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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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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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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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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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The Athens Hammams

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Where will you eat the Best "Traditional" Souvlaki in Athens?

There are many souvlaki restaurants. Honestly a lot. In every neighborhood of Athens. But would it be an exaggeration to tell you that few souvlaki places are really worth it? Nevertheless, it is a reality.

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Five reasons why you should visit Athens’ Ancient Agora

Today, after almost a century of exploration and research, the archaeological site is open year-round, and therefore, we await with pleasure the opportunity to show it to you in detail!

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An Easter in Quarantine yet full of Flavors and Aromas

Customs, with roots that are lost in the depths of time, are revived with intensity every year on Easter. In fact, whichever are associated with our family traditions are the ones that are kept most alive in our memory, even if most of us ignore the symbolism hiding behind them.

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