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Romantic Greece, Visiting Greece

Hydra Island

It is under the sun, a little less than 70 kilometers south of Athens, like a rock thrown in the middle of the Argosaronic Gulf; popular among the Athenians for the perfect romantic getaway or a quiet and relaxing weekend in a soothing place of such beauty.

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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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Mediterranean diet, Visiting Greece

Greek tavernas: How to order like a local

You’ve booked your late summer vacation to Greece and you still have your mind set on statues, beaches, and sun? Well, maybe you should think again because there might be something that has slipped your attention...

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Vacations in Greece, Visiting Greece

Winter vacations in Greece

A great part of the tourist world thinks of Greece like a theme park. With summer as its main theme, they think that it closes down with the first drops of rain in October, to be opened again just in time for the first heat waves in late May.

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Visiting Athens, Visiting Greece, Athens

The Athens Hammams

“..the philosophy of absolute wellness, rejuvenation and escape from daily life.”

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Art, Visiting Athens, Visiting Greece

The Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments

The Museum of Greek Folk or Popular Musical Instruments on 1-3 Diogenous Street, is housed in the Lassanis Mansion which was built in the 1830’s and is one of Plaka’s oldest surviving buildings. The house is the former residence of the military officer, politician and scholar Georgios Lassanis who played a prominent role in Greece’s War of Independence.

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Ancient Greek Art, Romantic Greece, Visiting Athens, Visiting Greece, Ancient Greek History

Ancient Greek Wedding

Imagine it…you are invited to a wedding and the ceremony and festivities last three days and nights! There is plenty of food, drink, song and dance and revelry.  How could you resist?

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Visiting Athens, Visiting Greece, Ancient Greek History, Modern Greek History, Athens

The Athens University History Museum

Situated at the foot of Acropolis on 5 Tholou Street, the building that houses the Athens University History Museum has had a long and varied history with origins dating back to before the 18th century.

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Art, Visiting Athens, Visiting Greece, Neoclassical Athens

The Museum of the City of Athens

The You are standing in Klathmonos square in central Athens, with the clamor and blare of noisy traffic drowning all other sounds and you face the two neoclassical buildings on 5-7 Paparigopoulos Street.

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Visiting Athens, Visiting Greece, Greece, Art

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

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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Peloponnese, Visiting Greece, Greece, Ancient Greek History, Athens, Visiting Athens

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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Athens with kids, Visiting Athens, Visiting Greece, Vacations in Greece, Greece

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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Visiting Greece, Visiting Athens, Greece, Vacations in Greece, Mediterranean diet, Greece for Families, Greek Cuisine, Athens

Patsas: The Greek Tripe Soup

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

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Visiting Greece, Greece, Ancient Greek History, Athens

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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