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Maria Korachai

BY Maria Korachai

| Oct 19, 2015

Activities

Impression Book: Athens

Nine tourists open up about their likes and dislikes of the Greek capital. What is the nicest thing you had to eat in Athens? Are Greeks “loud”? Which stereotypes were shattered in your mind? Spending a day as a tourist at the Acropolis recently, I realized that October is the best month to visit the ancient sites – people are less stressed than during the summer as there are no…

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Maria Coveou

BY Maria Coveou

| Oct 19, 2015

Athens

Farmers’ Markets

Stroll and you shall find, if not fresh vegetables, at least a slice of the Greek psyche. If you are staying in the capital for more than a few days and have grown weary of museums and archaeological sites, you may want to spend a morning strolling around a farmers’ market (known in Greece as a “laiki agora” or people’s market). Farmers here typically sell their locally produced fresh fruit…

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Alexia Amvrazi

BY Alexia Amvrazi

| Oct 19, 2015

Activities

Lush Living in the Peloponnese

Within just over two hours drive from Athens, we zip past the sprawling seaside town of Akrata and make a steep ascent up curvy mountain roads, past resilient old villages it takes just minutes to drive through, through a breathtaking landscape with a massive, imposing mountain wall on one side, cobalt blue sea on another, and lush vegetation abounding. With our windows rolled all the way down on this gloriously…

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Maria Coveou

BY Maria Coveou

| Oct 19, 2015

Activities

Lindy Hopping the Greek Way

30s swing dance is the most recent dance craze to hit Greece If you find yourself downtown wondering which bar to choose and you happen to hear swing music coming out of some joint, chances are there are Lindy hoppers swinging inside. So hop in, grab a drink and sit back because you are in for a treat. You’ve just landed in one of the countless weekly parties of the…

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Alexandra Tzavella

BY Alexandra Tzavella

| Oct 13, 2015

Athens

To the Rock with a Hat!

Unless you want to end up in bandages or worse, remember to cover your head and your feet when attempting to scale the Acropolis in the summer. The shortest way to get from antiquity to the accident and emergency department of an Athens public hospital is to wear the wrong footwear.

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Edit Engelmann

BY Edit Engelmann

| Oct 13, 2015

Destinations

Aigio: A Little Taste of Paradise

Located on the northern coast of the Peloponnese, Aigio, once the centre of Greece’s rich currant export trade, has lots to offer in terms of history, sightseeing and cuisine. When my husband asked me a decade ago about moving to Aigio, I had to ask where it was. As I now thankfully know, it is located in the most beautiful part of the Gulf of Corinth. For me it is…

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Maria Korachai

BY Maria Korachai

| Oct 08, 2015

Destinations

Going Nuts for Pistachios

“What did you enjoy the most?” asks a father of his kids, on the boat leaving Aegina. “The pistachio paste,” they reply, almost in unison. Just an hour’s boat ride from Athens, the island’s inhabitants, producing the world famous appellation nut, have proven their inventiveness: pistachio pralines, pistachio shell jewelry, works of art imitating nature, pistachio honey, baclava, pistachio beauty products, traditional pottery, porcelain and naturally, ample quantities of baked…

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Diana Farr Louis

BY Diana Farr Louis

| Sep 11, 2015

Athens

A Shrimp Institution

It’s just a neighborhood, no frills taverna, and in an out of the way residential neighborhood at that, tucked into a corner on a back street in Piraeus that ends at the Greek Naval Academy. You will catch a glimpse of the open sea and some young cadets in uniform leaving and entering the gates, but Margaro hardly matches the picture postcard notion of a Greek seaside taverna. You wouldn’t…

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