Athens

athens weekend city break

Chase the ghosts of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, relive the glories of the ancient Olympics, the first modern Games (1896) or those of 2004. Or simply eat, drink and engage with the talkative locals… Mandy Andritsi reveals all. It is well-known that Athens was the intellectual beacon of the ancient…

fun things to do in Athens

Besides its ancient wonders, locals know another side to the Greek capital, one that includes gypsy treasures, alternative panoramas and Friday night bike rallies. Marissa Tejada reveals her Secret Seven tips…

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What can one expect from an art tour? A guided view of the city’s most famous museums and galleries? Marissa Tejada finds an activity in Athens that promises to dig deeper… Hidden in the flow of the crowds that pack St. Irene Square, Athens’ latest day and night hotspot, I…

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On a grey autumnal Sunday in Athens, The Editor takes his camera for a walk around the offbeat Gazi district… check out our latest photo story on Urban Travel Blog. Hornets, bees, beggars and mad dogs are just a few of the things one has to contend with on a…

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Whilst some freizes still steadfastedly refuse to return to Athens (*cough cough British Museum), Marissa Tejada is happy to report that frozen yogurt at least has made its way back home… Any yogurt vs. Greek yogurt. Yes – there’s a difference. Greeks love their version which is luxuriously thick and creamy. These…