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Weekly newspaper published by The International Herald Tribune & Kathimerini SA • No 106 • Friday, July 2, 2010 • €2.50

  Santos                                                                         Of this earth                                                  Good for you
  Coming to town                                                                 Moving images                                                  Rockwave
  A new era begins for Greece’s                                                  Passionate films about                                         The three-day music festival
  national soccer team, as                                                       change sweep the awards                                        returns with the Black Eyed
  Portuguese coach Fernando                                                      at this year’s Ecofilm                                         Peas as its main offering.
  Santos takes charge. Page 12                                                   festival on Rhodes. Page 17                                    Pages 20-21

Piraeus at the                                                                                                                                                            pay freeze
                                                                                                                                                                          on the way
hub of things
Greece’s largest port finds itself at the center
of political and economic developments
Dozens of passenger ferries were pre-        make their opposition to structural re-
vented from leaving the port of Piraeus      forms more forceful, to the annoyance
this week in the latest action by Com-       of local traders and the tourist indus-
munist Party-affiliated unionists            try.
protesting against government policy.        The port protests come at a time when
Over the last few months, Piraeus has        efforts are being made to improve fa-
found itself on the front line of the bat-   cilities in Piraeus for visitors and ship-
tle between the Communists and the           ping companies, which have gradual-
government. The leftists are trying to       ly been moving out of the area in recent
exercise greater control over unions and     years. Pages 2 & 4-5

Security tightened after deadly blast
Security measures at the Citizens’ Pro-                                                                                                                                   There will be no pay raises in the
tection Ministry were under review                                                                                                                                        private sector for the next three
this week after a letter bomb explod-                                                                                                                                     years, the government revealed
ed in the building last Thursday,                                                                                                                                         this week despite widespread op-
killing Giorgos Vassilakis, Minister                                                                                                                                      position, including from within

Michalis Chrysochoidis’s assistant.                                                                                                                                       its own ranks.
The envelope containing the explosive                                                                                                                                     PASOK says that it is bound by
device had been posted to Chryso-
choidis’s political office and one of his
                                                                                           TAXINGTIMES A gasin value-added taxchangesprice price
                                                                                           of fuel on Thursday, as an increase
                                                                                                                               station employee
                                                                                                                                                led to
                                                                                                                                                                          the strict terms of its agreement
                                                                                                                                                                          with the European Union and the
aides then carried it to the ministry                                                      on a range of products and services. VAT rose from 21 to 23 percent,           International Monetary Fund to
building. No group had claimed re-                                                         coming just three months after a hike from 19 percent. Another change          rein in wages and has called on
sponsibility for the attack by the time                                                    saw taxi drivers adding charges of 11 percent VAT, which means the             unions to participate in talks.
of going to press. Page 7                                                                  minimum fare went up to 3.10 euros. Page 8                                     Page 8

Heaven-sent Moves                                                                          Status
The Syros-based dance theater                                                              Symbols
                  explores the                                                             Classical-era
                    rituals of                                                             Athenians
                     prayer in                                                             highlighted past
                     many                                                                  triumphs and
                     religions.                                                            accomplishments
                   Page 22                                                                 to propagate their
                                                                                           power. A number
                                             Bye buy Cost cutters                          of monuments in                                                                Far East Woodworks
                                             A Greek volunteer group calls                 prominent public                                                               An exhibition of Zizi Makri’s
                                             on shoppers to take part in an                places in Athens                                                               engravings and pastels at the
                                             unorthodox campaign to demand                 and Delphi attest                                                              Benaki Museum recalls her trip
                                             lower supermarket prices. Page 15             to this. Page 18                                                               to China in the 1950s. Page 19

9 771791 550005                              Tasty tidbits Mezedes – the small palate-tickling dishes that capture the flavor of summer in Greece Page 27
                                                                    ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                           SECOND PAGE
This week 02.07.10 – 08.07.10                                                                                                                                                             PAME, the
               Economy                                                                                                                                                                    Party-affiliated
               The price battle between                                                                                                                                                   labor union, has
               accommodation providers to                                                                                                                                                 made the port of
               attract holidaymakers may be                                                                                                                                               Piraeus the
               doing the tourism industry                                                                                                                                                 setting for its
               more harm than good.                                                                                                                                                       battle of wills
               • Page 9                                                                                                                                                                   with the
               Opinion                                                                                                                                                                    [ANA]
               Blurriness is something that
               conservative leader Antonis
               Samaras seems to have come
               to characterize. And he may
               well get away with it.
               • Page 11
               Alexandros Nikolaidis, a two-
               time Olympic tae kwon do
               silver medalist now preparing
               for the 2012 London Games,
               voices his concern about the
               future of the sport in Greece.
               • Page 13                                                                                               EDITORIAL

               On Stage
               A year after the death of Pina
               Bausch, her Tanztheater
                                                                            Holding the country by the throat
               Wuppertal is set to perform          The drama in Piraeus over the past weeks           If Greece were a living being, Piraeus would        socialist ideology, while declaring that it
               two of her works – “Agua”            is a play within the play of Greece’s need         be its throat – the small part through which        owes no allegiance to the Constitution be-
               and “Nefes” – at the Athens          to reform its economy and change the ex-           all the vital elements pass and where they          cause, its cadres declare, it did not vote for
               Concert Hall.                        pectations and behavior of its citizens. The       are most vulnerable. Shipping and tourism,          it. The Communists will do anything they
               • Page 22                            country’s largest port provides the oppor-         the two main pillars of the economy, rely           can to destabilize the economy so as to sow
                                                    tunities that will enable Greece’s develop-        on the smooth functioning of the port,              greater discord and increase their share of
               Style                                ment in the 21st century as well as won-           which is home to hundreds of shipping com-          the vote. As they control only two of the 14
               See fashion stylist-turned-          derful opportunities to obstruct that              panies. Trade and commerce also rely on             unions that are part of the Panhellenic Sea-
               accessories designer                 progress. It is the site of the greatest foreign                                                       men’s Federation, Piraeus is the spot
               Georgina Skalidi’s gorgeous          investment of the last few decades – Chi-                                                              where a few dozen activists can cause the
               range of handmade clutch             nese giant Cosco taking over operations at         Me, myself & I                                      most damage – both in real terms and in
               bags at Ma Chambre in                two docks for 35 years – and the stage for         Institutionalized and widely                        the propaganda war, with the world’s me-
               Kolonaki.                            the most brazen effort by a minority of work-      tolerated selfishness has been the                  dia gorging on images of tourists strand-
               • Page 23                            ers to blackmail the whole country into
                                                                                                       mark of our democracy since the                     ed in the port.
                                                    meeting their demands. The Communist
               Music                                Party’s PAME labor movement has chosen
                                                                                                       collapse of the junta                               The field of battle has been chosen and the
               Conducted by gifted maestro          well in making Piraeus the setting for its bat-                                                        Communist Party has already shown its tac-
               Gustavo Dudamel, the Simon           tle of wills with the government.                  an open and efficient port, more so now that        tics and taken control of the perimeter. With
               Bolivar Youth Orchestra of                                                              Cosco has staked China’s prestige on mak-           citizens, traders, shopkeepers and tourists
               Venezuela captivated                 Greece’smyriad hydra-headed interest groups        ing a successful investment of the Piraeus          held hostage, it is up to the great absentee
               audiences in its Greek debut.        have always conducted asymmetric warfare           Container Terminal, the first such venture          – the government – to show its colors and
               • Page 25                            against the government and state, trying to        wholly operated by China’s biggest ship-            enter the fray. But the government has re-
                                                    cause the most possible damage to the great-       ping, container and logistics company. If the       peatedly proved too willing to surrender,
               Cinema                               est possible number of people so as to ex-         Piraeus investment appears to succeed, it           too afraid to take a stand in defense of the
               News is trickling in about           tract maximum gains for themselves. Farm-          will open the door to more Chinese in-              country. It is precisely that deserter’s men-
               the program at the upcoming          ers block highways and close borders,              volvement, which will in turn make the              tality which made Karamanlis’s New
               Athens International Film            harming the interests and trade of both            country attractive to other foreign in-             Democracy the disaster that it was and left
               Festival and it looks like it will   Greece and its neighbors whenever they             vestors than it is now. Piraeus, in other           the country in ruins. PASOK, though it is do-
               be an interesting year.              have a complaint or a new demand. Seamen           words, is crucial to the country’s develop-         ing its best in other spheres, has still not
               • Page 27                            usually strike during Easter or Christmas,         ment in several vital sectors.                      gathered the courage to push the Com-
                                                    preventing people from getting to their is-                                                            munists off the rubble of our economy and
               TV                                   lands for the holidays, while garbage col-         And that is why the Communist Party has             start the effort to rebuild.
               Florence Ayisi’s documentary         lectors choose the same period to walk off         extended such a desperate grip on Piraeus.
               explores how a group of              the job, condemning Athenians to weeks of          The party, which got 7.5 percent of votes
               women in Zanzibar are                scurrying between the decomposing moun-            in the last election and was remarkably            GET IN TOUCH
               challenging a repressive             tains of their excesses. Even the smallest         docile during the five-and-a-half years of         Readers are invited to send their views
               society through soccer.              group will take to the streets of central          Costas Karamanlis’s nominally center-              and comments to
               • Page 31                            Athens – blocking traffic for hours and pre-       right government, is doing all that it can
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                                                                                     ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

                                                            20 + events in 7 days
                                                               Festivals                                     Dance                                                             Sports
                                                           1   The Aliakmonas River Youth
                                                               Festival in Veria, northern
                                                               Greece, running Friday
                                                                                                                                                                          1    Greece’s annual beach soccer
                                                                                                                                                                               tournament comes to an end this
                                                                                                                                                                               weekend, as the final is scheduled
                                                               through Sunday, presents                                                                                        to be held at Ermioni in Argolida,
                                                               Kostis Maraveyas and                                                                                            Peloponnese, through Sunday.
                                                               Sokratis Malamas on Friday,                                                                                     For more details, log on to
                                                               Michalis Hatzigiannis on                                                                              
                                                               Saturday and Eleonora
       Visual arts                                             Zouganeli with Dimos
                                                               Anastasiadis plus Filippos
                                                               Pliatsikas and Mironas
                                                                                                                                                                          2    The yacht club of Alonissos, one
                                                                                                                                                                               of the Northern Sporades islands,
                                                                                                                                                                               is promoting a new kind of island

1     Inspired by Calvino
      “Invisible Cities,” an exhibition of paintings and
      video works by Marianna Gioka, inspired by
      Italo Calvino’s novel of the same title, is on
      display at the Kalfayan Gallery (11 Haritos,
                                                               Stratis on Sunday.
                                                               Watersports and parties will
                                                               also be on the agenda. See
                                                                                                     1        Danses Concertantes
                                                                                                              Led by principal dancer at the New York City Ballet
                                                                                                              and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, 12 of the
                                                                                                                                                                               tour in collaboration with the
                                                                                                                                                                               Antipodes geographical research
                                                                                                                                                                               society. The event, which will be
                                                                                                                                                                               held on Sunday, takes participants
                                                                                                                                                                               on a 2.5-kilometer swim around a
      Kolonaki, tel 210.721.7679) until September 18.
                                                           2   One to jot down in your
                                                               diary: The ecologically
                                                                                                              company’s soloists will present choreographies by
                                                                                                              George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and others at
                                                                                                                                                                               section of the island’s coastline,
                                                                                                                                                                               starting at the port. For more

2     Illustration exhibition
      Free-press magazine Lifo is organizing an
      exhibition of works by Greek illustrators and a
      tribute to American-born Steve Gianakos at the
      Benaki Museum’s Pireos St annex (138 Pireos &
                                                               themed Earth Festival,
                                                               which this year celebrates
                                                               its 10th anniversary, is set to
                                                               take place in the mountain
                                                               village of Vlasti near Kozani
                                                                                                              the Herod Atticus Theater for one night only, on
                                                                                                              Friday, starting at 9 p.m. For information and tickets,
                                                                                                              contact the Greek Festival (39 Panepistimiou,
                                                                                                              tel 210.327.2000) or visit
                                                                                                                                                                               information and details about
                                                                                                                                                                               participating, call 24240.29100.

                                                                                                                                                                               The Greek Beach Volleyball
                                                                                                                                                                               Masters series continues with

      Andronikou, tel 210.345.3111) through July 25.

      High school talent
      A group exhibition of works by 24 young
      artists, promoting art classes in high school, is
                                                               from July 15 to 18. Expect
                                                               music and much more. Visit
                                                      or call
                                                               24630.92404 for details.
                                                                                                     2        Athens International
                                                                                                              The 8th Athens International Dance Festival has just
                                                                                                              opened at the Technopolis arts complex (100 Pireos,
                                                                                                              Gazi), where it runs through July 18, with
                                                                                                              performances by the Barcelona-based Gelabert
                                                                                                                                                                               three days of action at Porto Heli
                                                                                                                                                                               in the Peloponnese, from Friday
                                                                                                                                                                               through Sunday. For more
                                                                                                                                                                               information, log on to
      on display through Sunday, at the Athinais                                                              Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa, the Jo Stromgren
      Cultural Center (34-36 Kastorias, Votanikos,                                                            Kompani, the Folkwang Tanzstudio, Andonis
      tel 210.348.0000) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.                                                                Foniadakis, Konstantinos Rigos with Oktana and
                                                                                                              others. For information, call 210.361.2920/323.5353.

4     Third Nature
      Green Project artists Georges Salameh,
      Dimitris Koutantos, Yannis Tzortzis and other
      painters, photographers and filmmakers
      explore the relationship between nature and
                                                                                                     3        Zero
                                                                                                              Ioannis Mantafounis, Fabrice Mazliah and May Zarhy
                                                                                                              team up and explore the concepts of identity and
                                                                                                              memory in the performance “Zero,” which will be
      man in “Third Nature,” an exhibition at the                                                             presented on Saturday and Sunday at Stage E of the gallery (20 Aristophanous,                                                           Pireos 260 venue (260 Pireos, Tavros). For
      Psyrri) that runs to July 9 (Monday to Friday,                                                          information, contact the Greek Festival at
      noon to 8 p.m.). Call 210.321.4994 for details.                                                         210.327.2000 or visit

Tour                                   Theater                                                       Miscellaneous                              Music
    The Friends of the
                                 1 Aristophanes at Epidaurus
                                       This year’s
                                                                                                 1   The Asty Cinema in central
                                                                                                     Athens is showing two classic
                                                                                                     films for the price of one
                                                                                                                                         1      Pink Martini
                                                                                                                                                Popular lounge-jazz
                                                                                                                                                act Pink Martini
    Institute in Athens are            Festival gets                                                 throughout this week. For                  returns to Greece for a
    organizing an English-             under way this                                                film listings, see pages 28-29.            concert at the open-air
    language guided tour               weekend, with                                                                                            Lycabettus Theater
    of the “Eretria:
    Insights into an
    Ancient City”
                                       comedy “The
                                       Knights” to be
                                                                                                 2   Listen to the sound of the
                                                                                                     new generation at the annual
                                                                                                     Schoolwave Festival, taking
                                                                                                                                                (Lycabettus Hill, tel
                                                                                                                                                210.722.7209) on
                                                                                                                                                Thursday and at Thessaloniki’s Lazariston Monastery the
    exhibition, on display             performed                                                     place at the Vrachon Theater               following evening. Tickets are available at Ticket Services
    at the National                    Friday and                                                    in Vyronas (tel 210.762.6438)              (tel 210.723.4567,
    Archaeological                     Saturday at the famous ancient theater by the                 Friday to Sunday, with the
             (44 Patission),
            conducted by
                                       Municipal Regional Theater of Agrinio. The
                                       production is directed by Vassilis Nikolaidis and
                                       stars Giorgos Armenis and Pavlos Haikalis. Tickets
                                                                                                     participation of 21 high
                                                                                                     school bands from across the
                                                                                                     country and guest
                                                                                                                                         2      The Tiger Lillies
                                                                                                                                                London-based punk-cabaret ensemble the Tiger Lillies, fronted
                                                                                                                                                by the eccentric Martyn Jacques, brings its twisted theater and
         Dr Stavros                    can be purchased at the Greek Festival’s box office           appearances by Vassilikos of               music spectacle to the outdoor Proavlio venue (Goudi Military
         Paspalas this                 (39 Panepistimiou, tel 210.327.2000) or by logging            Raining Pleasure and local                 Park, tel 211.101.0020) from Monday to July 10. Tickets can be
           Sunday.                     on to                                   reggae act Locomondo.                      purchased by calling 210.884.0600.
                 The tour
                 meets at
                                 2 Peter Stein’s ‘Demons’
                                       Peter Stein’s 12-hour marathon “Demons,” based
                                       on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel of the same title, will
                                                                                                                                         3      Koumentakis with DissonArt
                                                                                                                                                Composer Giorgos Koumentakis and the DissonArt Ensemble
                                                                                                                                                present the former’s “Unknown Dialects: Eight Music
                 museum’s              go on stage at Stage D of the Pireos 260 Theater                                                         Dialogues,” in a concert at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
                 entrance              (260 Pireos, Tavros) on Saturday and Sunday. For                                                         (206 Pireos, Tavros, tel 210.341.8550) on Monday and Tuesday.
                 at 11 a.m.            information, contact the Greek Festival (see above).                                                     Tickets can be purchased at the Greek Festival box office
                 Advance                                                                                                                        (39 Panepistimiou, tel 210.327.2000).
                                  3 Milk
                                       Directed by and starring Anna Vagena, Vassilis
                                       Katsikonouris’s award-winning drama “To Gala”                                                     4      Eugenio Bennato & Taranta Power
                                                                                                                                                Award-winning composer and musician Eugenio Bennato, along
               by calling              (Milk) will go on stage at the open-air Rematias                                                         with the Taranta Power ensemble, perform Italian tarantellas
              210.924.3256.            Theater in Halandri (Profiti Ilia Street, tel                                                            spiced up with North African beats at the Amalieion venue
                                       210.689.7459) on Monday at 9 p.m.                                                                        (219 Kifissias, tel 210.805.6314) in Maroussi on Friday.

                                                                             ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                              ISSUE OF THE WEEK

Greece’s main
port transforms
into political
Communists use port as a launch pad

for their assault on the government
         BY NICK MALKOUTZIS                     Greek ports – a development that                                     across during this period of in-            “Do you believe that the actions
                                                some unionists see as threatening                                    stability. Shipping industry ex-         of your unionists protect the in-
         In the latest of several blockades     Greek sailors’ jobs.                                                 perts point to the fact that the two     terests of the Greek people and
         at Piraeus this year, members of          There was even greater con-                                       KKE-affiliated unions, PEMEN             their jobs? Do they help growth?”
         the PAME union, which is affiliated    demnation of union action on                                         and Stevenson, are virtually act-        he added, accusing the Commu-
         with the Communist Party (KKE),        June 23, when a few dozen pro-                                       ing autonomously of PNO and in           nists of “torpedoing” efforts to re-

         on Tuesday prevented the depar-        testers prevented five ferries                                       some cases even forcing the sea-         cover from the crisis in comments
         ture of 70 of the 80 scheduled fer-    bound for various islands from                                       men’s federation to take more rad-       that reflected the exasperation ex-
         ry boats, as they protested immi-      leaving Piraeus, thereby upsetting                                   ical action than it normally would.      pressed by business owners in Pi-
         nent pension reforms, highlight-       the plans of thousands of travel-                                       The friction at the port is also an   raeus and representatives of the
                                                                                       Prime Minister George
         ing how the port has become a bat-     ers. The disruption was made                                         indication of how KKE is deter-          tourist industry (the Association
         tleground between the PASOK            more galling for tourists and locals
                                                                                       Papandreou accused the        mined to be a thorn in PASOK’s           of Greek Tourism Enterprises has
         government and KKE for the             by the fact that a court had earli-    Communists of ‘torpedoing’    side, forcefully challenging its         called the protests “economic ter-
         hearts and minds of Greece’s           er deemed the action illegal and       efforts to recover from       handling of the economic crisis in       rorism”) who fear the port protests
         working class.                         that those taking part in the block-   the crisis                    a bid to convince those on the left      are damaging Greece’s image in
            Tuesday’s protest took place        ade represented only two of the 14                                   of the political spectrum that the       a year when visitor arrivals are al-
         during the 24-hour general strike      unions that are part of the Pan-                                     Socialists do not deserve their          ready down (hotel stays have fall-
         against planned changes to the la-     hellenic Seamen’s Federation                                         support.                                 en by an estimated 10 percent).

         bor market and pensions system         (PNO). Government spokesman                                             Opinion polls have repeatedly            Papariga responded to Papan-
         but Piraeus has been repeatedly        Giorgos Petalotis promised that                                      shown that some Greeks feel sup-         dreou’s onslaught by saying that
         targeted this year by communist        authorities would not allow such                                     porting KKE is the best way to reg-      KKE is simply trying to protect
         unionists on days when other           an incident to occur again but on      The friction at the port is   ister a protest vote against the sta-    workers’ rights and prevent labor
         groups have not been protesting.       Tuesday, police and coast guard of-    an indication of how KKE      tus quo. It is exactly this sentiment    relations in Greece “resembling
            The disruptive action grabbed       ficers proved powerless in stop-       is determined to be a         that the Communists appear to be         those in China, India or Africa.”
         attention both in Greece and           ping a small group of leftist pro-                                   trying to cultivate, and which has          “We don’t want this type of
                                                                                       thorn in PASOK’s side
         abroad in late April when protest-     testors from ruining thousands of                                    riled Prime Minister George Pa-          growth in Greece – we reject it,”
         ing seamen prevented almost            people’s travel plans.                                               pandreou. “You and your party            she said. “Your policies are turn-
         1,000 tourists from disembarking          The Piraeus protests highlight                                    members have great responsibil-          ing Greece’s clock back many
         from the Zenith cruise liner as part   how KKE is trying to exercise a                                      ity for not abiding by court orders,”    years,” Papariga told Papandreou,
         of a protest against the lifting of    greater influence over union ac-                                     Papandreou told KKE leader Ale-          indicating that the battle between
         cabotage rules, which allows non-      tivity in an apparent effort to use                                  ka Papariga in Parliament last           the two parties is likely to be a
         EU-flagged vessels to moor at          it as a vehicle to get its message                                   Friday.                                  drawn-out affair.

         Roped in. Members of the Communist-Party affiliated PAME union have repeatedly prevented ferries from         Flower power. Representatives of the local business community in
         leaving port, in protest at the imminent pension reforms. [ANA]                                               Piraeus trying to remedy the damage caused by activists. [ANA]

                                                                                       ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                        ISSUE OF THE WEEK

                                                                                                                                      Giorgos Zissimatos
Piraeus tied down at
crucial time for country                                                                                                              The outlook
Ambitious plans aim to improve inadequate facilities in seaside district                                                              of a local trader
BY STELIOS BOURAS                                                                                                                     BY NIKI KITSANTONIS                     uation now is one of constant flux.
                                                           would “love” the exhibition to      Competitiveness Ministry un-

After providing Athens with a                              go back to Piraeus, closer to the   veiled a five-year, 1.5-billion-eu-    Giorgos Zissimatos, is the presi-       Are you also waiting to see
sea link to the Mediterranean                              base of his Greek customers.        ro plan to expand the area’s road      dent of the Piraeus Traders’ As-        whether the government
for more than 2,500 years, Pi-                                The government has pre-          and rail networks, upgrade port        sociation and the managing di-          introduces new austerity
raeus – and its port – is facing                           pared a series of ambitious         services and move ahead with           rector of an import-export firm         measures that may change the
a series of challenges in its bid
                                     An estimated          plans for the area after China’s    urban redevelopment.                   dealing in women’s clothing. Zis-       outlook further?
to play a leading role in the re-    250 shipping          Cosco took over one of the             The Piraeus Port Authority          simatos, who has worked in Pi-             I am afraid that there will be
gion’s future.                       companies             port’s cargo management ter-        has also announced an invest-          raeus for 30 years, told Athens         more measures. This week, we
   With a population of some         have moved            minals and ahead of the planned     ment plan that includes pro-           Plus that the blockades at the port     are bracing for value-added tax
540,000 people, Piraeus ac-          out of Piraeus        lifting of cabotage restrictions    viding areas where six more            by striking seamen had dealt a          (VAT) to rise to 23 percent, virtu-
commodates the country’s             since the             that will allow more cruise         cruise ships can dock, the con-        heavy blow to local business, ag-       ally a quarter of our turnover. This
largest port, shaping the per-       mid-90s               ships to dock at Athens.            struction of a monorail sur-           gravating the damage wreaked            is a very heavy tax. We are offer-
formance of Greece’s vital sec-                               In March, the Economy and        rounding its premises and the          by the debt crisis. He said the au-     ing discounts to attract cus-
tors: shipping and tourism.                                                                    building of improved confer-           thorities can do little to set things   tomers and, at the same time, we
   However, poor infrastruc-                                                                   ence facilities.                       right, noting that the powers           have to hand over a quarter of our
ture and outdated facilities are                                                                  The Prefecture of Piraeus has       pushing through painful changes         takings. There is a sense of total
letting the area down as it                                                                    also tabled a proposal to rede-        are foreign, not Greek. According       insecurity. We will try to draw
competes against cities such as                                                                velop an industrial zone in            to the 48-year-old entrepreneur,        some conclusions after the sum-
London and Singapore in the                                                                    Drapetsona, a southwestern             the priority now is for Greek cit-      mer sales period. There is no
battle to be a leading interna-                                                                suburb of Piraeus, involving           izens to show self-restraint to stop    point in making proposals now.
tional maritime center.                                                                        the construction of skyscrapers        things from getting worse.              In any case, all our proposals so
   Piraeus is home to hundreds                                                                 that will accommodate corpo-                                                   far have come to nothing, as the
of shipping companies. Greek                                                                   rate and residential occupants,        What has been the impact on             government’s decisions were
shippers control about a fifth of                                                              and park areas in a London             business in Piraeus of seamen’s         preordained.
the world’s fleet, earning the                                                                 Docklands-style development.           blockades at the port?
country some 13.5 billion euros                                                                   However, the proposal, the            We are witnessing major social

in revenues last year.                                                                         fifth made since the 80s, failed       upheaval. All this has had an
   However, office buildings                                                                   in the past due to the large num-      abrupt impact on the market. Pi-
more than 40 years old without                                                                 ber of landowners that own a           raeus already had problems – it
parking facilities and inade-                                                                  piece of the 660,000-square-           has been losing competitiveness         Consumption has
quate public transport have                                                                    meter plot of land planned to re-      for years. Now we have the coun-        plummeted and
prompted a large number of                                                                     ceive the makeover.                    try’s general problems too. Un-         dozens of stores have
shipping companies to move to                                                                     Nikos Iatrou, director at in-       fortunately, the protests at the
                                                                                                                                                                              closed in Piraeus –
areas such as Maroussi and Gly-                                                                ternational consultants South-         port have not only harmed busi-
fada to better meet client and                                                                 east Real Estate, said the proj-       ness there, they have had reper-        95 so far this year
staff needs.                                                                                   ect could reshape the property         cussions on trade in the city of Pi-
   Plans have been made for the                                                                landscape, becoming a new              raeus.
tram and metro to reach the dis-                                                               pole of employment and busi-
trict, located south of central                                                                ness or end up being a very ex-        What        measures          should    What is your opinion about
Athens, which is currently serv-                                                               pensive experiment.                    authorities take to avert further       the government’s plans to lift
iced by buses, the Kifissia-Pi-                                                                   “The project has merit, it is       losses?                                 cabotage restrictions?
raeus (ISAP) train line and the                                                                ambitious and it will require a          We want the Greek people to              We support cabotage reforms
Proastiakos suburban railway.                                                                  lot of pieces falling into place be-   show a bit of restraint. We can’t       as they would bring more cruise
   Yiannis Cotzias, CEO of ship-     The government has prepared a series of ambitious         fore it can get off the ground and     ask anything of the government          liners, in turn bringing more cus-
ping consultancy Cotzias,            plans for Piraeus since Cosco took over one of the        be a success,” he told Athens          as it is being led, it is not making    tomers for local businesses. Ob-
which has been in Piraeus since      port’s cargo management terminals. [ANA]                  Plus.                                  decisions itself. Workers want to       viously it’s a good thing for Pi-
1912, told Athens Plus that                                                                                                           protect their rights but they are       raeus to exploit its potential as a
companies leaving his neigh-                                                                                                          going about it the wrong way.           transport hub but it would also
borhood for better office facil-                                                                                                      Images of clashes on television do      be desirable to protect some
ities had become a trend in the                                                                                                       not help anyone. I wish the work-       Greek jobs. The main thing is that
last 15 years.                                                                                                                        ers could find a different way to       tourists are not prevented from
   An estimated 250 shipping                                                                                                          air their grievances because the        coming to Piraeus.
companies, which control half                                                                                                         current protests are harming lo-
of the Greek fleet, have moved                                                                                                        cal businesses. Consumption has         Chinese companies have
out of Piraeus since the mid-90s,                                                                                                     plummeted and dozens of stores          already expressed an interest in
leaving another 650 in the                                                                                                            have closed in Piraeus – 95 so far      investing in trade in Piraeus.
area, according to industry                                                                                                           this year.                              How should such deals be
sources.                                                                                                                                                                      managed to ensure Greece
   A key player that has taken                                                                                                        What can local businessmen do           benefits as much as possible?
its business elsewhere is the                                                                                                         to help Piraeus move forward?              China is an enormous devel-
Posidonia shipping exhibition,                                                                                                           We have launched a study to          oping global economy with cheap
the largest of its type in the                                                                                                        determine what has changed in           labor that is looking to establish
world. Posidonia, which drew                                                                                                          the market – who is shopping in         a foothold in Greece. Large in-
18,000 visitors from 87 nations                                                                                                       Piraeus, who is no longer shop-         vestments such as these are good
this year, hasn’t been held in Pi-                                                                                                    ping there, whether there are any       if they are productive, not para-
raeus since 2004, with organ-                                                                                                         opportunities in the market. We         sitic. It depends on us. If we fail
izers this year opting for the                                                                                                        aim to finish the study in the fall,    to set down any terms, we will
larger and more flexible facili-                                                                                                      present its findings and then           lose; if we negotiate and protect
ties offered at Elliniko, the site                                                                                                    possibly take a political stand. Un-    ourselves, we will benefit. We
of Athens’s old airport.                                                                                                              til we have a clear and detailed        have to make decisions careful-
   Theodore Vokos, director at       The Piraeus Port Authority has announced the construction of docks for another six               picture of what is happening, we        ly, as they regard our future as a
Posidonia, told Athens Plus he       cruise ships and the launch of a monorail running around its premises. [EPA]                     are not going to speak out. The sit-    country.

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                                                                                                                                                           Five ex-ministers to face preliminary
                                                                                                                                                           judicial probe over Vatopedi scandal
                                                                                                                                                           Five ministers who served in the previous New
A protester holds an empty cooking pot in front of Parliament on Wednesday during a rally against pension reforms. [AFP]                                   Democracy government are to face a thorough
                                                                                                                                                           investigation into their part in the property exchange

Pension bill makes slow progress
                                                                                                                                                           between the state and the Vatopedi Monastery,
                                                                                                                                                           Parliament decided early on Tuesday. MPs voted
                                                                                                                                                           overwhelmingly in favor of setting up a preliminary
                                                                                                                                                           judicial inquiry to probe the roles played by former
First parliamentary hurdle cleared but legal objections could still pose problems                                                                          State Minister Theodoros Roussopoulos, ex-Deputy
                                                                                                                                                           Economy and Finance Minister Petros Doukas, former
                                                                                                                                                           Agricultural Development Minister Evangelos
The pension reform bill, which         least five of the provisions violate      The bill is part of the package     dos, however, suggested that          Bassiakos, his deputy Alexandros Kontos and ex-Public
will see all Greeks required to        the Constitution; these include        of reforms that the government         the legal objections have been ex-    Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis. The inquiry will aim
work for 40 years before retiring      the article foreseeing the merg-       has committed to with its signa-       aggerated and that eventually the     to establish whether any crimes were committed and is
or have their monthly payments         ing of the civil servants’ pension     ture of the emergency loan deal        snags would be ironed out.            due to begin by mid-July and will last until October 1.
cut, was approved in principle by      fund with the Social Security          with the European Union and In-           “The Court of Audit did not find   ● ● ● ●

a parliamentary committee late         Foundation (IKA) and another al-       ternational Monetary Fund. But         anything unconstitutional in the
on Wednesday night but could yet       lowing the level of pensions to be     the court’s questioning of some        bill,” he told MPs on Wednesday.      Investigation into acid attack on
be tweaked after a court indicat-      determined by a ministerial de-        of the draft law’s contents is like-   “If the Council of State [Greece’s    cleaners’ unionist set to be dropped
ed that some of its provisions are     cision rather than legislative re-     ly to spark further legal action       highest administrative court] has
in contravention of the coun-          form.                                  aimed at blocking the reforms          some issues with the bill, I don’t    A public prosecutor recommended this week that the
try’s Constitution.                                                           from being adopted.                    see why that would be bad for the     judicial probe into the acid attack on Constantina
   Ruling PASOK’s majority on                                                    The first appeals are expected      government.”                          Kuneva should be shelved because the investigating
Parliament’s social affairs com-       Chain reaction                         to be made over the next few days         Loverdos added that, should        magistrate has failed to gather any conclusive evidence.
mittee meant that the draft law        The court’s questioning of             by the Athens Bar Association, the     Greece exit the economic crisis,      Kuneva had acid poured over her by an unidentified
cleared its first hurdle on Wed-       some of the draft law’s                civil servants’ union ADEDY and        the 13th and 14th monthly pen-        assailant in December 2008 in an incident that has
nesday but, only a few hours ear-                                             a union representing retired pub-      sion payments, which retirees         been linked to her role as a union representative for
                                       contents is likely to spark
lier, sources suggested that the                                              lic servants, sources said.            now receive each year but are to      cleaners.
Court of Audit has found that at
                                       further legal action                      Labor Minister Andreas Lover-       be cut, could be brought back.

Fatal bomb blast prompts security crackdown
Police tighten protection measures at the Citizens’ Protection Ministry

The Greek police this week start-                                                                              central Athens. Officers have
ed tightening security at the                                                                                  been examining closed-circuit
premises of the Citizens’ Pro-                                                                                 television footage from the
tection Ministry, where a bomb                                                                                 branch in question in a bid for
blast killed the minister’s 52-                                                                                clues about the identity of the
year-old assistant on the night                                                                                perpetrators.
of June 24, and is patrolling oth-                                                                                The envelope containing the
er possible terrorist targets.                                                                                 bomb had been marked with
   According to members of                                                                                     the name Christos Karavellas,
the security team assigned to                                                                                  which authorities are treating
guard Minister Michalis Chryso-                                                                                as a message from the attack-
choidis, the explosion was                                                                                     ers, as this is the name of the
caused by a letter bomb deliv-                                                                                 former Siemens Hellas execu-
ered to the ministry’s premis-                                                                                 tive at the center of the cash-for-
es by one of the minister’s po-                                                                                contracts scandal, a fugitive
litical aides. The letter had orig-                                                                            since last year.
inally been sent to the PASOK                                                                                     The use of Karavellas’s name
MP’s political office.                                                                                         suggests to authorities that a
   The security officers, who         A policeman stands guard outside the Citizens’ Protection                group called Popular Will may
were in the same room as              Ministry, off Katehaki Avenue in Athens. [Reuters]                       be behind the attack, as the or-
Chrysochoidis’s assistant, Gior-                                                                               ganization had tried to set off a
gos Vassilakis, moments before        political office. They said Vas-       Police believe that the letter    bomb outside Chrysochoidis’s
the blast, said that they saw the     silakis had left the envelope on    was sent to Chrysochoidis, who       political office in February and
victim take an envelope out of        his desk while they were in the     is thought to be the intended        had set off a device outside the
a sports bag that was used to         room and opened it just seconds     target, from a post office in the    office of another suspect in the
transfer mail from the minister’s     after they had left.                neighborhood of Kypseli, near        Siemens case last year.

                                                                                                                 ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                                                 ECONOMY & FINANCE
Athens Stock Exchange                                                        Euro Exchange
General Index                                      +1.25%                    Dollar                                                 Sterling                                            Yen                                                    Swiss Franc
             1,460.46                                                                                                                                                                   110.70
1,460                                                                         1.235                                                 0.825                                                        110.34                                       1.3580
                                                                                                     1.2345                                      0.8246                                                                                                     1.3547
                                                                 1,452.13                                                                                                                                      110.29
1,454                                                                         1.234                                        1.2338   0.824                                      0.8236   110.20                                                1.3500

1,448                                                                         1.233                                                 0.822                                               109.70                                                1.3420
                                                                                           1.2311                                                     0.8197                            109.20                                                1.3340
1,442                                                                         1.231                                                 0.820
                                                                                                             1.2295                                                                                                                                                              1.3322
                                                                                                                                                                      0.8188                                                        108.94
1,436                                1,434.41                                 1.229                                                 0.818                                               108.70                                                1.3260                                      1.3268
                                                          1,434.22                                          1.2278
                                                                                                                                                             0.8167                                                             108.2                                                 1.3187
                                                                              1.227                                                 0.816                                               108.20                                                1.3180
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 Gov’t grappling with labor issues                                                                                                                                                                                                   Greek stocks buck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     global trend
 Ministers hope trade unions and employers will agree to a three-year pay freeze
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Global stock markets fell Thursday after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     weak manufacturing surveys provided
BY HARIS ARGYROPOULOS                                                                                of unilateral recourse to arbitration                   memorandum, allowing pay raises                                         new evidence that the world’s biggest
                                                                                                     over labor issues, which Loverdos                       in line with the average inflation in                                   economies, from the US to China and
The government said this week it in-                                                                 said would he introduce anyway, as                      the eurozone (around 1.5 percent).                                      Europe, are slowing.
tends to introduce a three-year                                                                      he considers unilateral recourse to                        The employers appear insistent                                          The euro, however, gained ground
freeze on pay raises in the private                                                                  arbitration “unfair.” He said he                        on a wage freeze for this year but                                      against the dollar – trading 1.3 percent
sector but strong reactions, in-                                                                     will include in the bill any provisions                 may be prepared to accept mild rais-                                    higher at $1.2387 – on signs that European
cluding inside the ruling PASOK par-                                                                 agreed to between the two sides in                      es as of next year, so as to boost con-                                 banks are less strapped for cash than
ty, caused it to put off discussion of                                                               the talks which are seen lasting for                    sumers’ purchasing power.                                               feared.
the bill for at least a month – rele-                                                                a month.                                                   “We are certain a collective pay                                        Wall Street looked set to follow the de-
gating it to the summer recess ses-                                                                     The government’s decision to                         pact will ultimately be signed... In                                    cline after receiving more grim data
sion.                                                                                                postpone submitting the bill with la-                   no way do we want a legislative                                         showing weakness in the jobs market.
   “The decision [on the freeze] has                                                                 bor provisions for a month is seen                      arrangement,” said an employers’                                        Stocks had their worst quarterly per-
been made. How it will be thrashed                                                                   as a concession both to the General                     representative.                                                         formance since the start of the financial
out in detail is a technical matter,”                                                                Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE),                       The previous national pay pact                                       crisis. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index,
said g overnment spokesman Gior-                                                                     which has said it considers a pay                       formally expired yesterday, which                                       considered by many professional in-
gos Petalotis on Monday.                                                                             freeze a “casus belli,” and to MPs of                   means that until a new one is                                           vestors as the best measure of the mar-
   Speaking in Parliament on Wed-                                                                    the ruling party who have reacted                       reached, employers can legally hire                                     ket’s health, lost 11.9 percent for the quar-
nesday, Labor Minister Andreas                                                                       strongly, claiming the provisions are                   unskilled staff with individual con-                                    ter.
Loverdos called on employers and                                                                     out of line with pre-election prom-                     tracts below the minimum pay of                                            Bucking trends abroad, after seven los-
unions locked in talks over a na-                                                                    ises.                                                   740 euros a month.                                                      ing sessions in a row, stocks on the
tional pay pact to “find common                 Labor Minister Andreas Loverdos                         The unions are set to issue a re-                       A golden mean is being sought for                                    Athens bourse rebounded in thin trade
ground on labor issues,” saying                 has softened his approach regarding                  newed general strike call, most                         the incorporation of the Christ-                                        on the strength of blue chips amid rumors
that otherwise the government                   strict labor measures. [ANA]                         probably for July 8. GSEE president                     mas, Easter and summer holiday                                          of banking deals. The Athens Exchange
would have to introduce its own                                                                      Yiannis Panagopoulos said workers                       bonuses (amounting to the so-                                           benchmark index closed at 1,452.13
legislative initiatives, in line with                                                                do not intend to take the changes                       called 13th and 14th monthly                                            points, up 1.25 percent. Bellwether Na-
the strict terms of the bailout                 Consensus                                            lying down.                                             salaries) into the normal 12 salaries.                                  tional Bank gained 0.45 percent, closing
memorandum for the Greek econ-                  ‘We are certain a collective pay                        Meanwhile, negotiations with                         Appearing before a parliamentary                                        at 8.95 euros. Alpha Bank advanced 3.96
omy signed with the European                    pact will ultimately be signed...                    employers have stalled due to their                     committee on Wednesday, union                                           percent to 4.20 euros, whereas Public Pow-
Union and the International Mone-                                                                    refusal to agree to pay raises to the                   and employers’ representatives ap-                                      er Corporation underperformed, slump-
                                                In no way do we want a
tary Fund.                                                                                           lowest-paid. The unions hope for a                      peared willing to reach an under-                                       ing 7.98 percent to 10.84 euros after go-
   These terms include the abolition
                                                legislative arrangement’                             watering down of the terms of the                       standing.                                                               ing ex-dividend. [AP, Kathimerini]

Businesses struggling under recession, VAT hike and lack of liquidity
The total extra burden in value-added tax increases for the average household will be about 60 euros a month

Theeconomiccrisis is taking a heavy toll        over the coming months as con-                       al 300 million).                                       companies appears little better. With
on retail trade, particularly on small and      sumers tighten their belts even more.                   “These increases do not represent                   profit margins dented by more than
midsized shops. According to a survey              The increase in value-added tax                   the total, given the difficulties involved             5 percent in 2010 and one in two en-
by the National Confederation of                from 21 to 23 percent that came into                 in calculating the additional cost in the              terprises reporting losses in the first
Greek Commerce (ESEE), five out of 10           effect on July 1 is evidently not mak-               sectors where VAT is being introduced                  quarter of the year, it is evident that
traders are considering shutting down,          ing matters any easier. ESEE has                     for the first time. According to ESEE’s                difficulties are spreading across the
while five in 10 are relocating to prem-        called on its members to absorb the                  calculations, the total extra burden for               real economy. The trend is expected
ises with lower rents and operating             new hike, which amounts to about 1                   the average household will be about                    to have worsened in the second quar-
costs. Also, three out of 10 traders are        billion euros (outside the food retail               60 euros a month, the organization                     ter, which ended on Wednesday.
considering laying off staff and four in        sector, where the extra burden is es-                said in a statement.                                      A serious problem is posed by for-
10 are unable to meet their financial           timated at 800 million euros, and the                   But while retail trade will absorb the              eign clients’ reluctance to accept
obligations.                                    automobiles and spare parts sector                   VAT increase at least in part, this will               checks drawn by Greek enterprises
   According to the same data, seven            which is burdened with an addition-                  not happen with utility bills, such as                 due to the country’s poor fiscal situ-
in 10 say they are no longer making                                                                  those for electricity, fixed-line and mo-              ation.
a profit, eight in 10 blame banks for                                                                bile telephony and water, as well as                      Sales in retail trade and the con-

the lack of liquidity to businesses and         Fiscal fallout                                       in a series of services where the tax                  sumer goods sector are down 3 per-
households, and nine out of 10 believe          Foreign clients’ reluctance to                       is being introduced for the first time,                cent, in electrical goods 10 percent, in
they have no substantial help from the          accept checks written by Greek                       such as those provided by diagnostic                   furniture 20 percent and 35 percent
state.                                                                                               and medical centers, lawyers, notaries,                for cars. The major problem for most
                                                enterprises poses a serious
   More significantly, the outlook for                                                               realtors and taxis.                                    listed companies is the slowing of the
retailers is projected to deteriorate
                                                problem                                                 The situation with large and listed                 liquidity flow by banks.

                                                                                        ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                        ECONOMY & FINANCE

Falling hotel rates hurting Greek tourism                                                                                                                                 IN BRIEF
Holiday industry officials caution that lower prices harm service quality, raise suspicion                                                                   Higher VAT charges
                                                                                                                                                             The hikes in value-added tax that went into
                                                                                                                                                             effect on July 1, as well as the introduction of
A price war, with sizable discounts                                                                                   best way for the consumer to get       VAT charges in certain transactions which were
and offers, is raging across Greece’s                                                                                 good value for money is adequate       previously exempt, will mean increases ranging
holiday resort industry, Associa-                                                                                     research and booking well in ad-       from 1 cent for a loaf of bread to 6,000 euros
tion of Hellenic Tourism Enter-                                                                                       vance.                                 for the purchase of an apartment valued at
prises (SETE) officials note, but they                                                                                   Greece has some 10,000 hotels       300,000 euros. Additional costs will be 3 cents
caution that operators in certain                                                                                     in all categories and about 40,000     for a liter of unleaded gasoline, 6 cents for a
areas have a tendency to advertise                                                                                    rented rooms and apartments.           taxi ride, 10 cents for highway toll charges and
competitive prices on a daily basis                                                                                   This means that due to the great       230 euros for lawyers’ fees for the property
that do not compare like with                                                                                         dispersion of operators, the form-     transaction.
like.                                                                                                                 ing of price cartels is impossible,    ● ● ● ●

   According to Nikos Angelopou-                                                                                      SETE officials say.
los, SETE’s chairman, and his                                                                                            Finally, they note that the Greek   Personal bankruptcy bill
deputy Andreas Andreadis, such                                                                                        tourism product’s competitors          The government on Wednesday submitted to
practices are doing nothing to                                                                                        outside the eurozone, such as          Parliament a draft bill giving individuals the
help extricate the industry from                                                                                      Turkey, Egypt and Croatia, have        option of declaring personal bankruptcy and
the desperate situation created by                                                                                    two considerable advantages,           ridding themselves of part of accumulated
the economic downturn. They ar-                                               time of booking and method and          namely control of currency parities    debts for the first time. The amount of debts
gue that while offers including ad-      Boomerang                            time of payment but, above all, the     and lower operating costs, partic-     that can be written off will be decided by local
ditional services may have a pos-        Plummeting prices                    law of supply and demand.               ularly as regards labor.               magistrates and repayment of the remainder
itive effect, plummeting prices          actually drive good clients            Given such considerations, they          According to a survey of 1,500      must be completed within four years.
actually drive good clients away by                                           warn that reductions in prices          British holidaymakers conducted
                                         away by making them                                                                                                 ● ● ● ●

making them suspicious of the                                                 below a certain level on the one        by flight comparison site Skyscan-
standard of the services offered.
                                         suspicious of the standard           hand make staying in business           ner, Greece is thought to be more      ‘Green Tourism’ subsidies
   Hoteliers argue that rates are rel-   of services offered                  nearly pointless, and, on the oth-      expensive than it actually is. Re-     The Culture and Tourism Ministry has
ative and are always linked to the                                            er, cause the quality of services of-   spondents considered it the 17th       inaugurated a “Green Tourism” program of
quality of the services offered.                                              fered to drop dangerously low.          most expensive among 30 desti-         European Union subsidies for all types of
They add that pricing is not dif-                                             When revenues fall, the first tar-      nations, whereas actual price re-      accommodation facilities, including campsites,
ferentiated according to clients’ na-                                         get of cost-cutting efforts is staff,   search, including flights, placed it   which wish to make environmentally friendly
tionality. Any differences, they                                              resulting in poor services and          in 29th place, just above Cyprus,      investments.
argue, are due to the bulk of sales,                                          widespread unemployment. The            which was the cheapest.

Country home prices cooling off
Average drop in prices over two years nears 30 percent

The prices of country houses
on the whole are about 10-15
percent lower than a year
ago, realtors estimate. This
being the second successive
year that prices have fallen to
such an extent, the cumula-
tive drop over two years is
close to 30 percent.
   For many, the trend has ev-
idently brought the realiza-
tion of acquiring a long-
dreamed-of country home
or apartment in a holiday re-
sort closer.
   An apartment in a modern
complex in the historic sea-
side city of Nafplio, in the
Peloponnese, for instance,
can now be snapped up for as       More affordable                  pool start at 1,500 euros/sq.m.
little as 75,000 euros, includ-    On Paros, prices of              Finally, seaside, two-bed-
ing storage and parking ar-        condominium homes with           room apartments in Maleme,
eas.                                                                in Crete’s Hania district, are
                                   gardens and a pool start
   In the village of Aghios                                         going for 120,000 euros.
Georgios Nileias, in central
                                   at 1,800 euros/sq.m.                Developers selling more
Greece’s scenic district of                                         expensive options throw in
Pilio, prices of stone-built        euros. Next to Aigio’s Te-      the red tape cost of transfers
three-bedroom homes on              meni beach, further along       or storage and parking
land plots of around 400            the road toward Patra,          spaces. Others claim higher
square meters and with un-          105,000 sq.m. houses with       prices are justified by higher
limited sea views start at          views of the Gulf of Corinth    quality, including bioclimat-
200,000 euros.                      start at 160,000 euros.         ic specifications.
   Just a two-hour drive from         On the Cycladic island of        Realtor Costas Loukopou-
Athens in the seaside village       Paros, prices of homes in a     los points out that since Ju-
of Lygia, northwest of              condominium with gardens        ly 1, the prices of country or
Corinth, 55 sq.m. apartments        and a pool start at 1,800 eu-   second homes have been
in a deluxe complex on the          ros/sq.m., while others in a    burdened with a higher VAT
waterfront start at 100,000         similar complex without a       rate of 23 percent.

                                                                                               ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010


                                                                 Old school                                                                                                                 CITYLIMITS
                                                                                                                                                                                            BY NIKI KITSANTONIS

Who says politics has become a
young man’s game? At a time when
                                                                                                                                                                                    A losing battle
pension reforms are causing retire-                                                                                                                                               Waiting for a city bus in central Athens
ment ages to creep upward across                                                                                                                                                  one day last week, I watched a red
Europe, it seems that politicians who                                                                                                                                             double-decker roll around the corner.
may have been facing the twilight                                                                                                                                                 Inside the gleaming vehicle, there was
of their career are finding a new lease                                                                                                                                           no one but the driver – all aviator
on life and the drive to discover fresh                                                                                                                                           shades and attitude. On the top deck, a
relevance.                                                                                                                                                                        middle-aged couple and their two
   On Sunday, amid an avalanche of                                                                                                                                                children sat in the two sets of front
goals at the World Cup and the con-                                                                                                                                               seats, basking in the sunshine, smiling.
clusion of New Democracy’s con-                                                                                                                                                   I wondered whether they had just
gress in Neo Faliro, it went some-                                                                                                                                                arrived in Athens or were about to
what unnoticed that a group of just                                                                                                                                               leave; perhaps they were among the
over 500 people gathered in an                                                                                                                                                    thousands of tourists whose travel
Athens hotel to launch a new polit-                                                                                                                                               plans had been thwarted by protesting
ical party, Democratic Left, which                                                                                                                                                unionists at the port of Piraeus. The
will have as its figurehead 61-year-                                                                                                                                              images on television of despondent
old Fotis Kouvelis. The new group-                                                                                                                                                tourists sitting on their suitcases by
ing has been formed by disgruntled                                                                                                                                                the port ticket offices as Greek
members and supporters of the                                                                                                                                                     passengers squared up to burly
Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA).                                                                                                                                           demonstrators blocking ferry ramps
In early June, Kouvelis led a break-                                                                                                                                              were unsettling, infuriating. I tried to
away group of four MPs and mem-                                                                                                                                                   imagine how I would feel if I had
bers of the so-called “renewal wing”                                                                                                                                              traveled all the way to Greece from
of Synaspismos, the largest party in                                                                                                                                              Japan or the US, or even from Europe –
the SYRIZA coalition. Kouvelis ex-                                                                                                                                                defying all the warnings and negative
pressed a deep dissatisfaction with                                                                                                                                               publicity about Greece’s debt crisis and
the line SYRIZA has been taking and                                                                                                                                               strikes – only to be faced with this: a
by the apparent short-termism of its                                                                                                                                              row of unshaven middle-aged men
young leader Alexis Tsipras.                                                                                                                                                      determined to block my path. I’m
   Kouvelis was soundly beaten by                                                                                                                                                 pretty sure I would think twice before
Tsipras in 2008 when he stood for the                                                                                                                                             booking a holiday to Greece again
SYRIZA leadership. Then it seemed                                                                                                                                                 anytime soon. Unfortunately, however
that Tsipras, in his mid-30s, was the                                                                                                                                             justified the protests of the marine
sort of new breed of politician that                                                                                                                                              engineers (or whoever else) may be,
Greece needed – young, enthusias-                                                                                                             ILLUSTRATION: MANOS SYMEONAKIS      the damage done is the same in the
tic and free of the ideological burdens
that had accumulated in the baggage
                                            Futile resistance                           could soon set up her own centrist
                                                                                        party, Kouvelis could be one of the
                                                                                                                                      many crimes committed by the East
                                                                                                                                      German secret police, as their can-
                                                                                                                                                                                  At some point, all these unions and
carried by the country’s political elite.   It became clear to Kouvelis                 draftsmen of Greece’s changing po-            didate says much about where pol-           associations will have to start looking
But his star seems to have been ex-         that when you push against                  litical architecture. But all that is still   itics in Germany and in Europe as a         beyond the instinct to protect their own
tinguished as quickly as it was cat-        something that ceases to be                 a long way off and will depend to a           whole finds itself. It’s an indication      privileges and consider the broader
apulted over the Greek political            there because reality has                   great extent on whether the gamble            that level-headedness is now a more         common good. But, at the moment,
landscape. SYRIZA’s share of the vote                                                   of placing Kouvelis – a respectable           useful political virtue than it has been    very few Greeks appear to be genuinely
                                            changed, you fall flat on
dropped to 4.6 percent at the last gen-                                                 but hardly inspiring politician who           for a long time.                            interested in their common fate.
eral election in the wake of Tsipras
                                            your face                                   looks rather fatigued after years of             “It’s so wonderful that we have          My parents had the bad luck of booking
adopting an equivocal stance on ri-         also made it clear that his new par-        public service – in the frontline will        you,” Merkel told Gauck at his recent       their flight from the UK to Greece on
oting and a firm stand against the          ty seeks a closer, not more distant,        pay off. Democratic Left is banking           birthday celebration, “because when         the day of the latest general strike. As it
European Union.                             relationship with Europe. “The eco-         on the crisis fueling the public’s feel-      you see a wound you always put your         turned out, fortune smiled kindly on
   The breaking point for Kouvelis          nomic crisis and the threat to the eu-      ings of frustration with politicians          finger on it.” In fact, Gauck proved        them as Greece’s air-traffic controllers
and his friends seems to have come          ro make more Europe necessary: We           who cast themselves as modern-day             that his finger was on the pulse of         decided to boycott the 24-hour walkout
with SYRIZA’s inability to strike a co-     need a closer union and economic            managers but who manage to do                 German society. “We are at a cross-         to avoid causing further harm to the
herent, realistic approach to the           governance,” he said.                       nothing but squander the faith                roads in Germany,” he said. “There’s        tourism sector, already reeling from
economic crisis and its concomitant            There are some 50 leftist political      placed in them. This exasperation             a deep-seated sense of anxiety right        previous action. If things had turned
effects on Greece. In his scramble to       parties in Greece, so if Kouvelis’s time-   means that figures of trust – politi-         now, and we need a new impetus. I           out differently, and they had been
find a position, Tsipras began to re-       ly and carefully weighted words are         cians who have stood the test of time         notice that people aren’t just inter-       forced to sit patiently at airports,
semble a high school pupil guessing         to be more than just pleasant mus-          and retained their integrity – are now        ested in consumption and soccer,            waiting for civil servants to return to
for the right answer to the wrong           ings on the country’s predicament,          a rare and valued commodity.                  they also want to be able to believe        the job, they probably would have
multiple-choice question. Under his         Democratic Left will have to give vot-          The appeal of public figures that         in people and institutions again.”          grumbled a bit. But they will keep
leadership, SYRIZA’s buzzword,              ers who are lost between PASOK’s            command respect was evident in                   Gauck describes himself as a “left-      coming to Greece, as will thousands of
much like the Communist Party, has          lack of conviction and SYRIZA’s lack        Germany’s presidential contest,               ist liberal conservative,” reflecting a     Greeks from the diaspora, as it is their
become “resistance.” But it became          of awareness something they can             where the 70-year-old civil rights-           growing sense that in the current cli-      homeland and they love it despite its
clear to Kouvelis that when you push        latch onto. Kouvelis also said that en-     campaigning pastor Joachim Gauck              mate strict adherence to a single ide-      many faults. If local Greeks don’t start
against something that ceases to be         vironmentalism will play a significant      had been outpacing conservative               ology will put up more barriers             showing the same dedication as their
there because reality has changed,          role in the party’s policies, perhaps       Chancellor Angela Merkel’s candi-             rather than help overcome them.             ethnic kin overseas, it is not just the
you fall flat on your face.                 presaging a cooperation with the            date, the 51-year-old Lower Sax-              Kouvelis and his friends similarly          tourism industry that will be at risk but
   “We want a left that is daring,          Ecologist Greens, who were just 0.5         ony State Premier Christian Wulff,            seem to have rejected dogmatism in          society as a whole.
which does not settle for the easy op-      percent short of the 3 percent need-        in opinion polls ahead of Wednes-             favor of pragmatism and their suc-          This wanton self-destruction is not so
tion nor make concessions to pop-           ed for them to gain seats in Parlia-        day’s vote. Gauck, dubbed “Grand-             cess or failure may depend on               far removed from the activities of
ular or shortsighted leftism,” Kou-         ment in last year’s general election.       pa Obama,” forced an unexpected               whether this is a switch of conven-         domestic terrorists who reared their
velis said on Sunday. “We went a left       If Democratic Left can attract support      third ballot in the 1,244-seat feder-         ience or conviction. Gauck perfect-         ugly head again last week,
that does not feel it is legitimate to      from all these different sources,           al assembly before Wulff was de-              ly summed up the challenge facing           orchestrating a fatal bomb blast at the
defend all workers’ established             then it could be looking at a share of      clared the winner (there is no pub-           today’s policymakers when he said,          Citizens’ Protection Ministry. In both
rights nor to pander to unions and          the vote in the next poll that would        lic vote to decide who fills the large-       “The German people have a deep              cases – that of the protesters and the
associations for petty political gains.”    give it double-digit seats in Parlia-       ly ceremonial role). The decision of          longing for credibility in politics.” Ul-   terrorists – the enemy they are fighting
   The veteran politician, who briefly      ment and a potential say in the for-        the opposition center-left Social De-         timately, if they are going to make         is themselves – the whole of Greek
served as justice minister in 1989 and      mation of the government.                   mocrats and the Greens to pick                a difference, it is this credibility that   society – and that is a battle that can
has a history in leftist politics that         Bearing in mind that New Democ-          Gauck, who was responsible after the          politicians must discover, regardless       only be lost.
stretches back to the pre-junta era,        racy’s ousted MP Dora Bakoyannis            fall of the Berlin Wall for exposing          of whether they are young or old.

                                                                                         ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010


                                                                 The right answer is no
BY HARRY VAN VERSENDAAL                                                                                                                                                          the right, while Bakoyannis is prepar-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ing to launch her own centrist par-
Fancy rhetoric is no mask for a banal                                                                                                                                            ty.
idea. New Democracy’s three-day                                                                                                                                                     Standing on an Obama-style low-
party congress in Athens certified An-                                                                                                                                           level circular podium surrounded by
tonis Samaras as the top dog but of-                                                                                                                                             young party supporters, Samaras re-
fered woefully little in the way of con-                                                                                                                                         peated his commitment to “social
crete ideas or actual policy.                                                                                                                                                    liberalism” while expressing his
   Almost nine months after the gen-                                                                                                                                             aversion to chameleon tactics. “Our
eral elections that saw the scandal-                                                                                                                                             political beliefs are not a beach
ridden conservatives of Costas                                                                                                                                                   umbrella that we can move more to
Karamanlis crash out of power, and                                                                                                                                               the left or right to accommodate
despite the severe belt-tightening                                                                                                                                               those who desert PASOK or any oth-
measures imposed by the Socialist                                                                                                                                                er,” he said as an overhead panel
government in return for an EU-IMF                                                                                                                                               flashed out slogans in a backdrop of
aid package, ND’s approval ratings                                                                                                                                               changing colors. Ideological purity
remain deep in negative territory.                                                                                                                                               is strength, Samaras appears to
   Once persona non grata among the                                                                                                                                              suggest, but so far his dogma has
conservatives – after all, he defect-                                                                                                                                            been dogged by a suspicious level
ed from ND before going on to bring                                                                                                                                              of generalization.
down the conservative government                                                                                                                                                    In fact, talk of “social liberalism”
in 1993 – the 59-year-old Samaras is                                                                                                                                             seems to be rhetorical camouflage for
now charged with the task of drag-                                                                                                                                               the old-fashioned popular right
ging the damaged and directionless                                                                                                                                               which has historically come with an
party back to electability.                                                                                                                                                      emphasis on patriotism, respect for
   First he took care of the internal                                                                                                                                            traditional values and suspicion of
competition. Having been estab-                                                                                                                                                  the “unfettered” free market. What-
lished as party leader in a stunning                                                                                                                                             ever Samaras’s “social liberalism” is,
election by the party base, just a few                                                                                                                                           it smacks of populism articulated in
months later Samaras went on to ex-                                                                                                                                              the form of blanket rejectionism. De-
pel Dora Bakoyannis – daughter of                                                                                                                                                spite early assurances that ND would
former premier and his own politi-                                                                                                                                               adopt the constructive, consensual
cal nemesis Constantine Mitsotakis                                                                                                                                               policy warranted by the country’s fis-
– deeming her political ego too big                                                                                                                                              cal misery, Samaras has already
to accommodate under the same                                                                                                                               Blurred              said no to Kallikratis, an ambitious
roof. ND’s third pole, the fuzzy cen-                                                                                                           Ideological purity is            plan to redraw administrative
trist Dimitris Avramopoulos, is slat-                                                                                                            strength, Samaras               boundaries and overhaul local gov-
ed for the new position of vice pres-                                                                                                                                            ernment; he has said no to the coun-
                                                                                                                                             appears to suggest, but
ident after throwing his weight be-                                                                                                                                              try’s bailout plan agreed to with the
hind Samaras in the party leadership
                                                                                                                                               so far his dogma has              EU and the IMF; and he has signaled
race.                                                                                                                                              been dogged by a              that ND will vote against pending la-
   Having debunked talk of the “mid-                                                                                                              suspicious level of            bor and pension reforms – not a lot
dle ground,” the once-hyped, post-                                                                                                                    generalization             there separating his agenda from the
ideological catch-all theorem that                                                                                                                                               nihilist yens of the “disobedient” KKE
propelled Karamanlis to power, Sa-                                                                                                                                               communists of Aleka Papariga.
maras has sought a credo to galva-                                                                                                                                                  Defeating even the most moderate
nize an electorate put off by con-                                                                                                                                               expectations, Samaras has already
sensual centrism. This may satisfy                                                                                                                                               pulled ND into a political safe zone.
party ideologues but it’s hard to see                                                                                                                                            That does not necessarily mean that
how it will prevent potential leaks to                                                                                                                                           he will pay a price for it. After all, nay-
the right and left of ND. Giorgos                                                                                                                                                saying in this part of the world has
Karatzaferis’s ultranationalist Pop-                                                                                                                                             proved a safe bet for many an op-
ular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) is a mag-                                                                                                                                             position party that set its sights on
net for voters on ND’s boundaries on                                                                                                           ILLUSTRATION: MANOS SYMEONAKIS    power.

                                           Austerity, justice and redundancy payments
     here cannot be a more overused        government are limited and well-            making employees redundant, is par-         of the length of their commitment to          then it should be clearly accepted that
T    phrase in the economic world
these days than “Greek economic cri-
                                           known; they are the same measures be-
                                           ing used by the governments of Spain,
                                                                                       ticularly worrying since the people who
                                                                                       will be most exposed to the new tough
                                                                                                                                   the enterprise, which has certainly
                                                                                                                                   cost them other opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                 this should be only for new hirings and
                                                                                                                                                                                 should last only for a limited time, say
sis,” and the consequences for the av-     Ireland, the UK and Germany and no          conditions that we will undoubtedly            Redundancy payments are not in the         two years, and then be subject to an-
erage Greek are going to be severe.        doubt many others to follow, all shocked    face over the next two or three years       class of fanciful privileges and benefits     nual parliamentary renewal.
Greece has had to accept foreign as-       by the crisis into the new budget-bal-      will be those who will lose their jobs.     that have been so ridiculed lately, won         To allow reduced compensation
sistance in order to continue to be able   ancing religion. But many Greeks will       Their compensation payments are             by blackmailing, irresponsible unions         payments for existing employees will
to take part in the international eco-     have limited resources to fall back on      their biggest protection against dis-       from weak governments.                        quite naturally be used by many en-
nomic and banking world, without           in order to handle these new measures       aster.                                         Redundancy payments were estab-            terprises that want to cut their costs in
which its economy would have col-          without a serious deterioration in qual-       I should clarify that I am an employer   lished all over the free world as a           the face of the developing severe re-
lapsed. In return, it has been forced to   ity of life, and many will suffer a cata-   in Greece where I have worked for over      measure of basic justice for employees        cession – and this is not just.
take “confidence-building measures”        strophic fall into poverty, the life-de-    30 years – most of my working life. I       in a position of extreme weakness.                                     EDWARD MOORE
sufficiently convincing to the banking     stroying condition that Europeans           have been through expansion and I              If the argument is made that reduc-
and finance world that the “fix” is not    have largely forgotten with 50 years of     have been through contraction, and          ing the cost of firing is a way to increase
just a stopgap measure but will have       postwar affluence.                          contraction is expensive. But I believe     employment by making the cost of fu-                                 HAVE YOUR SAY
lasting reforming effects.                    So the suggestion that employers         that any employer’s responsibility to his   ture reduction less, thereby encour-                           Send your comments to
   The measures available to the Greek     should more easily reduce payrolls, i.e.    or her employees includes recognition       aging employers to hire more freely,                  

                                                                                         ATHENSPLUS • SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2010
                                                                                            BY GEORGE GEORGAKOPOULOS

Santos era begins for Greece                                                                                                                                                  IN BRIEF
Portuguese manager replaces Otto Rehhagel at the helm of the national soccer team                                                                                Hurdles champ Iakovakis gears
                                                                                                                                                                 up for European tournament
Fernando Santos is officially the                                                                                                                                Approximately
new manager of the Greek na-                                                                                                                                     one month
tional soccer team, following the                                                                                                                                before the
July 1 announcement by the Hel-                                                                                                                                  European Track
lenic Football Federation (EPO)                                                                                                                                  and Field
that he had signed a two-year con-                                                                                                                               Championships
tract.                                                                                                                                                           in Barcelona,
   The Portuguese manager,                                                                                                                                       Spain, Greek
whose departure from PAOK in                                                                                                                                     400-meter-
May after steering the Thessa-                                                                                                                                   hurdles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     [Action Images]
loniki side to the top spot in the                                                                                                                               champion
Super League playoffs and the                                                                                                                                    Periklis Iakovakis
Champions League qualifiers sur-                                                                                                                                 seems to be in
prised many, will be replacing Ot-                                                                                                                               excellent
to Rehhagel after the German                                                                                                                                     condition,
spent nearly nine years on the                                                                                                                                   clocking 49.57 seconds at a meet in Thessaloniki
Greece bench.                                                                                                                                                    on June 27. The time was the fifth best in Europe
   Santos reportedly reached a                                                                                                                                   so far this season. “If I can do 49.57 seconds
verbal agreement with the head                                                                                                                                   now, without any pressure, then I wonder what
of the federation, Sofoklis Pilavios,                                                                                                                            kind of time I will record in Barcelona,” said an
last month and he arrived in                                                                                                                                     optimistic Iakovakis.
Athens and met with the EPO chief                                                                                                                                ● ● ● ●

to reach a final agreement on
June 28.                                                                                                                                                         Greek volleyball players
   He will receive a salary of                                                                                                                                   pelted with stones in Turkey
450,000 euros per year, a far cry
from Rehhagel’s annual fee of 1                                                                                                                                  Playing in a very hostile atmosphere in Ankara,
million, but there is a provision for                                                                                                                            the Greek national volleyball team suffered two
a bonus should Greece reach the                                                                                                                                  losses to Turkey for the European League on
finals of the 2012 European Cham-                                                                                                                                June 26 and 27, both of which ended 3-1. The
pionship in Poland and Ukraine.                                                                                                                                  stone-throwing incidents by some Turkey fans
   Santos is set to give a press con-                                                                                                                            during Sunday’s game do not bode well ahead of
ference on Friday, July 2, to out-                                                                                                                               the two teams’ playoffs for the 2011 European
line his plans for the national                                                                                                                                  Championship in September. On Saturday and
team after its return from the 2010                                                                                                                              Sunday, July 3 and 4, Greece will host group
World Cup and ahead of the chal-                                                                                                                                 leader Portugal in Glyfada.
lenge of the Euro 2012 qualifiers,      Portuguese manager Fernando Santos left PAOK in May but is returning to Greece to take over at the helm                  ● ● ● ●

which begin in September.               of the national team. [Action Images]
   Greece begins the qualifying                                                                                                                                  Defender Filippos Darlas
group with a home game against                                                be responsible for the national           he moved across Athens to                moves to French side Brest
Georgia on September 3 in Iraklio,      All-seeing eye                        teams of all age groups, unlike his       Panathinaikos but after a dismal
Crete, followed by what is likely       Santos will be responsible            predecessor who was only re-              start to the season he was swift-        Yet another Greek soccer player is moving
to be the toughest game in the          for all the national teams            sponsible for the adult team.             ly sacked.                               abroad. After Olympiakos’s Kyriakos
group when it travels to the Croa-                                               Santos has coached all three ma-          In 2004, he returned to AEK and       Papadopoulos joined Germany’s Schalke,
                                        from the juniors and upward
tian capital Zagreb four days lat-                                            jor clubs in Portugal, starting           stayed for two seasons, and when         Panathinaikos defender Filippos Darlas has
er. His first game in charge of the                                           with FC Porto in 1998-2001, and           Benfica let him go in 2007, he           transferred to French top-flight newcomer
squad will be on August 11, in a                                              then joining Sporting Lisbon              moved to Thessaloniki signing a          Brest. He has signed a one-year contract with an
friendly against Serbia in Bel-                                               (2003-04) and Benfica (2006-07).          three-year contract with PAOK.           option for another 12 months and was presented
grade. It will be interesting to see                                             He won the Portuguese league           Unusually by Greek standards,            to the media and fans by the French club on
which players Santos will pick.                                               in 1999 and the Portuguese cup            Santos saw his contract out at           June 28. The 26-year-old left-back had been
   Former Greece goalkeeper An-                                               the next two seasons.                     PAOK, taking the club to its best        transfer-listed by Panathinaikos.
tonis Minou is a strong candidate                                                He had one more cup triumph            season of the last 20 years.             ● ● ● ●

to become his assistant, after                                                in his first year in Greece, with AEK        Earlier this year, he was voted
having filled the same role while                                             in 2002, but that was when the sil-       as the last decade’s most suc-           Aris opts for another
Santos coached AEK.                                                           verware stopped coming San-               cessful manager in Greece by             Israeli basketball coach
   The Portuguese coach will also                                             tos’s way. In the summer of 2002,         fans.

Marinakis buys out Olympiakos                                                                               ON TV
Olympiakos confirmed on             nearly two decades of                SPORT/TIME                      CHANNEL      VOLLEYBALL                                                                                     [Action Images]
June 30 that it is changing         Kokkalis’s complete author-                                                       18.00 Women: Greece vs Spain        ET1
hands as the soccer club’s          ity over the Reds – although         FRIDAY                                       20.30 Men: Greece vs Portugal       ET1
president Sokratis Kokkalis         he will stay at the helm for         WORLD CUP SOCCER
and new owner Vangelis              the time being.                      17.00 Netherlands vs Brazil          NET     TENNIS
Marinakis signed a prelimi-            It is quite likely that the fi-   21.30 Uruguay vs Ghana               NET     16.00 Wimbledon                     NS1    Aris basketball club has hired Israeli coach
nary agreement for the trans-       nal agreement for the stake’s        TENNIS                                       MOTOR RACING                               Sharon Drucker (photo, center). The 43-year-
fer of 67 percent of the club’s     transfer will also be signed on      15.00 Wimbledon                      NS1     15.00 Catalunya GP                  Skai   old, who has also worked for Maccabi Tel Aviv
shares to the 43-year-old           Tuesday.                             SATURDAY                                     18.00 Women: Greece vs Spain        ET1    and replaces American-Israeli David Blatt, was
shipowner.                             Meanwhile, the team will          WORLD CUP SOCCER                             20.30 Men: Greece vs Portugal       ET1    presented by the Thessaloniki club saying that
   On Tuesday, July 6,              continue preseason training          17.00 Argentina vs Germany           NET
                                                                                                                      MONDAY                                     he will model Aris on Euroleague semifinalist
Kokkalis and Marinakis are          in Germany under coach               21.30 Paraguay vs Spain              NET     BEACH VOLLEYBALL                           Partizan Belgrade. Meanwhile, Rhodes side
scheduled to hold an eager-         Ewald Lienen, ahead of its           TENNIS                                       17.00 Masters tournament, Porto Heli ET1   Kolossos announced it has renewed the contract
ly awaited press conference         first Europa Cup games on Ju-        16.00 Wimbledon                      NS1     TUESDAY                                    of successful coach Giannis Sfairopoulos for one
on what is seen as a new era        ly 15 and 22 against Albanian        MOTOR RACING                                 WORLD CUP SOCCER                           more season.
for the Piraeus club, after         side Besa.                           14.45 Catalunya GP qualifying        Skai    21.30 First semifinal               NET

                                                                                  ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

Alexandros Nikolaidis Two-time silver tae kwon do Olympic medalist talks about the state of Greek sports

World-class heavyweight on a lonely road
                       BY SPYRIDOULA SPANEA

                       A decade has passed since the Sydney
                       Olympic Games in 2000, when Greek tae
                       kwon do champion Alexandros Nikolaidis
                       shocked the world as he sustained an
                       acute leg fracture during a match.
                          Since then, the 2-meter-tall northern
                       Greek has won two silver medals and is
                       now preparing for his fourth Olympics
                       – but seems very concerned about the
                       public’s lack of appreciation for the
                          The son of a tae kwon do champion,
                       Nikolaidis has hit out at Greece’s indif-
                       ferent stance toward sports and has in-
                       dicated that the country is at risk of be-
                       ing short on athletes for the London 2012

                          There has already been a decline since
                       2004. World-class athletes have retired,
                       and back then revenues were greater due
Suspicions             to an increased number of sponsors. The
‘Some are waiting      situation has gradually deteriorated and,
around the corner      since 2008, Greek sports have reached
                       their lowest point.
to catch one of us
doped’                 Why has this happened?
                          Everything is controlled by money. The
                       country has no money and this is also re-
                       flected in sports. The two are interde-
                       pendent. I hope I am proven wrong, but
                       in 2012 the Greek team will be smaller

                       than in 1996 and the medals won in Bei-
                       jing will be far more than the ones we’ll
                       win in London.

Last resort            The only thing missing from your
‘I will take part in   trophy case is an Olympic gold medal.
the Eurovision         Will you try to win it in the London
contest to make        Olympics?                                      Nikolaidis has won two Olympic silver medals and is hoping for gold in London in 2012. [Action Images]
                          I will be at a very good age for my
some money also’       league, as +80 kilos is simpler than oth-      lionaires and sponsors supporting us. We     retired. Unfortunately, being in the elite      On the contrary, the Ministry of Cul-
                       er categories. It requires more strategy.      survive on our own.                          means hard work. I took no premium            ture and Tourism – under whose juris-
                       Whether I like it or not, I owe it to myself                                                from the 2008 Olympics. Whatever I do,        diction sports falls – spends money on
                       to go for gold in all games. Beyond that,      Has retiring ever crossed you mind?          I do it for my country and the people that    sending missions to the Eurovision Song
                       the situation may force us to reassess our        After 2008, if I hadn’t had the support   have stood by me all these years. They pay    Contest. If this situation carries on, I will
                       goals. Greek tae kwon do has a history, a      of the National Bank of Greece and the       nothing for excelling in world or Euro-       take part in the Eurovision contest to
                       present and a future – but the latter on-      Tae Kwon Do Federation, I would have         pean competitions.                            make some money also.
                       ly under certain terms. Other countries
                       spend 10 months in training whereas we                                                                                                                              He may have
                       only train for two, due to financial diffi-
                                                                          KICKING INTO ACTION                                                                                              bagged two
                       culties. If our economic situation was dif-                                                                                                                         Olympic medals,
                       ferent, we would be better.                       Alexandros Nikolaidis was born in                                                                                 but Nikolaidis
                                                                         Thessaloniki on October 17, 1979                                                                                  has yet to
                       In recent years, the state has shown no           and started tae kwon do just three                                                                                receive a single
                       interest in sports. Is someone trying to          years later.                                                                                                      euro from the
                       downgrade it?                                     It took him two years to recover                                                                                  state bonuses
                          I don’t know whether it is [a] system-         from his leg injury in the 2000                                                                                   he earned with
                       ized [phenomenon] or not. After the               Sydney Olympics but he went on to                                                                                 his success at
                       2008 doping scandals, some described us           reach the final of the +80 kg                                                                                     the Athens
                       as “dirty” and “filthy.” I feel betrayed be-      category at the Athens Games in                                                                                   2004 Olympics.
                       cause nobody tried to reverse the situa-          2004, earning his first silver                                                                                    [Action Images]
                       tion. Up until then, there had been no sus-       Olympic medal.
                       picions. Now, we constantly need to prove         In the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
                       the opposite. Some are waiting around             Nikolaidis came close to winning
                       the corner to catch one of us doped. The          the gold medal in the same
                       public does not know who to trust and             category but controversial calls by
                       what to believe. There have been acts that        officials left him again having to
                       degrade sports because some athletes              make do with silver.
                       used prohibited substances. There has             He is a firefighter by profession and
                       been no attempt to avert the crisis. On the       belongs to the Megas Alexandros
                       contrary, it has been used to affect Greek        club in Thessaloniki. His coach is
                       sports. When I say sports, I don’t mean           Costas Tzidimopoulos.
                       soccer and basketball. We do not have mil-

                                                                                                                ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENTS                                     the British School in Athens (52 Souidias,                                                                         the participants are looking for. For more,     Dzogchen Ngondro Lineage. For details,
• Free outdoor performance: Drug                  Kolonaki), which is also screening the                                                                             e-mail                 visit
                                                  matches. Gates are open from 8 to 11.15
rehabilitation and prevention NGO
Merimna invites all to a production by            p.m. on most nights through July 11 with a
                                                  large-screen television, BBQ, a bar with ice-
                                                                                                   Fight racism with music, food                                     • Are you a UK university graduate? The
                                                                                                                                                                     British Graduates Society offers members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Summer theater camp and workshops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     on Spetses for teachers, actors, students
experimental dance-theater troupe Fos,
                                                  cold drinks and more. The 6-euro entrance                                                                          the opportunity to meet fellow graduates        and others, from July 25 to 31. For all the
titled “One Life in One Night” (Mia zoi se                                                         The 15th Anti-Racism Fes-
                                                  fee includes one free drink from the bar.                                                                          and young professionals, network and take       details, call 2610.342.991 or visit
mia nychta). The performance, which
explores the inner world of addicts, will
                                                  Call 210.346.7660 for further details.           tival will take place from                                        part in the society’s activities. For more
                                                                                                   July 9 to 11, at the Goudi                                        information, visit
take place at Nikaia’s Municipal Garden
                                                  • Surf’n’Turf barbecue evening on July 10                                                                                                                          SUPPORT GROUPS
Theater (Kyprou & Proussis), starting 9
                                                  at 8 p.m. at the Blue Parrot pub (18             Military Park with a rich                                         HELPLINES                                       • Arnica is a parent support network that
p.m. on Saturday, July 3. Entrance is free.
                                                  Poseidonos Street, Voula) with barbecued         lineup of music, a wide va-                                       • 112 is the Pan-European number to dial        works to promote natural immunity. Any
For details, call 210.429.7888.                                                                                                                                                                                      parent who is concerned about the overuse
                                                  tiger prawns, mini fillet mignons wrapped        riety of food offerings,                                          in case of an emergency, whether it
                                                  in bacon, New Zealand lamb chops,                                                                                  requires the assistance of the police,          of antibiotics and would like to know more
• Americans overseas who wish to receive
                                                  marinated chicken wings, English
                                                                                                   discussions, exhibits,                                                                                            about increasing natural immunity is
                                                                                                                                                                     ambulance or fire department. The hotline
their absentee ballot for the November 2                                                           screenings and theater                                                                                            invited to attend. For information on the
                                                  sausages, beef burgers, vodka-spiked                                                                               is free of charge from cell phones or
midterm elections and for the 2012 federal                                                                                                                                                                           venue and more, call 210.608.3957.
elections are requested to reregister. Voters
                                                  watermelon and more. Call 210.895.6744           performances. Les Skartoi,                                        landlines and is able to locate the caller’s
                                                  to book a place (8.50-euro entrance).            Skaribas, Dustbowl and Deus Ex Machina will perform on            geographical position.
should receive, complete and mail the                                                                                                                                                                                • Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon
Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Visit                                                        July 9, MC Yinka, The Boy, Michalis Delta and German elec-                                                        meetings are held in Ierapetra, Crete. For for details.
                                                  DONATIONS                                                                                                          • All British passport-related inquiries        further details, call Janet at 6979.393.098.
                                                  • Donate new or slightly used designer           troclashers Chicks on Speed will be playing on July 10, while     are now handled by the United Kingdom
BAZAARS                                           purses for the “Helping Handbags” charity        on July 11 the lineup includes Salonumuz Klimalidir, En-          Passport Service Greece Helpline.               TOUR
                                                  fundraiser. Money raised is donated to                                                                             Applicants calling from Greece should dial      • The Friends of the Australian
• Summer Sidewalk Sale to benefit the
                                                  Greek charities through the American
                                                                                                   cardia and Thanasis Papakonstantinou. The festival is or-
                                                                                                                                                                     0044.208.082.4736. The service is an            Archaeological Institute in Athens will
Friends of Animals Nea Philadelphia on                                                             ganized by the Coordinating Body of Migrant and Anti-
                                                  Women’s Organization of Greece (AWOG)                                                                              English-speaking service only and calls will    organize a guided tour of the “Eretria:
Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4: There
will be gift items, T-shirts, baked goods,
                                                  and the Federation of American Women’s           Racism Organizations.                                             be handled by Careline Services and             Insights into an Ancient City” exhibit at the
                                                  Clubs Overseas (FAWCO). To find out about                                                                          charged at GBP 0.69 + VAT per minute for        National Archaeological Museum
handicrafts, clothes, jewelry, Greek- and                                                                Visit or call 210.381.3928                                                        (44 Patission). It will be conducted by Dr
                                                  donating, e-mail                                                                         the duration of the call.
English-language books and more. Open                                                                    between 5 and 9 p.m. for details.                                                                           Stavros Paspalas on Sunday, July 4. The
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the corner of            • The Theophilos organization sends                                                                                                                                group will meet at the museum entrance at
                                                                                                                                                                     • The mission of the Americans Overseas
Troados and Dekeleias streets in Nea              clothes and games to poor large families                                                                                                                           11 a.m. The cost for members is 12 euros or
                                                                                                                                                                     Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC)
Philadelphia. Contact Maria at
6995.917.437 to find out about donating
and other details.
                                                  around Greece. Call 210.881.9397 to find
                                                  out about donations.                             July 4 beach picnic, fireworks                                    serves Americans experiencing domestic
                                                                                                                                                                     abuse in foreign countries. The crisis line
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     17 euros for guests. Please call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     210.924.3256 to reserve a spot as places
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     are limited.
                                                                                                                                                                     number is toll-free internationally by
• The Society for the Protection of Stray
                                                  • The Hatzikiriakeio Foundation for              Hamburgers, hot dogs, fireworks, voter registration and even      calling the local AT&T operator from the        VOLUNTEERING
                                                  Children’s Protection is in need of books for                                                                      country you live in and asking to be
Animals (SPAZ) boot sales at the old              all ages for its library. For details, call
                                                                                                   a beach cleanup will feature at a Sunday, July 4, US Inde-                                                        • Can you spare an hour, one afternoon a
                                                                                                                                                                     connected to 866 USWOMEN /                      week, for a sunset stroll around the
Olympic Airways parking lot at Elliniko           210.451.5387 or visit      pendence Day beach picnic that the American community             866.879.6636. Contact the center at
have stopped, as the land has been sold                                                                                                                                                                              foothills of the Acropolis, feeding
                                                                                                   of Greece is invited to attend. Organized by Democrats   For more                 friendly, healthy colonies of stray cats?
for housing development. Animal welfare           • RETO, an organization which helps
groups wish for the boot sale to continue                                                          Abroad Greece, the picnic begins at 6 p.m. and will take place    information and your country’s AT&T US          Animal welfare group Nine Lives
                                                  former drug addicts, will pick up any                                                                              direct access number, visit
as it provides a source of revenue. The           electronic devices, either new or used, plus     at the Lagonisi public beach (the Pefko stop on the E22 bus).                                                     ( provides the
                                                                                                                                                                                        food and neuters all the cats, but they
organizers are looking for other suitable         furniture, clothes, toys and more. To make             For more details, call 6937.176.161 or
places throughout the city with good                                                                                                                                                                                 desperately need volunteers to help with
vehicle access and parking. To offer or
                                                  a donation, call 210.662.5096.                         e-mail                          PLAYGROUP                                       the feeding program. For more
                                                                                                                                                                     • The Halandri Playgroup has moved to           information, e-mail
suggest a venue, call 6948.011.572.               • “Freecycle” unwanted household                                                                                   Aghia Paraskevi. Mothers of babies,   
                                                  items and more or pick up other people’s
• The Pammakaristos Children’s
Foundation will be holding its annual street
                                                  unwanted gems at the online Athens
                                                  Freecycle network. For details, visit the
                                                                                                   Cloggers tap into Athens                                          toddlers or school-age children can drop by
                                                                                                                                                                     to spend time with other mothers while          • The Caritas soup kitchen in Omonia
                                                                                                                                                                     allowing their kids to socialize. Morning       serves meals to refugees in need from
fair on Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4.            “AthensGreeceFreecycle” Yahoo group at
                                                                                                   The Clog America In-                                              and afternoon times are available. Call         10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays. Call
There will be a wide array of products on                                                                                                                                                  6944.423.159 for details on volunteering.
                                                                                                                                                                     6981.308.966 for more information.
sale along with free-for-all soccer and                                                            ternational Festival
basketball, live music, dancing and a             EXPAT GROUPS                                     Ensemble from South                                               RELIGIOUS SERVICES                              • AWOG Heart Pillow Project:
buffet. For all the details, call 22940.91206     • “The Community Connection” coffee                                                                                                                                Heart-shaped pillows, made by
or e-mail               mornings on the third Wednesday of every         Jordan, Utah, will be                                             • The Roman Catholic Church of John the
                                                                                                                                                                     Baptist meets at 11 Papanastasiou Street in     members of AWOG, are donated to
                                                  month will continue through the summer.          in town to perform                                                                                                patients who have recently undergone a
                                                                                                                                                                     Palaio Psychico. Sunday Mass is at 10 a.m.
CLASSES & SEMINARS                                The events begin at 10.30 a.m. and are held      their distinct folk                                               in Greek, 11.15 a.m. in French, 6 p.m. in       mastectomy. Join in the fight against
• Free dance lessons for foreigners and           at the Nafsika Hotel (6 Pellis, Kifissia). The                                                                                                                     breast cancer by becoming a member
Greeks will be held during the summer,            upcoming dates are July 21 and August 18.        dances at the ACS Athens Arts Center (53 Garryttou, Halandri)     English and 7 p.m. in Spanish. Mass is also
                                                                                                                                                                     offered every Tuesday and Saturday at 7         of AWOG, buying a pillow for a friend
every day from 7 to 9 p.m. Call                   The mornings feature coffee, cake, jewelry       on Tuesday, July 6, at 8.30 p.m. The group represents cham-                                                       who is going to undergo a mastectomy
                                                                                                                                                                     p.m. in Greek. Every second Saturday there
210.324.4395 to find out more and sign up.        repair, secondhand books, greeting cards         pionship-level cloggers from the Rocky Mountain area in           is a service for Arabic-speaking Maronites,     (at the suggested price of 15 euros) or by
                                                  in English and more, as well as the
                                                                                                   the western US who have won national titles across the coun-      while every first Friday of the month there     making a donation. Pillows are being
• “Tribal Rhythm Fusion” drum-and-                opportunity for relaxed conversation.                                                                                                                              donated to the Breast Center at
                                                                                                   try. All are welcome and admission is free.                       is service in Italian. Call 210.671.1410 for
dance workshop: A two-part workshop on            Admission is free and anyone who can                                                                                                                               Aghios Savvas hospital.
                                                                                                                                                                     more details.
Saturday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in       speak English is welcome. For details, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     To participate or donate, call
Psyrri. Following will be a drum-and-dance        6977.377.655.                                         Call 210.639.3200 for details.                               • The Glyfada Christian Center (117 Saki        6947.000.042 or e-mail
“Hafla/Party” jam session from 7 to 9 p.m.                                                                                                                           Karagiorga, Ano Glyfada) holds a “Worship
Open to all levels and all types of               • International night: Every Saturday                                                                              and Devotion” service at 7 p.m. on
drummers and dancers. Call 6974.910.615           night, the International Club of Athens
for details on the venue and more.                holds a get-together for drinks,
                                                  networking, making new friends and an
                                                                                                   Donate items to needy teens                                       Wednesdays. On Sundays, the center holds
                                                                                                                                                                     a bible study session at 10 a.m. and a
                                                                                                                                                                     “Worship and the World” service at 11 a.m.
CONFERENCES                                       overall fun evening. The club meets around
                                                                                                   The Together for Children (Mazi gia to Paidi) union of 10 NGOs    For more information, call 210.965.1346.
• The Athens University of Economics and          9.30 p.m. at Cafe Boheme (36 Omirou,
Business is organizing a conference titled        Kolonaki) and all are welcome. Call              is looking for donations as part of its efforts to help inmates   • The Scandinavian Church’s offices are – updated daily
“Advances in the Analysis of Competition          210.360.8018 for details.
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Policy and Regulation” starting at 11.45                                                                                                                             services take place at St Paul’s Anglican
a.m., Friday, July 2, at the Grecotel Kalliston   • The International Club of Athens is an         (EKKN). The group says many of the young inmates, a large                                                          movie reviews & listings, dining,
                                                                                                                                                                     Church (27 Filellinon, Syntagma). Call
Hotel in Hania, Crete. For information, visit     association of individuals from all over the     number of whom come from Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan,             210.451.6564 for information.                     free classifieds, forum, culture,                                  world who reside in Athens. The group            Iraq and other war-torn countries, are in need of medica-                                                            events, travel, singles service,
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                                                  fundraising events, parties and other good       tion, personal hygiene products, basketballs and soccer balls,                                                         free weekly e-newsletter
• An international symposium titled                                                                                                                                  Church meets at the Roman Catholic
“Marathon: The Day After” is taking place         causes. For details, search for                  clothing, school supplies, books in Arabic, English, French       Church (Alkyonidon & Dafni, Voula)
                                                  “International Club of Athens” on                and Albanian and much more.                                       with Reverend Canon Malcolm
at the European Cultural Center at Delphi’s
                                                                                                                                          Bradshaw on the first Sunday of the
conference venue on Friday, July 2, starting                                                             To see the full list and donate goods, visit
at 9 p.m. An accompanying exhibition,
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Greek and foreign politicians and                 different Latin American country. The focus      13. The race was one of the toughest in Europe, with a record     • Buddhist summer retreats: The       
academics who will address Black Sea              is on each country’s cuisine and dances.         temperature of 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) noted          Pathgate Institute Summer School will hold
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    Shoppers fill up carts and leave them behind as part of campaign to challenge high prices                                                                             vacation in Greece
                                                                                                                                                                          “Greeks of the world visit Greece
                                                                                                                                                                          for their holidays” is the motto of
                                                                                                                                                                          an awareness campaign launched
                                                                                                                                                                          by the Department of Hellenes
                                                                                                                                                                          Abroad of the ruling PASOK party
                                                                                                                                                                          and aimed at raising diaspora
                                                                                                                                                                          support to help Greece’s economy
                                                                                                                                                                          recover. Parallel efforts include
                                                                                                                                                                          cooperation with the European
                                                                                                                                                                          Network of Elected Greeks in Local
                                                                                                                                                                          Authorities Abroad, members of
                                                                                                                                                                          the Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary
                                                                                                                                                                          Association, the World Council of
                                                                                                                                                                          Hellenes Abroad as well as political
                                                                                                                                                                          parties in other countries.
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                                                                                                                                                                          Young campers learn
                                                                                                                                                                          about their heritage
                                                                                                                                                                          The General Secretariat for
                                                                                                                                                                          Greeks Abroad (GGAE) is running
                                                                                                                                                                          its “International Hospitality
                                                                                                                                                                          Program” through which 8- to 12-
                                                                                                                                                                          year-olds of Greek descent are
                                                                                                                                                                          given the opportunity to spend
                                                                                                                                                                          their summer holidays in Greece.
A recent 2010 protest in Katerini sees dozens of shoppers ask for a discount at a supermarket chain. If a discount isn’t given, the customers walk out.                   The program includes two camp
                                                                                                                                                                          periods, one running from July 12
BY JULIA PANAYOTOU                                                                                                              or her family but couldn’t afford to      to 26 and another from August 9 to
                                                                                                                                pay full price.                           23. Children stay at the pine tree-
It all began with a few cartons of milk                                                                                            Tsolakidis is frustrated that more     shaded seaside campsites of
– or, rather, their cost. An unortho-                                                                                           Greeks aren’t up in arms about the        Epanomi and Malesina near
dox campaign for lower supermar-                                                                                                price hikes. He keeps informed about      Thessaloniki. Campers spend time
ket prices, “Leave it at the Register”                                                                                          the unfair difference in prices be-       in Greek-language, history and
(Afiste to sto tamio) began in early                                                                                            tween Greece and other European           mythology classes, outdoor
2009 when “prices for fresh milk had                                                                                            countries – his job with the European     excursions, museum visits and
risen so high in Greece,” explains Ilias                                                                                        College of Sports Science (ECSS) re-      sightseeing tours. Also on the
Tsolakidis of the Pieria prefecture’s                                                                                           quires him to travel to Germany every     schedule are sports activities and a
Volunteer Action Group (EODNP),                                                                                                 two weeks.                                series of classes on traditional
which coordinates walkouts at su-                                                                                                  “A cup of coffee in a wealthy dis-     Greek dances, songs and theater.
permarkets.                                                                                                                     trict of a German city is 1.50 euros.     The GGAE covers all the costs of the
   Based in the prefecture’s capital of                                                                                         Here, people go out and buy one for       hospitality program.
Katerini, men, women and children                                                                                               4 euros and don’t say a word. Well,              For further information,
meet, go together to a supermarket                                                                                              I won’t stand for that.”                         log on to
and fill their shopping carts with                                                                                                 Yet the in-store protests have         ● ● ● ●

goods. Then they abruptly leave,                                                                                                some faced criticism. The main com-
abandoning their full carts and bas-                                                                                            plaint has been that the actions of the   Thousands say
kets in the store. Around 40 to 50 peo-                                               tomers walked out and left the gro-       “Leave it at the Register” protesters     ‘no’ to racism
ple participate in each walkout.           Price to pay                               ceries behind.                            are disruptive and unfairly burden
   “We would take 2 liters of the most     As protesters filled shopping                 “The point is to shop as one would     the store’s employees, who have to        The Parko ton Skylon (“Dog
expensive milk,” Tsolakidis says of        carts up to the top, managers              normally shop, to select all the gro-     reshelve all the goods.                   Park”) in Thessaloniki hosted the
the early protests. “Then, we would                                                   ceries you would buy if you could af-        Despite bumps along the way, it        13th Anti-Racism Festival from
                                           and workers at the
get to the checkout counter and                                                       ford them. We really go shopping be-      is important that the protests con-       June 25 to 27.
ask, ‘How much does this milk cost?’
                                           supermarket were left with                 fore we abandon these groceries,”         tinue the way they are, Tsolakidis in-    Over the last few years, the festival
We would wait for the answer, then         their mouths agape as most of              Tsolakidis said.                          sists. He asked if “Leave it at the       has turned into an institution that
tell the cashier, ‘That is too expensive   their customers walked out                    The latest protests have shown         Register” is really more disruptive       draws over 15,000 visitors
to buy,’ and leave the supermarket,        and left the groceries behind              signs that the supermarkets might         than street protests.                     annually.
with the milk left at the register.”                                                  change their tune.                           “Haven’t you ever been inconve-        Organized by several migrant and
   This year, the demonstrations                                                         The June protest in Katerini in-       nienced by a public demonstration?        refugee organizations based in
have grown in number. With prices          our purchasing power shrinking as          volved 50 people – among them re-         A public strike? Why shouldn’t we         Thessaloniki and the surrounding
still very high considering the eco-       the profits of your company grow.          tirees, teachers, college students as     protest high food costs in a super-       areas, the weekend brought
nomic crisis, the scope of the protests    Amid the economic crisis and gal-          well as schoolchildren – who told the     market chain?”                            migrants, refugees and citizens
has widened, both in terms of where        loping inflation, companies like           manager that they would purchase             Sometimes, Tsolakidis becomes          together to exchange views on
they are taking place as well as in how    yours are making profits in the dou-       the goods if the shoppers received a      frustrated and thinks of giving up the    problems and difficulties but also
many products the protesters now           ble digits,” the protesters read out in    15 percent discount. While that           walkouts.                                 to voice their rights for freedom
put into their carts and then leave be-    a statement to the owner of a su-          manager refused, the owner of a              “I’m sick of it – if so many Greeks    and legal status in the country
hind. The hope is that the abandoned       permarket outlet at a protest on           nearby store did not, offering the        still don’t realize how high prices       where they live and work.
carts and baskets in supermarkets          June 12. “We have a question for the       renegade shoppers a 5 percent dis-        have become, we’re thinking of put-       This year’s program presented a
will draw as much attention as pos-        finance minister: Why do you allow         count.                                    ting a stop to all these protests.        variety of cultural activities
sible to the high prices of super-         the same product to be sold in Greece         “We are actually doing what my fa-     Let’s just wait until the prices go up    ranging from concerts by foreign
market products throughout the             at 40 to 80 percent more than it costs     ther did in his village,” Tsolakidis      a little more and become even high-       and Greek bands, photography
country and influence owners to            in Germany?” they concluded.               adds.                                     er – high enough for all Greeks to fi-    exhibitions, documentary
slash prices.                                 Filling shopping carts up to the top,      He recalled his childhood in Greece,   nally take notice.”                       screenings and theater
   “Our family income has been cut         managers and workers at the su-            when the owner of the corner store                                                  performances, children’s events
by 20 percent in the last four to five     permarket were left with their             would “give a break” to a shopper              Visit to find       and multicultural food stalls.
weeks and every day that passes sees       mouths agape as most of their cus-         who needed to buy groceries for his            out more about the walkouts.

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                                                                                                 BOOKS & IDEAS
                                                                                                     BY VIVIENNE NILAN

Films with passion take Ecofilms prizes
Entries at festival on the island of Rhodes explore the personal and global effects of change

Big issues tackled with passion figured
large among the winning entries at
this year’s Ecofilms Festival. Direc-
tors explored the close-up, personal
effects and the broader consequences                                                                                                                                           Ecofilms artistic director Lucia
of social, political and environmen-                                                                                                                                           Rikaki (left) with ‘The Rainbow
tal change. India was a recurrent                                                                                                                                              Warriors of Waiheke Island’
theme, reflecting the festival’s en-                                                                                                                                           scriptwriter and researcher Renske
ergetic scouting for quality films. Hu-                                                                                                                                        de Zwart.
mor won plaudits, as did tenderness.
   The lineup of contestants was so
strong that the award juries admit-                                                                                                                                            Eco warriors
ted it was hard to single out the best.
But choose they did, and the results                                                                                                                                           keep up the fight
were announced on June 26, in a
scene that would have pleased Felli-                                                                                                                                           Like the heroes of Suzanne Raes’s doc-
ni. By the light of the full moon, the                                                                                                                                         umentary “The Rainbow Warriors of
young musicians of Rhodes Phil-                                                                                                                                                Waiheke Island,” the Ecofilms team
harmonic Brass Orchestra of Kal-             Suzanne Raes tracks down the inspirational Greenpeace pioneers in ‘The Rainbow Warriors of Waiheke Island’                        continues to fight for their values in
lithea Municipality blew up a storm          (Netherlands), which the Ecofilms team chose as the best feature.                                                                 unfavorable times. It hasn’t been an
of oompahs in the atmospheric old                                                                                                                                              easy year, but lack of money didn’t
outdoor Rodon cinema.                                                                 Hesselager won first prize for a          award category, administered by                take the shine off the screening
   Mai Iskander won the award for a          Encompassing                             short film. The jury was impressed        the Rhodes Cinema Club, went to the            program, which included gems in all
feature-length film award with her           Winning feature ‘Garbage                 by the use of rare archival material      deeply ironic “Goodbye, How are                categories. As the festival’s artistic
documentary of Cairo’s trash collec-         Dreams’ (Egypt) combined                 that confirmed the human need for         You?” by Serb director Boris Mitic,            director Lucia Rikaki told Athens
tors, “Garbage Dreams” (Egypt),                                                       contact with nature.                      who juxtaposes cynical aphorisms               Plus, “Content is our strong point.”
                                             ‘the personal with the
which the jury praised for its “un-                                                      “Underground Inferno” (India), a       against unexpected images, and to              Rikaki welcomed a last-minute spon-
pretentious combination of the per-
                                             universal, ecological and                documentary short by Sanjeev Sivan        Gonzalo Arijon’s feature “Eyes Wide            sorship deal with state-run betting
sonal with the universal, ecological         social, simplicity and depth’            and Umesh Aggarwal about the im-          Open: Exploring Today’s South Amer-            company OPAP, which contributed
and social, simplicity and depth.”                                                    mense damage done by fires in coal        ica” (Uruguay), which tracks the               the sum of 35,000 euros to the 2010
Joint second came Fredrik Gertten’s          to Delhi’s changing layers.              mines, won second prize for its           changes that new Latin American                festival.
“Bananas!*” (Sweden) and Argentin-              Katherine Knight won a special        “amalgam of documentary, fantasy          leaders have espoused.                            The funding gap remains critical,
ian film “The Peddler,” directed by Ed-      mention for “Pretend Not to See Me”      and animation.”                              “Xemeina,” a film made on Rhodes            however, and Ecofilms must seek
uardo de la Serna, Lucas Marcheg-            (Canada), which follows artist Colette      Greek director Vasilis Tanos earned    about foreign visitors who have                other forms of support. The organ-
giano and Adriana Yurcovich.                 Urban as she creates performance art     a special mention for his animated        ended up staying on the island, won            izers have considered skipping a year
   The jury liked Gertten’s brilliant        in and inspired by her remote New-       short, “Love at First Sight,” which,      a special mention.                             and holding the next festival in
story of “killer capitalism” plus court-     foundland farm.                          said the jury, “shows that inno-             Last year saw the first awards from         2012, which would maintain its
room drama, and the “mixture of fic-            “Bringing Life to Space – One         cence, irony and emotion are secrets      the Ecofilms team. Their 2010 choic-           presence on the cultural horizon
tion and documentary” in “The Ped-           Year Locked in a Container” (Den-        of the ecology of the mind.”              es reflect the festival’s dedication to        while lessening the immediate pres-
dler” to depict an itinerant maker of        mark) by Jakob Gottschau and Ojvind         Shared first prize in the audience     the environment and to the art of              sure.
“handmade films.”                                                                                                               filmmaking. They awarded Suzanne                  One plan is already afoot and, if all
   Special mention went to “U-Turn”                                                                                             Raes’s feature “The Rainbow War-               goes well, will be run in conjunction
(Spain) by Sergio Garcia de Leaniz and                                                                                          riors of Waiheke Island” (Nether-              with the Education Ministry. The aim
Vicente Perez, which skewers our au-                                                                                            lands), which blends archival and              is to tour the highly successful
tomobile addiction.                                                                                                             new film of the inspirational Green-           Ecokids, the children’s edition of the
   Russian Evgeny Solomin used the                                                                                              peace pioneers who still fight for their       festival, around five provincial cities
new ID photos required of former                                                                                                beliefs. Israeli director Regev Contes         so as to forge partnerships and help
Soviet citizens in the transition to the                                                                                        won the award for a medium-length              raise money.
new political system to paint a stark,                                                                                          film with “The Worst Company in the               With its light, flexible structure,
striking picture of life in a small Siber-                                                                                      World” about his father’s wildly in-           Ecofilms is what Culture and
ian town for “Countryside 35x45,”                                                                                               competent insurance company,                   Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos
which won first prize for a medium-                                                                                             where friendship matters more than             termed – in the greetings he sent on
length film.                                                                                                                    efficiency.                                    the opening of the festival – “a mod-
   Second came Krishnendu Bose’s                                                                                                   And Leung Man Ki’s animated                 el for other festivals” in Greece.
“The Latent City” (India), which             The young musicians of the Rhodes Philharmonic blow up a storm of                  “Winter Rest” (Hong Kong) won the              Rikaki hopes to hold the minister to
tracks a project where artists respond       oompahs at the 2010 Ecofilms awards ceremony on June 26.                           award for a short.                             that observation.

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                                                                                     ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                             BY JOHN LEONARD

             Athenian symbols of power and victory
                  mark Acropolis and Delphi
                                                       Monuments’ key positions highlighted the city’s supremacy

   Overlooking the approach to the
Acropolis’ western gateway stands the
steep-sided bastion once devoted pri-          Propaganda.
marily to the worship of Athena Nike           Classical-era
– Athena (Goddess of) Victory. The             Athenians selected
small, Ionic temple visible on top of the      key positions in
bastion to the right as visitors ascend        prominent public
the serpentine present-day path was            places to erect self-
the first of the Acropolis’ monuments          promotional
that pilgrims in antiquity also would          monuments that
see as they approached the Sacred Rock         affirmed their
in the 5th century BC. In earlier times,       supremacy. [AP]
the Mycenaeans, in the latter half of
the 2nd millennium BC, had already
established a shrine on the spot – con-
sisting of two niches carved into the
west face of a massive tower they had
constructed of large stones (Cyclopean
masonry) that once protected the en-
trance to the Late Bronze Age citadel.
   According to a later Athenian legend,
King Aegeus, co-father (with Poseidon)
of the hero Theseus, threw himself off
the Acropolis from this prominent Cy-
clopean bastion when he saw his                                                    each end of the (tetrastyle am-             restoration of order out of chaos. The     dedicatory offerings but as a pedestal
son’s ship returning from Crete rigged                   AGENDA                    phiprostyle) building, while its sculp-     well-known sculpted balustrade also        for the display of their war booty
with black sails. Aegeus believed his                                              tural decoration included a continuous      depicting Victories enclosed the           from Marathon. The Doric building’s
beloved progeny had been killed by the         Friday-Sunday, July 2-4             frieze above the columns, two groups        Athena Nike sanctuary on three sides       sculpted metopes showed the Athen-
Minotaur at Knossos but the success-           Conference                          of figures in its triangular pediments      and prevented visitors from mistakenly     ian hero Theseus juxtaposed with
ful, absent-minded hero had simply                                                 and 10 gilded bronze winged Victories       taking the route of Aegeus. Mounted        the mighty Heracles.
forgotten to change his dark sails to vic-     “Marathon, the Next Day,”           (akroteria) standing on the pitched         prominently on the sides of the bastion       Further up the Sacred Way, again in
torious white as his father had re-            in Greek and English, sponsored     roof. The northern and western sides        below the temple were shields cap-         a prominent position just below the
quested. History, both factual and             by the European Cultural Center     of the frieze depicted battles between      tured from the Spartans at Pylos in 425    Temple of Apollo, stood the Ionic-style
legendary, was important to ancient            of Delphi, concerning the           Greeks, perhaps including the Battle        BC in one of the great battles of the      Stoa of the Athenians, which seems to
Athenians, since recorded memories             aftermath and legacy of the         of Plataea in 479 BC. The southern          Peloponnesian War.                         have had no other function than the
and cherished local stories, especial-         Battle of Marathon between the      frieze represented the Battle of               War memorials and messages of           display of war booty and the promo-
ly in combination with physical traces         Greeks and Persians in 490 BC.      Marathon against the Persians, while        Athenian supremacy were also to be         tion of Athens. Built perhaps after 478
of the past, served to recall the city’s       At the Delphi Conference Center,    the eastern frieze contained an as-         found in the Sanctuary of Apollo at Del-   BC, the stoa housed trophies seized
glorious foundation, long-held tradi-          (tel 22650.82731-2). For the        sembly of gods and goddesses – much         phi, another famous site that Greeks       from the Persians, including weapons,
tions and previous accomplishments.            program, see For       like the eastern frieze of the Parthenon.   and foreigners from all over the known     ships’ rams, and reputedly ropes from
   The Athena Nike sanctuary of Clas-          more, call 210.331.2781-5. Starts   The pediments featured the Ama-             world visited – just as today. The         the pontoon bridge erected across
sical times, conceived as part of Peri-        at 7 p.m. on Friday.                zonomachy (west) and Gigantomachy           Treasury of the Athenians, located in      the Hellespont by Xerxes’ army. Later
cles’ building program, not only mon-                                              (east), iconic battles between Greeks       a sharp bend of the Sacred Way,            Athenian victories were also cele-
umentalized a respected, pre-existing          Friday, July 2, 2010                and Amazons and gods and giants,            where pilgrims could not help but no-      brated in this stoa, which must have
Archaic shrine to the goddess on top           Lecture                             which in part evoked messages of            tice its symbolic decoration, served not   been indeed an impressive, effective
of the bastion, but three peculiar                                                 Greek triumph over barbarism and the        only as a repository for the Athenians’    monument.
openings in the new, smooth walls of           “Pots, Frescoes, Textiles and
its supporting pedestal below (two on          People: The Social Life of
the west; one on the north) also re-           Decorated Pottery at Late-
vealed to passers-by the remains of the        Bronze-Age Knossos, Crete,” in
Bronze Age Mycenaean shrine and the            English, by Eleni Hatzaki of the
Cyclopean tower now encased with-              University of Cincinnati, at the
in late 5th century BC improvements.           British School at Athens-
The Athena Nike sanctuary also rep-            Knossos (in the library),
resented a war memorial, however,              Knossos, Crete. For further
decorated with highly symbolic sculp-          information about the lecture,
tural works that reminded viewers of           call 211.102.2800.
past Athenian military successes. Clas-        Starts at 9 p.m.
sical-era Athenians appear to have
been clever propagandists who se-
lected key positions in prominent
public places – not only in Athens but       Take that
elsewhere, too, including Delphi – to        Mounted prominently on
erect meaningful, self-promotional           the sides of the bastion below
monuments that affirmed their su-
                                             the temple were shields
premacy among the ancient Greek city
                                             captured from the Spartans
   The Temple of Athena Nike was a           at Pylos in 425 BC in one of
small, elegant structure built by the ar-    the great battles of the
chitect Callicrates to contain the ven-      Peloponnesian War
erable wooden cult statue of the god-                                              The Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi featured war memorials and messages of Athenian supremacy.
dess. Four Ionic columns spanned

                                                                    ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010


                                                                  ‘Labourage a l’aide de buffles’ (Plowing with Buffaloes).

                                                                  Exhibition stirs powerful
                                                                  memories for Zizi Makri
                                                                  Works depicting China in 1956 on display at the Benaki Museum
‘Hangzhou, la Venise de Chine’ (Hangzhou, the Venice of China).
                                                                  BY SPYROS GIANNARAS                           absolute way, in terms of artistic cre-         moved to Budapest, where they lived
                                                                                                                ation. Without making any kind of con-          and worked until the end of the 1970s.
                                                                  “My works are like my children. When          cession. That is not to say that those             Inspired by China, the wood en-
                                                                  the work is finished, they go away, like      who do make concessions are wrong.              gravings (1956-58) on display at the
                                                                  young adults, to live their own lives.        I’m not interested in that. I want to ex-       Benaki Museum comprise some of the
                                                                  The Benaki Museum exhibition has              press what I see, which is defined by           artist’s most important works, along
                                                                  given me great pleasure because I saw         emotion to begin with and mainly by             with a series of engravings depicting
                                                                  them return. I remembered every               a completely honest technique. Art has          the industrial landscape of Csepel,
                                                                  single drawing; I relived the atmos-          rules that artists ought to respect un-         Hungary (1958-60), woodcuts Makri
                                                                  phere of the journey and, above all, I        til the very end. Art laws exist; they are      produced during her incarceration at
                                                                  rediscovered myself in relation to my         eternal. It’s not a matter of ‘mod-             the Averof Prison (1961-63) in Athens
                                                                  work,” said Zizi Makri, referring to an       ernism,’ for instance. It’s art or it isn’t,”   as well as the illustration of Paul Elu-
                                                                  exhibition of engravings and pastels          she said.                                       ard’s poetic collection, “Grece, ma
                                                                  she created during a journey in China                                                         rose de raison” (1949).
                                                                  in 1956 which is on display at the Be-                                                           “Art is anthropocentric. You could say
                                                                  naki’s main building in downtown              Lifeline                                        that the way I see art is man plus tech-
                                                                  Kolonaki.                                     The enthusiasm and                              nique. The kind of man I feel the obli-
                                                                     “At the time, I took all my notes in       youthful passion with which                     gation to represent within his envi-
                                                                  situ. In the beginning, I worked on the                                                       ronment and through the way in which
                                                                                                                the 86-year-old artist talks
                                                                  engravings for a period of two years.                                                         he lives,” said the artist.
                                                                  Then I began working on the pastels,
                                                                                                                about engraving and art in                         “I combine colors based on the in-
                                                                  which took me another four to five            general reflect a person who                    tensity of emotions. The contrast pro-
                                                                  years,” she said.                             lives and breathes art                          duced by the fusion of two colors
                                                                     “The visual impression had been so                                                         emits a certain power. If the feeling is
                                                                  strong that there was no need for any           Makri was initiated in the art of en-         strong – black, white or indifferent – we
                                                                  extra intellectual processing.”               graving at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in          use red and blue to interpret it. I work
                                                                     The enthusiasm and youthful pas-           Paris by prominent engraver Dimitris            with three of four colors, placing one
                                                                  sion with which the 86-year-old artist,       Galanis.                                        on top of the other, because I use a lot
                                                                  the widow of late sculptor Memos                “Galanis was very absolute. He was            of transparency. I can make up to nine
                                                                  Makris, talks about engraving and art         not strict but he had principles and he         shades with three colors. This is some-
                                                                  in general reflect a person who lives         was dedicated to engraving,” she                thing I decide in advance. Art is a little
                                                                  and breathes art – the filter through         said.                                           bit like cooking. You add a bit of salt, a
                                                                  which she perceives life.                       “He taught us that we are free to do          bit of this and a bit of that and you get
                                                                     “I have huge respect for all the ‘isms,’   as we please but that on its own, free-         an image.”
                                                                  they have brought about great things.         dom means nothing. We always have
                                                                  But personally, I have kept away from         to prove in practice what we want to                  “Zizi Makri, China 1956: Prints and
                                                                  them all. My own viewpoint is one and         say.”                                                 Drawings” at the Benaki Museum
                                                                  one only: to express what I see and feel.       In 1951, Makri and her husband                (17 Vas. Sofias & 1 Koumbari, Kolonaki,
                                                                  To express the emotions provoked by           were deported from France because of            tel 210.367.1000). For more information,
‘Les Sources du Yang Tse’ (The Springs of Yang Tse).              everything I come across in a strict and      their leftist political beliefs. They           visit To August 29.

                                                                                               ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                                        THE EVENT

Rockwave Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                        One of the
                                                                                                                                                                                        hottest acts on
                                                                                                                                                                                        the planet at
                                                                                                                                                                                        present, the Black
                                                                                                                                                                                        Eyed Peas,
                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, July 7,

                        Back for toughest task                                                                                                                                          rank as the
                                                                                                                                                                                        festival’s main
                                                                                                                                                                                        crowd-puller. [AP]

                        yet amid ailing economy
                        Greece’s longest-running annual rock event returns July 7, 10 and 11

                        BY GEORGE KOLYVAS                                     tested the devotion level of many.                    your-troubles-for-a-night event.
                                                                                 This summer, Rockwave returns to Malakasa             However, despite being trimmed down to
                        Like most large-scale events, Rockwave, the           for its 13th edition as a three-day event, on Ju-     a more modest three days, Rockwave has man-
                        country’s biggest and longest-running rock fes-       ly 7, 10 and 11, facing its toughest challenge        aged to book one of the world’s biggest-sell-
                        tival, has had to deal with a variety of challenges   yet, a national economy in deep recession and         ing groups at present, hip-hop/pop band the
                        since its 1996 launch – most notably trouble          rising unemployment, especially among                 Black Eyed Peas, who will be the headline act
                        in finding a permanent home. The issue was            younger age groups, the event’s target mar-           on opening night. Hinting at the festival’s
                        resolved several years ago when the event’s           ket. Rockwave appeared as a five-day bonan-           dampened willingness to stretch out this year,
                        organizer, Didi Music, opted for an expanse it        za on a number of occasions during more op-           the 15-act bill includes three that were also
                        named the Terra Vibe Park out in Malakasa,            timistic times. There’s little doubt that sagging     booked last year – Gogol Bordello, Aviv Gef-
                        37 kilometers north of the city center, as the        market demand in all sectors restrained the           fen and Konstantinos Vita. The Greek elec-

                        festival’s base. The distance concertgoers            organizer’s aspirations this year, even if the fes-   tronica act did not get to perform due to ad-
                        must cover to reach the venue, however, has           tival is being marketed as a forget-about-all-        verse weather conditions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sagging market

                                             Danceable and dreamy headliners                                                                                                                    demand in all
                                                                                                                                                                                                sectors restrained
                                                                                                                                                                                                the organizer’s
                                             Black Eyed Peas                                                                                                                                    aspirations this year
                                                Performing their first ever Greek show
                                             at the forthcoming Rockwave Festival, LA-
                                             based hip-hop/pop band the Black Eyed
                                             Peas, currently one of contemporary mu-

                                             sic’s biggest sellers on the planet, arrive
                                             in Athens spurred further by their most
                                             recent wave of accolades. These include
                                             a recent triple triumph at the World Mu-                                                                                                           The Black Eyed
                                             sic Awards – prizes for World’s Best Pop                                                                                                           Peas have already
                                             Artist, World’s Best Hip-Hop Artist and                                                                                                            made clear their
                                             World’s Best R&B Artist – as well as a per-                                                                                                        intentions to offer
                                             formance at the World Cup Kickoff Con-                                                                                                             entertainment for
                                             cert. The Black Eyed Peas, who perform on
                                             opening night, Wednesday, July 7, of
                                                                                                                                                                                                the troubled folks
                                             this summer’s Rockwave Festival,                                                                                                                   of this land
                                             launched the European leg of their current         Fatboy Slim presents his vigorous dance blend on Saturday, July 10, not long after a
                                             world tour early in May. Formed in the mid-        visit to South Africa for DJ sets as part of the country’s World Cup celebrations. [AFP]
                                             90s, the band released a couple of critically
                                             acclaimed albums before drawing major              day, July 10, following a three-day inter-        oneering force behind the trip-hop scene,     TICKET INFO
                                             attention and striking commercial success          val after opening night. Fatboy Slim, or          brings Rockwave to an end on July 11. The
                                             with their third album, 2003’s “Elephunk.”         Norman Cook, whose vigorous blend of              Bristol band’s latest visit comes several     July 7: 49 euros for first
                                             The group, a winner of six Grammy                  styles such as house, acid, funk, hip-hop         months after the release of its first new     2,000 tickets and 60 euros
                                             Awards since 2005, three of those this year,       and techno has established him as one of          studio album in seven years, “Heligoland.”    thereafter; 95 euros for VIP
                                             is currently touring with last year’s fifth        the foremost producers on the UK club cir-        It has generated more favorable reviews       seats
                                             album, “The END,” as its most recent re-           cuit, had originally surfaced as bassist with     than its predecessor, 2003’s “100th Win-      July 10: 39 euros for first
                                             lease. In pre-show remarks, the band has           pop-rock group the Housemartins, whose            dow,” described by a number of critics as     2,000 tickets and 45 euros
                                             already made clear its intentions to offer         popularity in the mid-80s was overshad-           an inferior version of 1998’s landmark        thereafter; 75 euros for VIP
                                             the positive energy of its work as enter-          owed by the phenomenal creative streak            “Mezzanine.”                                  seats
                                             tainment for the troubled folks of this land.      of concurrent iconic Manchester group the            Adding to the project’s growing list of    July 11: 39 euros for first
                                                                                                Smiths. His band lived just a short four-         vocal contributors, “Heligoland,” released    2,000 tickets and 45 euros
                                             Fatboy Slim                                        year life but Cook stuck around to even-          last February, includes performances          thereafter; 75 euros for VIP
                                                Another act who has traveled to per-            tually relaunch himself as Fatboy Slim in         from Hope Sandoval, the sensuous-sound-       seats.
                                             form at World Cup celebration events in            1996 for what has proven to be a far more         ing – and looking – LA-based singer who       Tickets are on sale at Ticket
                                             South Africa this summer with a number             enduring, prolific and well-received run.         once fronted the dreamy psychedelic           House (42 Panepistimiou,
                                             of DJ appearances, Fatboy Slim – whose                                                               rock band Mazzy Star, Damon Albarn of         Athens, tel 210.360.8366;
                                             unofficial connection to the major sport-          Massive Attack                                    Brit-pop band Blur and musical project Go-    102 Mitropoleos,
                                             ing event hails back to the 2002 World Cup            One of the contemporary circuit’s few          rillaz, as well as the reggae great Horace    Thessaloniki,
Massive Attack will be armed with            in Japan and South Korea, where the Eng-           acts of musical importance that have con-         Andy, a regular collaborator whose role       tel 2310.264.880).
‘Heligoland,’ their first studio album       lishman followed his national team from            sistently chosen Greece as a regular tour         with the Bristol act revived the aging Ja-
in seven years. The UK act will close        city to city offering gigs – headlines             stop, including during the height of their        maican’s career on a wider, internation-
the festival on Sunday, July 11. [EPA]       Rockwave on Day 2, scheduled for Satur-            fame in the 1990s, Massive Attack, a pi-          al front.

                                                                                       ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                                THE EVENT

                                                                                    Stretching back to 1996, almost uninterrupted
                                                                                    Launched back in 1996, originally as the      But the organizer of Rockwave, Didi                tishead, Sonic Youth and Nick Cave and
                                                                                    “Rock of Gods” festival for one edition       Music, required some time before be-               the Bad Seeds, eventually led the or-
                                                                                    before being watered down to Rock-            ing able to find a permanent home for              ganizer to opt for an out-of-town so-
                                                                                    wave, the event, today a staple on the        its annual rock festival.                          lution.
                                                                                    country’s summer rock music calen-               A string of venues at various points,              The Terra Vibe Park, located in
                                                                                    dar, has presented scores of acts over        mostly coastal and within the wider                Malakasa, 37 kilometers north of the
                                                                                    the years, some of pivotal importance         Athens area, were tried and tested for             center of Athens, has stood as home
                                                                                    and, in many cases, out here either dur-      no more than one summer each. But                  in more recent years for the Rockwave
                                                                                    ing or close to the peaks of their ca-        various factors, including residential             Festival, and most other shows staged
                                                                                    reers.                                        reactions, security concerns and, a lit-           by Didi Music.
                                                                                       A small selection of the array of acts     tle over a decade ago, a sandstorm-                   Traditionally, the Rockwave Festi-
                                                                                    that have performed at Rockwave in-           prone beachside setting that took                  val has been staged primarily as a
                                                                                    cludes Iggy Pop, the Pixies, Manu             most of the fun out of witnessing per-             three- or four-day event with one day
                                                                                    Chao, Portishead, REM, Sonic Youth,           formances by luminaries such as Por-               set aside for metal and hard rock, a re-
                                                                                    Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave                                                                liable and consistently lucrative mar-
                                                                                    and the Bad Seeds, Tricky, the Dandy                                                             ket for domestic concert promoters.

                                                                                    Warhols, Franz Ferdinand, Dinosaur                                                                  This year’s agenda, running for
                                                                                    Jr, Green on Red, the Jesus and Mary                                                             just three days, includes no metal or
                                                                                    Chain, Spiritualized, Madrugada, Mer-                                                            metal-related acts, but Didi Music, just
                                                                                    cury Rev, Moby, the Afghan Whigs, Oa-         A staple on the summer                             days ago, more than covered the
                                                                                    sis, Pulp, Queens of the Stone Age,           concert calendar, Rockwave                         needs of metalheads by putting on
                                                                                    Robert Plant and the Strange Sensa-           has presented scores of acts,                      “The Big Four,” a thrash-metal ex-
                                                                                    tion, Chris Cornell and Metallica.                                                               travaganza featuring performances by
                                                                                       With the exception of a few setbacks,
                                                                                                                                  some of these pivotal                              four giants on the scene – Metallica,
                                                                                    mostly as a result of adverse weather,                                                           Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – all on
                                                                                    the flow of editions has been steady.                                                            the same day.

Bill includes repeat bookings from last year
Highlighting his lasting power, Kon-                                                                                             shows here in recent years.
stantinos Vita, a pioneering local fig-                                                                                             Greek veteran rock act Giannis
ure in electronica, returns to the fes-                                                                                          Aggelakas, who fronted Thessaloni-
tival for the third time in 14 years. The                                                                                        ki post-punk band Trypes for nearly
solo artist’s former group, ground-                                                                                              two decades until 2001, has in more
breaking local electronica act Stereo                                                                                            recent times stretched his sound out
Nova, was part of the festival’s inau-                                                                                           as frontman of the large and daring
gural lineup back in 1996, the year the                                                                                          Episkeptes. The collective featured an
group broke up, ending a fertile four-                                                                                           abundance of gifted local musicians,
year stretch. Vita, a Melbourne-born                                                                                             including cellist Nikos Veliotis, with
performer who has spent much of his                                                                                              whom Aggelakas has also released a
life in Athens, has released a steady                                                                                            couple of joint projects. For his up-
flow of solo albums, covering ambi-                                                                                              coming Rockwave set, Aggelakas has
ent, electronica and experimental                                                                                                opted for far leaner backing – collab-
fields, both instrumental and poetic,                                                                                            orating on stage with just two musi-
on a variety of labels. One of three do-                                                                                         cians, on guitar and baglama, an in-
mestic artists booked for this year’s                                                                                            strument that resembles the bouzou-
15-act program, Vita is scheduled to                                                                                             ki but is only a fraction of its size.              House-dance act Faithless is set to
perform on Wednesday, July 7, the fes-                                                                                              Also on the closing night’s bill, and            perform Wednesday, July 7. [AFP]
tival’s opening night.                                                                                                           the first act on, is Martina Topley-Bird,
   Other acts on opening night include                                                                                           who gained exposure as a vocalist on
British house-dance act Faithless, a        Uplifting New York-based Gypsy-punk collective Gogol Bordello is one of              trip-hop great Tricky’s debut album
major international seller, which re-       three acts that were also booked to perform at Rockwave last summer. [AFP]           “Maxinquaye” back in 1995 before
leased a new album last spring, and                                                                                              continuing to work with the dark-
Israeli pop/glam-punk act Aviv Geffen,                                             final night on Sunday, July 11, includes      minded and hazy-sounding Bristol fig-
a frequent visitor to Greece in recent
                                                         LINEUP                    a set from Spanish ska-punk band Ska-         ure’s ensuing albums “Nearly God,”
years, who will play Rockwave for a                                                P. Now two years into a second tenure         “Pre-Millennium Tension” and “An-
second successive year.                        Wednesday, July 7                   after its initial run, the project, spurred   gels with Dirty Faces.”
   Day 2, Saturday, July 10, includes          The Black Eyed Peas                 by volatile and rebellious material,             Topley-Bird, who has released two
a set from Grammy-nominated Eng-               Faithless                           was interrupted for three years to al-        well-received albums of her own,
lish pop duo the Ting Tings, whose             Aviv Geffen                         low members leeway for various side           the most recent being 2008’s “The
two albums to date, “We Started                Constantinos Beta                   projects.                                     Blue God,” provided vocals for two
Nothing” and “Massage Kunst,” have             Transistor                             In addition, Gogol Bordello, the           songs on the new album by Massive
provided a number of singles that                                                  large, multiethnic New York-based             Attack, the evening’s headline act. She
have fared well in the charts. Also per-       Saturday, July 10                   Gypsy punk band led by Ukrainian Eu-          can therefore be expected to reappear
forming on the day is DJ Shadow,               Fatboy Slim                         gene Hutz, brings its fiery sound back        on stage for Massive Attack’s set lat-
whose work has helped shape the de-            The Ting Tings                      to Greece following a number of               er in the night.
velopment of instrumental hip-hop.             White Lies
The Californian producer, DJ and               DJ Shadow
songwriter made an impact quickly,             Garcia Plays Kyuss
beginning with his 1996 debut album,
“Endtroducing...” a project in which           Sunday, July 11
the artist used samples to create the          Massive Attack
entire album. The effort earned him            Ska-P
a spot with Guinness World Records             Peyoti For President
for “First Completely Sampled Album”           Gogol Bordello                                                                                                                        English pop duo the Ting Tings, a
in 2001.                                       Giannis Aggelakas                                                                                                                     Grammy-nominated act, performs on

   The agenda of Rockwave’s third and                                                                                                                                                Saturday, July 10. [AP]

                                                                                     ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                              ON STAGE

                                   Exploring the rituals of prayer
                                            Akropoditi dance theater tackles timeless issues in performance on Syros

BY KATERINA VOUSSOURA                                                                                                                                                    performance but has a reinforcing
                                                                                                                                                                         role, consists largely of natural sounds,
What constitutes a prayer? Or rather,                                                                                                                                    namely of water and rocks.
what is the story behind the rituals and                                                                                                                                    Artificial sounds, such as those pro-
precise movements that accompany                                                                                                                                         duced by an MRI machine, are also
prayers in different religions? These are                                                                                                                                used, along with some traditional mu-
the questions that the Akropoditi                                                                                                                                        sic, as well as classical and contempo-
dance theater is tackling in its new per-                                                                                                                                rary works ranging from Handel to
formance, a work in progress titled                                                                                                                                      Hadjidakis, Jana Winderen and Apos-
“Prosefchi – Schediasma 1” (Prayer –                                                                                                                                     tolis Maris.
Plan 1), on stage at the Asteria seaside                                                                                                                                    “Prayers, whether in the form of a
bar in Ermoupoli on the island of Sy-                                                                                                                                    compilation of movements or as com-
ros through Sunday.                                                                                                                                                      plete immobility, are very much like a
   The performance comes after two                                                                                                                                       choreography in terms of repetition,
years of research into the beginnings,                                                                                                                                   precision and rhythm,” said Sigourou
evolution and process of prayer in re-                                                                                                                                   when asked why the company chose
ligions around the world from antiq-                                                                                                                                     to take on this particular subject. “We
uity to the present, director Angeliki                                                                                                                                   were very interested in the kinetics of
Sigourou, who also conceived the pro-                                                                                                                                    prayers within religion but also in their
duction, told Athens Plus. “Research                                                                                                                                     evolution toward a more liberated
was based on the study of different re-                                                                                                                                  form of addressing [the higher power].
ligions, philosophies, traditions and                                                                                                                                    Religion is undoubtedly always a time-
symbols that are used in initiation cer-                                                                                                                                 ly issue. What I believe will always be
emonies or when a believer address-                                                                                                                                      interesting and prompt deeper search-
es a higher power through prayer. The       Conceived by Angeliki Sigourou, the performance comes after two years of research and is an ongoing project.                 ing is mostly its philosophical and ex-
project will continue next year with two                                                                                                                                 istentialist approach.”
groups working on different subjects                                                                                         of group prayer to a more personal ap-         The Akropoditi dance theater was
and separately at first – one in Syros      Resemblance                                                                      proach, while getting in touch with na-     founded in 2004 by Sigourou and as of
and the other in Athens – who will then     ‘Prayers, whether in the form of                                                 ture. “The performance’s movements          2005 has been running as a Syros-based
join forces on the final, joint produc-     a compilation of movements or                                                    are derived from specific prayers in dif-   nonprofit organization that seeks a new
tion. The current performance, in this                                                                                       ferent religions that we studied as well    and experimental approach to move-
                                            as complete immobility, are
early form, is only being staged for a                                                                                       as from improvisations on things like       ment and theatrical expression. It has
limited run on Syros because it has been
                                            very much like a choreography                                                    water, rocks, holy symbols like the cir-    been staging performances every year
adapted to its surroundings,” said          in terms of repetition, precision                                                cle and the spiral, as well as fear. We     on the island as part of the annual Er-
Sigourou.                                   and rhythm’                                                                      also used elements from Japanese Bu-        moupoleia Festival and has also taken
   “Prayer – Plan 1” is divided into sev-                                                                                    toh as well as some Acro Yoga posi-         part in other cultural events.
en parts. It starts off with the creation                                                                                    tions,” said Sigourou.
of the world and continues with man                                                                                             All company members have worked                 Performances start at 11 p.m. at
seeking ways to address higher pow-                                                                                          on the choreography, which features                Asteria, in Vaporia, Ermoupoli; due
ers, deciding on holy symbols, prepar-                                                                                       dancers Anna Vaptisma, Pigi Lobotes-        to the performance’s site-specific
ing for initiation ceremonies by using                                                                                       si and Mary Mavri, among others.            setting, it is necessary to be there
particular clothes and objects and                                                                                           The music, which according to               between 10.15 and 10.45 p.m. For more,
then moving on from the ritual aspects                                                                                       Sigourou does not just accompany the        call 22810.61436 or 6944.771.449.

                            Double tribute to late innovator Pina Bausch
      A year after the trailblazing choreographer’s death, the Tanztheater Wuppertal performs at the Athens Concert Hall

Commemorating the great dance-the-                                                                        ‘Agua’ is             She returned to Germany in 1962 and         A journey to another part of the
ater innovator Pina Bausch, who died                                                                      the first of       joined the Folkwang Ballet, where           world is up next on the agenda, with
on June 30, 2009, shortly after being di-                                                                 the two            she became director in 1969; in 1973        “Nefes,” which will go on stage at the
agnosed with cancer, her famed com-                                                                       works that         she founded her Tanztheater Wup-            same venue from July 13 to 15. “Nefes,”
pany, the Tanztheater Wuppertal, vis-                                                                     the company        pertal, based on a previously existing      which means “breath” in Turkish,
its Athens with two of her works.                                                                         will present       company, which became her vehicle for       darker than the happy and playful
“Agua” and “Nefes” are set to go on                                                                       at the Athens      expression until her passing.               “Agua” but still with touches of humor
stage at the Athens Concert Hall’s                                                                        Concert Hall          A journey into the beauty and con-       and sensationalism, is all about Istan-
Alexandra Trianti Hall Wednesday, Ju-                                                                     from July 7        trasts of Brazil, “Agua” reveals the        bul. With slight variations, it is rough-
ly 7 through 9 and July 13-15, respec-                                                                    to 9.              magic of Rio and Sao Paulo, the rain-       ly the same group of dancers who per-
tively, as part of the ongoing Greek Fes-                                                                 [Ulli Weiss]       forests and the beaches and praises         form to the sounds of music by Birol
tival.                                                                                                                       beauty and joie de vivre through a          Topaloglu, Burhan Ocal, Mercan Dede
   With great emphasis on theatrical-                                                                                        process of endless movement. Ar-            but also Astor Piazzolla, Elektrotwist
ity, Bausch sculpted her own style,                                                                                          ranged by Matthias Burkert and An-          and the Uhuhboo Project.
shaping and defining dance theater.                                                                                          dreas Eisenschneider, Brazilian music          Inspired by Bausch’s 2002 visit to the
She frequently created series of short                                                                                       by the likes of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto    Turkish city, the performance consists
stories in which depression and frus-                                              have followed her lead.                   Gil, Rosanna & Zelia and Antonio Car-       of a series of short vignettes, where sad-
tration alternated with humor; two of       Passion stirring                         Born in 1940 in Solingen, Germany,      los Jobim blends with melodies by Tom       ness is followed by humor and abuse
her landmark works are “Cafe Muller”        Often the subject of great             Bausch began studying dance at 14         Waits, the Tiger Lillies, St Germain, PJ    by touches of romance.
and “The Rite of Spring.”                   controversy among dance                with Kurt Jooss at the Folkwang           Harvey and others, creating a rich mu-
   Often the subject of great contro-                                              School. She continued at New York’s       sical background for this playful spec-           Athens Concert Hall (1 Kokkali &
                                            critics, her work has left its
versy among dance critics – some                                                   Juilliard School, where she worked with   tacle, which will be performed by                 Vas. Sofias, tel 210.728.2333). For
overtly full of praise and others harsh-
                                            mark on many dancemakers               Jose Limon, Antony Tudor and Paul         Regina Advento, Pablo Aran Gimeno,          further information and tickets, contact
ly disparaging – her work has left its      who have followed her lead             Taylor, before joining the Metropolitan   Rainer Behr, Daphnis Kokkinos and           the Greek Festival (tel 210.327.2000,
mark on many dancemakers who                                                       Opera Ballet.                             others from July 7 to 9.          

                                                                                         ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010


                                             The way of the clutch
                                                Georgina Skalidi displays her bag designs at Ma Chambre in Kolonaki

BY ELIS KISS                                                                                                                  clients’ practical needs.                       Born and raised in Thessaloniki,
                                                                                                                                 Fabrics used include leather and          Skalidi studied fashion at the LISAA Col-
In the last year alone, Georgina Skalidi                                                                                      “antique” leather (aged skins which the      lege of Applied Arts in Paris before set-
has gone from fashion stylist to leather                                                                                      designer recycles) as well as synthetics     tling in Athens, where she built a career
apprentice to accessories designer.                                                                                           which may come with crocodile or             on styling, ranging from fashion edi-
   A few steps down a stairway in a                                                                                           snakeskin effects.                           torials to CD covers and short films.
Kolonaki corner building, Skalidi invites                                                                                        While initially she expected the store       Last year she decided to focus on de-
you to Ma Chambre – her room. This is                                                                                         to draw a younger crowd, she was             sign and began by making clothes. She
where in the last month she has been                                                                                          rather pleased to see more mature            quickly turned to accessories, howev-
showcasing her handmade clutch bags,                                                                                          clients, women with fashion experience       er, feeling that the industry was inun-
including her signature asymmetric                                                                                            looking for something special. Either        dated by garments and that she had lit-
clutch, especially designed to be carried                                                                                     way, prices at Ma Chambre seem ac-           tle to add to that discussion. She sub-
on one particular side and available in                                                                                       cessible: Signature clutches go for 60 to    sequently trained next to Haris, a leg-
a variety of colors. This is where a con-                                                                                     90 euros, while prices for special orders    endary local leather accessories spe-
temporary spin is put on filtered the-       A selection of Georgina Skalidi’s clutch bags can be seen at Ma Chambre in       can be higher.                               cialist. She observed the master for
atrical elements which the designer says     Kolonaki. Below: The designer’s signature clutch comes in a variety of colors.      “I always see bags through the eyes       months before coming up with her own
are inspired by French pre-war chic.                                                                                          of a stylist; I don’t visualize a bag car-   ideas – and his approval.
   “Even though I studied fashion de-                                                                                         ried by a naked person, for instance. I         While developing designs and pro-
sign, I don’t work according to fashion      Personal touch                                                                   imagine it in relation to the garments.      duction, Skalidi plans to participate in
design rules. I take leather and mold it,    In a world where handmade                                                        In fact, I don’t give my bags to acces-      a seminar on clutch bags at London’s
a technique similar to ‘moulage’ in gar-     items are increasingly                                                           sory stores but to clothes stores. I love    Central Saint Martins College this win-
ments or like sculpting in art,” she said.                                                                                    fashion and I want my creations to be-       ter.
                                             hard to find, Skalidi’s
   In a world where handmade items                                                                                            come part of fashion,” said Skalidi.            “I think people like my bags because
are increasingly hard to find, Skalidi’s
                                             efforts are an                                                                      The designer is looking into devel-       they have a sense of truth and opti-
efforts are an encouraging sign, with        encouraging sign,                                                                oping on the design level; she is cur-       mism,” she said. “It’s straightforward,
production already numbering in the          with production                                                                  rently working on something of a 3D          not complicated, honest work.”
hundreds and the designer’s constant         already numbering                                                                approach with more volume for the fall             “Ma Chambre,” 71A Skoufa &
search for fresh ideas, such as meas-        in the hundreds                                                                     collection, while not discarding the            Massalias, Kolonaki, tel
uring the length of a bag against a chair,                                                                                         idea of coming up with shoe designs     213.002.4253. For more information, visit
for instance, to accommodate her                                                                                                  in the future.                 

                                                                                                                       ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010


Attica beaches                                                                                                                                                              Schinias Marathon                       Akti tou Iliou Alimos
                                                                                                                                                                            • Brief description:                    • Βrief description:
                                                                                                                                                                            Very long, sandy beach next to a pine   Long, sandy, fully organized
                                                                                                                                                                            wood, 44 km northeast of the city       beach next to coastal Poseidonos
                                                                                                                                                                            center, on Attica’s eastern coast.      Avenue at Alimos, 8 km from the
                                                                                                                                                                            Access is free and the beach never      center of Athens; it is the closest
                                                                                                                                                                            gets too crowded. There are sun beds    and most easily accessible beach
                                                                                                                                                                            and umbrellas (9 euros) as well as      to the city center but the waters
                                                                                                                                                                            watersports facilities.                 are not the clearest in the region.
                                                                                                                                                                            • How to get there:                     The best section is on the left,
                                                                                                                                            MARATHON                        Orange KTEL buses (tel                  near the cafe-restaurant Ble,
                                                                                                                                                                            210.880.8080) run five times daily      where you pay for (optional) sun
                                                                                                                                                                            from Pedio tou Areos, first at 7.30     beds. Usually crowded.
                                                                                                                                                                            a.m., last at 6 p.m. They stop at       • How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                                            Ambelokipi and Ethniki Amyna            The best option is Kalamaki tram
                                                                                                                                                                            metro stations. Last bus back leaves    stop on the line to Voula. It is also
                                                                                                                                                                            Schinias at 8.30 p.m.                   served by buses E22, A2 and B2
                                                                                                                                                                            • Extra info: The bay is protected      from Athens and 101 and E1 from
                                                                                                                   MARATHONOS                                               and the sea is usually calm. The        Piraeus (“3rd Kalamakiou” stop).
                                                                                                                                                                            beach is dotted with beach bars and     • Extra info: Tickets: Monday-
                                                                                                                                                                            the broader area around Marathon        Friday 6 euros, Saturday-Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                            offers good tavernas.                   8 euros (half-price for senior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    citizens). A section on the right is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    free of charge. There are three
                                                                                                                 AT T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    canteens serving refreshments
 SALAMINA                                                                                                                                                                   Galazia Akti Kalyvia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and snacks and a small kiosk.
                                                                                                                    I OD

                                                                                                                                     ATHENS                        • Brief description:                             Open 8 a.m - 8 p.m.

                                                                                                                                 INTERNATIONAL                     A sandy beach a few hundred                      Tel. 210.985.5169
                                    FALIRO BAY                                                                                      AIRPORT                        meters long, 37 km from Athens on
                                                                                                             U                                                     the road to Sounio. About 20 m
                                                                                                    P   IO                                         PORTO RAFTI
                                                                                                 RO                                                                wide and with deep blue waters, its              Cape Sounio
                                                                                        -   KO                                                                     furthest end is quite rocky and
                                                                                 R   IS
                                                                              VA                                                                                   suitable for snorkeling. Popular                 • Βrief description:
                                                                                                                                                                   with young people who go to play                 Small, sandy beach in a protected
Astir Beach                                                                                                                                                        beach sports, it gets packed and                 cove a few hundred meters north of
Vouliagmeni                                                                                                                                                        noisy at weekends. Access and use                the Temple of Poseidon, at Attica’s
                                                                                                                                                                   of straw beach umbrellas without                 southern tip, 68 km from the city
• Brief description:                                                                                                                                               sun beds are free.                               center. Fine setting, access is free
Long and sandy, 20 km south of                                                                                                                                     • How to get there:                              and the beach gets crowded, so it is
the city center. The beach is                                                                                                                                      Public bus E22 from Athens, stop                 best to go early or on weekdays.
fully organized with facilities
                                         Limni Vouliagmenis                                                                                                        Galazia Akti, nine stops after                   There is a little sandy space beside
for swimming, sunbathing                 • Brief description:                                                                                                      Varkiza.                                         the sun beds and umbrellas (10
(umbrellas, sun beds, showers),          A brackish lake in an                                                                                                     • Extra info: There are two bars,                euros) in front of the Aegeon Hotel.
watersports and other beach              impressively scenic spot 21 km                                                                                            one playing rock, the other – which              • How to get there:
activities. One of the most              from the city center on the                                                                                               also offers tasty snacks – playing               Orange KTEL buses (tel
expensive and cosmopolitan               southern coastal road. Formed                                                                                             atmospheric music. There is also a               210.880.8080) to Sounio leave
beaches in Attica, but services          when the roof of a cave                                                                                            LAVRIO fish taverna at the furthest end.                from Pedio tou Areos in Athens
offered are high-quality.                collapsed some 2,000 years                                                                                                                                                 every hour on the half-hour. The
• How to get there:                      ago, its waters, which have                                                                                                                                                journey takes about 90 minutes.
Take the E22 bus from Athens             therapeutic properties,                                                                                                                                                    • Extra info: There is a canteen and
or G1 from Piraeus to Glyfada,           maintain average temperatures                                                                                                                                              a few tavernas in the area. The
then catch the 114 to the beach.         of 22-25 degrees Celsius                                                                                                                                                   water is not deep and the area is
                                                                                                                                                     CAPE SOUNIO
Taxis from the city center cost          throughout the year.                                                                                                                                                       good for snorkeling.
about 7.50 euros.                        • How to get there:
• Extra info: Open 8 a.m. - 9            Public buses E22 from Athens,                                                                                                                                              Legrena
p.m. Tickets: Monday-Friday 15           G1 from Piraeus, 114 and 116
euros, under-12s 8 euros.                from Glyfada. Taxis from city
                                                                                                                                             Yabanaki Varkiza                                                       • Brief description:
Saturday-Sunday 25 euros,                center cost about 8 euros.                                                                          • Brief description: Long and sandy, with shallow waters,              A free-access long and sandy
                                                                               Limanakia Vouliagmenis
under-12s 13 euros. Facilities           • Extra info: The lakeshore is                                                                      fully organized and suitable for all age groups, 27 km from            beach 60 km from Athens and 3
include a restaurant, shops, a           well organized, with sun beds,        • Brief description:                                          the city center. It includes ample facilities for children. Other      km from Cape Sounio on Attica’s
press center, wireless Internet          chairs and umbrellas. Facilities      A number of small coves, tiny                                 free provisions: wide variety of beach activities and                  southern tip. It has an isolated
access, beauty center, spa and a         include a cafe and a                  beaches with sand and wide, flat                              watersports, beauty center, parking, sun beds and umbrellas            island feel.
first-aid station. There are also        hydrotherapy center.                  rocks by the coastal road just after                          (Monday-Thursday), “Ladies Place” (weekdays except                     • How to get there:
accommodation and catering               Tickets: 8 euros                      the organized beaches and marinas                             Thursday) with yoga, pilates and cooking classes.                      Orange KTEL buses (tel
facilities. Tel. 210.890.1621,           Tel. 210.896.2237                     of Vouliagmeni, between 23 and 26                             • How to get there: Buses E22 from Athens, G1 from                     210.880.8080) to Sounio leave                                                            km from Athens. The beaches have                              Piraeus, 115, 116 and 149 from Glyfada and 125 from Ethniki            from Pedio tou Areos in Athens
                                                                               free access and clean, deep waters.                           Amyna metro station. Also by orange KTEL bus – the fastest,            every hour on the half-hour. The
                                                                               • How to get there:                                           from Pedio tou Areos, goes via Syntagma Square. Taxis from             journey takes about 90 minutes.
Kakia Thalassa                                                                 Buses E22 from Athens, G1 from                                the city center cost about 11 euros.                                   • Extra info: There are several
                                                                               Piraeus, and 115 and 149 from                                 • Extra info: There is a restaurant, cafe bar and ouzeri.              restaurants and fish tavernas in
• Brief description: Its name literally translates as “Bad Sea” but in fact    Glyfada. Taxis from Athens center                             Sixteen bungalows (each for four                                       the area. The number of visitors
this beach, located some 45 kilometers southeast of Athens, is pretty          cost about 7.50 euros.                                        people) are available 8 a.m. - 8                                       rises on weekends, when both
good. There are parking spaces if you are planning on driving. Also,           • Extra info: Motorists can park on                           p.m. There is a constant beach                                         Athenians and local residents
bathers have changing rooms and showers at their disposal.                     the roadside. Follow the steep                                rescue watch. Tickets cost                                             tend to go, but the beach is almost
• How to get there: One hour by car via the Attiki Odos ring road, a bit       downhill paths that lead to the sea.                          7 euros on weekdays,                                                   never crowded.
more by KTEL buses to Keratea, which run between 6.45 a.m. and 10.30           The area gets quite crowded at                                8 euros on weekends,
p.m. from Pedio tou Areos every quarter past and quarter to the hour.          weekends, mostly with people who                              children up to 6 years
For information, call 210.880.8080.                                            are nudist-tolerant. Not ideal for                            enter free. Reduced rates
• Extra info: For families who are tired of the crowds, there is a park        families. No food and drink facilities                        for students.
with a swimming pool to enjoy instead. There is also an open-air cinema        but there are a couple of canteens                            Tel. 210.897.2414
as well as several cafes and tavernas next to the beach.                       selling snacks and refreshments.                    

                                                                                            ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010


                                                                                                                                                                          Mobile streaming
                                                                                                                                                                          gains momentum
                                                                                                                                                                          LOS ANGELES – Two more companies are jump-
                                                                                                                                                                          ing into the mobile streaming music field with
                                                                                                                                                                          applications that work on iPhones, giving con-
                                                                                                                                                                          sumers new ways to listen to millions of tracks
                                                                                                                                                                          on the go for about $10 a month.
                                                                                                                                                                             Music blog site MOG and a startup called Rdio,
                                                                                                                                                                          backed by Skype co-founders Niklas Zennstrom
                                                                                                                                                                          and Janus Friis, are both entering a market al-
                                                                                                                                                                          ready served by Rhapsody International Inc and
                                                                                                                                                                          Thumbplay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                             These so-called “cloud music” services do
                                                                                                                                                                          away with the need to download songs because
                                                                                                                                                                          the mobile devices tap into songs stored on dis-
                                                                                                                                                                          tant computers through the cellphone network.
                                                                                                                                                                          In that way, they are the latest to challenge Ap-
                                                                                                                                                                          ple Inc’s grip on selling music as downloads
                                                                                                                                                                          through its iTunes store.
                                                                                                                                                                             On June 28, a different startup called mSpot
                                                                                                                                                                          also launched to the public as a “beta” test, giv-
                                                                                                                                                                          ing users a way to store music they already have
                                                                                                                                                                          and stream it to themselves on mobile devices.
                                                                                                                                                                          It’s free for 2 gigabytes of music, or about 1,600
                                                                                                                                                                          songs; monthly fees are charged beyond that.
                                                                                                                                                                             Along with access to 7.5 million tracks, MOG
                                                                                                                                                                          touts a slider control that gradually changes how
Spectators at the tightly packed theater enthusiastically applauded the musicians into returning to the stage several times. [ANA]                                        many randomly selected tracks come from a sin-
                                                                                                                                                                          gle artist or many similar ones.
                                                                                                                                                                             MOG’s iPhone app was approved last week,

                     A memorable Greek debut                                                                                                                              and MOG plans to launch in July on iPhones and
                                                                                                                                                                          mobile devices that use Google Inc’s Android
                                                                                                                                                                          operating system.
    Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela                                                                                               Rdio, with 5 million songs, is focused on so-
                                                                                                                                                                          cial networking, with a splash page on the web-
             captivate local audiences with their Herod Atticus concert                                                                                                   site that shows what your friends are listening
                                                                                                                                                                          to and what they think about it.
                                                                                                                                                                             The fee structure is similar, with about $10
BY KATERINA VOUSSOURA                                                                                                            his facial expression and take in the    per month giving users access to songs on their
                                                                                                                                 full extent of his performance.          Blackberry devices or iPhones. The company
It was a night to remember: The                                                                                                     A truly inspirational conduc-         plans to roll out on Android devices later. For
endless applause of an enthusias-                                                                                                tor, Dudamel did not just provide        about $5, users can listen to Rdio songs on a com-
tic audience that prompted the or-                                                                                               his audience with a good concert,        puter.
chestra’s excited musicians to re-                                                                                               but a rounded spectacle – youth-            Rdio launched an invitation-only paid preview
turn to the stage several times, the                                                                                             ful, happy and vibrant.                  program in early June.
inspirational maestro who mingled                                                                                                   There were loud cheers when              Friis, who sold the Internet-based phone serv-
with the musicians and congrat-                                                                                                  the orchestra members appeared           ice Skype to eBay Inc for more than $2.6 billion
ulated them warmly. Set in the                                                                                                   in their trademark raincoats bear-       in 2005, said earlier this week he’s not worried
Herod Atticus Theater, nestled in                                                                                                ing the colors of the Venezuelan         that the mobile music field now has so many
the south slope of the Acropolis, on                                                                                             flag, having put them on during a        startups as competitors. Apple is also expect-
the evening of June 23, the Greek                                                                                                couple of minutes of darkness be-        ed to launch its own service for accessing mu-
debut of the Simon Bolivar Youth                                                                                                 fore the encore. The cheers grew         sic remotely, following the company’s purchase
Orchestra of Venezuela, under the                                                                                                louder when the musicians, still in      of the music startup Lala.
baton of its artistic director, the                                                                                              their raincoats, twirled their in-          “It’s fundamentally always about creating the

young and gifted Gustavo Du-                                                                                                     struments one after the other            best product. That’s what we think we did with
damel, was arguably one of the                                                                                                   while playing; the applause and          Skype and that’s why it took off,” Friis said. “This
highlights of this summer’s con-                                                  so attended El Sistema, is cur-                cries of approval peaked when they       is the very, very early start of a whole new phase
certs so far.                            Completeness                             rently such a sought-after maestro:            all threw their raincoats to the spec-   of music consumption. We think now is the right
   The orchestra is the apex of the      A truly inspirational                    Apart from being the driving force             tators, tightly bundled so that          time.” [AP]
world-famous El Sistema project,         conductor, Dudamel did not               behind the Simon Bolivar Youth                 they could even reach the higher
a social program that provides                                                    Orchestra, he was recently ap-                 rows.
                                         just provide his audience
music education to mostly under-                                                  pointed music director of the Los                 As the evening ended, the au-
privileged children and young
                                         with a good concert, but a               Angeles Philharmonic and re-                   dience – ranging from older clas-
adults in Venezuela and boasts           rounded spectacle –                      mains music director of the                    sical music lovers to younger peo-
dozens of orchestras and choirs          youthful, happy and vibrant              Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.                 ple attracted by the orchestra’s rep-
across the country. The visionary                                                 As guest conductor, he has worked              utation and distinguished Greek
Jose Antonio Abreu, who accom-           known and much-played piece              with prestigious institutions in-              personalities, such as composer
panied the orchestra to Greece, in-      that was very nicely rendered,           cluding the Berlin and Vienna                  Mikis Theodorakis, who had met
stituted the idea 35 years ago and       with no surprises. But the second        philharmonics.                                 with Dudamel and Abreu the pre-
has helped it develop through the        part, Stravinsky’s more complex             Dudamel’s entire body seemed                vious day and whom the maestro
years.                                   and challenging “Rite of Spring,”        to vibrate while conducting, at                jumped off the stage to greet with
   There is something very re-           was both captivating and power-          times giving the impression he was             genuine joy – left with a feeling of
freshing but also touching about         ful, proving that the orchestra is not   about to fall off the podium, right            warmth.
youngsters playing classical music       just the result of a social program      on top of the musicians who hard-                 That feeling became stronger as
and playing it well; their age – even    aimed at getting kids off the streets    ly ever took their eyes off him.               the young Venezuelan musicians
perhaps their origin – brought a dif-    but a quality ensemble that can             The power of his connection                 eagerly mingled with the specta-
ferent fervor to their interpretation.   hold its own and respond to chal-        with the orchestra could even be               tors on the way out and proudly
Some could claim that the first part     lenges.                                  felt in the top rows of the theater,           took photographs of each other
of the evening was good but noth-           Though only 29 years old, watch-      making us wish we were seated on               standing with their instruments
ing to rave about; Beethoven’s           ing him conduct makes it easy to         the side rows so that we could have            in front of the well-known Roman-
Symphony No 5 is a very well-            understand why Dudamel, who al-          a view that would enable us to see             era theater.

                                                                                           ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010


Seafood mezedes                                                                                                                                                                                     Shrimp & crayfish

Quintessentially Greek                                                                                                                                                                              Ingredients (serves 8)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 kg medium-sized shrimp, shelled and cleaned
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 kg medium size crayfish, shelled and cleaned
Nibbling at tasty little dishes and sipping ouzo is a process that can take hours                                                                                                                   4 ripe tomatoes, cubed
                                                                                                                                                                                                    150 ml olive oil
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
                                                                                                                                                                                                    250 gr feta cheese, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                    120 gr spicy graviera cheese, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Salt and pepper

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Preheat the oven to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the highest
                                                                                                                                                                                                    temperature. In a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    large baking tray,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    place the shrimp and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    crayfish (fresh or
                                                                                                                                                                                                    frozen), salt, pepper,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    garlic, tomato, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    sprinkling of oregano

                                                                                                                                                                            [Giorgos Drakopoulos]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and the cheeses on
                                                                                                                                                                                                    top. Add the olive oil
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and lemon juice and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    cook for 6-7 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                    until the cheeses have
                                                                                                                                                                                                    melted. Switch off

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     [Giorgos Drakopoulos]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    oven, leave the door
Of all the traditions, customs,         Families prepare mezedes to        – of fish, seafood, meat, vegeta-                         a handful of olives and a few                                  ajar and let the dish
habits and ideas that have been      have something to offer friends       bles, cheeses, anything goes – to                         slices of tomato. The important                                sit for 5 minutes
usurped, borrowed or adopted         or relatives who drop by or to        be sampled all afternoon or all                           thing is to have several mezedes                               before serving to
and make up the broad tapestry       complement the main course of         night, in good company, with the                          on the table, to make sure that                                achieve maximum
of Greek gastronomy, the quin-       a meal. Restaurants offer             booze flowing freely and the                              each has its own distinctive fla-                              flavor.
tessential Greek eating experi-      mezedes as light amuse-bouch-         mezedes toning down its in-                               vor and, best of all, to keep
ence, especially in the summer,      es to whet the appetite before the    toxicating qualities.                                     them coming.
is focused around a table of         ordering begins or to make up            A meze can be anything from                               Chef Nena Ismyrnoglou pres-                                 Minty roast octopus
mezedes – an assortment of           the entire repast, which at more      an intricate meat dish cooked in                          ents two seafood recipes that are
small dishes that diners graze on    laid-back eateries can last several   sauce, to fried vegetables or                             perfect for a lazy lunch after a day                           Ingredients (serves 8)
unhurriedly while sipping on         hours. Friends get together and       small fish, from grilled to raw                           at the beach, accompanied, of                                  1 2 kg octopus, well cleaned
wine, tsipouro, ouzo or beer.        prepare their favorite mezedes        seafood and from cheese dips to                           course, by a cold glass of ouzo.                               1 bay leaf
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 whole grains pepper
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 tsp olive oil

A wine bar with liquor store prices                                                                                                                                                                 For the sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                    150 ml olive oil
                                                                                                                                                                                                    30 ml white wine vinegar
A new, customer-friendly concept takes root in downtown Thessaloniki                                                                                                                                2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 tbsp fresh orange juice
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 tbsp fresh spearmint leaves
BY NIKOLETTA MAKRYONITOU                                                                                                             cial deals with selected wine pro-                             1 tbsp olive paste
                                                                                                                                     ducers, which allows us to get
Overpriced wine in restaurants                                                                                                       a better price,” says Vakouli. “We                             Preheat the oven to
is all too common. But at Vinoso                                                                                                     have a reasonable profit margin;                               200C. Wash and dry
in Thessaloniki, the 20-euro                                                                                                         we are not after huge profits.”                                the octopus and place
bill for a bottle of wine and an                                                                                                        The nibbles that go with each                               in a deep but snug
assortment of cheeses comes as                                                                                                       wine selection are also an im-                                 baking dish with the
                                                                                                            [Alexandros Avramidis]

a pleasant surprise. Vinoso is                                                                                                       portant part of Vinoso’s identi-                               tentacles facing
two shops in one: a liquor store                                                                                                     ty. “The food here is aimed at                                 upward. Add the bay
and wine bar. It has a well-                                                                                                         complementing the wine. We                                     leaf and pepper, cover
stocked cellar with an extensive                                                                                                     have chosen Greek as well as for-                              with aluminum foil
selection of Greek as well as for-                                                                                                   eign cheeses and cold cuts and                                 and cook for about 45
eign labels, a wide range of                                                                                                         obviously we have selected                                     minutes to 1 hour.
beers and a variety of spirits.                                                                                                      wine-friendly flavors,” explains                               Remove the foil about
   Next to the counter is a taste-                                         for an entire month, so patrons                           Galanos. “However, because                                     10 minutes before the
fully laid out area with a few ta-   Cost factor                           can try different wines. “The ma-                         many of our customers ask for                                  octopus is done to
bles and bar stools: a wine bar      ‘We make special deals                chine has 12 slots and the labels                         Parmesan and Roquefort, we                                     brown it slightly.
for people to enjoy their wine       with selected wine                    are changed every two months                              have also added them to our se-                                Meanwhile, in a bowl,
with an assortment of snacks                                               or so,” explains Vassilis Galanos,                        lection – though personally I be-                              make the dipping
                                     producers, which allows
from noon till late into the                                               who is in charge of choosing the                          lieve these two cheeses kill the                               sauce by mixing the
night. According to manager
                                     us to get a better price’             wines. “The idea is to change the                         flavor of the wine.” A laid-back                               olive oil, vinegar and
                                                                           wines fairly frequently to allow                          atmosphere inside and deco-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     [Giorgos Drakopoulos]

Mara Vakouli, even though Vi-                                                                                                                                                                       lemon and orange
noso has only been operating            The same pricing policy ap-        our customers the opportunity                             rated to match the experience                                  juice well. Add the
since December, it’s already         plies for a glass of wine, with the   to become acquainted with a va-                           of winetasting, Vinoso has out-                                olive paste and
popular. “The idea was to set up     cost ranging from 2 to 4 euros.       riety of labels.”                                         door seating for the summer.                                   spearmint just before
a store with a dual character, and   The bar is equipped with a ma-           Expensive labels are no ex-                                   Vinoso, 4 Pavlou Mela,                                  serving.
the distinct feature of providing    chine that allows opened bottles      ception but is there any leeway                                  Thessaloniki,                                              NENA ISMYRNOGLOU
wine at liquor store prices.”        to be kept in optimal condition       to make a profit? “We make spe-                           tel 2310.244.834

                                                                                        ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010


Hot lineup announced for AIFF                                                                                                                                                 REVIEW

                                                                                                                                                                            Bite me
This fall’s Athens International Film Festival will focus on young directors and Greeks
                                                                                                                                                           Two years have gone by since blockbuster
BY CHRISTINE STURMEY                                                                                                                                       “Twilight” made teens go gaga all around the
                                                                                                                                                           world and now production company Summit
Though it’s early days yet, the                                                                                                                            Entertainment presents the third sequel in the
Athens International Film Festi-                                                                                                                           vampire movie series, “Twilight Saga: Eclipse,”
val (September 15-26) has al-                                                                                                                              currently playing at theaters. The main actors,
ready announced the core of its                                                                                                                            Robert “Botox-face” Pattinson, Kristen “stoner”
program. Now in its 16th year, the                                                                                                                         Stewart and Taylor “buff-me-up” Lautner,
popular event – which often sees                                                                                                                           return in vampire expert David Slade’s “Eclipse”
queues forming from early in                                                                                                                               and things get bloodier and cheesier.
the morning at cinema box offices                                                                                                                          After a confusing ending to the “Shoot me when
– has something of a reputation
for bringing good indie fare to a
country that is increasingly be-
coming overrun with block-
busters straight out of the Hol-
lywood mill, complements of the
multiplexes that seem to have
mushroomed in every part of
   A successful initiative that be-                                                                                                                        Romance in the woods in ‘Twilight,’ 2008.
gan last year to award first-time
Greek directors will also be im-
plemented this year. With a
10,000-euro cash prize accompa-        ‘Heartless,’ by London East-Ender Philip Ridley, is a fantasy horror about a young man with a terrible
nying the Golden Athena statue,        birthmark who makes a pact with the devil, trading his soul for beauty.
this part of the program can pro-
vide a much-needed boost to lo-                                               encing generations of actors and      one set in London’s East End by
cal filmmakers who will find lit-      Classics                               directors, or a special section on    Philip Ridley. The other sections
tle succour at the cash-strapped       Don’t miss the tribute to              films about music or musicians,       that comprise the program,
Greek Film Center, at least to the     the great Ernst Lubitsch,              which includes biographies on         though the actual films have           Romance in the woods in ‘New Moon,’ 2009.
extent that the amount will allow                                             American synthpop composer/           not yet been announced, are
                                       who combined elegance and
them some leeway to promote                                                   singer Stephin Merritt and his        documentaries, after-midnight
their work and perhaps nudge
                                       humor in Hollywood’s                   Magnetic Fields band as well as       thrillers and chillers, films push-
pending projects into the pro-         golden years                           late British New Wave artist Ian      ing the boundaries of the medi-
duction pipeline.                                                             Dury.                                 um, premieres of films that will
   The Greek section also includes     young woman trying to gain in-            The feature film section shines    be coming out at mainstream
the premieres of Nikos Panay-          dependence from her family even        with Michael Winterbottom’s           theaters over the winter sea-
otopoulos’s “Ta oporofora tis          though she only makes a mini-          thriller “The Killer Inside Me,”      son, a panorama of movies that
Athinas” (The Fruit Trees of           mum wage, and Christina                based on the pulp-fiction novel       have been making the round at
Athens), an adaptation of Sotiris      Ioakeimidi’s “Harisma” (Gift), a su-   by Jim Thompson, Gregg Araki’s        international festivals and, of        Romance in the woods in ‘Eclipse,’ 2010.
Dimitriou’s novel that completes       pernatural love story.                 edgy sci-fi coming-out comedy         course, shorts.
the award-winning filmmaker’s            Don’t miss the tribute to the        “Kaboom,” “Chatroom,” a very                                                 it’s over” and Razzie-nominated “New Moon,”
Athens trilogy, Stratos Tzitzis’s      great Ernst Lubitsch, who com-         topical thriller by “The Ring”             For further updates and           audiences are in for another disappointing – if
“45 tetragonika” (45 Square            bined elegance and humor in            helmer Hideo Nakata, and                   details on ticket pricing, log    not childish – plot.
Meters) which tells the tale of a      Hollywood’s golden years, influ-       “Heartless,” another thriller, this   on to                     In “New Moon,” Bella was torn between
                                                                                                                                                           vampire Edward and desperately lovestruck
                                                                                                                                                           Jacob the werewolf. When Edward asked mortal
                                               PREVIEW                                                                                                     girlfriend Bella to marry him, most collapsed in
                                                                                                                                                           laughter as some sighed with yearning. What
                                                                                                                                                           exactly do you mean by “marry” Edward? The
                                ‘The Rebound’ – strictly for rom-com fans                                                                                  conventional Christian ceremony in a church in
                                                                                                                                                           front of family and friends, or in a darker way –
Depending on your tolerance for ro-                                                                                 ter job. Like Sandy, Aram is adrift,   say, in a coffin? So, in “Eclipse,” Bella – surprise,
mantic comedies, “The Rebound,”                                                                                     not sure quite what to do with         surprise – still has to choose between the two
coming out this week, may either                                                                                    himself.                               men she loves, though this time around being
be pleasantly satisfying or highly                                                                                     Romance blossoms between            with Edward will mean being dead. Revenge-
forgettable.                                                                                                        the two when Sandy hires Aram          bent vampire Victoria also sweeps back in to
   When we first meet Sandy, she                                                                                    as a babysitter.                       suck Bella dry.
is leading a tidy suburban life as                                                                                     Ignoring their friends, who dis-    For the audience, the only salvation lies again in
the mother of two. Her life is                                                                                      approve of the obvious age dif-        the beautiful soundtrack by Howard Shore, with
thrown into chaos, however, when                                                                                    ference, they become a couple and      songs by Muse, Florence and the Machine,
she watches a recording from a                                                                                      are happy enough – until Sandy         UNKLE and the Dead Weather, among others.
party and discovers that her hus-                                                                                   begins to question how such a re-      The frenzy surrounding the famous vampire
band has cheated on her – how this                                                                                  lationship can work.                   series is far from over, as Stephenie Meyer, the
footage was captured, though, is                                                                                       Had most of the scenes not been     author of the original series of novels, has
unclear.                                                                                                            overwritten, the humor would be        signed over the final book, “Breaking Dawn.”
   Not one to be mistreated, Sandy                                                                                  easier to spot – one scene that hits   The film adaptation will be split into two parts
leaves her husband and takes                                                                                        the mark has Aram appearing in         to capitalize on profits, with Part I expected to
the kids to New York, moving in-                                                                                    a protective fatsuit as an assis-      be completed by 2011 and Part II the following
to an apartment above the coffee                                                                                    tant/dummy to an overzealous           year.
shop where Aram Finkelstein, a                                                                                      self-defense instructor. Unfortu-      For the time being, “Twilight” fans will be
25-year-old Jewish man, works.                                                                                      nately, few other scenes manage        reuniting for another Team Edward-Team Jacob
Aram has just separated from his                                                                                    to make the grade. Nevertheless,       clash, as most quality movie lovers are feeling
French wife, who used him to get                                                                                    appreciators of the rom-com genre      the nausea churn their stomachs again.
a visa to stay in the United States,                                                                                might find this a decent summer        Personally, I’ll go for Team Van Helsing.
and his snooty Manhattan parents                                                                                    watch.                                                                        JASON ILIOU
berate him for not having a bet-       Justin Bartha stars beside Catherine Zeta-Jones in ‘The Rebound.’                                    LIA SKALKOS

                                                                                                                      ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 Killers 18.30, 20.45 / Prince of Persia:
Center                                                                                                                                                                                           Polytechneiou, Kato Halandri
                                                                                                                                                                                                 (210.677.7708-09)                                The Sands of Time Fri & Mon-Wed 23.00
AIGLI (Open-air) Zappeio (210.336.9369)                                                                                                                                                          Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 21.00 / City of        Sat-Sun 15.45, 23.00
 Eclipse 21.00, 23.15                                                                                                                                                                            Your Final Destination 23.00                     4 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-
APOLLON 19 Stadiou (210.323.6811)                                                                                                                                                               ALIKI (Open-air) Drosias Sq (210.622.9645)        Wed 18.30 / (Undubbed) 21.00, 23.15 Sat-
 Coco Before Chanel (French) 18.00, 20.15,                                                                                                                                                       Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 20.50 / City Is-       Sun (Dubbed) / 16.15, 18.30 (Undubbed)
 22.30                                                                                                                                                                                           land 22.50                                       21.00, 23.15
ASTOR HOLLYWOOD 3D 28 Stadiou                                                                                                                                                                   ALSOS (Open-air) 154 Dekeleias, Nea               5 How to Train Your Dragon (Dubbed an-
 (210.331.0820)                                                                                                                                                                                  Philadelphia (210.258.3133)                      im) Fri & Mon-Wed 18.00 Sat-Sun 15.45,
 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-                                                                                                                                                         Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 21.00 / City Is-       18.00 / The Kings of Mykonos
 Wed 18.00, 20.10, 22.20 Sat-Sun 16.00,                                                                                                                                                          land 23.00                                       (English/Greek) 20.15, 22.30, 0.45
 18.00, 20.10, 22.20                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 The Princess and the Frog (Dubbed an-
                                                                                                                                                                                                AMARILLIS (Open-air) Aghias Paraskevis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  im) Fri & Mon-Wed 17.30 Sat-Sun 15.30,
ATHINAIA (Open-air) 50 Haritos                                                                                                                                                                   Sq (210.601.0561)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17.30 / The Back-Up Plan 19.30, 21.45,
 (210.721.5717)                                                                                                                                                                                  The Rebound 21.00, 23.00
 Charade 20.40, 23.00                                                                                                                                                                           AMIKO (Open-air) Epidavrou & Androutsou,          7 MAX SCREEN Eclipse Fri 19.00, 22.00,
ASTY 4 Korai (210.322.1925)                                                                                                                                                                      Halandri (210.681.5532)                          1.00 Sat 16.00, 19.00, 22.00, 1.00 Sun
 Citizen Kane Fri 20.00 / Chimes at Mid-                                                                                                                                                         Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 21.00 / The Se-        16.00, 19.00, 22.00 Mon-Wed 19.00, 22.00
 night Fri 22.30 / The Swimming Pool                                                                                                                                                             cret in Their Eyes (Spanish) 23.00               8 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-
 (French) Sat 20.00 / Purple Noon (French)                                                                                                                                                      ARTEMIS (Open-air) 2-4 Nevrokopiou, Pa-           Wed 17.45, 20.00 Sat-Sun 15.30, 17.45,
 Sat 22.30 /Matador (Spanish) Sun 20.00 /                                                                                                                                                        pagou (210.656.1153)                             20.00 / The A-Team 22.15, 0.45
 Querelle Sun 22.30 / Lolita Mon 20.00 /                                                                                                                                                         Eclipse 20.50, 23.10                             9 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 17.00, 19.15 /
 Teorema (Italian) Mon 22.30 / Big Deal on                                                                                                                                                      ATHINA (Open-air) 18 Solomou, Halandri            Sex and the City 2 21.45, 0.45
 Madonna Street (Italian) Tue 22.30 /                                                                                                                                                            (210.685.5860)                                   10 Eclipse 17.00, 19.45, 22.45
 Young Frankenstein Tue 22.30 / In the                                                                                                                                                           The Kings of Mykonos (English/Greek)             11 How to Train Your Dragon (Dubbed an-
 Realm of the Senses (Japanese) Wed 22.30                                                                                                                                                        21.00, 23.00                                     im) Fri & Mon-Wed 17.15 Sat-Sun 15.00, 17.15
 / Empire of Passion (Japanese) Wed 22.30                                                                                                                                                       ATTIKO ALSOS (Open-air) Attiko Alsos              / The Rebound 19.30, 21.30, 23.45
DEXAMENI (Open-air) Dexamenis Sq,                                                                                                                                                                (210.699.7755)                                   12 Eclipse 17.30, 20.30, 23.30
 Kolonaki (210.360.2363)                                                                                                                                                                         The Rebound 21.00, 23.00                         13 GOLD CLASS Eclipse 19.45, 22.45
 Waltzes from Vienna 21.00, 23.00                                                                                                                                                               AVANA 3 Lykourgou, Halandri                       14 GOLD CLASS Eclipse 17.30, 20.30, 22.30
LAIS (Open-air) 48 Iera Odos & Megalou
 Alexandrou, Metaxourgio (210.360.9695)                                                             Charade                                                                                      (210.675.6546)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 1 Eclipse 19.45, 22.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Southern suburbs
 Waltzes from Vienna 21.00, 23.00                                                                                                                                                                2 Eclipse 20.50, 23.10
                                                  MYSTERY, 1963
                                                                                                                                                                                                BOBONIERA (Open-air) 12 Papadiamanti,            AKTI (Open-air) Vouliagmeni Beach
                                                  Directed by Stanley Donen, starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau,                                                                                                                 (210.896.1337)
Plaka-Thiseio-Psyrri                              James Coburn and George Kennedy.                                                                                                               Kifissia (210.801.9687)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Rebound 20.50, 23.00                         The Rebound 21.00, 23.00
CINE PARIS (Open-air) 22 Kydathinaion,            A young American widow trying to get her life back on track in Paris discovers after her                                                      CHLOE (Open-air) 17 Cassaveti, Kifissia          ALOMA (Open-air) 103 Geroulanou, Argy-
 Plaka (210.322.2071)                             estranged husband is murdered just how little she knew the man, when she is targeted by                                                        (210.801.1500)                                   roupoli (210.993.7011)
 The Front Page 20.50, 23.10                      a group of thieves who believe she’s got something he once stole from them. Thankfully                                                         Eclipse 20.55, 23.20                             Eclipse 20.50, 23.10
ZEPHYROS (Open-air) 36 Troon                      for Regina, the dashing Peter steps in to save her life and help her through her ordeal –                                                     CINE PSYCHICO (Open-air) 290 Kifissias,          ATHINAION 7 Zisimopoulou, Glyfada
 (210.346.2677)                                   perhaps too conveniently.                                                                                                                      Faros Psychicou (210.677.7330)                   (210.810.8230)
 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 21.00,                                                                                                                                                                                                           1 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed 3D anim) 18.10 / (Un-
                                                  ☛ Athens: Athinaia, Thiseion                                                                                                                   The Rebound 21.00, 23.00
 23.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dubbed) 20.30, 22.45
                                                                                                                                                                                                CINE SCHOLEIO (Open-air) 5-7
THISEION (Open-air) 7 Apostolou Pavlou                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 19.10 Sat-Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Neapoleos, Aghia Paraskevi (210.601.7565)
 (210.347.0980)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   17.00, 19.00 / The Back-Up Plan 21.10 / Ci-
                                                ou (210.766.1166)                               Wed 17.00, 19.40 Sat-Sun 14.45, 17.00,           16.10, 18.50, 21.30, 0.20 Sun 13.30, 16.10,     The Kings of Mykonos (Greek/English) Fri-
 Charade 20.50, 23.05                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ty Island 23.10
                                                Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 21.00 / The Re-       19.40 / Sex and the City 2 21.50 / The A-        19.50, 21.30 Mon-Wed 18.50, 21.30               Sun 21.00, 23.00 / Soul Kitchen (German)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 The Rebound 18.40, 20.40, 22.40
PSYRRI (Open-air) 40 Sarri (210.324.7234)       bound 23.00                                     Team Fri-Sat 0.40                                5 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-          Mon-Wed 21.00, 23.00 Wed 23.00 / The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed 3D anim) 17.15,
 Brief Encounter 21.00, 23.00                  LAURA (Open-air) 24 Nikiforidi &                 2 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-        Wed 17.30 Sat-Sun 13.00, 15.15, 17.30 /         Princess and the Frog (Dubbed anim) Wed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19.30 / (Undubbed) 21.45
                                                Formionos, Neo Pangrati (210.766.2060)          Wed 17.50, 20.15 Sat-Sun 13.30, 15.40, 17.50,    Eclipse 20.10, 23.00                            21.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CINE FLOISVOS (Open-air) Floisvou Park,
                                                Eclipse 20.50, 23.00                                                                             8 (Open-air) Eclipse 21.00, 23.30              DIANA 14 Pericleous, Maroussi
Ambelokipi                                     OASIS (Open-air) 7 Pratinou (210.724.4015)
                                                                                                20.15 / (Undubbed) Fri-Sat 22.20, 0.30 Sun-
                                                                                                Wed 22.20                                                                                        (210.802.8587)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Palaio Faliro (210.982.1256)

ANESIS (Open-air) 14 Kifissias                  Coco Before Chanel (French) 21.00, 23.00        3 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-
                                                                                                                                                Neos Cosmos                                      Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri-Sun 18.30 /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Rebound 21.00, 23.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CINE ARGYROUPOLIS (Open-air) 68
 (210.778.8778)                                PALACE (Open-air) Pangratiou Sq                  Wed 17.20, 19.30 Sat-Sun 13.00, 15.10, 17.20,   ODEON STARCITY 111 Syngrou & Leon-               (500) Days of Summer 20.20, 22.10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kyprou, Argyroupoli (210.992.2098)
 The Rebound 21.00, 23.00                       (210.751.5434)                                  19.30 / The Back-Up Plan 21.40, 23.40            tiou (210.678.6000)                            FILOTHEI (Open-air) Drospoulou Sq                 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 20.50 / Dial M
ATHINAION 124 Vas. Sofias (210.778.2122)        The Secret in Their Eyes (Spanish) 21.10,       4 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 18.30, 21.10, 23.50      1 Eclipse 19.30, 22.00 Fri-Sun 17.00, 19.30,    (210.683.3398)                                   for Murder 23.00
 1 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed 3D anim) 18.10 / (Un-    23.25                                                                                            22.00                                           Eclipse 20.50, 23.10                            GLYFADA ODEON (Open-air) 14 Zeppou &
                                                                                                Sat-Sun 13.10, 15.50, 18.30, 21.10, 23.50
 dubbed) 20.30, 22.45                          VILLAGE 5 110 Hymettou & Chremonidou                                                              2 The A-Team 21.00, 23.30 Sat-Sun 18.30,       MARGARITA CINEMA (Open-air) 87
                                                                                                5 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 17.10, 19.50, 22.30                                                                                                       31 Xenophontos (210.965.0318) Eclipse
 2 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed 3D anim) 17.15, 19.30    (210.757.2440)                                                                                   21.00, 23.30                                    Doukissis Plakentias, Halandri
                                                                                                Sat-Sun 14.30, 17.10, 19.50, 22.30                                                                                                                20.40, 23.20
 / (Undubbed) 21.45                             1 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed                                                        3 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 17.20, 19.40 /      (210.601.4284)
                                                                                                6 The Kings of Mykonos (English/Greek)                                                                                                           MELINA MERCOURI (Open-air) 50 Irinis,
ELLINIS (Open-air) 29 Kifissias                 18.00, 20.15 Sat 15.45, 18.00, 20.15 Sun                                                         The Back-Up Plan 22.10                          Eclipse 20.50, 23.05
                                                                                                Fri & Mon-Wed 19.10, 21.20, 23.30 Sat-Sun                                                                                                         Ilioupoli (210.991.9818)
 (210.646.4009)                                 11.15, 13.30, 15.45, 18.00, 20.15 / The A-                                                       4 Letters to Juliet 17.50, 20.20, 22.40        MIMIS FOTOPOULOS (Open-air) 40
                                                                                                14.20, 16.45, 19.10, 21.20, 23.30                                                                                                                 Plato’s Academy (Greek) Fri 21.00, 23.00 /
 Eclipse 20.50, 23.00                           Team 22.30, 1.00                                                                                 5 Eclipse 19.00, 21.30, 24.00 Sat-Sun 16.30,    Aghiou Constantinou, Maroussi
                                                                                                7 The Rebound Fri & Mon-Wed 18.00,                                                                                                                Chloe Sat-Sun 21.00, 23.00 / Little Ni-
                                                2 Toy Story 3 (Undubbed anim) Fri & Mon-                                                         19.00, 21.30, 24.00                             (210.619.8890)                                   cholas (Dubbed) Mon 21.00 / From Paris
                                                                                                20.00, 22.00, 24.00 Sat-Sun 14.00, 16.00,        6 Eclipse 18.00, 20.30, 23.00                   The Kings of Mykonos (Greek/English) Fri-
                                                Wed 17.15, 19.30, 21.45 Sat 15.00, 17.15,                                                                                                                                                         with Love Mon 23.00 Tue 21.00, 23.00 /
Alexandras-Exarchia                             19.30, 21.45 Sun 12.00, 15.00, 17.15, 19.30,
                                                                                                18.00, 20.00, 22.00, 24.00                       7 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 18.20 Sat-Sun       Sun 21.00, 23.00 / Date Night Mon-Wed            The Rules of the Game (French) Wed 21.00,
                                                                                                8 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-           16.00, 18.20 / (Undubbed) 20.40, 23.10
ECRAN (Open-air) Zonara & Agapiou               21.45 / Sex and the City 2 24.00                                                                                                                 21.00, 23.00                                     23.00
                                                                                                Wed 18.30, 20.40 Sat-Sun 14.10, 16.20,           8 From Paris with Love 18.40, 23.50 / Sex
 (210.646.1895)                                 3 The Kings of Mykonos (English/Greek) Fri                                                                                                      ODEON COSMOPOLIS 73 Kifissias &                  RIA (Open-air) 8 Aphroditis, Varkiza
                                                                                                18.30, 20.40 / Prince of Persia: The Sands       and the City 2 20.50
 The Secret in Their Eyes (Spanish) Fri-Sun     & Wed 17.30, 20.00, 0.50 Sat 15.20, 17.30,                                                                                                       Pournara, Maroussi (210.678.6000)                (210.897.0844)
                                                                                                of Times 22.45                                   9 The Kings of Mykonos (English/Greek)
 20.45, 23.00 / Little Nicholas (French)        20.00, 0.50 Sun 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30,                                                                                                      1 The Kings of Mykonos (English/Greek)           Dial M for Murder Fri-Sun 21.00, 23.00 /
                                                                                                                                                 17.50, 21.10, 23.20
 Mon-Wed 21.00, 23.00                           20.00, 0.50 Mon-Tue 17.30, 20.00, 22.40,        9 Eclipse Fri 18.50, 21.30, 0.20 Sat 16.10,                                                      19.10, 21.20 / The A-Team 23.30                  City Island Mon-Wed 21.00, 23.00
                                                                                                                                                 10 Eclipse 17.30, 20.00, 22.30
PANATHINAIA (Open-air) Terma                    0.50 / Eclipse Fri-Sun & Wed 22.15              18.50, 21.30, 0.20 Sun 16.10, 18.50, 21.30                                                       2 The A-Team 17.50, 20.10, 22.40                VARKIZA 22 Thasou, Varkiza
 Mavromichali (210.642.5714)                    4 Eclipse Fri-Sat & Mon-Wed 17.15, 19.45,       Mon-Wed 18.50, 21.30                                                                             3 The Kings of Mykonos (English/Greek)           (210.897.3926)
 Brief Encounter 21.00, 23.00                   22.15, 0.45 Sun 12.15, 14.45, 17.15, 19.45,     10 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 20.10, 23.00 Sat-      Nea Smyrni-Kallithea                             18.10, 20.20, 22.40                              1 Toy Story 3 (3D anim) 18.30, 20.45, 23.00
RIVIERA (Open-air) 46 Valtetsiou                22.15, 0.45                                     Sun 14.50, 17.30, 20.10, 23.00                                                                   4 From Paris with Love 18.50, 0.10 / Sex         2 Eclipse 18.45 / The Kings of Mykonos
                                                                                                                                                DIONYSIA (Open-air) 286 Syngrou, Kal-            and the City 2 21.00
 (210.383.7716)                                 5 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 18.45, 21.15, 23.45    TRIANON 21 Kodringtonos (210.821.5469)                                                                                                             (English/Greek) 21.00, 23.00
                                                                                                                                                 lithea (210.951.5514)
 The Front Page 20.50, 23.00                    Sat 16.15, 18.45, 21.15, 23.45 Sun 11.15,       Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 20.10, 23.00 Sat-Sun                                                       5 The Rebound 17.10, 19.20, 21.40, 23.50         3 (Open-air) Eclipse 20.45, 23.00
                                                                                                                                                 The Kings of Mykonos (Greek/English)
VOX (Open-air) 82 Themistocleous, Exarchia      13.45, 16.15, 18.45, 21.15, 23.45               14.50, 17.30, 20.10, 23.00                                                                       6 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 18.20 Sat-Sun       VILLAGE 9 CINEMAS@FALIRO 1 Po-
                                                                                                                                                 21.00, 23.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                 16.00, 18.20 / (Undubbed) 20.40, 23.10           seidonos & 3 Moraitini (210.810.8080)
 (210.330.1020)                                                                                                                                 MICROCOSMOS 106 Syngrou                          7 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 17.20, 19.40 /       1 Eclipse 16.00, 18.40, 21.20, 24.00
 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 21.00,
 23.00                                         Patission-Galatsi                               Peristeri                                         (210.921.5305)
                                                                                                                                                 Silent Wedding (Romanian) 19.30, 21.15 /
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Back-Up Plan 22.10                           2 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 8 Eclipse 19.00, 21.30, 24.00 Sat-Sun 16.30,     Wed 17.10, 19.20 Sat-Sun 15.00, 17.10, 19.20
                                               AELLO 140 Patission (210.825.9975)              PERAN (Open-air) 32 K. Varnali                    Mindelo: Behind the Horizon (Portuguese         19.00, 21.30, 24.00                              / The Back-Up Plan 21.30, 23.40
                                                1 Eclipse 18.30 / The Back-Up Plan 21.00,       (210.578.0892)                                   doc) 22.45
Zografou-Kaisariani                             23.00                                           Up in the Air Fri-Sun 21.00, 23.10 / Pre-       NANA 179 Vouliagmenis (210.970.3158)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 9 Eclipse 18.00, 20.30, 23.00                    3 From Paris with Love 16.20, 18.20 / Sex
                                                                                                                                                                                                 10 Eclipse 17.30, 20.00, 22.30                   and the City 2 20.20, 23.20
AEOLIA (Open-air) Philadelphias &               3 Eclipse 17.20, 19.40, 22.00                   cious Mon-Tue 21.00, 23.10 Wed 23.00 / Lit-      1 The Rebound 19.00, 21.00, 23.00               11 Eclipse 19.30, 22.00 Fri-Sun 17.00, 19.30,    4 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-
 Solomonidou (210.724.7600)                     4 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 18.00, 20.20 /      tle Nicholas (Dubbed) Wed 21.10                  2 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 18.00, 20.20 /      22.00                                            Wed 17.40 Sat-Sun 15.30, 17.40 / The A-
 Robin Hood Fri-Sun & Tue-Wed 20.45, 23.15      (Undubbed) 22.40                               STER 67A Dimocratias, Ilion (210.237.1000)        The Back-Up Plan 22.40                          12 Letters to Juliet 18.30, 20.50, 23.20         Team Fri-Mon & Wed 19.50, 22.20, 0.50 Tue
 / Confessions of an Economic Hitman            5 (Open-air) Eclipse 20.50, 23.10                                                                3 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 19.10 / (Un-
                                                                                                1 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-                                                       TRIA ASTERIA 386 Irakleiou, Neo Iraklio           22.20, 0.50
 (Greek doc) 21.15                             CINE GALATSI (Open-air) Alsos Veikou             Wed 18.10, 20.20 Sat-Sun 13.50, 16.00,           dubbed) 21.30, 23.30                                                                             5 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 16.00, 18.10 /
ALEKA (Open-air) 13 Tritis Oreinis Taxi-        (210.213.8119)                                  18.10, 20.20 / (Undubbed) 22.30                 PHILLIP (Open-air) Kotiaiou & El. Venizelou,                                                      (Undubbed) 20.20, 22.30 / Killers 0.40
                                                                                                                                                                                                 1 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed 3D anim) 18.30,
 archias (210.777.3608)                         Eclipse 20.50, 23.05                            2 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 19.50 / (Un-         Nea Smyrni (210.933.2766)                                                                        6 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 17.50, 20.30, 23.10
                                                                                                                                                                                                 20.30 / (Undubbed) 22.30
 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 20.50 / Serious     ELECTRA (Open-air) 292 Patission, Aghios         dubbed) Fri & Mon-Wed 17.40, 24.00 Fri &         Eclipse 20.50, 23.15                            2 Eclipse 19.00                                  Sat-Sun 15.15, 17.50, 20.30, 23.10
 Moonlight 22.40                                Loukas (210.228.4185)                           Mon-Wed 17.40, 24.00 Sat-Sun 13.20, 15.30,      SPORTING 18 K. Palaiologou, Nea Smyrni           3 Eclipse 21.00, 23.00                           7 VMAX Eclipse 16.40, 19.20, 22.00, 0.40
                                                Monty Python’s Life of Brian 21.00, 23.00       17.40, 24.00 / Prince of Persia: The Sands       (210.933.3820)                                                                                   8 GOLD CLASS Eclipse 20.10, 23.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                VILLAGE 15@THE MALL 35 Andrea Pa-
                                               LILA (Open-air) 115 Naxou, Patissia              of Time 22.00                                    1 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 20.30, 22.30                                                         9 GOLD CLASS Eclipse 18.40, 21.30
Pangrati-Vyronas                                (210.201.6849)                                  3 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-           3 (Open-air) City Island 21.00, 23.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                 pandreou, Maroussi (210.610.4100)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 1 From Paris with Love 18.45, 20.15, 1.30 /
AMYNTAS (Open-air) Hymettou Sq                  The Secrets in Their Eyes (Spanish) Mon-        Wed 19.00 Sat-Sun 14.40, 16.50, 19.00 /                                                          The A-Team Fri & Mon-Wed 23.00 Sat-Sun
 (210.762.6418)                                 Wed 20.50, 23.00                                The Kings of Mykonos (Greek/English)                                                                                                             East coast
 Coco Before Chanel (French) 21.00, 23.00      STER 373-375 Acharnon (210.237.1100)             21.10, 23.20
                                                                                                                                                Northern suburbs                                 16.15, 23.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                 2 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 18.15, 21.15, 0.15      ALEX (Open-air) 235 Porto Rafti Ave
ARCADIA (Open-air) 36 Karaoli kai Dimitri-      1 Toy Story 3 (Undubbed anim) Fri & Mon-        4 Eclipse Fri 18.50, 21.30, 0.20 Sat 13.30,     ALEXANDRA (Open-air) 27 Iroon                    Sat-Sun 15.15, 18.15, 21.15, 0.15                (22990.76034)

                                                                                                         ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 20.50 / The Back-Up                                                                                                                                                      0.30
 Plan 23.00                                                                                                           BY FILM                                                                       20 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 18.00, 20.30, 23.00, 1.30
ALIKI (Open-air) 196 Marathonos, Nea Makri                                                                                                                                                          Sat-Sun 15.15, 18.00, 20.30, 23.00, 1.30
 Chloe 20.30                                               Waltzes from Vienna                           Coco Before Chanel                            The Secret in Their Eyes                    Thessaloniki
MIAMI (Open-air) Mati (22940.79290)                                                                      (Coco avant Chanel)                           (El secreto de sus ojos)
 Monty Python’s Life of Brian Fri-Sun 21.00, 23.00 /                                                                                                                                               ALEX (Open-air) (2310.269.403)
 Broken Embraces (Spanish) Mon-Wed 21.00, 23.00                                                                                                                                                     Silent Wedding (Romanian) 21.10, 23.00
SISSY (Open-air) 36 Marathonos, Nea Makri                                                                                                                                                          APOLLON (Open-air) (2310.828.642)
 (22940.91811)                                                                                                                                                                                      Dial M for Murder 21.00, 23.00
 The Princess and the Frog (Dubbed anim) Tue-Wed                                                                                                                                                   ARISTOTELEION (2310.262.051)
 21.00 / The Back-Up Plan Fri-Mon 21.00, 23.15 Tue-                                                                                                                                                 Confessions of an Economic Hitman (Greek/English
 Wed 23.00                                                                                                                                                                                          doc) Mon 21.00
VILLAGE COOL MARIEL (Open-air) Porto Rafti                                                                                                                                                         AVRA (Open-air) (2310.454.525)
 (22940.71335)                                                                                                                                                                                      The Kings of Mykonos (Greek/English) 21.00, 23.00
 Sex and the City 2 Fri-Sun 21.15 / Chloe Mon-Tue                                                                                                                                                  CINE PANORAMA (Open-air) (2310.346.720)
 21.00, 23.00 / Eclipse Wed 21.00, 23.15                                                                                                               CRIME DRAMA, 2009
                                                           MUSICAL ROMANCE, 1935                                                                       Directed by Juan Jose Campanella,            The Kings of Mykonos (Greek/English) Fri-Sun 21.00,
VILLAGE COOL TYMVOS (Open-air) Marathonas                  Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring                                                                                                   23.00 / Coco Before Chanel (French) Mon-Wed 21.00,
 Beach (22940.55.604-55.603)                                                                                                                           starring Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil
                                                           Esmond Knight, Jessie Matthews,                                                             and Guillermo Francella. Won an Oscar        23.00
 1 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 21.00 / The Kings of          Edmund Gwenn and Fay Compton.                                                                                                           CINE PARADEISOS (Open-air) (2310.631.700)
 Mykonos (English/Greek) 23.00                                                                                                                         for Best Foreign Language Film.
                                                           A portrait of 19th-century German                                                           (In Spanish)                                 Cell 211 (Spanish) Fri-Sun 21.30, 23.30 / Up in the Air
 2 The Back-Up Plan Fri-Tue 21.00, 23.00 / Eclipse         composers Johann Strauss Sr and his son,      BIOGRAPHY DRAMA, 2010                                                                      Mon-Wed 21.30, 23.30
 Wed 21.00, 23.10                                                                                        Directed by Anne Fontaine, starring           In Buenos Aires, a retired criminal court
                                                           also named Johann, with a focus on the                                                      investigator who is tormented by the        ELLINIS (Open-air) (2310.292.304)
                                                           younger man’s effort to earn the respect      Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde,                                                          Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) 20.50 / From Paris with
                                                                                                         Alessandro Nivola and Marie Gillain. (In      memory of an unsolved, brutal murder
Saronida                                                   of his father and win over the woman he
                                                           loves.                                        French)                                       from 25 years earlier, opens a can of        Love 22.45
                                                                                                                                                       worms from the dark years of Argentina’s    NATALIE (Open-air) (2310.829.457)
AIGLI (Open-air) 28-30 Saronidas Ave (22910.54941)                                                       The story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel,                                                      Eclipse 21.00, 23.15
 Coco Before Chanel (French) Fri-Sun 21.00, 23.00 /                                                      whose extraordinary journey took her          dictatorship when he decides to
                                                           The City of Your                                                                            reinvestigate the case and write a book     ODEON PLATEIA (2310.290.290)
 Precious Mon-Tue 21.00, 23.00 / Leaving (French)                                                        from humble origins as a headstrong
                                                                                                                                                       about it.                                    1 Eclipse Fri-Sun 17.00, 19.30, 22.00 Mon-Wed 19.30,
 Wed 21.00, 23.00                                          Final Destination                             orphan to the top of the fashion world.                                                    22.00
KORALI CINEMAX (Open-air) Aphroditis & Ithakis,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Sex and the City 2 19.00, 22.20
 Saronida (22910.54097)
                                                                                                         Prince of Persia:                             Killers                                      3 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 18.20
 Brief Encounter Fri-Wed 21.00, 23.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sat-Sun 16.00, 18.20 / (Undubbed) 20.40, 23.00
ORPHEAS (Open-air) 60 Saronidos (22910.60077)                                                            The Sands of Time                                                                          4 The Kings of Mykonos (Greek/English) 18.10,
 Eclipse Wed 20.50, 23.00                                                                                                                                                                           20.20, 22.30
TRIANON (Open-air) 4 Kefallinias, Saronida                                                                                                                                                          5 Eclipse 18.00, 20.30, 23.00
 (22910.54931)                                                                                                                                                                                      6 The A-Team Fri & Mon-Wed 20.00, 22.30 Sat-Sun
 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri-Mon 21.00 / Sherlock                                                                                                                                                 17.30, 20.00, 22.30
 Holmes Fri-Sun 23.00 / Old Dogs Tue 21.00 / Cloudy                                                                                                                                                 7 Eclipse 19.00, 21.30, 24.00
 with a Chance of Meatballs (Dubbed anim) Wed                                                                                                                                                       8 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 19.20
 21.00 / The Island (Greek) Mon-Wed 23.00                                                                                                                                                           Sat-Sun 17.00, 19.20 / Letters to Juliet 22.15
                                                                                                                                                       ACTION COMEDY, 2010                         STER CINEMAS (801.801.7837, 210.237.1000)
                                                                                                                                                       Directed by Robert Luketic, starring
Piraeus                                                    DRAMA, 2010                                                                                 Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 19.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sat-Sun 14.40, 16.50, 19.00 / Eclipse 21.10, 23.50
CINE KIPOS (Open-air) 49 Thermopylon & Knossou             Directed by James Ivory on the novel by                                                     Selleck and Catherine O’Hara.                2 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 17.40
 (210.481.0790)                                                                                          FANTASY ADVENTURE, 2010                       He’s looking to settle down and she’s
                                                           Peter Cameron, starring Anthony                                                                                                          Sat-Sun 13.00, 15.30, 17.40 / Eclipse 19.50, 22.30
 The Princess and the Frog (Dubbed anim) Tue-Wed                                                         Directed by Mike Newell, starring Jake        looking for a bit of adventure but, after    3 Toy Story 3 (Undubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 18.00
                                                           Hopkins, Omar Metwally, Laura Linney
 21.00 / The Kings of Mykonos (Greek/English) Fri-                                                       Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton and Ben            three years of marriage, Spencer and Jen     Sat-Sun 13.40, 15.50, 18.00 / The Rebound Fri-Sat
                                                           and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
 Mon 21.00, 23.10 / Sherlock Holmes Tue-Wed 23.00                                                        Kingsley.                                     get a lot more than they’d bargained for     20.00, 22.00, 24.00 Mon-Wed 20.00, 22.00
                                                           A graduate student at the University of
CINE PARADEISOS (Open-air) 4 Zappa, Korydallos                                                           An epic adventure based on a video game       when the truth emerges that clean-cut,       4 The Kings of Mykonos (Greek/English) Fri & Mon-
                                                           Kansas hopes to write a revealing
 (210.496.0955)                                                                                          and set in mystical Persia. A rogue prince    average American husband Spencer once        Wed 19.10, 21.20, 23.30 Sat-Sun 14.15, 17.00, 19.10,
                                                           biography of a little-known author. First,
 The Kings of Mykonos (English/Greek) 21.00, 23.10                                                       joins forces with a rival princess to save    used to be an assassin and now there’s a     21.20, 23.30
                                                           however, he has to overcome the
VILLAGE COOL RENDI (Open-air) 228 Thivon &                                                               his kingdom from dark forces and              bounty on his head.                          8 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed 3D anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 18.10,
                                                           objections of the late writer’s family, so,
 Petrou Ralli (210.427.8600)                                                                             safeguard an ancient dagger capable of                                                     20.15 Sat-Sun 13.50, 16.00, 18.10, 20.15 / (Undubbed)
                                                           in order to unravel a snarl of thorny
 Eclipse 21.15, 23.45                                                                                    releasing the sands of time – a divine gift                                                22.20
VILLAGE 20@RENDI 228 Thivon & Petrou Ralli
                                                           relationships that date back generations,
                                                                                                         that reverses time and allows the person      Toy Story 3                                  9 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 17.30, 20.10, 23.00 Sat-Sun
                                                           he heads straight to the family estate in
 (210.427.8600)                                                                                          who possesses it to rule the world.                                                        14.50, 17.30, 20.10, 23.00
 GOLD CLASS 1 Eclipse 20.00, 22.30                                                                                                                                                                  10 Eclipse Fri 18.50, 21.30, 0.20 Sat 13.30, 16.10,
 GOLD CLASS 2 Eclipse 19.00, 21.30, 24.00                                                                                                                                                           18.50, 21.30, 0.20 Sun 13.30, 16.10, 18.50, 21.30 Mon-
 3 From Paris with Love Fri & Mon-Wed 17.45, 19.45         The Kings of Mykonos                          Life of Brian                                                                              Wed 18.50, 21.30
 Sat-Sun 15.45, 17.45, 19.45 / The City of Your Final                                                                                                                                              STER CITY GATE (801.801.7837)
 Destination 21.45, 24.00                                                                                                                                                                           1 Eclipse Fri 18.50, 21.30, 0.20 Sat 13.30, 16.10, 18.50,
 4 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 19.00, 21.30, 24.00 Sat-Sun                                                                                                                                                21.30, 0.20 Sun 13.30, 16.10, 18.50, 21.30 Mon-Wed
 16.30, 19.00, 21.30, 24.00                                                                                                                                                                         18.50, 21.30
 5 Toy Story 3 (Undubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 17.45,                                                                                                                                                 2 Eclipe Fri & Mon-Wed 17.30, 20.10, 23.00 Sat-Sun
 20.00, 22.15, 0.45 Sat-Sun 15.30, 17.45, 20.00, 22.15,
                                                                                                                                                       FAMILY ANIMATION, 2010
                                                                                                                                                       Directed by Lee Unkrich, featuring the       14.50, 17.30, 20.10, 23.00
 0.45                                                                                                                                                                                               4 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 18.10,
 6 How to Train Your Dragon (Dubbed anim) Fri &                                                                                                        voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan
                                                                                                                                                       Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles and          20.20 Sat-Sun 13.50, 16.00, 18.10, 20.20 / (Undubbed)
 Mon-Wed 17.30 Sat-Sun 15.15, 17.30 / The Kings of
                                                                                                                                                       Michael Keaton.                              22.30
 Mykonos (English/Greek) 19.45, 22.00, 0.15
                                                                                                         COMEDY, 1979                                  All grown up and heading off to college,     6 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 17.40,
 7 Eclipse 18.30, 21.00, 23.30 / StreetDance Sat-Sun
                                                                                                         Directed by Terry Jones, starring             Andy has no need for his childhood toys      19.50 Sat-Sun 13.00, 15.30, 17.40, 19.50 / The Kings
                                                                                                         Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry            anymore. After an accidental trip to a       of Mykonos (Greek/English) Fri-Sat 22.00, 24.00 Sun-
 8 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 17.15 Sat-
                                                                                                         Gilliam and Eric Idle.                                                                     Wed 22.00
 Sun 15.00, 17.15 / Eclipse 19.30, 22.00, 0.30                                                                                                         landfill, Woodie, Buzz and the other
                                                                                                         The Monty Python team tells the tale of                                                    8 Eclipse 21.00, 23.30
 9 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 17.30, 20.00, 22.30, 1.00 Sat-                                                                                                adventurous playthings end up at a local
 Sun 15.00, 17.30, 20.00, 22.30, 1.00                                                                    Brian, a reluctant prophet unable to          daycare center, where they find a whole     VILLAGE CENTER (2310.499.999)
 10 The Kings of Mykonos (English/Greek) Fri & Mon-                                                      convince anyone that he is not the                                                         1 Sex and the City 2 Fri & Mon-Wed 18.00, 21.00,
                                                                                                                                                       new group of friends, not to mention a
 Wed 18.15, 20.30, 22.45, 1.00 Sat-Sun 16.00, 18.15,                                                     Messiah. An all-time classic satire of                                                     23.50 Sat-Sun 15.10, 18.00, 21.00, 23.50
                                                                                                                                                       whole new bunch of challenges.
 20.30, 22.45, 1.00                                                                                      Biblical films and religious intolerance.                                                  2 The Kings of Mykonos (Greek/English) Fri & Mon-
 11 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 18.00,                                                                                                                                                  Wed 18.40, 20.50, 23.00 Sat-Sun 16.30, 18.40, 20.50,
 20.15 Sat-Sun 15.45, 18.00, 20.15 / The A-Team 22.45,                                                                                                 From Paris with Love                         23.00
                                                                                                         Sex and the City 2                                                                         3 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 17.50 Sat-
 12 The Rebound Fri & Mon-Wed 17.30, 19.30, 21.30,                                                                                                                                                  Sun 15.30, 17.50 / The Back-Up Plan 20.00 / The A-
 23.30, 1.30 Sat-Sun 15.30, 17.30, 19.30, 21.30, 23.30,                                                                                                                                             Team 22.00, 0.30
                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Wed 17.10 Sat-Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                    15.10, 17.10, 19.30 Mon-Tue 17.10, 19.30 / Eclipse Fri &
 13 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 18.30
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wed 19.10, 21.50, 0.20 Sat-Tue 21.50, 0.20
 Sat-Sun 16.15, 18.30 / Prince of Persia: The Sands of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 18.10, 20.40, 23.20 Sat-Sun
 Time 20.45, 23.15
                                                                                                                                                                                                    15.40, 18.10, 20.40, 23.20
 14 Sex and the City 2 17.15, 20.15, 23.15
                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 Toy Story 3 (Undubbed anim) 19.20, 21.30 / Prince
 15 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 19.00          COMEDY, 2010                                                                                                                             of Persia: The Sands of Time Fri & Mon-Wed 23.40
 Sat-Sun 16.45, 19.00 / The Kings of Mykonos (Eng-         Directed by Peter Andrikidis, starring                                                      ACTION THRILLER, 2010                        Sat-Sun 16.50, 23.40
 lish/Greek) 21.15, 23.30                                  Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo,                                                          Directed by Pierre Morel, starring John      7 The Back-Up Plan Fri & Mon-Tue 18.00, 20.10,
 16 Killers Fri & Mon-Wed 17.45, 20.00, 22.15, 0.30 Sat-   Alex Dimitriades and Zeta Makrypoulia.        ROMANTIC COMEDY, 2010                         Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia        22.20, 0.30 Sat-Sun 16.00, 18.00, 20.10, 22.20, 0.30
 Sun 15.30, 17.45, 20.00, 22.15, 0.30                      (In English/Greek)                            Directed by Michael Patrick King,             Smutniak and Richard Durden.                 Wed Closed
 17 The Back-Up Plan Fri & Mon-Wed 17.15, 19.30,
                                                           Steve “Wog Boy” Karamitsis is back, this      starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin        CIA fixer Charlie Wax is sent on a           8 Toy Story 3 (Dubbed anim) Fri & Mon-Wed 18.20,
 21.45, 24.00 Sat-Sun 15.00, 17.15, 19.30, 21.45, 24.00
                                                           time on the island of Myconos, where an       Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall.        mysterious assignment to Paris to take       20.30 Sat-Sun 16.10, 18.20, 20.30 / Eclipse 22.40
 18 How to Train Your Dragon (Dubbed anim) Fri &
                                                           uncle he’s never met leaves him a rather      Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha       out some bad guys who in turn are trying     9 Eclipse Fri-Sat 19.10, 21.50, 0.20 Sun-Wed 19.10,
 Mon-Wed 18.45 Sat-Sun 16.30, 18.45 / A Nightmare
                                                           unusual inheritance: an entire beach of       head away from their beloved New York         to eliminate a spy working for the           21.50
 on Elm Street 21.00, 23.00, 1.00                                                                                                                                                                   10 Eclipse Fri & Mon-Wed 19.50, 22.40 Sat-Sun 17.20,
 19 The A-Team Fri & Mon-Wed 19.15 Sat-Sun 16.45,          his own, but only if he manages to scrape     City for an unexpected adventure in Abu       American Embassy – who has a tip on an
                                                           together the cash to pay the taxes.           Dhabi.                                        imminent terrorist attack.                   19.50, 22.40
 19.15 / Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 22.00,                                                                                                                                                 11 Eclipse 21.15, 24.00

                                                                                        ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                                FAMILY FUN
                                                                                              BY THEOKLI KOTSIFAKI

  Online gaming                                                                                            KIDS’ STUFF
                                                                                                          Environment Activities
                                                                                                         Design your                         Get creative
                                                                                                         dream city
                                                                                                                                             If you’re looking for a creative summer
                                                                                                         A public event and awareness        activity to keep your children creatively
                                                                                                         campaign for the protection         occupied, get in touch with the Paikse
                                                                                                         of the environment and green        Gelase recreational center (14 Kyprion
  Play & win                                                                                             spaces will take place on July      Agoniston, Argyroupoli), which is
  Avra Bloom, the mineral water brand                                                                    3-4 on pedestrianized Drakou        running a special program of activities until July 16.
  designed for kids, has redesigned its                                                                  Street (Sygrou-Fix metro            The weeklong program is designed for children aged 3 and up and
  website, adding 14 original and                                                                        station).                           includes a variety of amusing activities and workshops on themes
  amusing games for youngsters.                                                                          Organized by the Kid and            such as the visual arts, cooking, sports, theater, role-playing games
  Also, until July 30, under-18s can take                                                                Family nonprofit organization       and much more. The program takes place Mondays to Fridays from
  part into an online competition by by                                                                  and titled “Little Landscape        8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
  demonstrating their gaming skills in                                                                   Architectures,” the aim of the            For further information or registration,
  “Iptamena boukalia” (Flying Bottles),                                                                  two-day event is to highlight             call 210.995.7698.
  “Alexiptotistis” (Parachutist),                                                                        the need for more greenery
  “Skafomachies” (Shipfights) and “To                                                                    and recreational space in
  mistiko tou boukaliou” (The Secret of
  the Bottle), among others.
                                              Events                                                     downtown Athens.
                                                                                                         Through games, creative
                                                                                                                                             On tour
  Those who manage to secure a place
  among the top 100 scorers by the            Green ideas at the library                                                                     ‘The Selfish Giant’ comes
  competition’s deadline will become
  the proud owner of a Nintendo DSi           Maroussi’s Municipal Voreeios Library will be                                                  to Porto Rafti
  hand-held portable game system              hosting a special event on Saturday, July 3, aimed at                                          Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s
  (featuring Pokemon HeartGold or             helping children to become more environmentally                                                tale “The Selfish Giant,” which
  SoulSilver), an electronic animal atlas     aware. As part of the scheduled program, the                                                   has been successfully adapted
  or a domino game, depending on how          authors of the Greek book series “Oikologimata”                                                for the stage by the Theatro tou
  high players manage to get in the           (Eco-Myths), Vangelis Iliopoulos and Vassiliki Nika,                                           Paidiou troupe and was warmly
  rankings.                                   will read excerpts and lead young participants in a                                            received this winter at the
       For further information, log on to     number of entertaining educational games and               workshops and other                 Apothiki Theater, is about to                      activities while listening to songs from the CD that       educational activities –            embark on a tour of the
                                              accompanies the book series. The event is taking           participants of all ages will be    country. On Monday, July 5, the
                                              place within the framework of a book festival taking       given the opportunity to            young citizens of Porto Rafti
  Puppet show                                 place Friday and Saturday, July 2 and 3, at the
                                              library’s premises (30 Stefanou Dragoumi &
                                                                                                         participate in the process of
                                                                                                         redesigning the city and can
                                                                                                                                             will have the chance to attend
                                                                                                                                             this wonderful performance at
                                              Miltiadou, Maroussi) and starts at 11 a.m.                 submit proposals and ideas to       the Alex Theater (235 Porto
  Adventures with the                              Call 210.614.7181 to learn more.
                                                                                                         municipal authorities about         Rafti). A timeless and
                                                                                                         how to achieve it.                  heartwarming tale with many
  cunning Karagiozis                                                                                     Running from 11 a.m. to 4           moral lessons about friendship
  As part of its cultural and educational     The spirit of the World Cup                                p.m., activities include            and generosity, “The Selfish Giant” tells the story of a wicked and
  summer activities, the Municipality of      What if the World Cup is already a                         recycling and painting              selfish giant who is transformed by the mere presence of a small
  Keratsini in Piraeus is organizing          fading dream for the national                              workshops as well as                child who teaches him the meaning of love and friendship and the
  Karagiozis shadow puppet theater            soccer team? The soccer fest is                            traditional team games while        value of sharing things in life.
  nights through July 17.                     not over yet. To get into the                              a host of gifts and surprises       The performance starts at 9 p.m.
  Every Tuesday and Thursday, the             spirit of the 2010 World Cup,                              await all participants.                   For further information and tickets,
  amphitheater in the Andreas                 don’t miss this fun event on                               Workshops and activities will             call 22990.76034.
  Papandreou Park (formerly known as          Saturday, July 3, at the Athens                            continue in September and
  Selepitsari) in Keratsini will be hosting   Heart shopping mall (180                                   October at the same place
  a series of performances featuring the
  cunning Karagiozis and his humorous
                                              Pireos, near the Hamosternas
                                              junction). Young fans of the
                                                                                                         while the proposals and ideas
                                                                                                         drawn up for the restructuring
  adventures. Performed by Panos              sport’s biggest tournament can make soccer-themed          of Drakou Street will be
  Kapetanidis, the shows will transport       drawings and paper constructions, take part in a           presented to the authorities at     Coming to a town near you
  audience members of all ages back in        team game called “The Stars of Soccer” and much            City Hall.
  time with the cheeky Greek folk hero.       more. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. and        Admission to all activities is      The Recycling Luna Park educational program, which aims to
  Performances                                attendance is free.                                        free.                               spread the concept of recycling among youngsters in Greece, takes
  begin at 9 p.m.                                    For further information,                                  For further information,      advantage of various get-togethers around the country, such as
  and                                                call 210.341.4105.                                        visit    feasts, festivals and other events, and travels there to make
  admission is                                                                                                                               children aware of the benefits of recycling. Through a number of
  free.                                                                                                                                      mind-stimulating games and activities –
                                              Yoga sessions                                                                                  treasure hunts, snakes and ladders,
                                                                                                                                             puzzles and riddles and more – kids not
                                                                                                                                             only learn how to dispose of their
                                              Helping young minds achieve clarity                                                            trash properly but also have the
                                                                                                                                             chance to win fun prizes. This
                                              The Ekfrassi children’s cultural center (85 Filoktitou, Ilion) is hosting a series of summer   summer, Recycling Luna Park,
                                              activities for children aged 5 to 10. Running through July 18, activities take place once a    which is organized by the Hellenic
       For further                            week, every Friday afternoon at 7.30 p.m., and comprise yoga sessions combined with            Recovery and Recycling
      details, call                           storytelling and music. Conducted by Maria Karahaliou, the one-hour yoga session is            Corporation (HERRCO), is due to
  210.461.6664.                               aimed at introducing young participants to the world of meditation and breathing               visit Mesolongi, Halkida, Larissa,
                                              exercises that will strengthen both their bodies and minds. Moreover,                          Poros, Thessaloniki, Fokida and
                                              yoga can aid in the reduction of attention deficit and                                         other locations around the
                                              hyperkinetic disorders and lower childhood obesity.                                            country.
GET IN TOUCH                                  Attendance is free.                                                                                   For further information on
Readers are invited to send                         For further information or registration, call                                                    HERRCO’s program and the
their fun ideas and comments                        210.591.3826 or log on to                                              activities, visit

                                                                                                                       ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

Zanzibar women using                                                                                                                                                                Laying down the kitchen law
                                                                                                                                                                                    British celebrity chef and campaign-                      In his “Ministry of Food,” Oliver

soccer to break barriers                                                                                                                                                            er for a leaner and better-fed world
                                                                                                                                                                                    Jamie Oliver inspires reluctant
                                                                                                                                                                                    chefs to get their hands dirty in the
                                                                                                                                                                                    kitchen in his most recent show,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tells mothers, fathers, young cou-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ples and singles what they need to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           have in their fridge and their cup-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           boards if they want to have a well-
Documentary reveals the sacrifices made and passion for the sport                                                                                                                   “Ministry of Food,” where the con-                     organized kitchen.
                                                                                                                                                                                    cept is about passing on culinary                         He shows viewers how to prepare
                                                                                                                                                                                    wisdom from one pupil to another.                      easy, nutritious recipes, helps draw
In an attempt to educate and sensitize,                                                                                                                                                Originally launched in the Eng-                     up full menus for the week and in-
Wales-based, award-winning filmmaker                                                                                                                                                lish county of Yorkshire, in 2009, the                 spires in his disciples the confidence
Florence Ayisi presents her documentary                                                                                                                                             title of the show, and the campaign,                   they need to stop depending on
“Zanzibar Soccer Queens.” The 55-                                                                                                                                                   is borrowed from a government                          takeaway meals and TV dinners –
minute film demonstrates the power of                                                                                                                                               ministry set up in Britain during the                  all with his trademark laid-back style
soccer in breaking down Africa’s gender                                                                                                                                             World War II food shortages in or-                     and wit.
barriers, combining emotion with thorny                                                                                                                                             der to help people manage their ra-                                           CHRISTINE STURMEY
political issues.                                                                                                                                                                   tions. It is one of a string of cam-
   Focusing on Women Fighters FC, a                                                                                                                                                 paigns launched by the celebrity                              “Jamie’s Ministry of Food” airs
women’s soccer team on the East African                                                                                                                                             chef who has made cooking good                                Friday on Skai at 3 p.m.
island of Zanzibar, Ayisi presents the                                                                                                                                              food easy for millions of viewers and
players’ personal stories and their trou-                                                                                                                                           readers around the world with his
bled backgrounds, juxtaposing them                                                                                                                                                  cookbooks and television shows,
against the confidence, aspirations and                                                                                                                                             and it comes on the tail of his drive
happiness that they have found in the                                                                                                                                               to improve the quality of food
game – despite the severe criticism they                                                                                                                                            served at Britain’s schools and re-
receive from Zanzibar’s predominant-                     The soccer queens of Zanzibar have traded in their aprons for cleats.                                                      move fast food as a staple from the
ly Muslim, male-dominated society.                                                                                                                                                  American family diet.
   The low-budget effort presents a                                                                                 game can be to these women, some be-                               The 35-year-old chef and restau-
well-rounded analysis of the country’s                   Restrictions                                               come visibly emotional when asked to                            rateur has in just a few short years
religious restrictions, where women                      Women on Zanzibar are                                      describe what soccer means to them.                             succeeded in becoming one of the
are prohibited from publicly exposing                    prohibited from publicly                                      Ayisi’s highly rated documentary                             world’s most recognizable TV per-
parts of their body from their necks to                                                                             will be shown on state television’s dig-                        sonalities, has been awarded a $2-
                                                         exposing parts of their body
their ankles – let alone wearing shorts                                                                             ital channel Prisma+, which is now avail-                       million-a-year endorsement by the
and T-shirts – and are encouraged to get
                                                         from their necks to their ankles                           able for free to all digital TV owners.                         Sainsbury’s supermarket chain in
married, work and look after their fam-                  and even sacrifice their marriages in or-                                                          JASON ILIOU             the UK, was awarded an MBE in
ilies.                                                   der to pursue their passion, all of which                                                                                  2003 and made it onto The Sunday
   Women Fighters denounce the life                      is evidence of social change and higher                           “Zanzibar Soccer Queens”                                 Times newspaper’s list of the rich-
Zanzibar’s society urges them to live;                   expectations.                                                     will air on Prisma+ on Monday                            est Britons under the age of 30 in
many have been forced to leave their jobs                   Further proof of how important the                      at 11.30 p.m.                                                   2005.

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        Friday                          Documentary: The Joy of Painting
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Atromitos vs Panathinaikos 17.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Greek Bowling Championship 18.30
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           Tel. 210.776.1000            0.30 Documentary: Zinedine Zidane         Fugit, Billy Crudup, Frances                                                                                              8.00 Concert: Kronos Quartet & Kim-       22.00 NBA Basketball (R) 0.30 Vol-
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Television 11.00 Speech by ND Lead-     bel (R) 2.30 THE BOLD AND THE             Lee and Philip Seymour                                                                                                    Coast French Cooking 9.30 FILM:           Friendly
er Antonis Samaras 12.00 Greek Film     BEAUTIFUL (R)                                                                                                                                                       “THE BIG GREEN,” US, 1995, family
13.30 Greek Documentary 14.00
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16.30 Jonas (R) 17.00 THE YOUNG AND                                                                                                                                                                         Kennedy: My Life 15.00 I LOVE LUCY        NEWS 12.50 “MR TROOP MOM” 14.20
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19.00 Greek Show 20.00 Documen-         News 15.00 So Delicious (R) 16.00         1970s, reshapes his young life and molds him into the artist he will later become.                                        Kronos Quartet & Kimmo Pohjonen:          17.00 BURN NOTICE 17.50 “THE
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21.00 Greek Show (R) 22.00 LOST         Strangers (R) 18.00 My Adorable                                                                                                                                     Documentary 18.15 Documentary:            MAD on Novacinema 22.00 “NOT MY
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jours,” France/Portugal, 2006, dra-     20.00 News 21.00 Someone Else’s Life      stein 10.30 Tom & Jerry Kids Show         ment (R) 2.15 The Red Circle (R)        mentary: Blue Note: The Story of        Opera: Jean-Philippe Rameau’s “Les        WOLF 2.45 Adult Film
                                        21.45 50-50 (R) 22.45 Talk Dirty to Me    11.00 The New Woody Woodpecker                                                    Modern Jazz 22.00 News in sign lan-
ma with Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier
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                                        ANTHONY     BOURDAIN:        NO           12.30 News 13.30 Super Star 16.30                   Tel. 210.480.0000             sies” (Part 4) UK/Italy/Yugoslavia,     24.00 FILM: “BAD LIEUTENANT,” US,                  Tel. 0033-1.4418.5555
          Tel. 210.606.6000             RESERVATIONS (R) 2.00 Go (R)              News in sign language 16.45 Fotis &       6.00 Front Line 10.00 Skai Now          1988, Emir Kusturica drama 23.10 Le     1992, crime drama 1.40 Heimat             9.00 Le Journal de Radio-Canada
6.00 Morning Show 10.00 It’s Hap-                 ANTENNA                         Maria Live 18.45 HOUSE MD 19.45           13.00 Supernanny 14.00 Our Charly       Negociateur 0.40 News (R)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PRISMA+                        9.30 TiVi5Monde 10.30 Silence ca
                                                                                  News 21.00 FILM: “CATEGORY 6:             15.00 JAMIE’S MINISTRY OF FOOD
pening Now 12.00 News 13.00 We Live                Tel. 210.688.6100
                                                                                  DAY OF DESTRUCTION,” US, 2004, ac-        16.00 AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
                                                                                                                                                                          MAKEDONIA TV                                 Tel. 210.776.1000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pousse 11.00 Flash 11.05 Le plus
in Greece 15.00 News 16.00 Pre-                                                                                                                                                                                                                       grand musee du monde 11.30 Fiction
                                        6.00 The Glory of Greece (R) 7.00 Vod-    tion with Randy Quaid, Dianne Wiest                                                         Tel. 2310.504.300
Game Show 17.00 World Cup: Nether-                                                                                          17.00 HOW CLEAN IS YOUR HOUSE?                                                  13.00 Children’s Shows 15.00 News         12.30 Nec plus ultra 13.00 Flash 13.05
                                        ka with Orange Juice (R) 8.00 My          0.15 FILM: “POISON IVY: THE SECRET
lands vs Brazil 19.00 Post-Game                                                                                             17.30 Takeshi’s Castle 18.00 News in    10.00 Series 12.00 Telemarketing        15.05 Greek Film 16.30 Documentary:       Escapade gourmande 13.30 Docu-
                                        Sweetest Lie (R) 9.00 Kiss Your Frog      SOCIETY,” US/Canada, 2008, drama
Show 20.00 News 21.00 Pre-Game                                                                                              sign language / Eco News 19.05 Doc-     14.00 Latin American Series 15.00       Ultimate Journeys (R) 17.30 Docu-         mentaire: Patrimoine immateriel,
                                        (R) 10.00 Greek Series 11.00 Dream-       with Miriam McDonald 2.15 FILM: “DR
Show 21.30 World Cup: Uruguay vs                                                                                            umentary: The Most Extreme 20.10        Series 15.30 Telemarketing 18.30        mentary: The King of Calls (R) 18.00      chef-d’oeuvre de l’humanite 14.30 Le
                                        catcher (R) 12.00 (R) 13.00     ZHIVAGO,” US/Italy, 1965, romantic
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1.00 FILM: “THE STEPFORD                                                          drama with Omar Sharif, Julie Christie    20.45 Ellinophrenia 21.00 News / Eco    language 19.50 BIRTH STORIES 20.30      Mediterraneo (R) 19.30 Documentary:       Tout le monde a la plage 17.00
                                        Constantinos and Eleni (R) 15.30
HUSBANDS,” US, 1996, drama with         Hara’s (R) 16.50 WIPEOUT 17.50 News                    ALPHA                        News 22.00 Documentary: Ultimate        GREY’S ANATOMY 21.30 AMERICAN           All European 20.00 News 21.00             TV5Monde le journal 17.25 Questions
Donna Mills, Michael Ontkean            in sign language 18.00 DESPERATE                                                    Factories 23.00 CSI: NY 24.00 Docu-     IDOL 22.35 STARGATE: ATLANTIS           Eroica (R) 22.15 20th Century Selec-      pour un champion 18.00 Documen-
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McLEOD’S DAUGHTERS 9.30 Greek                                                     News 20.00 Cooking Show (R) 21.00         Session 15.00 Classical Music 16.00     10.30 Here and Now 12.00 Blah Blah                 Tel. 210.660.2100              23.35 Tout le monde a la plage 24.00
Documentary 10.30 Documentary: Be
                                                      STAR                        FILM: “ALMOST FAMOUS,” US, 2000,          Educational Television 17.00 News       15.30 News in sign language 15.45 Ex-   9.00 Premier League Soccer: Man-          TV5 Monde le journal 0.10 Le Journal
a Predator 11.30 Sports Show on the                Tel. 211.189.1000              comedy with Billy Crudup, Kate Hud-       17.30 Greek Show 18.00 Cultural         Press 18.00 That’s Life 18.45 Today     chester Utd vs Chelsea 11.00 Copa Lib-    de la TSR 0.35 TV5Monde le journal
World Cup 13.00 News 14.30              6.00 THE OFFICE: AN AMERICAN              son 23.15 FILM: “SLINGSHOT,” US,          Diary 19.00 Documentary: The Real       20.00 News 21.00 Greek Show 21.30       ertadores: Libertad vs Chivas Guadala-    Afrique 0.50 Fiction 2.35 Vie privee,
McLEOD’S DAUGHTERS 15.30 THE            WORKPLACE 6.45 Pokemon 7.15 Puc-          2005, crime drama with David Ar-          Merlin 20.00 BBC Documentary:           Greek Series 23.00 Light in the Tun-    jara 13.00 Super League Soccer: Aris      vie publique

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                                          20.00 True Scripts (R) 21.00 Lotto
                                          Draw 21.05 Music Program (R) 22.00        Bridge to Terabithia                                                                                                                        ALTER
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                                          News 23.15 Greek Film 0.30 FILM:
               July 3                     “THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE              Star – 21.00                                                                                                                   6.30 GENIE IN THE HOUSE 7.00 Chil-      9.00 American MLB 12.00 NOVA
                                          ZISSOU,” US, 2004, comedy adven-          Family fantasy adventure                                                                                                       dren’s Shows 12.30 Hit Parade 13.00     Mundial (R) 13.30 Cape Epic (R) 14.30
                                          ture with Bill Murray, Owen Wilson,       starring AnnaSophia Robb, Erin
                ET1                       Cate Blanchett 2.30 THE BOLD AND
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                                                                                    Annis, Josh Hutcherson, Robert                                                                                                 News 21.00 Lifestyle 22.30 LIPSTICK     bledon Tennis Tournament High-
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8.00 Educational Television 10.00
                                                                                    Patrick, Tyler Atfield and
Greek Documentary 10.30 Mediter-
                                                        MEGA                        Zooey Deschanel.
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raneo 11.00 Greek Documentary                        Tel. 210.690.3000
                                                                                    Two 11-year-old neighbors with                                                                                                              CINE+                      Wimbledon Women’s Finals
12.30 Greek Parliament 13.30 Greek        6.00 Greek Series 7.00 Mega Week-         few friends and not much of a                                                                                                             Tel. 210.776.1000
Documentary 14.30 Safety Belt (R)         end 10.00 Greek Show (R) 12.50 Me-                                                                                                                                       6.00 FILM: “BOMBARDIER,” US,
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                                                                                    social life invent a fantasy                                                                                                                                                      Tel. 210.660.2000
                                                                                    kingdom in the woodland behind                                                                                                 1943, war drama 7.50 Greek Docu-
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Vaughn 16.30 Greek Film 18.00             Rush (R) 16.50 The Red Room (R) 17.45     their homes, where the greatest                                                                                                THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A                Life” 8.30 “Slaves in Their Bonds”
Women’s European League Volleyball:       News 17.50 Sweet Alchemy (R) 18.50        adventures of their dreams can                                                                                                 WOMAN,” US, 1940, romantic drama        10.45 CINE NEWS 11.05 “THE
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League Volleyball: Greece vs Portu-       Playground (R) 22.30 The Twenty (R)                                                                                                                                      Christian Boltanski 12.00 FILM: “GONE   ENTOURAGE 15.35 NCIS 16.25
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of Images (R) 1.00 CRIMINAL               with Charlie O’Connell, Victoria Pratt,
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“Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch,”                                                                                        Greenwood, Nick Stahl 1.45 The            with John Wayne, Henry Fonda,             sai: The Rain Warriors,” France,        9.00 Le Journal de Radio-Canada 9.30
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US, 2005, dubbed animated adven-                                                                                               Tenth Commandment (R) 2.45 The            Shirley Temple 16.00 Cultural Diary       2004, drama 22.50 FILM: “GEORGE         Matiere grise 10.05 TiVi5Monde 11.55
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ture 15.00 News 16.00 Pre-Game            FILM: “DAREDEVIL,” US, 2003, fantasy                                                 Red Circle (R)                            17.00 Greek Show 19.00 Documen-           WASHINGTON,” US, 2000, drama            Deja vu 12.30 Acoustic 13.00 Flash
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                                                                                    US, 2007, fantasy adventure with Josh                 Tel. 210.480.0000                                                                   Tel. 210.776.1000
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                                                                                                   ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 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 travel along the urban section (i.e. from                                                                                                       TRANSPORT DISRUPTIONS
Magoula - Larissis Station - Plakentias station). ** Except for: Airport
Express Bus (X93, X94, X95, X96, X97); Bus E22 in Zone 2 from
“Varkiza” to “Saronida.”
                                                                                                                                                                     • Due to possible strike action, those with
                                                                                                                                                                     travel plans are advised to check ahead before
                                                                                                                                                                     setting out by calling the Tourist Police at 171.
Χ95 Syntagma -Airport                                                                                                                                                • The Nea Ionia-Neratziotissa section of the
                                                                                                                                                                     electric railway (ISAP) will be out of service on
       SYNTAGMA SQUARE                                                                                                                                               Friday, July 2. Passengers can use the X18 bus
       RIGILLIS ST                                                                                                                                                   • The Faliro-Thiseio and Ano Patissia-
                                                                                                                                                                     Neratziotissa sections on the the electric
       HILTON                                                                                                                                                        railway (ISAP) will be closed on Saturday and
                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday, July 3 and 4. Passengers between
       ILISIA                                                                                                                                                        Faliro and Thiseio can use the X19 bus line,
                                                                                                                                                                     while those traveling between Ano Patissia and
       MAVILI SQUARE                                                                                                                                                 Neratziotissa can use line X17.
                                                                                                                                                                     • Starting Monday, July 5, southbound trains
       GALAXIAS CINEMA                                                                                                                                               (toward Piraeus) will not stop at Perissos and
                                                                                                                                                                     Pefkakia stations on the electric railway (ISAP).
       ZAGORA                                                                                                                                                        • The northbound platform of Kallithea station
                                                                                                                                                                     (toward Kifissia) on the electric railway (ISAP) is
                                                                                                                                                                     currently out of service but will reopen on
       ETHNIKI AMYNA STATION                                                                                                                                         Monday, July 5.
                                                                                                                                                                     • The Irini-Neratziotissa section of the electric
       7TH HOLARGOU                                                                                                                                                  railway (ISAP) is out of service. Passengers can
                                                                                                                                                                     use the X16 bus line.








       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’)
                                                                           • Check to see if you are entitled to a reduced fare and always ensure that you hold the correct ticket for your destination.
Airport - Piraeus Port (connection with ferry routes and Metro             • Before proceeding to the platforms for boarding, validate your ticket at a ticket validating machine.
Line 1)                                                                    • Authorized metro employees carry out inspections. If a passenger is found to be traveling without a valid ticket, pass or travel card, a penalty
• X97 Dafni Metro Station - Athens International Airport                   fare 60 times the price of the ticket is imposed.
(average travel time 70’). Airport - Dafni Metro Station                   • Validate your ticket once at the station of your first boarding and hold on to it until leaving the station at your destination.
                                                                                      ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

                                                                                         AROUND GREECE
                                                                                          BY HARIS ARGYROPOULOS

                                                                                                               & DIVERSIONS
                                                                                                               Gifts                          Myconos
                                                                                                               Scuba diving                   Beaches for all tastes
                                                                                                               Experiential gifts are part
                                                                                                               of a fast-growing domain
                                                                                                               in the services industry
                                                                                                               worldwide, allowing the
   Ancient Knossos                                                                                             recipient, instead of
                                                                                                               tangible objects, to enjoy a
   According to mythology, Zeus, the                                                                           luxurious experience
   father of the gods, deceived Europa, a                                                                      ranging from skydiving
   beautiful princess, by appearing as a                                                                       and scuba diving to
   handsome bull and abducting her to                                                                          cooking lessons and spa
   Crete (a scene depicted on the Greek 2-                                                                     services.
   euro coin).                                                                                                 E-shop,
   The fruit of their love was King Minos,                                                                     which has pioneered the
   the first Greek ruler of the seas and                                                                       idea in Greece and makes
   lawmaker who founded the first                                                                              bookings for an amazingly
   civilization on the continent named                                                                         wide range of options,
   after his mother.
   Knossos, whose sprawling ruins are
                                                 Kea                                                           guarantees that the

   situated 5 kilometers southeast of
   Iraklio, was the center of the Minoan         Walking trails
   civilization and remained one of Crete’s                                                                                                   Cosmopolitan Myconos is well known for the great number
   most important cities from about 2000         Kea, the westernmost of the Cycladic islands, has a wide                                     of golden sandy beaches and azure waters along its 89-
   BC up to the 5th century AD.                  network of mostly stone-paved old trails and footpaths,                                      kilometer coastline.
   The congested road leading to Knossos         totaling about 36 kilometers. Twelve well-signposted                                         The variety of beaches is a given but finding a quiet one
   is not the best introduction to the site.     trails of varying distances make Kea a walkers’ haven.                                       probably requires your own transportation. For the busy
   Visitors need patience and imagination        A couple of hiking trails reach Karthea, on the                                              ones, such as Paradise and Super Paradise, both popular
   to fully appreciate the significance of       southeastern coast – one of Kea’s four ancient cities –                                      with nudists, as well as Elia and Ornos, there are regular
   the place which is visited by thousands       which has a superb beach and the ruins of two ancient                                        buses and boats from Hora, the port village, but you can
   of tourists. The palace of King Minos,        temples in a wonderful setting. These trails are actually                                    also hire a taxi (though a rather expensive option) or rent a
   who spoke with Zeus and determined            the only access routes to Karthea by land, in one of the                                     car or motorcycle.
   the fortunes of the world, has some           island’s least spoiled parts.                                                                Even though the island’s road network is satisfactory,
   amazing characteristics which are             The most scenic trail starts from Ioulida, the island’s                                      minor accidents are not unusual in the summer due to
   usually overlooked. This complex of           capital in the central northern part, and reaches the                                        speeding drivers. Another common problem near most
   22,000 square meters, 1,500 rooms and         Chapel of Aghios Athanasios, 45 minutes away, across                                         beaches in the high season is finding a place to park.
   five floors in places, was a joy-filled       the hinterland and a long paved road section. The route,                                     One of the lesser-known organized beaches, and with a
   place. It had no fortications and no walls    downhill and with wide sea views, follows the ancient                                        wide range of watersports facilities, is Agrari, near Elia and
   but it had an underground labyrinth.          Ioulida-Karthea trail, alongside the slopes of Mount                                         10 km from Hora. To get there, either take the bus from
   The palace was bright, cool in the            Kafkasos. As you descend the Kalamitsi gorge, with a                                         Platy Gialos or take a water taxi.
   summer and warm in the winter. It had         view of Kythnos island to the south, the hilly range of                                      Kapari is a relatively quiet beach by Myconos standards, 5
   a narrow alabaster throne – quite             Vigla emerges, with the Chapel of Panaghia                                                   kilometers south of Hora, but has been attracting fair
   uncomfortable – for the king but              Myrtidiotissa and the archaeological site of Karthea. The     charges are not higher         crowds in recent years. With fine sand and surrounded by
   opulent bedrooms, splendid spaces for         site, overlooking two fine beaches, is made up of the         than those of the service      rocks, no facilities are offered so you will have to provide
   symposiums but also dark and                  ruins of two ancient temples, to Pythian Apollo and           providers themselves.          for your own comfort. It faces the ancient holy island of
   awesome corridors. It was also a place        Athena – the oldest known Doric temple in the Cyclades –      An experience especially       Delos.
   with happy, spoiled, handsome men and         and the walls of the ancient city. A dip in the sea –         suitable for this time of      Ftelia, 9 kilometers from Hora on the island’s northern
   women in amazing garb. All this we            definitely with goggles for underwater exploration – is       year is the Open Water         coast, is also not organized and one of the least crowded. It
   know from the frescoes found on the           rewarding after negotiating the trail.                        Diver program, drawn up        is, however, exposed to frequent northerly winds, which
   site, which, along with a multitude of        A recommended return route, amply cool and shaded, is         by the internationally         makes it ideal for windsurfing – occasionally hosting
   other works of exceptional art such as        to the village of Stavroudaki. The uphill stone-paved         recognized Professional        competitions.
   vessels, utensils, figurines and the          footpath, starting at the chapel to the right of the          Association of Diving
   archive of the tablets in Linear B script,    archaeological site, traverses magical scenery with thick     Instructors (PADI) and
   are kept in the Iraklio Archaeological        riverside vegetation. After crossing the Vathypotamos         which leads to scuba-
   Museum. Copies of the frescoes are            spring, the final uphill stretch, with sparser vegetation,    diving certification.
   exhibited in a sheltered room on the          leads to Stavroudaki.                                         The program, which lasts
   first floor of the partly restored palace –                                                                 four or five days, includes
   the work of archaeologist Sir Arthur                                                                        complete theoretical and
   Evans in the early 20th century. Equally                                                                    practical instruction by
   as impressive as the frescoes were the                                                                      experienced teachers, with
   evidently advanced architectural and                                                                        diving both off the coast
   engineering skills of the Minoans.                                                                          and in the open sea, up to
   Knossos resisted a Roman conquest                                                                           depths of 18 meters.
   (2nd-1st century BC) and lost its leading                                                                   The instruction center is
   position on Crete in favor of Gortyn, to                                                                    located in Aghia Marina,
   the south, being reduced to the status of                                                                   Lagonisi, some 40
   a colony. Today it is a village of merely                                                                   kilometers south of
   400 inhabitants.                                                                                            Athens, and the cost of the
                                                                                                               program is 405 euros.
                                                                                                                     Tel. 210.2721040,
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                                                                                          ATHENSPLUS • FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010


Crete’s beating heart
                                                 The capital city of Greece’s largest island offers
                                                 the ideal introduction to four millennia of history

The history of Iraklio, capital of Crete
and Greece’s fifth-largest city, is telling
of its location’s geopolitical impor-                                                                                                                                        ic and cultural life, bearing all the hall-
tance, as it lies approximately in the                                                                                                                                       marks of its long history. Its airport is
middle of the island’s northern coast-                                                                                                                                       the second busiest in Greece after that
line.                                                                                                                                                                        of Athens, mainly on account of the
   Even though there is no archaeo-                                                                                                                                          charter flights that disgorge hun-
logical evidence, it may have served                                                                                                                                         dreds of thousands of tourists who
as a port for nearby Knossos, the is-                                                                                                                                        flock to the district’s long tourist belt,
land’s largest population center in Mi-                                                                                                                                      which takes in almost the entire
noan times, and as far back as 2000 BC.                                                                                                                                      coastline but is mainly concentrated
   The first historical reference to the                                                                                                                                     to the east of the city.
location as “Herakleion” was by the                                                                                                                                             To be sure, except for historical ex-
2nd century AD astronomer Ptolemy.                                                                                                                                           ploration, Iraklio is not a place visitors
A fortified Byzantine settlement in the                                                                                                                                      travel to as a destination in itself. In
6th century went by the name of Kas-                                                                                                                                         this respect, it is much like Athens,
tro. Andalusian Arab pirates who in-                                                                                                                                         which it resembles both in the array
vaded in 824 were the first to estab-                                                                                                                                        of monuments, its anarchic postwar
lish it as a city proper, making it the                                                                                                                                      development, the congestion and the
capital of an emirate and building a                                                                                                                                         lack of green spaces – but on a much
strong fort named Rabdh el Khandaq                                                                                                                                           smaller scale. In recent years, Iraklio
(hence the Greek name Handakas). The                                                                                                                                         has made serious and evidently fruit-
Byzantines retook the city after a                                                                                                                                           ful efforts to upgrade and highlight its
prolonged siege in 961 and sold it to                                                                                                                                        heritage, and large parts of the center
the Venetians in 1204 as part of a deal                                                                                                                                      are a pleasure to walk around.
that included the restoration by the                                                                                                                                            Loggia, the city’s most elegant
Crusaders of the deposed Byzantine                                                                                                                                           Venetian building, was for centuries
emperor. The Venetians built huge for-                                                                                                                                       the seat of government and today
tifications with walls up to 40 meters        Prized possession                                                                                                              houses City Hall. It acquired its final
thick. Most are still in place. The city      The Ottomans besieged the city                                                                                                 form in the 17th century and re-
was named Candia and Crete the                in 1645 but it took them an                                                                                                    ceived the top Europa Nostra award
“Kingdom of Candia.” At the end of the                                                                                                                                       in 1987 as the EU’s best-preserved and
                                              entire 24 years to conquer it –
16th century, as the Venetians’ most                                                                                                                                         restored monument.
important naval base in the east,
                                              the longest siege in history                                                                                                      Perhaps the Cretan capital’s best-
Candia was known as the “Venice of                                                                                                                                           known hallmark, however, is the
the East.”                                                                                                                                                                   17th-century fountain with the sculpt-
   To consolidate their rule, the Vene-                                                                                                                                      ed lions complex (Liontaria), in the
tians resettled families from Venice on                                                                                                                                      square across from Loggia. It is a pleas-
the island. The coexistence of two dif-                                                                                                                                      ant place to sit and enjoy a coffee with
ferent cultures and the influence of the                                                                                                                                     a “bougatsa” (cream pie) from Kirkor
Italian Renaissance eventually led to                                                                                                                                        or Salkintzis, two specialist shops.
a flourishing of the arts and letters on                                                                                                                                        The list of sights in Iraklio center is
Crete in general and accounts for the                                                                                                                                        long, requiring the best part of two
considerable number of words of Ital-                                                                                                                                        days. They include the 1239 Basilica
ian origin in the local dialect.                                                                                                                                             of Aghios Markos – now a municipal
   The artists of the Cretan School,                                                                                                                                         gallery – and the Monastery of Aghia
which became the central force in                                                                                                                                            Ekaterini – the medieval university
Greek painting during the 15th, 16th                                                                                                                                         where many European philosophers,
and 17th centuries, developed a par-                                                                                                                                         artists and writers studied and which
ticular style under the influence of both                                                                                                                                    houses a superb collection of Cretan
Eastern and Western artistic tradi-           Where to stay                             Where to eat                               What to see & do                          iconography. The highlight of inter-
tions. The most famous product of the         Area phone code: 2810. Atrion             Kyriakos (53 Dimokratias, tel              The History Museum of Crete houses        est is the Archaeological Museum,
school was El Greco, born Domenikos           (tel 246.000,, modern,     224.649), excellent mainstream Greek       numerous treasures dating to early        which requires at least three hours.
Theotokopoulos in Iraklio in 1541.            elegant and friendly hotel near the old   dishes, considered part of the city’s      Christian times (tel 283.219); the           Visitors can also admire the sculpt-
   The Ottomans besieged the city in          port; Capsis Astoria (tel 343.080,        tradition, closed Sundays; Erganos         Cathedral of Aghios Minas; Natural        ed lions of St Mark which adorn the
1645 but it took them 24 years to con-, comfortable,        (5 Georgiadi, Oasi, tel 285.629), old      History Museum, with excellent            entrance to the Venetian fort and, from
quer it – the longest siege in history.       classic hotel for tourists and            house with veranda, plenty of Cretan       reproductions of natural habitats and     the walls, enjoy panoramic views of
In the final phase of the blockade,           professionals, views over the square      specialities; Loukoulos (5 Korai, tel      photos (tel 324.711); Cretaquarium,       the sea and coast, the city and peren-
which lasted 22 months, an estimat-           or the old city; Aquila Atlantis (tel     224.435), in a beautifully restored        Greece’s finest, 14 km east of Iraklio    nially snow-capped Mt Psiloritis in the
ed 140,000 attackers, defenders and           229.103,, near      mansion, one of the best for               (tel 337.788,;       background. Below the Martinengo
local population perished. The Ot-            the old port and the central square,      Mediterranean cuisine; Parasies            the Museum of the Battle of Crete and     bastion, on the south side, is the
toman administration ended in 1898            comfortable rooms with modern             (History Museum Sq, tel 225.009),          National Resistance (tel 346.554); the    tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, perhaps
and Crete joined free Greece in 1913.         decor, three suites with jacuzzi; Lato    Cretan grill on the square, reservations   new Nikos Kazantzakis Museum will be      Greece’s most translated 20th-centu-
   Today, Iraklio (population 142,000,        (tel 228.103,, modern        advisable, closed Monday lunchtime;        inaugurated Saturday, July 3, at 7 p.m.   ry writer and philosopher. “I hope for
according to the 2001 census) re-             boutique hotel on a quiet street with     Giakoumis (Agora, Grousouzadika),          in his native village of Myrtia, 15 km    nothing, I fear nothing, I am free,”
mains the center of Crete’s econom-           views of the Venetian fort.               well known for its lamb chops.             from Iraklio (tel 741.689).               reads a quote by him on an inscription.

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             DOCTORS                             e-mail, www.e-met-
                                                                                               view, jacuzzi, roof garden, living room with     (HT8727)                               (HT8732)                  VOULA, S. SAKALIDOU, unique 300 sq.m.
                                                                                               fireplace, kitchen with electrical appliances,                                                                                                  maisonette, great location, brand-new,
DERMATOLOGIST / DERMATOLOGICAL                                                                                                                  KIFISSIA, close to ISAP electric railway sta-   VOULA, fully furnished small house, 80
                                                                                               wooden floors, 3 bedrooms (1 master), of-                                                                                                       minimalist, modern architecture, amazing
SURGEON, Dr Lambiris, consultant at              GLYFADA, S. SAKALIDOU, amazing entire-                                                         tion, 230 sq.m. townhouse, available fur-       sq.m. with own 350 sq.m. garden, 200 m
                                                                                               fice, independent heating, 2 parking                                                                                                            sea and park view, 3 master bedrooms,
Princess Grace Hospital, London, now in          floor apartment, 190 sq.m., 1st floor,                                                         nished or unfurnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath-      from beach, very private, 2 bedrooms, 950
                                                                                               spaces, storage. Code: 4949. Real Estate                                                                                                        modern kitchen, garden and elevator,
Kifissia, Athens. Tel. 210.801.9908,             close to park, living room with fireplace,                                                     rooms, fireplace, large veranda, big gar-       euros. Call owner at 6945.593.070. (HT8615)
                                                 4 bedrooms (1 master), independent            Sakalidou, tel 210.894.4949, 6932.442.111,                                                                                                      fireplace, parking, independent heating, (HT8411)                                                                                                                      den, garage, 1,700 euros, negotiable.
                                                 heating, garage and storage. Code: 5658.      e-mail, www.sakali-                                                            VOULA (ANO), modern 185 sq.m.                  a/c. Code: 3960. Tel. 210.894.4949,
                                                                                                                                                Code: N-5728. NIMA PROPERTIES, tel
                  JOBS                           Tel. 210. 894.4949, 6932.442.111, e-mail: (HT8717)
                                                                                                                                      , 6947.776.828 e-mail in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                maisonette, 2 levels, elevator, 3 bed-         6932.442.111, e-mail,
                                       ,                                                                                                            rooms, master, maid’s rooms with bath-
PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY services                                                             GLYFADA, S. SAKALIDOU, amazing, mod-    (HT8665)
offered by experienced professionals,            (HT8725)                                      ern, brand-new ground-floor maisonette,                                                          room, swimming pool, garden, 3 bath-           VOULA, S. SAKALIDOU, 3rd-floor 110
                                                                                                                                                KOLONAKI, luxurious apartment, fully ren-       rooms, WC, a/c, alarm, parking. Code: 522.     sq.m. apartment, living room with fireplace,
fluent in English. On-location as well as stu-   GLYFADA, S. SAKALIDOU, amazing 190            210 sq.m., close to the center, 4 bedrooms,
                                                                                                                                                ovated, in a quiet and green area, 80 sq.m.,    BLUE BROWN, tel 210.894.8048,                  huge kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom,
dio assignments welcome. Tel.                    sq.m. maisonette, 2nd-3rd floor, beauti-      3 bathrooms, private swimming pool and
6945.541.580, 210.701.4197, www.irispho-                                                                                                        3rd floor. KONSTANDOPOULOU FOTINI , tel         6936.745.053, e-mail,        WC, solar water heater, independent heat-
                                                 ful sea view, living room with fireplace, 3   garden, independent heating, security (HT8710)                                                                                                                                  210.981.3056, 6970.835.588,    (HT8729)                      ing, basement storage and parking. Code:
                                                 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, WC, roof garden,       system. Tel. 210.894.4949, 6932.442.111,
                                                                                                                                       (HT8734)                                                                        5675. Tel. 210.894.4949, 6932.442.111, e-
             LAWYERS                             wooden floors, elevator, a/c, solar water     e-mail, www.sakali-                                                            VOULA, S. SAKALIDOU, amazing 2nd-
                                                 heater, boiler, 2 parking spaces, storage (HT8716)                                  KOLONAKI, METS, Nea Smyrni, Faliro,             floor apartment, 200 sq.m., huge living
MATTHEW A. PEPONAS English-speaking                                                                                                             unique furnished and unfurnished apart-                                                        (HT8724)
                                                 room. Code: 829. Tel. 210.894.4949,           KAVOURI, S. SAKALIDOU, nice 215 sq.m.                                                            room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms (1 mas-
lawyer specializing in immigration, prop-                                                                                                       ments. METROPOLITAN Real Estate
                                                 6932.442.111, e-mail,       maisonette, amazing sea view, huge liv-                                                          ter), fully equipped kitchen, independent      VOULA, S. SAKALIDOU, ground-floor 400
erty management, inheritance, wills. Tel.                                                                                                       Agency, tel 210.722.1031, fax 210.721.1606,
                                        (HT8721)                     ing room with fireplace, kitchen, 2 bath-                                                        heating, security system, garage, also         sq.m. maisonette on two levels, beautiful,                    e-mail
                                                                                                                                                e-mail, www.e-met-            available furnished. Code: 345. Tel.           swimming pool and garden, living room (HT8481)                        GLYFADA (GOLF), amazing, brand-new, 220       rooms, independent heating, garage,
                                                                                                                                       (HT8538)                           210.894.4949, 6932.442.111, e-mail             with fireplace, 4 bedrooms (1 master), 3
       OFFICES FOR RENT                          sq.m. 2-level maisonette, independent         storage. Code: 5661. Tel. 210.894.4949,
                                                                                                                                                LAGONISI, SARONIDA, unique furnished  ,            bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, inde-
                                                 swimming pool and garden, 3 bedrooms          6932.442.111, e-mail,
GLYFADA, VOULA, Elliniko, Syngrou Ave,                                                                                                          and unfurnished apartments and houses.          (HT8723)                                       pendent heating, storage, garage. Code:
                                                 (1 master), playroom, 3 bathrooms, WC, 2 (HT8726)
unique offices and entire buildings.                                                                                                            METROPOLITAN Real Estate Agency, tel                                                           344. Tel. 210.894.4949, 6932.442.111, e-
                                                 kitchens, huge living room with fireplace,                                                                                                     VOULA, S. SAKALIDOU, brand-new 2nd-
METROPOLITAN REAL ESTATE AGENCY, tel                                                           KAVOURI, great 220 sq.m. maisonette, on                                                                                                         mail,
                                                 independent heating, basement garage                                                           210.722.1031, fax 210.721.1606, e-mail ba-      floor apartment, minimalist design, in a
210.722.1031, fax 210.721.1606, e-mail ba-                                                     3 levels, in the best location, amazing views                                                                                                   (HT8722)
                                                 and storage. Code: 4950. Real Estate                                                 ,          nice area, sea view, living room with fire-,                                                         of sea and greenery, 3 bedrooms (1 mas-
                                                 Sakalidou, tel 210.8944.949, 6932.442.111,                                                     (HT8539)
                                                                                                                                                                                                place, 3 bedrooms (1 master with dress-        VOULIAGMENI, S. SAKALIDOU, unique,
(HT8541)                                                                                       ter), maid’s room, 2 bathrooms, WC, large
                                                 e-mail, www.sakali-                                                                                                          ing room), wooden floors, 2 parking            brand-new 280 sq.m. maisonette, 3rd-4th
                                                                                               roof garden, fireplace, alarm, a/c, park-        PALAIO FALIRO, ALIMOS, 120 sq.m., 220
REAL ESTATE FOR RENT                    (HT8718)
                                                                                               ing, storage room. Code: 577. BLUE BROWN,        sq.m., swimming pool, 90 sq.m., 150             spaces, basement storage. Code: 4108. Tel.     floor, beautiful sea view, huge living room
                                                                                                                                                                                                210.894.4949, 6932.442.111, e-mail             with fireplace, modern and fully equipped
AGHIA PARASKEVI apartments, fur-                 GLYFADA, amazing, brand-new, 3rd-floor        tel. 210.894.8048, 6936.745.053, e-mail          sq.m., furnished. KONSTANTOPOULOU
                                                                                                                                                                                      , (HT8719)   kitchen, 4 bedrooms (2 masters), wood-
nished, garage: a) 120 sq.m., 150 sq.m.; b)      apartment, 170 sq.m., with great sea,              FOTINI, tel 210.981.3056, 6970.835.588,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               en floors, 2 bathrooms, private swimming
Maroussi, 150 sq.m., 100 sq.m., garage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pool and roof garden, 2 parking spaces,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               storage. Code: 3031. Tel. 210.894.4949,
210.981.3056, 6970.835.588,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6932.442.111, e-mail, (HT8731)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               VOULIAGMENI, S. SAKALIDOU, brand-
ly furnished apartment, living room, din-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               new, minimal maisonette, 140 sq.m., in the
ing room, bedroom, a/c, washing machine,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               best area, sea view, swimming pool, 3 bed-
Internet, telephone. Call 210.643.2419.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               rooms, master, fireplace, a/c, wooden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               floors, storage, garage in the basement.
EKALI, new, minimalist 370 sq.m. town-                                                                                                                                                                                                         Code: 5491. Tel. 210.894.4949,
house, big garden, 4-5 bedrooms, 3 bath-                                                                                                                                                                                                       6932.442.111, e-mail,
rooms, possibility for swimming pool.                                                                                                                                                                                                 (HT8714)
Code: N-11374. NIMA PROPERTIES, tel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               VOULIAGMENI, 160 sq.m. top-floor apart-, 6947.776.828, e-mail in- (HT8666)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ment, amazing sea view, luxurious, gar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               den, swimming pool, BBQ, 3 bedrooms,
ELLINIKO (KATO): a) top-floor 280 sq.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                        master, a/c, alarm, parking, storage room.
maisonette, luxurious, 5 bedrooms, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                           Code: 540. BLUE BROWN, tel
bathrooms, WC, large living room and                                                                                                                                                                                                           210.894.8048, 6936.745.053, e-mail in-
kitchen, view, swimming pool, BBQ, in a                                                                                                                                                                                              ,
great quiet area; b) 135 sq.m., 3 bedrooms                                                                                                                                                                                                     (HT8728)
(1 master), luxurious, parking, swimming
pool, full extras. Codes: 579 and 578. BLUE                                                                                                                                                                                                    YOUR OFFICE in Athens, in the most pres-
BROWN, tel 210.894.8048, 6936.745.053,                                                                                                                                                                                                         tigious location on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue
e-mail,                                                                                                                                                                                                            in Kolonaki, next to the German and Bri- (HT8730)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tish embassies: We offer 20 sq.m. rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and our Greek personnel who speak
GLYFADA, 180 sq.m., brand-new, 4 bed-                                                                                                                                                                                                          French, English and Arabic will assist you
rooms, near golf course, 300 sq.m. house,                                                                                                                                                                                                      in secretarial work, telephones, fax and
120 sq.m., furnished, Voula, top floor, 260                                                                                                                                                                                                    electronic mail. All utilities included (heat-
sq.m., sea view, 3 bedrooms (1 master), roof                                                                                                                                                                                                   ing, a/c, electricity etc). For details, please
garden, 3 garages, Vouliagmeni houses,                                                                                                                                                                                                         contact Mrs Irini at (+30)210.724.8692,
350 sq.m., garden. KONSTANTOPOULOU,                                                                                                                                                                                                            (+30)210.724.8693 mornings, and Mr
tel 210.981.3056, 6977.706.019,                                                                                                                                                                                                        Christos at (+30)6945.988.882 after- (HT8733)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        noons. (HT8452)
GLYFADA, S. SAKALIDOU, 24 Aristeidou,                                                                                                                                                                                                           REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
amazing 110 sq.m. apartment, 3rd floor,
on a 4,000 sq.m. plot of land, huge living                                                                                  PLACE A CLASSIFIED                                                                                                 AEGINA (MARATHONA),2-floor house with
room, 3 bedrooms, independent heating,                                                                                                                                                                                                         basement, 140 sq.m., unfinished flooring,
garage and storage. Code: 5571. Tel.                                                                                                                                                                                                           closets and kitchen/bathroom fittings, ex-
210.894.4949, 6932.442.111, e-mail                                                                                                                                                                                                             cellent construction, built in 2008, out-, (HT8713)                        Telephone 210.480.8165-7                                                                   E-mail                                                                          standing sea view, 5 mins from two of Aegi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               na’s best sandy beaches. No agents in-
GLYFADA, S. SAKALIDOU, amazing, mod-
                                                                    Fax 210.480.8168-9                                                                                                                 volved. Tel. 6945.912.574, e-mail n.sake-
ern apartment, 110 sq.m., minimalist, 2                                                                                                                                                                                               (HT8667)
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, modern kitchen,
electrical appliances, parking, storage.                                                                                                                                                                                                       GLYFADA, VOULA, VOULIAGMENI, Lago-
Code: 4998. Tel. 210.894.4949,                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nisi, Saronida, unique houses, apart-
6932.442.111, e-mail,                                                                                                                                                                                                        ments and plots. METROPOLITAN REAL (HT8712)
                                                                                                                                                             Classified                                                                        ESTATE AGENCY, tel 210.722.1031, fax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               210.721.1606, e-mail,
Pavlou St, unique, luxurious brand-new
apartment, 200 sq.m., amazing sea view,                     Classified rates                                                                                 box rates                                                                                    SUMMER HOME
huge living room and balcony, 3 bedrooms,                                                                                                                                                                                                                   RENTALS
2 bathrooms, WC, 1 parking space in the                     10 euros for first 15 words,                                                                     15 euros per centimeter                                                           PAROS,luxury stone-built villas, 5/4/3 bed-
basement. Code: 5217. Tel. 210.894.4949,                                                                                                                                                                                                       rooms, best location on the island, only 50
6932.442.111, e-mail,                     0.20 euros for each                                                                              (excluding taxes)                                                                 m from unique, windless sandy beach with (HT8711)                                                                                                                                                                                                                      turquoise waters, private spa, private
                                                            additional word                                                                                  Frequency discounts                                                               pool, jacuzzi, pool bar, BBQ, traditional
furnished and unfurnished apartments and                                                                                                                     are available.                                                                    oven. Tel +30-6944.563.063, info@myth-
houses. METROPOLITAN Real Estate
Agency, tel 210.722.1031, fax 210.721.1606,                                                                                                                                                                                                    (HT7867)

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                                                                            FERRYDEPARTURES                                                                                                                                                                               DUTYHOSPITALS
                                                   Rhodes KRITI 1 / KRITI 2 9.00, 21.00               ADAMANTIOS KORAIS 16.30 Kythnos,                     Kissamos ADAMANTIOS KORAIS16.30                                                                                                         Sismanogleio .................................(210.803.9911)
          FROM PIRAEUS                                                                                                                                                                                                                 IKA (SOCIAL SECURITY
                                                   Iraklio KNOSSOS PALACE / FESTOS                    Serifos, Sifnos, Milos NISOS RHODES                  Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos
 (Harbor master tel 210.414.7800)
                                                   PALACE 11.00, 22.00 Iraklio                        18.00 Paros, Kos, Rhodes BLUE STAR                   SUPERFAST XII 15.00 Iraklio NISOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FOUNDATION)                                             Elena Venizelou .............................(210.643.2221)
For daily sailings to Aegina, Hydra,                                                                                                                                                                                         Athens 210.646.7811, Piraeus 210.413.1280                             Aglaia Kyriakou Children’s ..........(210.772.6000)
                                                   ELYROS/LATO 12.00, 21.30 Hania                     1 / BLUE STAR 2 19.00 Syros, Patmos,                 RHODES 18.00 Paros, Kos, Rhodes
Poros or Spetses, call                             ADAMANTIOS KORAIS 16.30 Kythnos,                   Leros, Kos, Rhodes MYTILENE 19.00                    DIAGORAS 18.00 Paros, Naxos, Astyp-          AIRPORTS                                    FIRST AID                                      Children’s Psychiatric ...................(22940.72350)
210.412.5250; for Aegina only,                     Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos, Milos NISOS              Chios, MytileneV. KORNAROS19.30 Mi-                  alaia, Kalymnos, Kos, Nisyros, Tilos,                             Emergency Hospitals: (Athens) 1434 (recording)                                    SATURDAY PIRAEUS
call 210.412.6181.                                                                                                                                                                                        International
                                                   CHIOS 17.30 Chios, Mytilene NISOS                  los, Folegandros, Sikinos, Ios, Santori-             Rhodes BLUE STAR 1 / BLUE STAR 2                  Athens          Ambulance Service: 166                                                Tzaneio ............................................(210.451.9411)
                 FRIDAY                            MYCONOS21.30 Syros, Myconos, Aghios                ni, Anafi ELYROS/LATO 21.00 Hania                    19.00 Syros, Patmos, Leros, Kos, Rhodes      +30 210.353.0000                     FRIDAY ATHENS                                         Metaxa ..........................................(210.428.4444)
HIGHSPEED 57.15 Syros, Tinos, Myconos              Kirykos, Fournoi, Karlovasi, Vathi BLUE            KRITI 1 / KRITI 2 21.00 Iraklio NISOS                MYTILENE 19.00 Chios, Mytilene KRITI               Iraklio        Ippocrateio ..............................(210.748.3770-93)           Asclepieio Voulas ..........................(210.895.8301)
16.30 Paros, Naxos AGHIOS GEORGIOS                 STAR 1 / BLUE STAR 2 23.55 Katapola,               MYCONOS 21.30 Syros, Myconos, Evdi-                  1 / KRITI 2 21.00 Iraklio ELYROS/LATO        +30 2810.397.800                                                                           Geniko Kratiko Nikaias .................(213.207.7000)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Andreas Syngros ........................(210.726.5100-1)
7.25 Serifos, Sifnos, Folegandros, Siki-           Patmos, Leros, Kos, Rhodes                         los, Karlovasi, Vathi KNOSSOS PALACE                 21.00 HaniaNISOS MYCONOS 21.30 Sy-                                                                                                                      SUNDAY ATHENS
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cephalonia        KAT ................................................(210.628.0000)
nos, Ios, Santorini 14.55 Kythnos, Ser-                             SUNDAY                            / FESTOS PALACE 22.00 Iraklio                        ros, Myconos, Evdilos, Karlovasi, Vathi      +30 26710.29900      Evangelismos ................................(210.720.1000)           Geniko Athinon .............................(210.776.8000)
ifos, Sifnos, Milos, Kimolos SUPERJET              HIGHSPEED 57.15 Syros, Tinos, Myconos                    TUESDAY                                        PREVELIS / IERAPETRA L. 23.59 San-                   Kos          Sotiria ...........................................(210.777.8611-9)   Constantopouleio Aghia Olga .......(210.277.6612)
7.25 Milos, Folegandros, Santorini, Nax-           16.30 Paros, Naxos AGHIOS GEORGIOS HIGHSPEED 57.15 Syros, Tinos, Myconos                                torini, Anafi, Kasos, Karpathos, Di-         +30 22420.56000      Geniko Athinon .............................(210.776.8000)            Aghios Savvas ..............................(210.640.9000)
os, Koufonisi, Amorgos BLUE STAR                   7.25 Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos, 16.30 Paros, Naxos AGHIOS GEORGIOS                              afani, Halki, Rhodes
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rhodes                                                                                Andreas Syngros ........................(210.726.5100-1)
PAROS / BLUE STAR NAXOS 7.25 Paros,                Amorgos SUPERJET 7.25 Milos, Fole- 7.25 Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos                                             THURSDAY                                              Elena Venizelou .............................(210.643.2221)
Naxos, Santorini17.30 Paros, Naxos, Irak-                                                                                                                                                               +30 22410.88700                                                                            Sotiria ...........................................(210.777.8611-9)
                                                   gandros, Santorini, Naxos, Koufonisi, SUPERJET 7.25 Milos, Folegandros,                                 HIGHSPEED 57.15 Syros, Tinos, Myconos                             Aghia Sophia Children’s .................(210.777.1612)
leia, Schinousa, Koufonisi, Katapola                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               KAT ................................................(210.628.0000)
                                                   Amorgos BLUE STAR NAXOS / BLUE Santorini, Naxos, Koufonisi, Amorgos                                     16.30 Paros, Naxos AGHIOS GEORGIOS                 Samos          Children’s Psychiatric ...................(22940.72350)
HIGHSPEED 4 7.30 Paros, Naxos 17.15                                                                                                                                                                     +30 22730.87800                                                                            Aiginiteio .......................................(210.728.9500)
                                                   STAR PAROS 7.25 Paros, Naxos, Donousa BLUE STAR PAROS / BLUE STAR NAXOS                                 7.25 Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos                                             FRIDAY PIRAEUS                                         Evangelismos ................................(210.720.1000)
Syros, Myconos, Tinos BLUE STAR                                                                                                                            SUPERJET7.25 Milos, Folegandros, San-          Thessaloniki
                                                   17.30 Syros, Paros, Naxos, Irakleia, 7.25 Paros, Naxos, Santorini 17.30 Syros,                                                                                            Asclepieio Voulas ..........................(210.895.8301)            Elena Venizelou .............................(210.643.2221)
ITHAKI 7.35 Syros, Tinos, Myconos                                                                                                                          torini, Naxos, Koufonisi, Amorgos BLUE       +30 2310.985.000
                                                   Schinousa, Koufonisi, Katapola Paros, Naxos, Donousa, Aigiali, Astyp-                                                                                                     Thriasio Elefsinas ..........................(210.553.4200)           Alexandra .......................................(210.775.0432)
SPEEDRUNNER 4 8.00 Serifos, Sifnos,                                                                                                                        STAR PAROS / BLUE STAR NAXOS 7.25
                                                   HIGHSPEED 4 7.30 Paros, Naxos 17.15 alaia SPEEDRUNNER 27.30 Sikinos, Ios,                                                                                Zakynthos                     SATURDAY ATHENS                                          Aglaia Kyriakou Children’s..........(210.772.6000)
Milos SUPERFAST XII 9.00, 15.00 Irak-                                                                                                                      Paros, Naxos, Santorini 17.30 Syros,
                                                   Syros, Myconos, Tinos SPEEDRUNNER Santorini BLUE STAR ITHAKI 7.35 Syros,                                                                             +30 26950.29500      Sotiria ...........................................(210.777.8611-9)
lio BLUE HORIZON 9.00, 14.45 Hania                                                                                                                         Paros, Naxos, Donousa, Aigiali, Astyp-                                                                                                  Pendeli Children’s ........................(210.803.6200)
                                                   2 7.30 Ios, Santorini BLUE STAR ITHAKI Tinos, Myconos HIGHSPEED 4 7.30                                                                                                    Alexandra .......................................(210.775.0432)
KNOSSOS PALACE / FESTOS PALACE                                                                                                                             alaia HIGHSPEED 4 7.30 Paros, Naxos             Domestic                                                                                Children’s Psychiatric ...................(22940.72350)
                                                   7.35 Syros, Tinos, Myconos 21.00 Paros Paros, Naxos 17.15 Syros, Myconos, Ti-
14.00, 22.45 Iraklio SPEEDRUNNER 2
                                                                                                      nos SPEEDRUNNER 37.45 Syros,                         17.15 Syros, Myconos, Tinos                        Leros          Laiko ..............................................(210.745.6000)                   SUNDAY PIRAEUS
                                                   SPEEDRUNNER 37.45 Syros,
16.00 Sifnos, Ios, Santorini                                                                                                                               SPEEDRUNNER 2 7.30 Ios, Santorini            +30 22470.22275      KAT ................................................(210.628.0000)    Geniko Kratiko Nikaias .................(213.207.7000)
                                                   Tinos, MyconosSUPERFAST                            Tinos, Myconos SPEEDRUNNER
SPEEDRUNNER 3 16.30 Syros, My-                                                                                                                             BLUE STAR ITHAKI 7.35 Syros, Tinos, My-            Milos          Andreas Syngros .......................(210.726.5000-1)               Asclepieio Voulas ..........................(210.895.8301)
conos, Tinos ADAMANTIOS KORAIS                     XII 9.00 Iraklio BLUE                              4 8.00 Serifos, Sifnos, Folegan-
                                                                                                      dros NISOS CHIOS 12.30 Chios,                        conos SPEEDRUNNER 3 7.45 Syros, Ti-          +30 22870.22090      Aiginiteio .......................................(210.728.9500)      Thriasio Elefsinas ..........................(210.553.4200)
16.30 Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos,           HORIZON 9.00 Hania
                                                   KNOSSOS PALACE / FESTOS                            Mytilene BLUE HORIZON 14.45                          nos, Myconos SPEEDRUNNER 4 8.00                  Myconos
Milos NISOS CHIOS 17.30 Chios, Myti-                                                                                                                       Serifos, Sifnos, Folegandros BLUE STAR       +30 22890.79000
lene IERAPETRA L. 17.30 Patmos, Leip-              PALACE 11.00, 22.45 Iraklio                        Hania SUPERFAST XII 15.00 Irak-
                                                   SPEEDRUNNER 4 12.00 Ser-            For latest     lio ADAMANTIOS KORAIS 16.30                          1 / BLUE STAR 2 9.00 Patmos, Leros, Kos,          Naxos
soi, Leros, Kalymnos, Kos, Symi, Rhodes                                                                                                                    Rhodes 23.55 Santorini, Kos, Rhodes
NISOS RHODES 18.00 Paros, Kos,                     ifos, Sifnos, Milos BLUE STAR     information Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos,                                                                     +30 22850.23969
                                                                                      on ferries,     Milos BLUE STAR 1 / BLUE STAR                        NISOS CHIOS 12.30 Chios, Mytilene
                                                   1 / BLUE STAR 2 19.00 San-                                                                                                                                Paros
Rhodes V. KORNAROS 18.00 Kythera,
Rethymno MYTILENE 19.00 Chios,                     torini, Kos, Rhodes LISSOS         please call     2 19.00 Santorini, Kos, Rhodes
                                                                                                                                                           BLUE HORIZON14.45 Hania SUPERFAST
                                                                                                                                                                                                        +30 22840.91256
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DESTINATIONS ON CRETE
                                                                                                                                                           XII 15.00 Iraklio ADAMANTIOS KORAIS
Mytilene BLUE STAR 1 / BLUE STAR 2
19.00 Syros, Patmos, Leros, Kos, Rhodes
                                                   19.00 Chios, Mytilene
                                                   ELYROS/LATO 21.00 Hania
                                                                                           14944      LISSOS 19.00 Chios, Mytilene
                                                                                                      KRITI 1 / KRITI 2 21.00 Iraklio
                                                                                                                                                           16.30 Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos           Santorini
                                                                                                                                                                                                        +30 22860.28401
                                                                                                                                                           LISSOS 17.00 Chios, Mytilene, Lemnos,
KRITI 1 / KRITI 2 21.00 Iraklio                    KRITI 1 / KRITI 2 21.00 Irak-                      ELYROS/LATO 21.00 Hania                                                                                Siteia
                                                                                                                                                           Thessaloniki ELYROS/LATO 21.00 Hania
LATO/ELYROS 21.00 Hania BLUE STAR                  lio IERAPETRA L. 22.00 Santorini, NISOS MYCONOS 21.30 Syros, My-                                                                                     +30 28430.24424
                                                                                                                                                           KRITI 1 / KRITI 2 21.00 Iraklio NISOS
ITHAKI 21.00 Paros NISOS MYCONOS                   Anafi, Kasos, Karpathos, Diafani, Hal- conos, Aghios Kirykos, Fournoi,
21.30 Syros, Myconos, Evdilos, Karlovasi,          ki, Rhodes                                   Karlovasi, Vathi KNOSSOS PALACE /
                                                                                                                                                           MYCONOS 21.30 Syros, Myconos, Aghios
                                                                                                                                                           Kirykos, Fournoi, Karlovasi, Vathi
Vathi IERAPETRA L. / PREVELIS 23.59                               MONDAY                        FESTOS PALACE 22.00 Iraklio
                                                                                                                                                           KNOSSOS PALACE / FESTOS PALACE
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Piraeus (TZELEPI):
Milos, Santorini, Iraklio, Siteia, Kasos,          HIGHSPEED 5 7.15 Syros, Tinos, Myconos IERAPETRA L. 22.00 Patmos, Leipsoi,                                                                             210.414.7800
                                                                                                                                                           22.00 Iraklio
Karpathos, Rhodes                                  16.30 Paros, Naxos AGHIOS GEORGIOS Leros, Kalymnos, Kos, Symi, Rhodes                                                                                 Alexandroupoli
              SATURDAY                             7.25 Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos                    WEDNESDAY                                                                                       25510.26468
                                                                                                                                                                     FROM RAFINA                                Volos
HIGHSPEED 5 7.15 Syros, Tinos, Myconos             BLUE STAR NAXOS / BLUE STAR PAROS HIGHSPEED 57.15 Syros, Tinos, Myconos
                                                                                                                                                            (Harbor master tel 22940.28888,                24210.76710
16.30 Paros, Naxos BLUE STAR NAXOS                 7.25 Paros, Naxos, Santorini 17.30 Paros, AGHIOS GEORGIOS 7.25 Serifos, Sifnos,
                                                                                                                                                                     22940.22300)                             Elefsina
/ BLUE STAR PAROS 7.25 Paros, Naxos,               Naxos, Donousa, Aigiali, Astypalaia Folegandros, Sikinos, Ios, Santorini
                                                   SUPERJET 7.25 Milos, Folegandros, SUPERJET 7.25 Milos, Folegandros,
                                                                                                                                                                          FRIDAY                          210.554.3504
Santorini 17.30 Paros, Naxos, Donousa,                                                                                                                     THEOLOGOS 7.05, 18.00 Andros, Tinos,                              THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL                                                    THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Aigiali, Astypalaia AGHIOS GEORGIOS                Santorini, Naxos, Koufonisi, Amorgos Santorini, Naxos, Koufonisi, Amorgos                                                                               Igoumenitsa       MUSEUM OF IRAKLIO                                                     OF CRETE
                                                                                                                                                           Myconos HIGHSPEED 1 7.20 Tinos, My-             26650.29235
7.25 Serifos, Sifnos, Folegandros, Siki-           SPEEDRUNNER 2 7.30 Ios, Santorini BLUE STAR NAXOS / BLUE STAR PAROS                                                                                                       Housing the most important finds of the                               This museum, in a beautiful neoclassical
                                                                                                                                                           conos, Paros 17.15 Andros, Tinos, My-               Iraklio
nos, Ios, Santorini SUPERJET 7.25 Mi-              HIGHSPEED 4 7.30 Paros, Naxos 17.15 7.25 Paros, Naxos, Santorini 17.30                                                                                                    Minoan civilization, the museum con-                                  building, houses collections of Byzan-
                                                                                                                                                           conos SEAJET 2 7.40, 15.15 Tinos, My-           2810.244.912
los, Folegandros, Santorini, Naxos, Kou-           Syros, Myconos, Tinos BLUE STAR Paros, Naxos, Irakleia, Schinousa, Kou-                                                                                                   tains frescoes, sculptures and finds from                             tine, medieval and folk art and relics
                                                   ITHAKI 7.35 Syros, Tinos, Myconos fonisia, Katapola HIGHSPEED 4 7.30                                    conos, Paros 20.15 Tinos, Myconos               Thessaloniki
fonisi, Amorgos HIGHSPEED 4 7.30                                                                                                                           ARTEMISIA / EVIA STAR 8.30, 12.15,                                prehistoric and ancient sites. Chief exhibits                         from Crete’s rich history as well as two sec-
                                                   SPEEDRUNNER 37.45 Syros, Tinos, My- Paros, Naxos 17.15 Syros, Myconos, Ti-                                                                              2310.531.645
Paros, Naxos 17.15 Syros, Myconos, Ti-                                                                                                                     14.45, 17.00, 18.30, 20.00, 21.30 Mar-                            include the Bull-Leaping fresco from Knos-                            tions dedicated to renowned Cretan writer
                                                   conos SPEEDRUNNER 4 8.00 Serifos, nos BLUE STAR ITHAKI 7.35 Syros, Ti-                                                                                      Kavala
nos SPEEDRUNNER 27.30 Ios, Santorini                                                                                                                       mari                                            2510.223.716      sos, the Phaestos Disc and a rock-crystal                             Nikos Kazantzakis.
SPEEDRUNNER 37.45 Syros, Tinos, My-                Sifnos, Milos NISOS CHIOS 12.30 Chios, nos, Myconos SPEEDRUNNER 37.45 Sy-                                                                                                 rhyton from the Palace of Zakros.
                                                   Mytilene BLUE HORIZON 14.45 Hania ros, Tinos, Myconos SPEEDRUNNER 4                                                 SATURDAY                                 Corfu                                                                              • 7 Lysimachou Kalokairinou, Iraklio
conos SPEEDRUNNER 4 8.00 Serifos,                                                                                                                          THEOLOGOS 7.05, 18.00 Andros, Tinos,            26610.32655       • 1 Xanthoudidou, Iraklio
                                                   DIAGORAS 15.00 Paros, Naxos, Ka- 8.00 Serifos, Sifnos, Milos KNOSSOS                                                                                                                                                                            • Tel. 2810.288.708/283.219
Sifnos, Folegandros BLUE STAR ITHAKI                                                                                                                       Myconos HIGHSPEED 1 7.30 Tinos, My-                 Lavrio        • Tel. 2810.226.092/224.630
                                                   lymnos, Kos, Nisyros, Tilos, Rhodes, PALACE / FESTOS PALACE 11.00, 22.00                                                                                                                                                                        • Open Mondays-Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8.30 Syros, Tinos, Myconos BLUE                                                                                                                            conos, Paros 17.15 Andros, Tinos, My-           22920.25249       • Open daily 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                                                   Kastelorizo SUPERFAST XII 15.00 Irak- Iraklio NISOS CHIOS 12.30 Chios, Myti-                                                                                                                                                                    • Admission 5 euros; reduced admission 3
HORIZON 9.00, 14.45 Hania                                                                                                                                  conos SEAJET 2 7.40, 15.15 Tinos, My-              Mytilene       • Admission 4 euros, reduced admission
                                                   lio PREVELIS16.00 Milos, Santorini, Irak- lene BLUE HORIZON 14.45 Hania V.                                                                                                                                                                      euros; children under 12 free
SUPERFAST XII 9.00, 15.00 Iraklio                                                                                                                          conos, Paros ARTEMISIA / EVIA STAR              22510.40827       2 euros; EU students & children free; Sun-
BLUE STAR 1 9.00 Santorini, Kos,                   lio, Siteia, Kasos, Karpathos, Rhodes KORNAROS15.00 Kythera, Antikythera,
                                                                                                                                                           8.15, 9.30, 11.15, 13.00, 14.45, 16.30,              Patra        days free                                                             THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL
                                                                                                                                                           18.00, 20.00 Marmari                           2610.341.002                                                                             SITE OF GORTYN
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rafina        THE MINOAN SITE OF KNOSSOS
                                                                                                                                                                         SUNDAY                                              The site of the most important Minoan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Continuously inhabited from the Neolith-
                                                                                                                                                           HIGHSPEED 1 7.20 Tinos, Myconos,               22940.28888                                                                              ic period until AD 824, when it was razed
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rhodes         palace, Knossos is the legendary seat of
                                                                                                                                                           Paros 17.15 Andros, Tinos, Myconos
                       TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OPENING HOURS                                                                                                   SEAJET 2 7.40 Tinos, Myconos, Paros             22410.22220       King Minos and associated with the myth                               by the Arabs, Gortyn has all manner of an-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cient remains as well as an early Byzan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Halkida        of the Minotaur’s labyrinth and the tale of
                                                                                                                                                           14.55 Myconos, Tinos 19.50 Myconos, Ti-                                                                                                 tine church. The most impressive include
ACROPOLIS                                         MUSEUM OF POPULAR                                  Mondays ................................ closed                                                       22210.28888       Daedalus and Icarus. Today it contains
                                                                                                                                                           nos THEOLOGOS17.30 Andros 22.45 An-                                                                                                     a 1st-century AD Roman theater with the
Mondays ............ 11 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.          INSTRUMENTS                                                                                              dros, Tinos, Myconos ARTEMISIA /                     Hania        beautiful specimens of Minoan monuments
                                                                                                     PHILATELIC MUSEUM                                                                                     28210.98888       and buildings as well as exquisite frescoes.                          famous Gortyn law code inscribed on its
Tuesdays-Sundays 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.               Tue, Thur-Sun ............. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.                                                             EVIA STAR8.15, 11.15, 14.50, 16.20, 17.50,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   northern wall.
                                                                                                     Mondays-Fridays .... 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.                  19.20, 20.50, 22.15 Marmari                          Chios        • Knossos, Iraklio
                                                  Wednesdays............... noon - 6 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aghioi Deka, Iraklio
                                                                                                     Saturdays-Sundays ............. closed                              MONDAY                          22710.44433-4       • Tel. 2810.231.940
ACROPOLIS MUSEUM                                  Mondays ............................... closed                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Tel. 28920.31144
                                                                                                                                                           HIGHSPEED 1 7.20 Tinos, Myconos,             Ag. Constantinos     • Open daily 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesdays-Sundays...... 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                      22350.31759      • Admission 6 euros, reduced admission                                • Open daily 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                                                                                                     EPIGRAPHICAL MUSEUM                                   Paros 17.15 Andros, Tinos, Myconos
Mondays ............................... closed    NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM                                                                                                                                         Lefkada        3 euros; EU students & children free; Sun-                            • Admission 4 euros, reduced admission
                                                                                                     Tuesdays-Sundays 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.                   SEAJET 2 7.40, 15.15 Tinos, Myconos,
                                                  Tuesdays-Sundays ...... 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.            Mondays .............................. closed         Paros THEOLOGOS17.30 Andros, Tinos,             26450.22322       days free                                                             2 euros; EU students & children free
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL                           Mondays ................................ closed                                                                                                             Oropos
                                                                                                                                                           Myconos ARTEMISIA / EVIA STAR8.30,
MUSEUM                                                                                               NUMISMATIC MUSEUM                                     10.15, 12.15, 14.45, 17.45, 20.30 Marmari       22950.32270
Mondays ..................... 12.30-7 p.m.        NATIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM                                                                                            TUESDAY                         Rio 2610.991.203
                                                                                                     Tuesdays-Sundays 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesdays-Sundays . 8.30 a.m. - 7.30               Tuesdays-Sundays ...... 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.                                                                  HIGHSPEED 1 7.20 Tinos, Myconos,                  Zakynthos
                                                                                                     Mondays .............................. closed
p.m.                                              Mondays ................................ closed                                                          Paros 17.15 Andros, Tinos, Myconos               26950.28117                 RADIOTAXIS                                                              EMERGENCY
                                                  MUSEUM OF GREEK FOLK ART
                                                                                                     GOULANDRIS NATURAL                                    SEAJET 2 7.40, 15.15 Tinos, Myconos,
                                                                                                                                                           Paros THEOLOGOS17.30 Andros, Tinos,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ATHENS Athina 1 210.921.7942 Asteras                                                NUMBERS
BYZANTINE                                                                                            HISTORY MUSEUM                                                                                            Police        210.614.4000 Cosmos (for all areas) 1300,                              European Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
                                                                                                                                                           Myconos ARTEMISIA / EVIA STAR 8.30,
& CHRISTIAN MUSEUM                                Mon, Wed-Sun .......... 9 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
                                                  Tuesdays ................................ closed
                                                                                                     Mondays-Saturdays .. 9 a.m. - 2.30
                                                                                                                                                           11.45, 14.45, 17.45, 20.30 Marmari              100               (for the city center) 210.522.2218, (for the sub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             urbs) 210.520.0020 Enotita 210.645.9000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Police Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1033
Mondays ............................... closed                                                                                                                        WEDNESDAY                             Ambulance                                                                               Drug Squad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
                                                                                                     Sundays ........... 10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.                                                                                 Hellas (fornorthernsuburbs)210.801.4000/4
Tuesdays-Sundays 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.               ILIAS LALAOUNIS                                                                                          SEAJET 2 7.40, 15.15 Tinos, Myconos,
                                                                                                                                                           Paros HIGHSPEED 117.15 Andros, Tinos,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           166               (forsouthernsuburbs)210.996.1420(fordown-                              Tourist Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 or 210 171
CYCLADIC ART MUSEUM                               JEWELRY MUSEUM                                     BENAKI MUSEUM                                                                                            Fire dpt       townAthens&Piraeus)210.645.7000Express                                 SOS Doctors (Athens) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1016
                                                                                                                                                           Myconos THEOLOGOS 17.30 Andros, Ti-
Mon, Wed, Fri................. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
                                                  Mon, Thur-Sat...................9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
                                                  Wednesdays .............. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                                                                                                     Mon, Wed,
                                                                                                     Fri-Sat ..................... 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                           nos, Myconos ARTEMISIA / EVIA STAR              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
Thursdays .............. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.                                                                                                                  8.30, 11.45, 15.15, 17.45, 20.30 Marmari         Coast Guard
                                                  Sundays ................... 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.       Thursdays ............. 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.                                                                                Parthenon 210.5223.300 Protoporia
Saturdays .............. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesdays & Sundays ............. closed
                                                  Tuesdays ................................ closed   Sundays .................. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                           HIGHSPEED 1 7.20 Tinos, Myconos,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           108               210.222.1623
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Traffic Police (Thes/niki) . . . 2310.388.136
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aliens Bureau (Athens) . . . . 210.340.5888
                                                                                                     Tuesdays.............................. closed         Paros 17.15 Andros, Tinos, Myconos
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Road Assist.     PIRAEUS Hermes 210.411.5200
                                                  MUSEUM OF GREEK
                                                  CHILDREN’S ART                                     BENAKI MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART
                                                                                                                                                           SEAJET 2 7.40, 15.15 Tinos, Myconos,           10400              Piraeus 1 210.418.2335
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             THESSALONIKI Euro Taxi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aliens Bureau (Thes/niki) . 2310.555.958
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Poison Center (Athens) . . . . . 210.779.3777
                                                                                                                                                           ParosTHEOLOGOS17.30 Andros, Tinos,                Directory
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM                                                                                Tue, Thur-Sun ......... 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                        Directory Inquiries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11888
Mondays-Sundays 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
                                                  Tuesdays-Saturdays . 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
                                                  Sundays ................... 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.       Wednesdays............ 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                           Myconos ARTEMISIA / EVIA STAR8.30,
                                                                                                                                                           11.45, 14.45, 17.45, 20.30 Marmari             11888              2310.866.866 Macedonia 2310.517.417
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             White Tower 2310.246.104                                               International Operator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

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Edited by Will Shortz                                                                                     No 0528
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                                                                                                                                                                                27°                  27°                              Athens                       20/32
                                                                                                                                                           25° Thessaloniki                       23                                  Iraklio                      22/30
                                                                                                                                                                  28°                                                                 Thessaloniki                 19/28
                                                                                                                                                                                            3-4                                       Ioannina                     15/26
                                                                                                                       40                            26°                                            Mytilene                          Patra                        20/30
                                                                                                                                                                 Volos          23
                                                                                                                                                                  30°                                 29°
                                                                                                                       35                     Preveza                                                                                 Kalamata                     20/31
                                                                                                                       30                22               Lamia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Corfu                         18/27
                                                                                                                       25                                  31°                                    4-5               22                Larissa                       17/31
                                                                                                                       20                                Patra        Athens
                                                                                                                                                          30°          32°                                                             Saturday
                                                                                                                       15                                                                                23

                                                                                                                       10                       3-4                                                                                    Athens                      20/32
                                                                                                                                                  5                                            Myconos                                 Iraklio                     22/30
                                                                                                                         5                            Kalamata                                  28°                          23
                                                                                                                                                         31°               24                                                          Thessaloniki                19/28
                                                                                                                         0                                                            4-5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ioannina                    16/26
                                                                                                                        -5                                                                                    5             Rhodes
                                                                                                                                                        23                                                                   30°       Patra                       20/31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kalamata                    21/32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Corfu                       19/28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Larissa                      17/31
                                                                                                                                      Next days                                                 30°                  24
                                                                                                                                      City                    Sunday                          Monday                     Tuesday         Wednesday           Thursday
                                                                                                                                      Athens                             20/33                     21/33                      21/34              21/34              21/34
                                                                                                                       temperature    Iraklio                            22/30                     22/30                      23/31              23/31              23/31
                                                                                                                                      Thessaloniki                       19/30                     20/31                      20/32              20/32              20/32
                                                                                           THE NEW YORK TIMES
                                                                                                                                      Ioannina                           16/28                     17/29                      17/30               17/31              17/31
ACROSS                                   DOWN                                     29   One might show up in a casino    Sunshine
                                                                                                                                      Patra                              20/32                     20/32                      21/33              21/33              21/34
 1   Was jerky                            1 Tarry for a bit                       30   European black thrush
                                                                                                                                      Kalamata                           21/33                     21/33                      21/33              21/34              22/34
 8   Stay in shape                        2 One of 13 religious leaders           32   “___ see!”
15   Left over                                                                                                            Light       Corfu                              19/29                     20/31                      20/31              19/32              20/32
                                          3 Seminal mystery of 1887               34   Results of “Unsolved
16   Support: Var.                                                                                                       clouds       Larissa                            17/32                     18/32                      18/33              19/34              19/34
                                          4 Venom                                      Mysteries” airings
17   Thing that may appear to be
                                          5 Bub
     symmetrical but isn’t… like
                                          6 “Hoc ___ in votis”: Horace
                                                                                  37   Chihuahua and others
     this puzzle’s grid                                                           38   Succession starter
                                          7 Dropped                                                                      spells       Erratic weather conditions will continue to prevail on Fri-                 be clocking in at speeds of up to 5 Beaufort, reaching 6
19   ___-etre (perhaps, to Pierre)                                                39   It has zero measure, in math
                                          8 World’s most active volcano                                                               day throughout the country, bringing some sporadic rain-                    Beaufort over the weekend, especially in the eastern
20   Melodic subject, in music                                                    40   Slowly scored?
                                          9 Development order: Abbr.                                                                  storms, especially on the mainland in the afternoon. The                    Aegean. A further improvement is expected over the next
21   Lobster claw                                                                 41   Occasions to close up shop        Partly
                                         10 Develop                                                                                   weather will gradually start to improve as of Sunday. Tem-                  week, with rising temperatures and northerly winds com-
22   Immemorial                                                                   42   Berlin boulevard                  cloudy
                                         11 Far from shabby
                                                                                                                                      peratures will remain at seasonable levels and winds will                   ing in at moderate speeds of 4 to 6 Beaufort.
24   Hose shade
                                                                                  45   European capital
26   Blocker of 1960s TV                 12 Burger accompaniment
                                                                                  48   Decisions on the field            Heavy
27   “30 Rock” creator                   13 Maroon
                                                                                  51   Work on a grand scale             cloud                                                                                                              World
28   Tolstoy’s Vronsky                   14 Flat population
30   19th-century women’s rights                                                  53   It flows through 55-Across                                                                                                                           New York              18/30
                                         18 Means of seeing the big                                                                       Reykjavik
     advocate                                                                     54   Starting point?                                      15°
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Francisco         13/26
                                            picture?                                                                         Rain                                                                       Helsinki
31   Introduced surreptitiously
                                         23 Merchant selling records              57   “Feels so good!”                                                                    Oslo                          24°                                Beijing               26/33
33   TV’s Francis and others
                                         25 Take the wrong way?                   58   Nanny ___                                                                            21°                                                             Tokyo                 22/28
35   First name among linguists                                                                                          Storm                                                            Copenhagen                                        Seoul                 24/34
36   Gas: Prefix
                                                                                                                                                                                             26°                             Moscow         Buenos Aires          15/20
37   Symbol of electromotive force            Solution to last week’s puzzle - No 0521                                                           Dublin                                                                       27°
40   Buffaloed                                                                                                            Snow                     20°                                                                                      Cairo                 24/33
                                                                                                                                                                       Amsterdam           Warsaw
43   Egg holder                                                                                                                                              London                          28°                                            Quebec                 12/27
44   Buried                                                                                                                                                    26°         33° Berlin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sydney                  8/16
46   Little beef                                                                                                             Ice
                                                                                                                                                                    Brussels    33°
                                                                                                                                                                       33°                                                                  Tel Aviv               21/32
47   Draw very uncreatively                                                                                                                                                    Prague
49   Topper
                                                                                                                                                               Paris            31°                                                         Istanbul              22/30
                                                                                                                             Fog                                27°                  Belgrade     Bucharest                                 Prague                 16/31
50   More likely to blow up
                                                                                                                                                                                        32° Sofia 29°
52   Blade handle?                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hague                 18/22
                                                                                                                                                                        Rome                  29°
53   Potential pond poisoner
                                                                                                                                                         Madrid           33°     Tirana                                                    Rome                   19/33
55   See 53-Down                                                                                                          Wind                             35°                         32°
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lisbon                 17/27
56   Considered financially                                                                                                                                                                     Istanbul
59   Narrow, in a way                                                                                                                               Lisbon                                          26°                                     Madrid                19/35
                                                                                                                                                      27°      Algiers                                                                      Algiers               20/33
60   Demonstrating control?
                                                                                                                                                                 33°    Tunis                            Nicosia
61   Alternative to a jumper                                                                                            No wind                    Rabat                                                                                    London                15/26
                                                                                                                                                                          31°                               30°
62   How hordes move                                                                                                                                27°                                                                                     Dublin                12/20

                             2                                                SUDOKU
                                                                       Fill the grid so that every row, column,
                 2           5                          4              3x3 box and shaded 3x3 box contains
                                                                      each of the numbers 1 to 9 exactly once.
                 6 7
                                                                     Last week’s solution
     3                                            5 9                                      223A
                                                                          8   2   3    1   7      6   4   9   5
                                                                          1   5   9    8   3      4   7   2   6
                       5             8                                    7
          4                          3                  5                 9
     6           1 9                          2                           6   1   5    3   8      2   9   7   4
                                                                          2   7   4    9   1      5   8   6   3
     9                       8 1                  3                       3   9   8    4   6      7   5   1   2
                 THE NEW YORK TIMES • 224A

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