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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”). Plaka, occupies the area right underneath the Acropolis, set among Syntagma sq., Monastiraki , the Ancient Agora … 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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The ​​Acropolis Museum – Among the best museums in the world according to Trip Advisor​

The New Acropolis Museum has been named among the best-ranked museums in the world in the 2015  Travellers’ Choice survey, announced by TripAdvisor. More specifically, the New Acropolis Museum has been voted as the ​11th in the world the the 8​th … 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 Santa Claus

The Greek Santa Claus is known as “Ayios Vassileios” in Greek. He is like the father of Christmas; also an old man with a white beard, who is wearing a red cape. He is kind, cheerful and smiling and his … Continue reading

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Mycenae was the most important and richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece and a kingdom steeped in myth, tragedy, intrigue and legend and was constructed in the 13th century BC. It was home to one of the most … Continue reading

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Delphi – Where Heaven Meets Earth

Less than 200 kilometers northeast of Athens, nestled in the embrace of Mt. Parnassus, is perhaps the most sacred site of the ancient world. It was believed to be the center of the earth, the center of wisdom and spirituality. … Continue reading

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The Antikythera Mechanism: The Most Hi-Tech Archaeological Discovery Ever Found

The Antikythera Mechanism is, what many scientists believe, the oldest mechanical portable computer in history and was probably used to calculate astronomical and calendar positions. The mechanism displayed the positions of the Sun, the Moon and most probably the five … Continue reading

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The Acropolis Museum of Athens

Many people call it the New Acropolis Museum to differentiate it from the old one but it is the only Acropolis Museum and there is no old museum anymore. The previous Acropolis Museum was located on top of the Acropolis … Continue reading

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