Tour 4

Art Tour documenta 14 Athens

Documenta is one of the world’s most significant series of exhibitions for contemporary art and takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. For the very first time the Documenta opening reception will be held in two cities; Kassel, and in  a second location: Athens, Greece! Additionally, the Athens events will begin before the Kassel opening! What does that mean? And why Athens? This and many other questions will be the subject of this art tour of Athens.

In 2014, when the selection committee appointed Adam Szymczyk (former director of Kunsthalle Basel) as the director of Documenta 14, no one imagined Athens would play a prominent role. Titled Learning from Athens, Documenta 14 programs and events will not be about the study and analysis of the ancient past. The programs and exhibitions of Learning from Athens will be more about the contemporary socio-economic crisis, migration flows and the examination of European and global interrelations.
ART TOUR documenta 14 ATHENS is an extraordinary opportunity for participants to experience both the ancient and contemporary city of Athens on a much more in-depth level than the average tourist – and thereby embrace the significance of this city in the landscape of Western cultural history. We will visit Documenta 14 venues and other important art institutions, exchange ideas with local artists and curators and discover the many unique places of Athens.


Sunday, June 4, 2017 through Saturday, June 10, 2017
This tour is starting a week before Basel Art Week. You may want to join us afterwards in Basel.
VIP-passes to photo-basel fair included.

Tour details tba. Please refere to Tour 3 for the tour programm.

Services included

Tour guide Jordanis Theodoridis in English / German
Guided tour through the Acropolis Museum 
Guided tour through the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center 
All entry fees to the respective museums and venues 
All transfers by bus Metro-Tickets 
Welcome cocktail reception 

Price: CHF 650 / USD $650 per person 
Minimum number of participants: 8 
As soon as the minimum number is reached I will notify the participants so that they can proceed with their individual flight and hotel booking – the sooner the better. 
A cancellation of the 'Art Tour documenta 14 Athens' after confirmation and payment is not possible. 

Not included: 
All meals and beverages Accommodation in Athens 
Flight to Athens 

Travel recommendations: 
Hotel: The Zillers Boutique Hotel Athens, Mitropoleos 54, Athen, Greece
Hotel: Dorian Inn Hotel, Pireos 15-19, Athens, Greece
Hotel: Fresh Hotel, Sofokleous 26, Athens, Greece, 
The hotels are located in the city center.
Metro: Syntagma, Omonia or Monastiraki. 

Flight: Swiss and Aegean have several flights per day from Zurich to Athens. Flights from New York to Athens are approx. CHF 800 / USD $800.  
There is a Metro that runs from the airport Eleft. Venizelos to the city center. 

The booking of the flight and the hotel is carried out independently by the participants. 

The tours begin every morning at 10.30 am in The Zillers Boutique Hotel Athens with a little introduction by Jordanis Theodoridis. 

Lunch is scheduled as a smaller meal, whereas dinner is the main meal. All selected restaurants are medium-priced and serve urban-Greek food. Feel free to join (the price for a dinner meal, including beverages, is about USD $40/person). 

Single parts of the tour may be omitted. However, the 'Art Tour documenta 14 Athens' can be booked only as a whole. 

The tour will be in German or English. Artists/curators speak Greek or English. 

You may want to participate in the Documenta 14 installation 'The Parthenon of Books': 

Additional tour dates to Documenta 14 Athens (TBC) 
July 9–15, 2017 (last week of documenta 14 Athens; including Athens&Epidaurus Festival) 

Tour guide: Jordanis Theodoridis 
In the last ten years as managing director of the Swiss gallery widmertheodoridis, I have developed extensive professional networks in the gallery business. By presenting more than sixty exhibitions and more than twenty national and international art fairs I have gained a sound knowledge of the contemporary art market. On behalf of widmertheodoridis I have developed art tours, presentations and art education workshops. I travel to Greece four to six times a year to visit my family and friends – I am a native Greek speaker. Since 2015 widmertheodoridis has been doing business in Greece and can rely on a extensive network of contacts with local artists, galleries, museums and curators.


copyright images:  
EMST – George Messaritakis  
Plaka travel book – Iraklis Milas
Acropolis Museum –