My Week in Athens… Dec 6

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 05 February 2015
My Week in Athens… Dec 6
Having recently completed (and enjoyed!) the photography course offered via XpatAthens, I decided to check out the Helmut Newton photo exhibit at the Onassis Cultural Centre...

Helmut Newton is one of the world’s famous photographers, working before the ‘age of photoshop’… The exhibit was simple and striking – his provocative style is well-known.

Opened in 2010 after an international architecture competition, the Onassis Cultural Centre is a modern building on Syngrou Avenue, near the Intercontinental Hotel. As Athens’ newest major cultural space, it plays host to a great variety of events and performances from the worlds of theatre, dance, music and the visual arts to the written word.

I must say, the building is impressive: different levels, different layers offering interesting spaces to explore. Ticket prices seem quite reasonable. A quick scan through their website (in English!) reveals a rich program, with something for everyone interested in contemporary culture. It gets a bookmark on my browser. ;)

And on-site parking too.

Until next week,


Onassis Cultural Centre
107-109 Syngrou Avenue
Information/Tickets: 210 900 5800

In this weekly space, keep up with ‘Jack’ as he navigates daily life in Athens… Anecdotes, stories, hits & misses, the good, the bad and, well, the rest…