Category Archives: Athens News

The new “TfA Tickets” app

Revolutionise your journey by using the new “TfA Tickets” application for public transport in Athens! Without queuing in the line or at the ticket machines, you can now book your “Transport for Athens” ticket, wherever you are. Use this app … 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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Christmas Activities In Athens

It is a nice idea to spend  your Christmas holiday in Athens for many reasons. The weather is always mild and nice so you can undertake a lot of outdoor activities, a rich cultural program  is always prepared  for both visitors and locals and of … Continue reading

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LEGO Model Of The Acropolis

The Acropolis Museum in Athens richer and more attractive for the junior visitors. The Acropolis Museum has been enriched with a wonderful LEGO model of the Acropolis, donated to the Museum by Michael Turner, Senior Curator at Nicholson Museum in Sydney, Australia. … Continue reading

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The August Full Moon Festival – The Most Enchanting Festival Of The Year

The full moon in August is remarkable in many ways. People seem to become more spontaneous, more carefree, with less of a mind for work and more of a mind for fun, and for some lucky ones – romance! Greeks … Continue reading

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Star Showers In The Land Of The Gods

Magical Summer Nights Those of you who stayed up late last night along the Western Hemisphere and who were lucky to have clear skies, away from city lights will agree with me that it was a magical night. I am … Continue reading

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The Wines Of Crete – World Class Wines In The Making

The History of Wine in Crete The vine in Crete has been cultivated for over 4000 years. The first wine press was found in the region of Vathipetro and was dated at being 3500 years old! The Minoans were making … Continue reading

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Light Like No Other

 Discover The Unique Light Of Greece I met a painter on the island of Paros one summer. He was German and in his 70’s. He had first come to Paros in his late 40’s and never went back. He lived … Continue reading

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Jewish Heritage in Athens – A Long and Rich History of Greeks and Jews Living Side by Side For over 2000 Years

In the heart of the Ancient Agora of Athens, a mere stone’s throw away from the Acropolis, stood an unusual building believed by some scholars to have been the first synagogue in Greece dating back to the 5th century B.C.E. … Continue reading

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