Athens

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…

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One warm Athenian summer night, among a sea of sharply dressed Greeks, I couldn’t help but spot an ambling pair of comfortably dressed Japanese tourists. With their guide book wide open and a big camera in hand, they began to make their way through the thick crowd ahead of them...