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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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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 … Continue reading

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Discover Athens in the Summer!

Whether on a short City break, or between airports and ports, to visit some of the famous Greek islands, a visitor should never forget the one and only truth about Athens: It has so much to offer! And you will … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Greek Easter – Do it the Greek way! (Part 4)

Four simple steps to discover the magic of Greek Easter! But this is already STEP 4! Catch up with STEP 1, STEP 2 and STEP 3 before you proceed. STEP 4 (and most important!) – Easter Sunday: Wake up as … Continue reading

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Greek Easter – Do it the Greek way! (Part 3)

Four simple steps to discover the magic of Greek Easter! But this is already STEP 3! So, if you missed the previous steps, you can check them here: STEP 1, STEP 2. STEP 3 – Holy Saturday: This morning you’ll … Continue reading

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Sesame Halva or Grocer’s Halva

For Greek Orthodox people Easter is the most important religious holiday. Before Easter we have a 49 day period of fasting, the Lent. During the Lent people are not allowed to consume any meat or fish or eggs or dairy … Continue reading

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Kyra Sarakosti or Mrs. Lent (Fasting and Greek Great Lent)

Ash Monday (or Clean Monday) is the end of the Carnival and marks the start of the Lent and 49 days of fasting although nowadays few people strictly fast for the whole of Lent. Greek Orthodox fasting excludes meat, fish … 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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Greek Easter – Do it the Greek way! (Part 2)

Four simple steps to discover the magic of Greek Easter! If you missed STEP 1 click here.

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