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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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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 … Continue reading

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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.

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March 25 – Greek Independence Day

When Heroes Danced Like Greeks Apart from the array of streaming blue and white and the parades, what I liked best about the Greek Independence Day (March 25) were the stories of heroism and of an unequal fight for freedom … 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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