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  • Athens Travel Guide

    Our Athens travel guide provides you with essential information to assist you with your travel plans to Athens. From public holidays in Greece, to moving around the city, we've outlined all the things any visitor to Athens should be aware of. The national holiday that falls smack bang in the middle of summer and that often get tourists into a pickle, is Assumption day, the most important celebration of the Virgin Mary in the Greek Orthodox calendar, held every year on the 15th August.

  • Best places to photograph the Acropolis

    The Acropolis in Athens is one of the most photographed and recognised landmarks in the world. The temples on the sacred rock are considered the most important monuments in Western civilisation and have influenced architecture more than anything else since. We’ve put together a selection of our favourite vantage points to photograph from on your next trip to...
  • Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

    Housed in a neo-classical 1930’s building, at the foothills of the southern slope of the Acropolis, the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum underwent major renovations to achieve Lalaounis’ vision of creating an international centre for the ancient art of gold-smithing and other traditional crafts. The permanent exhibition, which consists of more than 4,000 pieces of jewellery...
  • Basic Greek for Travelling

    Basic Greek phrases for tourists: The Greek language is not an easy one to learn or pronounce. We’ve put together a quick guide with audio clips to help you along. Learning to say a few words like ‘hello’, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ is always a nice gesture when travelling anywhere in the world and the...

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