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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.

  • The authentic guide of where to eat in Athens

    Amid a lingering economic crisis, Athens and its citizens have still found a way to breathe a sense of renewal into the city’s cultural life. There is still a long way to go, but many visitors are surprised to find that it’s not all doom and gloom in the capital. New businesses are sprouting up...
  • Loukoumades

    Most European cultures have their version of doughnuts but I think the Greek dessert Loukoumades would have to be the most sinful. If you’re going to indulge then you might as well get the best. KTISTAKIS: Ktistakis, centrally located in Omonia, was established in 1912 and a favourite among Athenians. The Cretan recipe has been...
  • 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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