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Greece, Meteora

Reaching for Heavens at Meteora

One could say that their name itself betrays the attraction. “Meteora” means “things suspended in mid-air”. But nothing can prepare you for what you are about to experience after a four-hour drive north from Athens.

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Art, Athens, Greece, Epidaurus

Athens & Epidaurus Festival

If you enjoy performing arts, and especially theater, this is an opportunity like no other. Visiting Athens and central Greece offers the unique opportunity to experience a theatrical performance at the birthplace of this art-form.

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Greece, Aegina

Aegina; Athens’ laid-back little secret

Of all the little islands in the Saronic gulf, this one is kept off the tourist map as an Athenian’s little secret; a small island just 35 kilometers from Piraeus, covered easily with a 40-minute Flying Dolphin (hydrofoil) ride or a 75-minute trip with a ferry.

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Greece, Aegina, Ancient Greek History

Aegina Aphaia: Building the finest Archaic Greek Temple

The stone blocks of Aphaias may seem rather unattractive, even rather uninteresting, at first glance. In fact, they are of great importance and reveal some of the major aspects of the process of building the ancient Greek temples.

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Athens, Greece, Visiting Greece

Driving in Greece

Well that’s a tough one. We will try to warn you about driving on Greek roads and at the same time not scare you away from the wheel (or handlebars). After all, you will need a car to visit most of the places that are worth seeing.

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Greece, Aegina

Hiking at Aegina

Unlike the other Aegean islands, with their harsh, forbidding terrain, Aegina is much more hiking-friendly.

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Greece, Peloponnese

The 12 places of Peloponnese you shoud not miss

I cannot say that I am the biggest fan of mainland Greece; I strictly prefer the islands; driving has never featured in the list of my favorite activities, either. But, I love the Peloponnese, the Greek paradise that has seduced me over the years.

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Greece, Spetses

The Cosmopolitan Greek Island which Athenians don’t want you to hear about

Are you sitting on the sofa of your airbnb apartment, wondering how to exploit the limited time before leaving Athens? Well, what if someone told you there's a quick, alternative escape just around the corner? It's an island called Spetses, boasting an unrivaled status in terms of Greek Naval History and maybe one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the country.

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Greece, Karpenisi

Greece’s mainland: Karpenisi

What are the characteristics that make up the ideal winter destination? Imagine merging rivers, impressive waterfalls, verdant valleys dotted with stone-built villages. Now open your eyes and start thinking about a possible visit to Karpenisi, located in the heart of Greece’s mainland.

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Greece, Arachova

Arachova: Winter Mykonos

If you find yourself in Greece during winter, Arachova should definitely be on your list of places to visit.

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Art, Athens, Greece

Open air cinemas in Greece

Its Greek name, “therina cinema” or “kalokairina cinema”, which means “summer cinema”, is a major part of Greek culture.

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Athens, Greece, Lesvos, Greece, Mykonos

LGBT Greece

Although having a rich history in Ancient Greece, homosexuality has had a controversial journey to today.

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LGBT Greece

Although having a rich history in Ancient Greece, homosexuality has had a controversial journey to today.

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Poulopoulos Hat Factory

Looking for a cultural oasis combined with simultaneous time travel to the past in the center of Athens? Look no further than the Melina Mercouri Cultural Center housed in the old Poulopoulos hat factory at No. 66 on Heraklidon Street.

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Visiting Greece, Greece, Vacations in Greece

The School Life and Education Museum

Located in a historical building of the 19th century and on one of the oldest streets of Europe, the School Life and Education Museum at 23 Tripodon Street in Plaka makes for a delightful stop on your visiting tour.

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Herakleidon Museum

”Eureka”, the Exhibition of the Science, Art and Technology of the Ancient Greeks is divided between two neoclassical buildings located in Thission.

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Ancient Greek History, Vacations in Greece, Greece, Visiting Greece

Permanent Exhibition: Man & Tools

In 2008, the Museum of Greek Folk Art created a new annex at 22 Panos Street in Plaka, to house over 300 tools and products of traditional labor, part of a collection of around 1000 objects donated to the Museum by the Society for Ethnographic Studies.

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Battle of Castella

Would you ever imagine a fashionable neighborhood in central Piraeus, currently full of narrow streets and picturesque houses being the epicenter of an ancient battle that helped restore the Athenian democracy as we know it?

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Pets Holidays

Thinking about taking your lovely pet on holiday? Might sound like a good and generous initiative that will make for a great idea, but there are quite a few things to take into account before making this decision.

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Patsas: The Greek Tripe Soup

A Greek delicacy, only for the daring and strong-hearted!

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Battle of Pylos

The battle of Pylos (425 BC) is highly reflective of the more aggressive strategy undertaken by Athens and its new leader, Cleon in terms of raiding on the coast of Peloponnese during the Peloponnesian War.

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Ancient Board Game at Rhamnous, Athens.

At first, glance, what you see is very simple: some basic shapes, squares, and lines, roughly carved into a slab of stone or, to be more exact, on the surface of a small in size stone-made desk.

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The unique case of Tegea museum in the Peloponnese

The astonishing beauty of ancient Classical Art: the unique case of Tegea museum in the Peloponnese. Do we need to tell you about the extraordinary beauty of this ancient statue? We firmly believe that the figures speak for themselves, as spiritual moments and proud reminders of human achievement.

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Achilles: some Thoughts on the Greatest Heroes of all

Achilles, the man who stands between the divine and the profane, of excellent bravery and of high morality – the man that humans considered to be a God.

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Theseus: The Athenian National Hero

Today, Theseus is well-known as the young boy who slew the Minotaur in the labyrinth, an overwhelming event that took place somewhere on the island of Crete, at the southernmost part of Greece.

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Mystras: the Byzantine Renaissance

As a general rule, most of our guests have never heard of Mystras before we stop for a visit. Also, as a general rule, they tend to love the place.

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