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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 … Continue reading

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Carnival In Athens

During the carnival period there are for sure many interesting things to do! The Greek Carnival is a vivid festive period.  Parties at houses, carnival parades, concerts in the streets! Here under you may find some of the events that … Continue reading

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Christmas & New Year in Athens

10 Top Events in Athens from December 20th to January 2nd Being in Athens during Christmas holidays is a great chance to enjoy alongside the Greek Christmas spirit through interesting cultural events which will brighten your stay and will enrich … Continue reading

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Meteora and New Meteora Museum

Meteora and the surrounding area is one of the most impressive, beautiful and most visited sites in Greece!   Meteora is a large complex of Greek Orthodox Monasteries built on huge sandstone rock pillars which raise to the sky in … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Carnival Season in Athens

Carnival season has taken off in the streets of Athens. “Apokries” is the Greek name for the Carnival time. The time has come for celebrations, parties, activities and events for people of all ages. The municipality of Culture, Sports and … Continue reading

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Warm, sunny days in the heart of winter

Right in the heart of winter Greece experiences nice warm weather  for about 14 days. It is a nice break from the  winter cold and rain. This has been explained by the ancient Greeks with a myth according to which Halcyon … Continue reading

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Greek Wine: A Divine Matter

Wine was and still is significant ingredient accompanying the rich Greek cuisine. The phrase “let’s go for a glass of wine” shows how much the Greeks honor it and how directly it is connected with their daily life. Over a … Continue reading

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The Greek Carnival or Apokries in Athens

It is a well known fact that the Christian religion “borrowed” much of its symbolism and ceremony from Pagan beliefs; as is the case with the tradition that we all know today as Carnival or “Apokries” as we say in … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

As a teenager, I could never understand why everyone was always so anxious to leave Athens in the summer. Don’t get me wrong, I loved getting away to an island or two for a few weeks but I always looked … Continue reading

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The Holiest Days of the Greek Orthodox Religion

Easter is the most important holiday in the Greek Orthodox Religion and for this reason it has the most poignant ceremonies which begin on the Saturday of Lazarus (the Saturday before Palm Sunday) and end with Easter Sunday and the … Continue reading

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