The Athens & Epidaurus Festival

Every year, every summer, unique events and performances take place 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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Water: Nature’s Present

Whether on a lovely Athens Walking Tour, or while strolling the main streets of Athens, or by climbing the mountain slope of Delphi, or even during your swim at the beaches of Hydra while on a one day cruise, there is one major thing that you should never forget to take along: a bottle of water.

So simple, so ostensibly plain and humble, but yet, water is so absolutely necessary. I’m sure that you will agree with me, on a hot day, there’s nothing more replenishing for the body and mind than a glass of crystal clear, ice cold water.

Edessa Waterfall - Greece

Edessa Waterfall – Greece

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National Garden of Athens

In a city, rich in history and landmarks like Athens, a garden could not be considered as a main attraction.

Yet, a walk through this lovely Oasis of fresh air and cool shades, located in the very heart of Athens will surprise you pleasantly, especially on a hot summer day.

Entering the National Garden from the main entrance (Amalias Ave.)

Entering the National Garden from the main entrance (Amalias Ave.)

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The Wines Of Attica

Greek grape harvest 2012

Greek grape harvest

To be enjoyed with all 5 senses

Today I am going to write about one of my favorite subjects – wine. A master of wine told me that you have to enjoy wine with your five senses and I definitely follow his advice! I love to look at the plump, bursting with juices, grapes on the vine, the color of the wine in the glass as I hold it up against the light, I love to hear the popping sound of the cork which fills me with excitement and anticipation  every time and the soothing almost hypnotic “gluck, gluck, gluck” sound of the divine liquid pouring out of the bottle and into my glass.

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Evzones or Tsoliades

Evzones, or, as we Greeks like to call them, “Tsoliades”, are the pride of our army!

If you join our Historical Athens Walking Tours, you will have the opportunity to see them guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, right in front of the Parliament.

The Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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New Bus Line connection Piraeus port to Syntagma (X80) enables you to join the Athens Walking Tours!

The connection Piraeus port to Athens centre has now, become even more easy!

There is a brand new public bus line available, designed to serve cruise – ship passengers who wish to travel to Athens centre: The Express line X80!

Use this bus  for your transportation to the city center and join the Athens Walking tours to enjoy an in depth guided tour at all major attractions and sights  of Athens by the best guides in town!

The Express Bus X80 - The Bus X80 stop outside Terminal "A" in Piraeus

The Express Bus X80 – The Bus X80 stop outside Terminal “A” in Piraeus

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The Dream Of Cruising The Mediterranean

What a beautiful dream this is! Cruising the Mediterranean… Cruising the Aegean Sea… And what if the dream could come true?!? Indeed it could!

Cruising Santorini

Cruising Santorini

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Public Transportation in Athens

You are about to arrive in Athens and you are wondering how you will move in the city. Well, relax and get ready to enjoy your holidays! Everything is easy! Public transportation is well organized and user friendly. Just have a look at the helpful instructions below.

Monastiraki Metro Station

Monastiraki Metro Station

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Beans in Greek cuisine

Legumes are one of the basic elements of the Greek cuisine and the Mediterranean diet and they have fed generations for years and years. Not expensive food, easy to cook and healthy!

Variety of legumes

Variety of legumes

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The Sacred Olympic Flame

“A healthy mind in a healthy body.” That was the motto of the Ancient Greeks when they celebrated the Olympic Games every four years in Olympia which is located on the west coast of Peloponnese.

The opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens 2004

The opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens 2004

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