Category Archives: Modern Athens

Monastiraki and Flea Market of Athens

A visit to Athens cannot be complete without a visit to the Acropolis and its famous Parthenon. The “sacred rock” is the landmark of the city and one of the sights in the world that everybody should see once in his life. … Continue reading

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Carnival in Athens and Tsiknopempti

Greece is the country where two religions met and were also confronted. Paganism and Christianity. It is the place where Christianity was first acknowledged as the official religion of the country back in 313 AD. Paganism and its thousands of … 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 Feast On Christmas

Greece is tightly connected to people’s mind with summer. However, Greece is an equally welcoming destination for Christmas, not only for the historical places, but also for the culinary experiences this land has to offer! Christmas Day lunch has always … 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 Acropolis Museum Celebrates Its Fourth Birthday

On Thursday June 20, 2013 the Acropolis Museum turns four!  In celebration the  museum will remain open from 8.oo a.m. until midnight and special events have been planned. Its restaurant will also be open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight … Continue reading

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3 Cheers for Summer in Greece

Summer is king in Greece and definitely the best time of year to be here. The sun is radiant, the sea is clear and blue. The watermelon is sweet and juicy and the best you have ever tasted and it … 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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Urban Spring in Athens

I have been living in Athens off and on now for the last twenty years and I have witnessed many changes that have taken Athens into the 21st century. From the construction of the new airport, new highways, the metro … Continue reading

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