The Athens & Epidaurus Festival

Every year, every summer, unique events and performances take place during the popular “Athens & Epidaurus Festival” in various Athens’ venues and also in the wonderful Epidaurus Theatre.

Drama, Comedy, Dance, Live concerts, are being performed in some of the most beautiful and atmospheric ancient theatres, such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Herodion) in Athens located at the foot of the Acropolis and the Ancient theatre of Epidaurus in Epidaurus, approx. 150 Kms away from Αthens City.

A performance in Herodes Atticus Theatre

A performance in Herodes Atticus Theatre

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Greek Independence day: March 25, 1821

A great day for all the Greeks all over the world!

Grateful Hellas (1858) - Theodoros Vryzakis

Grateful Hellas (1858) – Theodoros Vryzakis

The 25th of March is a day with multiple significance, celebrated in Greece with grandeur for more than a century:
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The 3 Hidden Neighbouring Treasures of Athens: Monastiraki, Thissio, Psirri

Set amidst the historical and commercial centers of Athens, these three neighbouring areas, Monastiraki, Thissio and Psiri, are a hidden treasure, waiting to be discovered by the visitor.
A walk through each and every one of them will soon convince you that there’s so much more to discover than what initially meets the eye…

Monastiraki Square

Monastiraki Square

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“Plaka” and “Makriyianni”: The most picturesque neighbourhoods of Athens

Discover the most beautiful and picturesque corners of Athens, by visiting these two neighbouring areas, the “Plaka” and “Makriyianni” (or “Makriyanni” or “Makrigianni”).

The beautiful neighbourhood of Plaka

The beautiful neighbourhood of Plaka

Plaka, occupies the area right underneath the Acropolis, set among Syntagma sq., Monastiraki , the Ancient Agora and Thissio; the Amalia Ave. and the Makriyianni area. It is Athens’ oldest and most picturesque area, also known as the “Neighbourhood of the Gods”.

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Greek Spoon Sweets!

I grew up hearing stories from my parents telling me how lucky I was that I’ am experiencing times of abundance (concerning food of course) and anything I crave for I can have it! They were comparing my childhood with theirs when the only dessert they had was the spoon sweet. In fact, the hidden Spoon Sweet! Why hidden you may ask?  Hidden because my grandmothers, having both of them many children and experiencing times of need they wanted to save this dessert for the guests, invited and uninvited ones that would show up to visit  without notice.

Sour Cherry Spoon Sweet

Sour Cherry Spoon Sweet

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Athens Food Tour on camera!

Kara and Nate joined the delicious Athens Food Tour and they made an amazing video about it! On this tour, not only they got a feel for the flavour of Greek cuisine, but also the unique history, culture and heritage of Athens!

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About… Greek rusks!

There’s only one country in the world, where something so humble, like the traditional hard, double-baked rusk, is considered a delicacy! This country is Greece!

The Greek Rusks

The Greek Rusks

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Thissio – the elegant neighbour of Acropolis!

On the north-eastern slopes of the Acropolis, lies the beautiful area of Thissio.

Thissio got its name from the frieze on the Temple of Hephaestus, which is located within the beautiful archaeological site of the Ancient Agora. The frieze represents the labours of the hero Theseus.

The frieze of the Temple of Hephaestus, with representations of the Labours of Theseus, gave it’s name to the most aristocratic area of Athens, the Thission.

The frieze of the Temple of Hephaestus, with representations of the Labours of Theseus, gave it’s name to the most aristocratic area of Athens, the Thission.

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10 Things solo travellers must do in Athens

Traveling alone is a luxury for many people so if you have the chance just grab it and enjoy it! Spoil yourself as much as you want and do the things that will offer you more joy without having to think  someone else’s wishes or demands.

There are endless advantages to traveling without anyone else in town. Choose your destination, set your budget and here you are, ready to fly to freedom!

The Parthenon (Acropolis of Athens)

The Parthenon (Acropolis of Athens)

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The chappel of Aghioi Theodori

There are some hidden treasures in Athens, which one has to point out to you, in order to discover them…

One of these, is the beautiful small church of Aghioi Theodori, located, in the very heart of Athens, in a non touristy, busy, area, you will most probably not visit during your stay in Athens, unless you join our Athens Food tour.

The church of Aghioi Theodori, near Klafthmonos Str. in the center of Athens

The church of Aghioi Theodori, near Klafthmonos Str. in the center of Athens

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