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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 Acropolis of Athens in the age of Pericles

    The Acropolis, with its towering buttress walls that project dramatically skyward in central Athens, has been a focus of human attention for more than three millennia. Our contributing archaeologist John Leonard explores how the Acropolis, as we know it today, came to be, under the leadership of the influential, democratically-minded statesman, Pericles. By the Late...
  • Detours in Athens

    Everywhere you look in Athens, there’s a story to be told. There are so many things that make this city unique; from its ancient and modern history, to its architecture, food and way of life. It’s the small things too, from sunflowers basking in the summer sun, to the gentle old Greek tortoises you’ll find crawling around ancient monuments.

  • 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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