE WHOLE TRUTH 22.00
                                                                                 12.30 News 13.30 Super Star 15.45                     SKAI                       the Middle Ages 22.00 News in Sign        “Salome” 21.20 FILM: “In Full Gallop,”
23.15 FILM: “L’Atalante,” France,       Series 16.50 News 17.00 Master Chef                                                                                                                                                                            “ADAM” 23.45 “DANCE FLICK” 1.15 “La
                                                                                 Greek Show 17.45 News in sign lan-                                               Language 22.10 Documentary: Un-           Poland, 1996, drama 23.05 FILM: “Las
1934, romantic drama directed by        (R) 18.00 Patty 19.00 Secrets of Eden                                                      Tel. 210.480.0000                                                                                                   buena vida” 2.55 Adult Film
                                                                                 guage 17.50 Fotis & Maria Live 19.45                                             known War 23.10 FILM: “THE DARK           horas del dia,” Spain, 2003, drama
                                        20.00 News 21.00 Someone Else’s Life
Jean Vigo, with Michel Simon, Dita
                                        21.50 The Apartments 22.50 Master
                                                                                 News 21.00 FILM: “Barnyard,” US,       6.00 Front Line 10.00 Skai Now            MIRROR,” US, 1946, thriller directed      0.45 FILM: “Song for a Raggy Boy,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TV5MONDE - EUROPE
Parlo, Jean Daste                                                                2006, dubbed animation 22.45 FILM:     13.00 Nanny 911 14.00 TEN YEARS           by Robert Siodmak, starring Olivia de                                                         Tel. 0033-1.4418.5555
                                        Chef 24.00 FILM: “KRAKEN:                                                                                                                                           Britain/Denmark/Spain/Ireland,
               NET                                                               “MALIBU’S MOST WANTED,” US,            YOUNGER 14.30 HOW CLEAN IS YOUR           Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell
                                        TENTACLES OF THE DEEP US, 2006,                                                                                                                                     2003, drama 2.20 Greek Documen-            9.00 Le Journal de Radio-Canada 9.30
                                                                                 2003, crime comedy with Jamie          HOUSE? 15.00 Chef on Air 16.00            0.40 News (R)
          Tel. 210.606.6000             action 0.50 News 1.00 FILM (cont) 2.00                                                                                                                              tary                                       Outremers 10.00 Flash 10.05 Les
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2001, family adventure with Alana         20.00 News 21.00 FILM: “INDIANA             17.15 FILM: “CATS & DOGS,” US, 2001,     Does the Law Say... 17.00 Urban         Germany, 2004, horror                     16.00 Documentary: Destination Art        9.00 Le Journal de Radio-Canada 9.30
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6.00 Morning Show 10.00 It’s Hap-                                                                                               18.00 Skai Magazino / Eco News /        10.00 Gumus (R) 12.00 Telemarket-          of Images (R)
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                                                                                       21.00 Big Brother 22.00 Kitchen          16.00 Educational Television 17.00      21.00 Greek Show 21.30 Auto Alter          tions 22.30 MURPHY’S LAW 23.30             co 19.35 Fiction 21.10 Itineris 21.30 Le
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8.30 Documentary: Ancient Mariners                                                                                                                                                                                            Tel. 210.660.2100               journal Afrique 0.50 Cinemas: Le
9.30 Documentary: Mediterranean                                                                                                                                                                                    9.00 Premier League Soccer: New-           Magazine 1.45 La grande librairie 2.40
Sub 9.50 Every Day 11.00 Documen-          * All programs listed in capital letters are broadcast in English.                                                                                                      castle vs Chelsea (R) 11.00 Russian Soc-   Questions a la une 3.35 TV5Monde le
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                                                                                             ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                                    GETTING AROUND

Public transport

                                                                                                                                             Athens Metro
Tickets must be purchased at ticket offices, kiosks or
automatic ticket machines before boarding the vehicle,
except for Sightseeing Bus 400 and airport buses. Ninety-
minute tickets are valid for multiple journeys. For more
information, visit the Athens Urban Transport Organization
website (

90-minute ticket for all modes*                                 €1.00
90-minute reduced ticket for all modes*                         €0.50
24-hour ticket for all modes*                                   €3.00
3-day Tourist Ticket for all modes                             €15.00
7-day ticket for all modes *                                   €10.00
Athens Sightseeing Bus 400 (on the vehicle)                     €5.00
Airport bus (one way)                                           €3.20
Metro/Suburban Railway to Airport                               €6.00
* Except for: Airport Express Buses; Bus E22 in Zone 2 from
“Varkiza” to “Saronida;” Metro Line 3 from “Doukissis Plakentias”
to “Airport.” Regarding suburban rail, this ticket provides only for                                                                                                      TRANSPORT DISRUPTIONS
travel along the urban section (i.e. from Magoula - Larissis Station -
Plakentias station).
** Except for: Airport Express Bus (X93, X94, X95, X96, X97); Bus                                                                                                     • Due to possible strike action, those with
E22 in Zone 2 from “Varkiza” to “Saronida.”                                                                                                                           travel plans are advised to check ahead before
                                                                                                                                                                      setting out by calling the Tourist Police at 171.
                                                                                                                                                                      • The Attiki-Monastiraki section of the electric
Χ95 Syntagma-Airport                                                                                                                                                  railway (ISAP) is out of service until the end of
                                                                                                                                                                      the year. Attiki and Monastiraki stations will
                                                                                                                                                                      remain open during this time and passengers
       RIGILLIS ST                                                                                                                                                    will be able to use metro lines 2 and 3 for travel
                                                                                                                                                                      between the two stations.
       HILTON                                                                                                                                                         • The southbound platform at ISAP’s KAT
                                                                                                                                                                      station is serving passengers traveling in both
       ILISIA                                                                                                                                                         directions (toward Piraeus and toward Kifissia).















       PYLI OKTO (GATE 8)


Other buses to Airport
• X93 Kifissos Intercity Bus Station - Athens International
Airport (average travel time 65’). Airport - intercity bus
stations on Kifissou and Liosion avenues
• X94 Ethniki Amyna Metro Station - Athens International
Airport (average travel time 45’-50’).
Airport - Ethniki Amyna Metro Station (Metro Line 3)
• X95 Syntagma - Athens International Airport (average travel
time 70’). Airport -Syntagma Square in the city center
(connection with Metro Lines 2 and 3)
                                                                         You can buy tickets using the automatic ticket issuing machines (ATIMs) in all metro stations and from ticket offices. ATIMs accept banknotes (€5,
• X96 Piraeus - Athens International Airport (average travel
                                                                         €10 and €20) and give change. See instructions for use on each ATIM.
time 90’)
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                                                                                 ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

                                                                                         AROUND GREECE
                                                                                          BY HARIS ARGYROPOULOS

     Methana                                                                    ESCAPES
     Trekking in the
     NE Peloponnese
                                                                                                              & DIVERSIONS
                                                                                                              Monemvasia Laconia
                                                                                                              Boutique                      The Mazaraki guesthouse
                                                                                                              hotel & spa
                                                                                                              Kinsterna Hotel & Spa is an
                                                                                                              exceptional deluxe facility
                                                                                                              in a beautifully restored
                                                                                                              five-century-old Byzantine
                                                                                                              mansion on the slopes of
                                                Sfakia                                                        Mount Parnonas in the
                                                                                                              southeastern Peloponnese.
                                                                                                              Set amid olive groves and
     Despite its small size, the volcanic       White Mountain trails                                         vineyards, it is composed
     peninsula of Methana in the                                                                              of 27 suites and rooms and
     northeastern Peloponnese has plenty        The Sfakia district in the southeastern corner of Crete’s     affords excellent views of
     of trekking routes which deserve more      Hania prefecture is a rugged and enchanting area in the       the fortified rock and
     than a brief visit. The area’s proximity   Lefka Ori (White Mountains), facing the Libyan Sea.           medieval city of
     to Athens makes some of them suitable      Crisscrossed by trails, it is a popular destination for       Monemvasia (dubbed the        BY JACOLINE VINKE *
     for a day trip but a longer stay will      nature lovers and trekkers.                                   “Gibraltar of the Eastern
     afford you a more relaxed pace and a       There are several trails of moderate difficulty over wild     Mediterranean”) and the       I came, I saw and I… wanted to go home. No, don’t get me
     wider range of options.                    slopes and along deep gorges (14 in all) and which            Aegean Sea.                   wrong, Mazaraki, a guesthouse in the village of
     One of the most popular routes, which      connect the picturesque settlements that dot the area.                                      Pikoulianika (just around the corner from Mystras), wasn’t
     will lead you anti-clockwise from the      The village of Ai-Yiannis is at the end of the winding road                                 too awful to stay at. Quite the contrary: I absolutely loved
     port village in the southeast to the       in western Sfakia, via the seaside summer hub of Hora                                       it. It was just that it made me feel like completely
     main volcanic crater in the northwest      Sfakion and the villages of Anopoli and Aradena – a total                                   refurbishing and redecorating my own house.
     and back, is about 23 kilometers long      of 96 kilometers from Hania. On the way you will cross                                      The guesthouse consists of three stone houses set on a
     and can be done in six to seven hours.     the Aradena Gorge – with a greatest depth of 150                                            mountain slope overlooking the plain of Sparta as well as
     The difference in altitude on the way is   meters, it is the deepest bungee-jumping location in                                        the remains of the Byzantine city of Mystras. You’re in the
     600 meters. The return journey from        Greece (only in summer) – via an iron bridge whose                                          village but the feeling is rural – you see more greenery than
     the volcano is on a paved road and can     wooden boards squeak when lorries and buses go over                                         houses. The interiors were conceived by Eva Nathena, one
     also be completed by taxi or bus (but      it.                                                                                         of Greece’s best-known theater set designers, and her
     keep in mind there aren’t many).           Ai-Yiannis is also the starting point of two popular and                                    talent shows. She did the (themed) rooms and suites –
     The first part of the route starts from    relatively short trekking routes. One of these, used by                                     seven in total – in a contemporary country style and came
     the Chapel of Aghios Haralambos –          locals in the old days to collect and transport salt from                                   up with an inspiring match between tradition and
     north of the village and after you cross   the sea, starts at a huge, centuries-old olive tree at the                                  creativity, crispness and coziness, as well as aesthetics and
     a ravine on your right. This is the old    entry point to the village. After about 45 minutes of                                       functionality. Earthy colors, natural fabrics, charming
     mule path to Mouska (Palaia Loutra)        downhill walking, you’ll reach Kato Poros, at an altitude                                   details, comfy beds, light and space – to me, everything
     that traverses the peninsula, but you      of 600 m and with unique views of the sea. From there,                                      turned out just perfect. The food is excellent, too. For
     will need to follow the wooden             the trail, signposted in white and red by the Hania                                         breakfast, hostess Asimina will appear on your doorstep
     signposts with the letter “A” that lead    Mountaineering Club, continues toward the sea along an                                      with a huge basket filled with goodies, and an even bigger
     in a northwesterly direction. At the       old, stone-paved mule path to Aghios Pavlos, a                                              smile on her face. What a way to start the day. Picking
     crossroads with a turn to Makrylongos      remarkable cross-shaped 10th-century chapel. Much of                                        through the basket’s contents makes you feel like a small
     and Mouska on the right, keep left. The    this trail is through pine forest. It meets European                                        child on Christmas Day, special and spoiled, wonderful. For
     trail goes via Stavrolongos and the        Walking Route E4 on the coast and continues west along        Kinsterna Hotel & Spa is      lunch and dinner there is the taverna Chromata (same
     steep slopes above Vathy on the            it for about 90 more minutes, ending at the village of        currently offering            owner). It’s small, nicely done, and while the menu looks
     western coast, which offer superb          Aghia Roumeli at the end of the Samaria Gorge, which is       packages for the Christmas    traditional Greek, the food is a lot more refined and
     views, before continuing north to the      closed in winter. If you do not wish to return on foot,       and New Year’s Eve            creative than what you get in your average Greek place.
     volcano at Kameni Hora.                    which is much more tiring, be sure to have arranged for       weekends for 350 euros        Your kids will love the keftedes with fries; you can go for
     Unfortunately, there is no walking map     a boat transfer back to Hora Sfakion (tel 28250.91221).       for two people per night,     dishes like rabbit in sweet mustard sauce or linguini with
     of Methana to buy but                      Another route from Ai-Yiannis is a signposted trail that      which includes                wild mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. has plenty of              will take you in a northwesterly direction to the             accommodation in a suite      Prices for two persons start at 90 euros per night
     information and a map with all the         Kormokopos Cave, where there is a water spring, in            with a fireplace, Christmas   (breakfast included).
     trekking routes.                           about 90 minutes. Following the blue signs, the first part    or New Year’s Eve dinner,            Mazaraki, Pikoulianika, Laconia, tel 27310.20414,
                                                of the trail goes through a surprisingly dense pine and       free use of spa facilities  
                                                cypress forest. The path is uphill but of moderate            (Turkish bath, jacuzzi,           * JACOLINE VINKE IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOKS “GREAT
                                                difficulty. From Ai-Yiannis, which is 800 m above sea         Rasul treatment and Water          SMALL HOTELS IN GREECE” AND “AROUND GREECE IN 80
                                                level, you’ll slowly ascend to 1,000 m and after a point      Paradise cabins) for one         STAYS.” HER WEBSITE, WWW.SMALLHOTELSINGREECE.COM,
                                                the forest gives way to a wild and imposing mountainous       hour and an a la carte        PRESENTS SMALL AND CHARMING HOTELS ALL OVER GREECE.
                                                landscape. The sea will gradually come into sight at the      breakfast in the room;
                                                far end on the left and shortly afterward the cave,           drinks are not included.
                                                straight ahead. At this time of year, when there is           The minimum stay is two
                                                minimal human presence, you may witness wild Cretan           nights; each additional
                                                goats (Kri-kri) approaching the cave for water.               night costs 260 euros with
                                                You can buy Anavasi’s “Lefka Ori-Sfakia” map (tel             breakfast.
                                                210.321.8104, and contact the Hania           The centerpiece of the
                                                Mountaineering Club (9-11 p.m.) at 28210.44647 or by          resort is its swimming pool
                                                visiting Remember that it gets dark         – a converted medieval
                                                early in the fall.                                            cistern fed by a natural
                                                For food, go to Nikos in Hora Sfakion for excellent Cretan    stream of fresh water.
                                                cuisine, including the well-known local pies, snails and
GET IN TOUCH                                    rabbit in wine. In Anopoli, go to Nikos Glymenakis and             Tel. 27320.66300,
Readers are invited to send their views         Platanos.                                                
and comments to

                                                                                       ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


A sleeping beauty
                                            This peninsula on the Saronic Gulf hosts a long-dormant                                                                             Methana
                                            volcano, hot springs and plenty of trekking opportunities


Methana, the pear-shaped peninsula
on the Peloponnese that sticks out in-
to the western Saronic Gulf some 25
nautical miles southwest of Piraeus,
is dotted with pretty villages, ar-                                                                                                                                            a fishing settlement with a sheltered
chaeological sites, Byzantine church-                                                                                                                                          harbor that fills up with expensive
es and an imposing dormant vol-                                                                                                                                                boats on weekends, attracted most-
cano.                                                                                                                                                                          ly by the fish restaurants.
   The volcanic activity which shaped                                                                                                                                             North of Vathy, the road brings you
the peninsula over millions of years                                                                                                                                           to Kameni Hora, the settlement below
has left its mark, most visibly in the                                                                                                                                         the volcano’s biggest crater. The
form of Methana’s hot springs and                                                                                                                                              white houses here, amid the greenery
some 30 craters. The last explosion,                                                                                                                                           and the dark colors of the volcanic
mentioned by ancient Greek travelers                                                                                                                                           rock, are naturally air-conditioned
Strabo and Pausanias and the Roman                                                                                                                                             through holes in the rock with sub-
poet Ovid, occurred in 273 BC but an                                                                                                                                           terranean vents, which keep them at
explosion in the sea area north of the                                                                                                                                         a steady temperature of 16 degrees
peninsula was also reported in 1700.                                                                                                                                           Celsius (61 Fahrenheit), even in the
   Methana, believed to be named so                                                                                                                                            summer.
due to the methane gas emissions                                                                                                                                                  About 1 kilometer further north, the
from the Earth’s surface on the penin-                                                                                                                                         road stops at a parking lot and a sign-
sula, is at the western end of the so-                                                                                                                                         posted though demanding footpath
called volcanic arc of the southern                                                                                                                                            begins to wind through the trees
Aegean, which includes the islands of                                                                                                                                          and rocks leading to the crater. It takes
Milos, Santorini and Nisyros.                                                                                                                                                  about 30 minutes to walk to the top,
   The town of Methana, on the east-                                                                                                                                           which offers amazing views of the
ern coast, grew around the spa resort                                                                                                                                          gulf. You will also see a fault with ver-
that was developed at the end of the                                                                                                                                           tical walls 15 meters high and the in-
19th century and flourished until the                                                   Tranquil escape                                                                        scription “Volcano” at the entrance,
1970s, when a process of decline set                                                    Methana is on the whole a                                                              which you can step into. The actual
in – evident today in the state of some                                                 relatively quiet and uncrowded                                                         crater, with a diameter of 100 meters
of the early 20th-century buildings                                                                                                                                            and 40-50 meters deep, is slightly to
                                                                                        place, even in the high season,
that house the baths.                                                                                                                                                          the right.
   But signs of renewal are also evi-
                                                                                        and well suited for brief                                                                 The second route from Methana
dent, as the town is slowly shedding                                                    getaways and exploration                                                               leads in a northeasterly direction to
the image of a resort purely for the eld-                                                                                                                                      a number of locations worth seeing.
erly. The peninsula, around 40 square                                                                                                                                          Driving through pine woods and
kilometers, is in fact a pole of attrac-                                                                                                                                       olive groves you come to Kypseli, with
tion for naturalists and trekkers, as it                                                                                                                                       some impressive old houses. Oga
has some 60 signposted trails with ex-                                                                                                                                         hill, about 1 kilometer to the north-
cellent views. A highlight is the ascent                                                                                                                                       east, has remains of a Classical era fort
to the Helona summit, at 740 meters.                                                                                                                                           but access is difficult.
   Methana is on the whole a relatively                                                                                                                                           From there, the road descends via
quiet and uncrowded place, even in                                                                                                                                             Aghioi Theodori to the coastal set-
the high season, with satisfactory in-                                                                                                                                         tlement of Aghios Georgios. At the end
frastructure in terms of accommo-                                                                                                                                              of the pier are the interesting remains
dation and roads, and well suited for                                                                                                                                          of a World War II cargo ship – as its
brief getaways and exploration.                                                                                                                                                hull rusted, the cement it was carry-
   Two routes start from the town of                                                                                                                                           ing remained, a negative sculpture
Methana, on the eastern side, where         Where to stay                               What to eat                                 Things to see & do                         made by man and nature.
the ferries dock. One, the touristy         Cavo Petra (tel 210.924.4486,               Las Olas, in Aghios Nikolaos (tel           The islet of Aghioi Anargyri at the port      The road continues along the north-
northwestern route, leads to Kameni         6937.438.844,            22980.32266): Spanish owner Maria           bears the remains of a Cyclopean wall;     ern coast to Kounoupitsa and Aghios
Hora and the volcano. The road as-          new guesthouse built using volcanic         Jose, from Galicia, prepares paella,        remnants of a Neolithic wall made of       Nikolaos, named after a chapel built
cends through olive groves, offering        rocks and set in lush gardens, five         tortilla and fish caught by her husband     volcanic rock were found on the hill of    on the site of an ancient temple, as at-
breathtaking views of the town and          tastefully decorated suites – one with a    Panayiotis; Theoni, in Paleokastro (tel     Paleokastro; an important Mycenean         tested by the marble parts in the struc-
the sea, then comes to Megalohori via       jacuzzi; Akti (tel 22980.92387,             22980.92558): the steady clientele          settlement (14th-13th-century BC) was      ture. There is also a small thermal spa
Dritseika, and descends to Paleokas- 12 studios in        comes from afar for Mrs Theoni’s fish       discovered on the hill of Aghios           establishment near a hot spring men-
tro, the site of Methana’s ancient          one of the oldest hotels, with tasteful     soup and lobster spaghetti, and             Constantinos, near the spa, in 1990; the   tioned by Pausanias. On the way to
acropolis.                                  decor and verandas with views of            galaktoboureko for dessert; Zorbas, in      therapeutic spa in Methana town (tel       Aghios Nikolaos, a left turn leads to
   Further down, you come to the            Poros island; Athina (tel 22980.93050)      Methana (tel 22980.92982): one of best      22980.92378) has a strong smell of         Makrylongos, a small village with
Chapel of Aghios Nikolaos (15th cen-        fully equipped and clean rooms near         restaurants, on the waterfront, with sea    hydrosulphate, the waters have a           broad views of the Saronic Gulf.
tury), surrounded by cisterns, and end      the sea; Avra (tel 22980.92550/382,         food and mainstream Greek dishes            temperature range of 28-34 degrees            The most popular beach is
up at the long beach at Paleokastro, 51 recently             (weekends only); Mariori, in Paleokastro:   Celsius (82-93F) and are recommended       Limionas, next to the town. Aghios Ge-
with its caiques and fish tavernas.         renovated comfortable rooms, has sea        likewise, with sea views (weekends only,    for rheumatism, arthritis and skin and     orgios, Paleokastro and Aghios Niko-
   The coastal road continues to Vathy,     views and restaurant.                       closed December-January).                   gynecological ailments.                    laos are much quieter.

                                                                                                                             ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

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                                                                                                                                                               6932.442.111, e-mail,     (HT9537)                                     independent apartment for housekeeper, 4
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6944.305.550. (HT9514)
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Clinic locations: Maroussi, Kolonaki, Glyfada.                                                                                                                 sq.m. roof garden, 2 bedrooms, maid’s room,                                                               living room with fireplace, 4 bedrooms, mas-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 mins’ walk from the seashore, fully furnished,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         conditioning, independent heating, storage and
                                                                                                                                                      (HT9552)                                                                                    garage. Code: 871. Tel. 210.894.4949,
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ronment or major projects (UN, GEF, ENP etc),                                                                                                                  ern, renovated, big private yard, independent,       ing, 650 sq.m. garden, 5x13 m outdoor swim-          (HT9548)
                                                       4 bedrooms, living and dining room, 2 bath-         ment, 170 sq.m., living room with fireplace,
excellent written and spoken English and                                                                                                                                                                            ming pool, mini tennis and basketball court,
French. Experience in Mediterranean and/or
                                                       rooms, WC, garden, garage, 1,800 euros.             kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, WC, office,       Internet, 5 mins from metro, 750 euros.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    near Pallini metro station, close to airport (At-      REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
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European environmental and international co-                                                                                                                                                                        tiki Odos ring road), court, 2,500 euros. Call       LOUTRAKI (Gulf of Corinth), 5,200 sq.m.
                                                       210.779.6536, 6932.439.170 (HT9544)                 Code: 6194. Tel. 210.894.4949, 6932.442.111,        6944.844.415, (HT9539)
operation issues is an asset. Knowledge of Ara-                                                                                                                                                                     6944.468.023. (HT9521)                               ranch with 50 sq.m. maisonette, wooden in-
bic and/or work in Arab countries is an ad-            AGHIA PARASKEVI, 73 sq.m. apartment, 1st                                                                KOLONAKI,120 sq.m., fully furnished minimalist                                                            terior, two floors connected with internal
                                                                                                           (HT9531)                                                                                                 POLITEIA, SPECIAL 400 sq.m. maisonette, 4
vantage. More information can be found at              floor, 5 minutes from colleges, fully furnished                                                         apartment, next to metro, fantastic open             master bedrooms, possibility to add a 5th, 2         wooden ladder, beautiful sea view, 110 olive CVs to be sent via e-mail           and equipped, 1 bedroom and study, big ve-          GLYFADA (center), S. SAKALIDOU, unique              view, 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a/c,       WCs, fireplace, elevator, verandas, open view,       trees and 16 peanut trees, just 100 m from cen-
to (HT9557)                        randas, a/c, independent heating, fireplace. Tel.   4th-floor apartment, 180 sq.m., living room         independent heating, Internet, available for         3 parking spaces, storeroom, big garden.             tral avenue, 350,000 euros. Tel. 6944.861.938
                                                       (+30)6942.496.658 (HT9536)                          with fireplace, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (1 master),     short-term lease. HELEN’S REAL ESTATE, tel           REAL ESTATE, tel (HT9518)
EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION, situated in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (HT9532)
                                                                                                           bathroom, WC, independent heating, parking          210.779.6536, 6944.844.415,
Athens, invites applications for the position of       ALIMOS, 150 sq.m. apartment, sea view toward                                                                                                                 VOULA (Dikigorika), entire-floor apartment,
                                                                                                           and storage. Code: 6194. Tel. 210.894.4949,         (HT9538)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         VOULIAGMENI, 180 sq.m. apartment on 3rd
instructor for the TOEFL, IELTS and the verbal         marina, next to the beach, 3 bedrooms, 2 ful-                                                                                                                200 sq.m., 1st floor, spacious, 3 bedrooms (1
                                                                                                           6932.442.111, e-mail,                                                                                                                       floor with connecting 120 sq.m. 4th-floor
sections of the GMAT and GRE tests. Post-              ly fitted bathrooms, veranda, a/c, garage.                                                              KOLONAKI 2.5-room apartment, 84 sq.m.,               master), 2 bathrooms, WC, open-plan kitchen,
                                                                                                  (HT9530)                                                                                                                                     roof garden and 14 sq.m. sunroom, sea view,
graduate degree and at least 5 years of teach-         HELEN’S REAL ESTATE, tel 210.779.6536,                                                                  tastefully furnished, spacious living-dining         swimming pool, in a great location, fireplace,       4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office, fireplace, ful-
ing experience are required. The organization          6932.439.170, (HT9547)                GLYFADA (Golf), S. SAKALIDOU, modern 2nd-           room, 1 bedroom, well-equipped kitchen,              parking, nice sea view. Code: 1455. BLUE
                                                                                                           floor apartment, 110 sq.m., luxuriously fur-                                                                                                                  ly air conditioned, in a quiet area, ample street
offers an attractive remuneration package and                                                                                                                  central heating, a/c, TV, 2 telephone lines, ISDN,   BROWN, tel 210.894.8048, 6936.745.053, e-
                                                       ALL ABOUT PROPERTY offers a selection of            nished, living room with fireplace, 3 bed-                                                                                                                    parking. Tel. 6948.898.853 (HT9513)
excellent working conditions. E-mail ek-                                                                                                                       in a central, quiet location, very cozy atmos-       mail,
                                                       furnished and unfurnished apartments or             rooms, bathroom, WC, parking and storage (HT9450)                                                                                                                                       phere, available immediately or upon agree-          (HT9555)
                                                       homes available for long- or short-term             room. Code: 5884. Tel. 210.894.4949,
HOUSEKEEPER / COOKfor diplomat residence               rentals. For more information, visit                                                            ment for short- or long-term lease. Tel.             VOULA, S. SAKALIDOU, brand-new 2nd floor
in Filothei, full-time position with full social se-, call (+30)6972.585.852 or
                                                                                                           6932.442.111, e-mail,
                                                                                                                                                               (+41) (HT9502)                           apartment, 160 sq.m., living room with fire-         READER WARNING
                                                                                                  (HT9529)                                                                                                                                     While Athens Plus has endeavored
curity (IKA) benefits, only experienced and qual-      e-mail (HT9453)                                                                                                                     place, 3 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, a/c,
                                                                                                                                                               KOLONAKI, METS, FALIRO, unique furnished                                                                  to ensure to its satisfaction the
ified candidates with valid Greek residence per-                                                           GLYFADA,S. SAKALIDOU, detached house 420                                                                 independent heating, garage, storage. Code:
                                                       ATHENS (US Embassy area), beautiful, fully fur-                                                         & unfurnished apartments. METROPOLITAN                                                                    legitimacy and accuracy of the
mits will be considered, fluency in English and                                                            sq.m., 350 sq.m. garden, close to golf course,                                                           2401. Tel. 210.894.4949, 6932.442.111, e-mail
                                                       nished studio, a/c, washing machine, Internet,                                                          Real Estate Agency, tel 210.722.1031, fax                                                                 advertisements included in the
Greek is essential, own transport is an ad-                                                                on 3 levels, elevator, big spaces with fireplace,                                              , (HT9527)
                                                       telephone. Call 210.643.2419. (HT9558)                                                                  210.721.1606, e-mail,
vantage. Please e-mail applications with CV to                                                             3 master bedrooms, playroom, a/c, parking,                                                                                                                    newspaper at the time of
                                                                                                                                                      (HT9534)                       VOULA,S. SAKALIDOU, 260 sq.m., maisonette, (HT9517)                       ATHENS, 10 mins from Kolonaki, 130 sq.m.            storage. Code: 387. Tel. 210.894.4949,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    unique design, on 2 levels (ground and 1st floor),   publication, it cannot accept liability
                                                       modern apartment, 2 bedrooms, furnished,            6932.442.111, e-mail,             MAROUSSI, Nea Filothei, in a luxurious com-                                                               for loss or damage that any of its
NANNY: We are looking for a female, healthy,                                                                                                                                                                        big swimming pool, wooden floors, independ-
                                                       study, spacious living room with fireplace, 10 (HT9526)                           plex of buildings, 90 sq.m., 2 bedrooms, big         ent heating, a/c, garden, living room with view,     readers may directly or indirectly
experienced, native English-speaking baby-sit-
ter, 30-50 years old, for an 18-month-old girl.        sq.m. veranda, 5 mins from metro, next to           GLYFADA, S. SAKALIDOU, modern 1st floor             veranda, garage, storage, swimming pool, gar-        separate kitchen, 3 bedrooms, master, laundry,       suffer or incur as a result of relying
Ideal candidate should have background in              shops, 650 euros. HELEN’S REAL ESTATE, tel          apartment, 110 sq.m., great sea view, big liv-      den, gym. HELEN’S REAL ESTATE, tel                   maid’s room, underground garage. Code: 6002.         on such advertisements or in any
childcare activities, psychology and hygiene.          210.779.0783, 6944.844.415,           ing room with fireplace, kitchen with electri-      210.779.6536, 6944.844.415,            Tel. 210.894.4949, 6932.442.111, e-mail              dealings with any party placing
We offer excellent working conditions, high            (HT9549)                                            cal appliances, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in-        (HT9541)                                   , (HT9525)         such advertisements.

                                                                                                                                           PLACE A CLASSIFIED

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Classified advertisements can also be placed
                     Fax 210.480.8168-9                                                                                                                         through the following Kathimerini outlets:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Athens                                                                      Thessaloniki
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Omonia Sq - 42 Socratous St
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tel 210.524.4166                                                          • 4 Aghias Sofias St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tel 2310.277.329
                                                                                                                 Classified                                                                             • Center - 5 Pesmazoglou St
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Stoa tou Vivliou), tel 210.331.6825
           Classified rates                                                                                      box rates                                                                              • Kifissia - Platanou Sq
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tel 210.808.8118
           10 euros for first 15 words,                                                                          15 euros per centimeter                                                                • Moschato: 5 Poseidonos St
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tel 210.480.8165-7
           0.20 euros for each additional word                                                                   (excluding taxes)                                                                      • Alimos - Lamias & Palestinis (Carrefour
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                                                                                                                                                               ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010


                                                                                      FERRYDEPARTURES                                                                                                                                                                                                DUTYHOSPITALS
 To our readers: Ferry services to                                            SUNDAY                                   Iraklio BLUE STAR 1 / BLUE STAR                                     FROM RAFINA                                                            IKA (SOCIAL SECURITY                                       Sotiria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.777.8611-9)
the Greek islands could be affected                           BLUE STAR PAROS / BLUE STAR                              2 19.00 Santorini, Kos, Rhodes                           (Harbor master tel 22940.28888,                                                       FOUNDATION)                                            Evangelismos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.720.1000)
 by likely strike action. Make sure                           NAXOS 7.25 Paros, Naxos, Ios,                            EUROPEAN EXPRESS19.30 Chios,                                      22940.22300)                                                   Athens 210.646.7811, Piraeus 210.413.1280                            Constantopouleio Aghia Olga . (210.277.6612)
  to call ahead to check for last-
  minute cancellations or delays.
                                                              Santorini 17.30 Syros, Paros, Nax-                       Mytilene KRITI 1 / KRITI 2 21.00                                                                            AIRPORTS                                    FIRST AID
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Emergency Hospitals: (Athens) 1434
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (213.216.2000)
                                                              os, Irakleia, Schinousa, Koufonisi,                      Iraklio ELYROS/LATO 21.00 Hania                                           FRIDAY                                                                                                                      Elena Venizelou . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.643.2221)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     International      (recording)
                                                              Katapola BLUE STAR ITHAKI 7.35                           KNOSSOS PALACE / FESTOS                                PENELOPE 7.35 Andros, Tinos,                              Athens                                                                               Aghia Sophia Children’s . . . . . . (210.777.1612)
            FROM PIRAEUS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ambulance Service: 166
                                                              Syros, Tinos, Myconos BLUE                               PALACE 21.30 Iraklio                                                                                        +30 210.353.0000                                                                                      SATURDAY PIRAEUS
 (Harbor master tel 210.414.7800)
                                                                                                                                                                              Myconos THEOLOGOS 17.30 An-                                                                FRIDAY ATHENS
                                                              HORIZON14.45 Hania SUPERFAST                                                                                                                                               Iraklio                                                                             Tzaneio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.451.9411)
                                                                                                                                                                              dros, Tinos, Myconos ARTEMISIA                                            Evangelismos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.720.1000)
For daily sailings to Aegina,                                 XII 15.00 Iraklio DIAGORAS 15.00                                         WEDNESDAY                                                                                   +30 2810.397.800     Andreas Syngros . . . . . . . . . . (210.726.5000-1)                 Metaxa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.428.4444)
Hydra, Poros or Spetses, call                                                                                                                                                 / EVIA STAR 8.30, 14.45, 17.45,                                                                                                                Asclepieio Voulas . . . . . . . . . . . (210.895.8301)
                                                              Astypalaia, Kalymnos, Kos, Nisy-        BLUE STAR PAROS / BLUE STAR                                                                                                     Cephalonia        KAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.628.0000)
210.412.5250; for Aegina only,                                                                                                                                                20.30 Marmari                                        +30 26710.29900                                                                                           SUNDAY ATHENS
                                                              ros, Tilos, Rhodes BLUE STAR 1 /        NAXOS 7.25 Paros, Naxos, Ios,                                                                                                                     Sotiria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.777.8611-9)
call 210.412.6181.                                            BLUE STAR 219.00 Santorini, Kos,        Santorini 17.30 Paros, Naxos, Do-                                                                                                    Kos          Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (213.216.2000)         Sotiria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.777.8611-9)
                                                              Rhodes EUROPEAN EXPRESS 19.30           nousa, Aigiali, Astypalaia BLUE                                                         SATURDAY                             +30 22420.56000      Elena Venizelou . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.643.2221)             Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (213.216.2000)
                    FRIDAY                                    Chios, Mytilene KRITI 1 / KRITI 2       STAR ITHAKI7.35 Syros, Tinos, My-                                       PENELOPE 7.35 Andros, Tinos,                              Rhodes          Aglaia Kyriakou Children’s . . . (210.772.6000)                      Laiko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.745.6000)
BLUE STAR PAROS 7.25 Paros,                                                                                                                                                   Myconos THEOLOGOS 17.30 An-                          +30 22410.88700      Children’s Psychiatric . . . . . . . . (22940.72350)                 KAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.628.0000)
                                                              21.00 Iraklio ELYROS/LATO 21.00         conos NISOS MYCONOS 12.00 Sy-                                                                                                                                     FRIDAY PIRAEUS
Naxos, Ios, Santorini BLUE STAR                                                                       ros, Myconos, Aghios Kirykos,                                           dros, Tinos, Myconos ARTEMISIA                             Samos                                                                               Andreas Syngros . . . . . . . . . . (210.726.5000-1)
                                                              HaniaKNOSSOS PALACE / FESTOS                                                                                                                                                              Asclepieio Voulas . . . . . . . . . . . (210.895.8301)
ITHAKI7.25 Syros, Tinos, Myconos                                                                                                                                              / EVIA STAR8.15, 11.15, 16.00, 18.45                 +30 22730.87800                                                                           Aiginiteio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.728.9500)
                                                              PALACE 21.30 Iraklio                    Fournoi, Karlovasi, Vathy NISOS                                                                                                                   Thriasio Elefsinas . . . . . . . . . . . (210.553.4200)
NISOS MYCONOS12.00 Syros, My-                                                                                                                                                 Marmari                                                Thessaloniki                                                                            Elena Venizelou . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.643.2221)
                                                                                                            CHIOS12.30 Chios, Mytilene                                                                                                                               SATURDAY ATHENS
conos, Evdilos, Karlovasi, Vathy                                                                                                                                                                                                   +30 2310.985.000                                                                          Aghia Sophia Children’s . . . . . . (210.777.1612)
                                                                     MONDAY                                 BLUE HORIZON 14.45 Hania                                                                                                                    Erythros Stavros . . . . . . . . . . . (210.641.4000)
BLUE HORIZON 14.45 Hania                                                                                                                                                                                                               Zakynthos        Ippokratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.748.3770-93)           Children’s Psychiatric . . . . . . . . (22940.72350)
                                                              BLUE STAR PAROS /                             AGHIOS GEORGIOS 14.55                                                               SUNDAY
AGHIOS GEORGIOS 14.55 Kyth-                                                                                 Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Mi-                                                                                          +30 26950.29500      Amalia Fleming . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.803.0303)                             SUNDAY PIRAEUS
                                                              BLUE STAR NAXOS 7.25                                                                                            PENELOPE 7.35 Andros, Tinos,                                                                                                                   Geniko Kratiko Nikaias . . . . . . (213.207.7000)
nos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Kimo-                                                                          los, Kimolos, Folegandros,                                                                                                                  Aghios Savvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.640.9000)
                                                              Paros, Naxos, Ios, San-                                                                                         Myconos      19.00      Andros                          Domestic                                                                               Asclepieio Voulas . . . . . . . . . . . (210.895.8301)
los SUPERFAST XII 15.00 Iraklio                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Andreas Syngros . . . . . . . . . . (210.726.5100-1)
                                                              torini 17.30 Paros, Nax-       For latest     Sikinos, Ios, Santorini                                           THEOLOGOS18.00 Andros, Tinos,                              Leros
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        KAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210.628.0000)   Thriasio Elefsinas . . . . . . . . . . . (210.553.4200)
BLUE STAR PAROS / BLUE STAR                                   os, Donousa, Aigiali, information SUPERFAST XII15.00 Iraklio                                                                                                         +30 22470.22275
                                                                                                                                                                              Myconos ARTEMISIA / EVIA STAR
NAXOS 17.30 Paros, Naxos, Do-                                 Astypalaia BLUE STAR          on ferries,     NISOS RHODES18.00 Paros,                                                                                                     Milos
                                                                                            please call                                                                       8.30, 14.50, 17.50, 20.45 Mar-                       +30 22870.22090
nousa, Aigiali, Astypalaia NISOS                              ITHAKI 7.35 Syros, Ti-                        Kos, Rhodes MYTILENE
CHIOS17.30 Chios, Mytilene NISOS
RHODES18.00 Paros, Kos, Rhodes
                                                              nos, Myconos NISOS                       1494419.00 Chios, Mytilene BLUE
                                                                                                            STAR 1 / BLUE STAR 2 19.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   +30 22890.79000
                                                              MYCONOS 12.00 Syros,
MYTILENE 19.00 Chios, Mytilene                                                                                                                                                                  MONDAY                                  Naxos
                                                              Myconos, Evdilos, Aghios                      Syros, Patmos, Leros, Kos,
                                                                                                                                                                              PENELOPE 7.35 Andros, Tinos,                         +30 22850.23969
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DESTINATIONS IN THE PELOPONNESE
                                                              Kirykos, Fournoi, Karlovasi, Vathy Rhodes MYTILENE 19.00 Chios,
Syros, Patmos, Leros, Kos, Rhodes                             NISOS CHIOS12.30 Chios, Mytilene Mytilene KRITI 1 / KRITI 2 21.00                                               Myconos THEOLOGOS 17.30 An-                               Paros
IERAPETRA L. 19.00 Milos, San-                                                                                                                                                dros, Tinos, Myconos ARTEMISIA                       +30 22840.91256
                                                              AGHIOS GEORGIOS 14.00 Kythnos, IraklioELYROS/LATO 21.00 Hania
torini, Iraklio, Siteia, Kasos,                               Serifos, Sifnos, Milos BLUE OLYMPIA PALACE / FESTOS                                                             / EVIA STAR 8.30, 14.30, 17.45 Mar-                     Santorini
                                                                                                                                                                              mari                                                 +30 22860.28401
Karpathos, Rhodes ELYROS/LATO                                 HORIZON14.45 HaniaSUPERFAST PALACE 21.30 Iraklio PREVELIS /
21.00 Hania KRITI 1 / KRITI 2                                 XII 15.00 Iraklio IERAPETRA L. IERAPETRA L. 23.59 Santorini,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   +30 28430.24424
21.00 Iraklio KNOSSOS PALACE /                                16.00 Santorini, Anafi, Kasos, Anafi, Kasos, Karpathos, Diafani,                                                                 TUESDAY
FESTOS PALACE 21.30 Iraklio                                   Karpathos, Diafani, Halki, Rhodes Halki, Rhodes                                                                 PENELOPE 7.35 Andros, Tinos,                           PORTS
                                                              NISOS RHODES 18.00 Paros, Kos,                                                                                  Myconos THEOLOGOS 17.30 An-                          Piraeus (TZELEPI):
                 SATURDAY                                     Rhodes MYTILENE 19.00 Chios,                       THURSDAY                                                     dros, Tinos, Myconos ARTEMISIA                         210.414.7800
BLUE STAR PAROS / BLUE STAR                                   Mytilene BLUE STAR 1 / BLUE BLUE STAR PAROS / BLUE STAR                                                                                                               Alexandroupoli
                                                                                                                                                                              / EVIA STAR 8.30, 14.30, 17.45 Mar-                     25510.26468
NAXOS7.25 Paros, Naxos, Santorini                             STAR 219.00 Syros, Patmos, Leros, NAXOS 7.25 Paros, Naxos, Ios,                                                 mari                                                         Volos
AGHIOS GEORGIOS 7.25 Kythnos,                                 Kos, Rhodes ELYROS/LATO 21.00 Santorini 17.30 Syros, Paros, Nax-                                                                                                        24210.76710
Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Folegan-                              Hania KRITI 1 / KRITI 2 21.00 Irak- os, Irakleia, Schinousa, Koufonisi,                                                                                                    Elefsina
dros, Sikinos, Ios, Santorini BLUE                            lio KNOSSOS PALACE / FESTOS Katapola BLUE STAR ITHAKI 7.35                                                                                                             210.554.3504
                                                                                                                                                                              PENELOPE 7.35 Andros, Tinos,
STAR ITHAKI7.35 Syros, Tinos, My-                             PALACE 21.30 Iraklio                    Syros, Tinos, Myconos NISOS                                                                                                     Igoumenitsa
                                                                                                      MYCONOS 12.00 Syros, Myconos,                                           Myconos THEOLOGOS 17.30 An-                             26650.29235
conos NISOS MYCONOS 12.00 Sy-
                                                                                                      Evdilos, Karlovasi, Vathy NISOS                                         dros, Tinos, Myconos ARTEMISIA                              Iraklio
ros, Myconos, Aghios Kirykos,                                             TUESDAY                                                                                                                                                     2810.244.912
Fournoi, Karlovasi, Vathy BLUE                                BLUE STAR PAROS / BLUE STAR CHIOS12.30 Chios, Mytilene BLUE                                                     / EVIASTAR8.30, 14.30, 17.45 Mar-
                                                                                                                                                                              mari                                                    Thessaloniki      THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM                                             examples of ancient theater construction.
HORIZON14.45 Hania SUPERFAST                                  NAXOS7.25 Paros, Naxos, Santorini HORIZON14.45 Hania SUPERFAST                                                                                                          2310.531.645
XII 15.00 Iraklio NISOS CHIOS                                 17.30 Syros, Paros, Naxos, Irakleia, XII15.00 Iraklio BLUE STAR 1 / BLUE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OF EPIDAURUS                                                          • Lygourio, Argolida
                                                                                                                                                                                              THURSDAY                                                  The museum contains collections of build-                             • Tel. 27530.23.009
17.30        Chios,       Mytilene                            Schinousa, Koufonisi, Katapola STAR 2 19.00 Santorini, Kos,                                                                                                             2510.223.716
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ing inscriptions, hymns and inscriptions de-                          • Open daily 7.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ELYROS/LATO 21.00 Hania KRITI                                 BLUE STAR ITHAKI 7.35 Syros, Ti- Rhodes EUROPEAN EXPRESS19.30                                                   PENELOPE 7.35 Andros, Tinos,                                 Corfu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        scribing the miraculous cures of Asclepius,                           • Admission 6 euros, reduced admission
1 / KRITI 2 21.00 Iraklio KNOSSOS                             nos, Myconos BLUE HORIZON Chios, Mytilene KRITI 1 / KRITI 2                                                     Myconos THEOLOGOS 17.30 An-                                               Greek and Roman votive sculptures, a Doric                            3 euros; EU students & children free
PALACE / FESTOS PALACE 21.30                                  14.45 Hania DIAGORAS 15.00 21.00 Iraklio ELYROS/LATO 21.00                                                      dros, Tinos, Myconos ARTEMISIA                          22920.25249       column from the Temple of Asclepius and
                                                              Paros, Kalymnos, Kos, Rhodes, Hania OLYMPIA PALACE / FESTOS                                                                                                                               the entablature of the Temple of Artemis,                             THE NEOLITHIC AND BRONZE AGE
Iraklio BLUE STAR 1 / BLUE STAR                                                                                                                                               / EVIA STAR8.30, 14.30, 17.45 Mar-                         Mytilene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        among other finds.                                                    SETTLEMENT OF MYCENAE
2 23.30 Kos, Rhodes                                           Kastelorizo SUPERFAST XII 15.00 PALACE 21.30 Iraklio                                                            mari                                                    22510.40827                                                                             The legendary House of Atreus is situat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Patra        • Asclepieion, Lygourio, Argolida
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tel. 27350.22.009                                                   ed on a small hill on the road leading from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2610.341.002                                                                             the Argolic Gulf to the north. The site was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rafina        • Open Mondays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesdays-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sundays 7.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.                                            inhabited from Neolithic times (approxi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Admission 6 euros, reduced admission                                mately 4000 BC), but reached its zenith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rhodes                                                                               in the late Bronze Age (1350-1200 BC), giv-
                                                           TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OPENING HOURS                                                                                                                                          22410.22220       3 euros; EU students & children free
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ing its name to a civilization that spread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Halkida        THE SANCTUARY OF ASCLEPIUS AT                                         throughout Greece.
ACROPOLIS                                                                     INSTRUMENTS                                                                    PHILATELIC MUSEUM                                                        22210.28888       ANCIENT EPIDAURUS                                                     • Mycenae, Argolida
Mondays ................................ 11 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.                  Tue, Thur-Sun....................................... 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.          Mondays-Fridays.......................... 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.                     Hania        One of the most celebrated healing cen-                               • Tel. 27510.76.585
Tuesdays-Sundays ................ 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.                          Wednesdays.................................. noon - 6 p.m.                     Saturdays-Sundays ................................... closed             28210.98888       ters of the ancient world, the cult of the god                        • Open daily 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                                                                              Mondays................................................... closed                                                                                            Chios        of healing, Asclepius, had its origins in the                         • Admission 3 euros, reduced admission
ACROPOLIS MUSEUM                                                                                                                                             EPIGRAPHICAL MUSEUM                                                    22710.44433-4       6th century BC. The resultant wealth led                              1.50 euros; EU students & children free (spe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ag. Constantinos     to an extensive construction program                                  cial package for museum and site, and the
Tuesdays-Sundays ....................... 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.                      NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM                                                            Tuesdays-Sundays ..................8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.                     22350.31759      whose remains can still be seen today. The                            treasure of Atreus: 8 euros, reduced 4 eu-
Mondays................................................... closed             Tuesdays-Sundays........................ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.                       Mondays.................................................... closed          Lefkada        ancient theater there is one of the finest                            ros)
                                                                              Mondays.................................................... closed                                                                                      26450.22322
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL                                                                                                                                      NUMISMATIC MUSEUM                                                           Oropos
MUSEUM                                                                        NATIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM                                                     Tuesdays-Sundays .................. 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.                   22950.32270
Mondays ........................................ 12.30-7 p.m.                 Tuesdays-Sundays........................ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.                       Mondays.................................................... closed    Rio 2610.991.203
Tuesdays-Sundays .......... 8.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.                             Mondays.................................................... closed                                                                                        Zakynthos

                                                                              MUSEUM OF GREEK FOLK ART
                                                                                                                                                             GOULANDRIS NATURAL                                                        26950.28117                 RADIOTAXIS                                                              EMERGENCY
                                                                              Mon, Wed-Sun.............................. 9 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                             HISTORY MUSEUM                                                                             ATHENS Athina 1 210.921.7942 Asteras                                                NUMBERS
& CHRISTIAN MUSEUM                                                                                                                                           Mondays-Saturdays ................ 9 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.                        Police        210.614.4000 Cosmos (for all areas) 1300,                              European Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
                                                                              Tuesdays.................................................... closed
Mondays................................................... closed                                                                                            Sundays ................................. 10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.            100               (for the city center) 210.522.2218, (for the sub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        urbs) 210.520.0020 Enotita 210.645.9000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Police Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1033
Tuesdays-Sundays ................ 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.                          ILIAS LALAOUNIS                                                                                                                                          Ambulance                                                                               Drug Squad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hellas (fornorthernsuburbs)210.801.4000/4
                                                                              JEWELRY MUSEUM
                                                                                                                                                             BENAKI MUSEUM
                                                                                                                                                             Mon, Wed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      166               (forsouthernsuburbs)210.996.1420(fordown-                              Tourist Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 or 210 171
                                                                              Tue, Thur-Sat................................................9 a.m. - 4 p.m.                                                                               Fire dpt       townAthens&Piraeus)210.645.7000Express                                 SOS Doctors (Athens) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1016
Mon, Wed, Fri..............................................10 a.m. - 4 p.m.                                                                                  Fri-Sat........................................... 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursdays ................................. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                                                                              Wednesdays ................................. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                                                                              Sundays....................................... 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.                Thursdays ................................... 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.           199               210.993.4812 Glyfada 210.960.5603/5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Icarus 210.515.2800 Kifissia 210.6233.100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Express Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1154
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Traffic Police (Athens) . . . . . . 210.523.0111
Saturdays .................................. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.                                                                                                Sundays ........................................ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.          Coast Guard
                                                                              Mondays.................................................... closed                                                                                                        Parthenon 210.5223.300 Protoporia
Tuesdays & Sundays .............................. closed                                                                                                     Tuesdays.................................................... closed      108               210.222.1623
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Traffic Police (Thes/niki) . . . 2310.388.136
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Aliens Bureau (Athens) . . . . 210.340.5888
                                                                              MUSEUM OF GREEK                                                                                                                                          Road Assist.     PIRAEUS Hermes 210.411.5200
                                                                              CHILDREN’S ART
                                                                              Tuesdays-Saturdays ................... 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                             BENAKI MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART
                                                                                                                                                             Tue, Thur-Sun............................... 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     10400              Piraeus 1 210.418.2335
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        THESSALONIKI Euro Taxi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Aliens Bureau (Thes/niki) . 2310.555.958
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Poison Center (Athens) . . . . . 210.779.3777
Mondays-Sundays................. 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.                           Sundays ....................................... 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.               Wednesdays ................................. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.                                                                                                      Directory Inquiries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11888
MUSEUM OF POPULAR                                                             Mondays.................................................... closed             Mondays.................................................... closed      11888              2310.866.866 Macedonia 2310.517.417
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        White Tower 2310.246.104                                               International Operator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

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CROSSWORD                                                                                                                               LAST PAGE
Edited by Will Shortz                                                                                       No 1022
                                                                                                                                                                                Kavala       Alexandroupoli                                 Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                  17°               17°
                                                                                                                                                          Florina                                                                           Athens                     12/20
                                                                                                                                                             14° Thessaloniki                      17                                       Iraklio                    15/23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thessaloniki                 9/17
                                                                                                                                                     Ioannina                                                                               Ioannina                     9/15
                                                                                                                                                       15°                                              Mytilene
                                                                                                                           30                   Preveza
                                                                                                                                                                                           6-7            20°                               Patra                      12/18
                                                                                                                           25                     16°                                       8                                               Kalamata                   13/19
                                                                                                                                           20                                                                                               Corfu                       11/16
                                                                                                                                                             19°                                                       18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Larissa                      8/18
                                                                                                                           15                              Patra
                                                                                                                                                            18°       Athens
                                                                                                                           10                                          20°                                19                                Saturday
                                                                                                                             5               6-7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6-7                        Athens                     15/22
                                                                                                                             0                8
                                                                                                                                                                                                  21°                          21           Iraklio                    16/25
                                                                                                                            -5                             19°              20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thessaloniki               12/18
                                                                                                                          -10                                                                                                 Rhodes        Ioannina                    8/15
                                                                                                                          -15                             21
                                                                                                                                                                    6-7                                                                     Patra                      14/19
                                                                                                                                                                                      21                        7                           Kalamata                   15/21
                                                                                                                                                                                           Iraklio                                          Corfu                      12/16
                                                                                                                                                                                               23°                     21                   Larissa                    10/19
                                                                                                                                         Next days
                                                                                                                                         City                      Sunday                    Monday                         Tuesday           Wednesday          Thursday
                                                                                                                                         Athens                             13/23                       15/24                       13/23            13/23              14/23
                                                                                                                          temperature    Iraklio                           15/26                        16/25                       15/25            16/25              16/25
                                                                                                                                         Thessaloniki                      10/19                         13/21                      12/20            12/20              13/20
                                                                                               THE NEW YORK TIMES
                                                                                                                                         Ioannina                            8/17                       10/16                       10/18            10/18                9/18
ACROSS                                     DOWN                                        28 Once-in-a-lifetime trip, for      Sunshine
 1   What a wink often means                1 ___ Sharp, founder of Four                  some                                           Patra                             13/23                        15/24                       14/22            14/22              14/22
10   Words that prevent firing                Seasons Hotels                           29 Stuck (to)                                     Kalamata                          14/24                        15/24                       15/23            15/23               15/23
15   Gunpowder ingredient                   2 Let go                                   30 Elusive types
                                                                                                                              Light      Corfu                              11/18                       13/20                       14/19            13/20              14/20
16   “A Season in Purgatory”                3 Gabbers’ gathering                       32 Stick                              clouds      Larissa                             8/21                       10/22                       10/21            10/21               11/21
     novelist Dominick                      4 Opposite of 55-Down,                     35 Equipment near a horse
17   Romanov family member                    informally                               36 Ready to be totally remodeled
18   Brazilian president Luiz Inacio
                                            5 Vaccine combo                            37 They appear in installments        Sunny
     Lula da ___                                                                       38 Almost in the sticks
                                            6 Sweets                                                                         spells      Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected today in                          lands of the eastern Aegean. Winds will diminish and
19   Job description detail                                                            39 Grand Canal sights
20   Repetitive composition                 7 Row announcement                                                                           western, central and northern Greece. Winds will pick                       temperatures will rise slightly. Fair weather is forecast
                                            8 Cologne contradiction                    42 Exploits                                       up, clocking in at speeds of up to 8 Beaufort, while tem-                   over the next week across the country, with southerly
22   Get out of the field
                                            9 Former Lenin adherent?                   43 1970s peace anthem                 Partly      peratures are set to drop. Conditions will improve over                     winds and unseasonably high temperatures prevailing
23   Chorus heard at some retreats
                                           10 Items checked before flying              44 Concentrates, in a way             cloudy      the weekend across the country, with occasional show-                       in most regions. However, some light showers can be
24   Let one’s god down?
25   Old Asian title                       11 Offbeat                                  46 It often includes a trio                       ers in western and northern parts as well as on the is-                     expected in the northwest later in the week.
27   Havens for folkies?                   12 Let go                                   47 “Hold on”
29   Thick                                 13 Saxon or Celt, once                      49 Like some realistic statues
                                                                                                                             cloud                                                                                                              World
31   Brand written about by                14 Big-eared china                          53 Pound racket
     Hawthorne                                                                         54 Small fishing vessel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New York                   1/8
                                           21 Certain Bedouin
32   Davis of Hollywood                    24 Becomes understood                       55 Monster                                                                                                                                               San Francisco          10/17
                                                                                                                                 Rain        Reykjavik
33   Stadium thrillers: Abbr.              26 Literary classic featuring the           57 They’re peddled: Abbr.                                                                                                                                Beijing                  -2/5
34   Creator of the currency system           jester Wamba                             59 Chinese game name starter                            0°                                                         Helsinki                              Tokyo                    8/15
     consisting of galleons, sickles
                                                                                                                             Storm                                            Oslo                         -10°
     and knuts                                                                                                                                                                 -11°                                                             Seoul                     0/5
37   Time of the fall: Abbr.                   Solution to last week’s puzzle - No 1015                                                                                                    Copenhagen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Buenos Aires           17/29
40   Racing form data                                                                                                                                                                         -5°                                Moscow         Cairo                  16/28
41   Hot partner?                                                                                                            Snow                   Dublin                                                                        1°
45   Like financial statements and                                                                                                                    2°                                                                                        Quebec                    -5/1
     hospital patients                                                                                                                                         London    Amsterdam              0°                                              Sydney                 19/28
47   “Sorry, too busy!”                                                                                                          Ice                             1°          -3° Berlin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tel Aviv               16/29
48   It may be handed down                                                                                                                                            Brussels    -3°
                                                                                                                                                                         -3°                                                                    Istanbul               14/20
49   Sob story subject                                                                                                                                                           Vienna Prague
50   Corporeal case                                                                                                              Fog                             Paris             -2°     -2°                                                  Prague                  -6/-2
                                                                                                                                                                  1°                   Belgrade           Bucharest
51   Host of the 1974 Asian Games
                                                                                                                                                                                           7° Sofia        10°                                  Hague                     -1/2
52   Begin’s partner
                                                                                                                                                                          Rome                   10°
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rome                     6/12
55   “La Legende des Siecles” poet                                                                                            Wind
                                                                                                                                                            Madrid          10°        Tirana                                                   Lisbon                   4/11
56   Congressional feminist of note                                                                                         direction
58   “Avalon” band                                                                                                                                            9°                            10°                                                 Madrid                   -2/9
60   Chilled, so to speak                                                                                                                              Lisbon                                           20°                                     Algiers                  6/14
61   Court star being courted?                                                                                                                           15°     Algiers                   Athens
62   Hissies
                                                                                                                            No wind                                14°                          21°                                             London                    -3/1
                                                                                                                                                      Rabat               Tunis                                Nicosia
63   Compound combinations                                                                                                                                                  15°                                   25°                           Dublin                   -2/2

     1 9                  4 8                                                      SUDOKU
                                                                           Fill the grid so that every row, column,
                        6   7                                              3x3 box and shaded 3x3 box contains
                                                                          each of the numbers 1 to 9 exactly once.
     4                                        1
                                                                         Last week’s solution
                 8                            3            5                                   245A
                                                                               9   1   2   6    5   4   7   2   8
                              9                                                2   6   5   7    1   8   4   3   8
                                         2                                     7
           3 2 7                       1 8                                     4
             1   6                                   3                         3   4   6   5    9   7   2   8   1
                                                                               5   9   2   8    6   1   3   4   7
                                       9                                       1   7   8   4    2   3   9   5   6
                  THE NEW YORK TIMES • 246A

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