Author Archives: AWT Travelogue

What Can I Take Back Home With Me?

So your vacation in Greece has dwindled down to its’ final hours and you sit in a lovely cafe sipping a delicious ice-cold “Frappe” or at a seaside taverna gulping down your last exquisite morsels of fried calamari while the … Continue reading

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Easter and the Celebration of Life in Greece

A Very Special Time In Greece It’s that time of the year again when mother nature seems to be stretching and rubbing the sleep out of her eyes and all five senses come alive. This is a very special time … Continue reading

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Schinias National Park: the Ancient & Rare Ecosystem of Attica

Spring has definitely arrived in Athens! This past weekend the temperature hasn’t stopped climbing! So what do we Athenians do on a Sunday Spring morning after a long winter? We go to the beach! Athens is surrounded by water so … Continue reading

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A Friday Night Out On The Town

ACROPOLIS MUSEUM – A FEAST FOR ALL FIVE SENSES If you haven’t yet seen the breathtaking exhibits at the Acropolis Museum then Friday is the night to go. The museum remains open until 10 pm and the restaurant until 12 … Continue reading

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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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A Day at Sea: One-day Cruise of the Saronic Gulf

A truly lovely day trip to take from Athens is a tour of the three islands of the Saronic Gulf, Hydra, Poros and Aegina. Take a break from ancient columns and museums for a day and enjoy a refreshing day … Continue reading

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Forty Days and Forty Nights (Sarakosti) – Great Lent

With Fat Thursday out of the way you have  only 10 last days left to challenge your personal boundaries and inhibitions and honor your Dionysian side during carnival. Clean Monday is rapidly approaching and with that it all stops and gets serious … Continue reading

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A Memorable Day on Pandrossou Street

Spending a Friday morning at the tax office is about as  pleasant as a molar extraction but it had to be done. I still hadn’t had my coffee. I looked at my watch, it was a quarter to nine.  I had a … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Thursday at the Acropolis Museum

You can call it Fat Thursday if you are in Germany, Giovedì Grasso if you hail from Italy, or Jueves Lardero in Spain. If you come from around my parts of the world you would call this day Tsiknopempti (tsikno … Continue reading

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A Great time to travel to Greece

I came across this article the other day in the Seattle Times by travel expert and writer Rick Steves. With all the negative publicity that Greece has been receiving over the past several months it is so refreshing to see … Continue reading

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