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October 15, 2020
....the most beautiful neighbourhood in Athens! Facing neighbourhoods that are directly linked to the history of the capital and contribute to the magic of Athens, perfect for scenic walks. Plaka, which can be found between the Acropolis, Syntagma Square and Monastiraki, is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Europe, with history dating back 3500 years! • The iconic Greek taverna was born in Plaka • Plaka is famous as the ‘neighbourhood of the Gods’ because it is directly under the...
September 12, 2020
It may be the perfect season, in the perfect place…. For the romantics among us, it’s the ideal time of the year. For others it’s the chance to seek out activities and new places with a cosy atmosphere to brighten up their days and nights in the city. Reviving nature walks, mugs of hot chocolate, an appetite (!) for meze, theatrical performances and eye-opening art exhibitions, are just some of the reasons to get into an Autumnal mood. Autumn is about having a great time and so we have...
February 17, 2020
You’ve definitely heard of it and if you’ve been to Athens then you will have been there many times. Do you know its’ history though? When you are in Monastiraki, you are literally at the centre of the history of Athens. Whichever way you turn, you will find ancient monuments and historic ruins and an atmosphere that takes you back in time. The name Monastiraki is from the period of the Hellenic Revolution. It takes its name from the Monastery of Pantanassas, a small women only monastery...
February 6, 2020
You may have heard that making a freshly roasted Greek coffee is an art form? The perfect result, with a rich foam. It takes time and devotion…..because as we all know, to make it just right needs patience… A cup of coffee is a special daily routine for most of us! Coffee lovers can’t start their day without one. Famous for the particular way in which it is prepared and served, Greek coffee encourages free flowing conversation and some would say that a cup should accompany every piece...
January 15, 2020
The month for romantics is approaching, with Valentine’s Day being one of the most important celebrations for lovers across the Western World. Many of us may frown on the commercialisation of St. Valentine, but we all fall into the ‘trap’ of buying gifts, dedicating songs and finding ways to show we care to our loved one. If you’re thinking about doing something different this year, to make this special day unforgettable, then book a trip to Athens now! Whether or not you believe in...
December 16, 2019
We promised this on our previous blog, and we always keep our promises! 😉 31 days, 76 different places across the city, 60 bands, 50 concerts and pop-up events, 60 things to do for all the family, 3 open-air showings, 1 pop-up museum, 1 illuminated walkway, outstanding projection mappings and too many surprises to count! From 7th December and for a whole month, Athens Municipality invites us to celebrate Christmas in glittering Athens, with an amazing programme of events. Athens has been...