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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.

  • A day out in Kifissia

    An ex-pat Briton and Kifissia local, maps out the lush, green suburb of northern Athens. Timeless charm and elegance are synonymous with Kifissia, one of the oldest and most beautiful suburbs of Athens. A 30-minute train ride from downtown, Kifissia has been a summer retreat for wealthy Athenians and philosophers since Roman times due to...
  • Athens Taxis

    Athens taxi drivers can be incredibly charismatic or incredibly rude, depending on traffic conditions and how hot and irritable they feel. By majority however, most are somewhere in between. In the past five years the standard has lifted but it’s good to know what your rights are as a passenger and the best way to get...
  • 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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