Krinanthi Ioannidou

The end of spring, the longing for summer. When the sun shines brighter, and the great outdoors lures us in. This is May.

Warm enough but delightfully cool, May in Greece is a celebration. It is a month for enjoying time outside, and returning home elated and full of experiences.

If you are contemporary art, golf or sports lover, this month belongs to you.

Athens | Louise Bourgeois Maman at The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Cente

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is only a short drive from Athens Rivera. After spending a day in the exclusive Glyfada neighbourhood, enjoying the high-end shops and outdoor restaurants, take the coastal avenue to Faliro and the Cultural Centre.

Athens, Greece – August 28, 2016: View of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in city of Athens.

Apart from a special place to visit in its own right, the SNFCC and NEON bring to the public Louise Bourgeois‘s monumental sculpture Maman (1999). This iconic giant spider — one of the works that made the artist internationally famous — is currently on display at SNFCC’s Esplanade.

Maman, standing at over 10 metres tall, was created for the Tate Modern’s first Turbine Hall commission in 2000, and was subsequently cast in an edition of bronze, stainless steel, and marble. The sculpture was created by Louise as a homage to the loving but troublous relationship that the artist shared with her mother. Maman was created to express the intricateness of the relationship that parents have with their children. The large spider contains 32 marble eggs in her belly, reminiscent of an expecting mother.

Contemporary Art Installation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Daily from 30/03 to 06/11/2022 | 00.00-00.00

Peloponnese | An Elevated Golf Experience

The incredible beauty and diversity of Peloponnese is home to the luxurious Costa Navarino.

Costa Navarino Golf Course

An area of untouched beauty with unspoilt beaches, sapphire waters and luxury offerings. The perfect escape for the sunny and quiet days of May.

For the golf enthusiast, Costa Navarino is a prime destination in the Mediterranean.

The four 18-hole signature courses within a maximum distance of 13km offer a world-class golf experience. Each course is individually designed by a different world-renowned designer, with a unique combination of challenges and rewards for golfers of all levels.

The impressive seaside Dunes Course, the Bay Course, the International Olympic Academy Golf Course and the Hills Course offer unparalleled golfing experiences during the mellow May days.

Discover more at Costa Navarino

Spetses | Spetsathlon 2022

The cosmopolitan island of Spetses is ideal for weekend getaways.

The “island of aromas” is in full blossom in May. Easily accessible, it is a small boat ride away from Porto Heli, thirty minutes from Hydra and a three hour scenic drive from Athens.

Spetses has emerged in the past decade as an international sports-enthusiasts’ destination featuring world-class events. In May, it is home to the Spetsathlon races, a celebrated Triathlon event.

Professional and amateur triathletes from around the world join every year to admire the picturesque island, and get a chance to join a great athletic adventure. Spetsathlon 2022 takes place on May 13-15th 2022.

The event includes various races, like the Spetses Triathlon Sprint and the Spetses Triathlon Endurance. But there is plenty of opportunity to just relax in one of the waterfront cafes at the traditional port of Dapia and enjoy the energising vibe of the weekend!

Discover more at Spetsathlon.com