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Maria Coveou

BY Maria Coveou

| Oct 30, 2015

Activities

Shall We Dance?

As Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. ” If you are passionate about social dancing and you always pack your dance shoes even when traveling, just in case, we’ve got you covered. Greeks love to social dance, so all partner dances are represented, especially in the capital. Below are some of the parties you can join in…

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Amanda Michalopoulou

BY Amanda Michalopoulou

| Oct 30, 2015

Activities

Naxos: Embracing the Power of Observation

A weekend at Naxos From my schoolbooks I remembered that Naxos is the biggest island of the Cyclades and also that this is where Theseus abandoned Ariadne after she helped him slay the Minotaur in Crete. What I saw is a self-sufficient island, one of those places where you forget that Greece is in crisis.

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Joanne Trikoulis

BY Joanne Trikoulis

| Oct 26, 2015

Destinations

Leonidio, Arcadia: My L.A.

“This ain’t Hollywood, this is a small town. Where you keep me dreamy and never let me down.” As a Greek-American “city girl” growing up on the East Coast, I dreamed of jet-setting summer vacations out west in Los Angeles. Instead, every summer vacation was a pilgrimage back to the “homeland.” I had plenty of time to daydream about shopping on Rodeo Drive while enduring the 200-km, three-hour drive south…

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Amanda Michalopoulou

BY Amanda Michalopoulou

| Oct 26, 2015

Nature

A Slice of Nature

The Environment Museum of Stymphalia is a lively reminder that the environment and human activity are mutually dependent.

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Maria Coveou

BY Maria Coveou

| Oct 22, 2015

Athens

Athens in the Palm of your Hand

The three smartphone apps that you should never leave home for Athens without. Like all new destinations, Athens may seem overwhelming if you’ve just landed. Don’t panic though. App developers are striving to help you feel less like an alien and more like a local by making it easier to navigate the city.

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Amanda Michalopoulou

BY Amanda Michalopoulou

| Oct 22, 2015

Nature

Holy Forest

Literature meets nature at the Northern Pindos National Park. The Vovousa Festival in Northern Pindos can be seen as an original form of cultural protest, part of the ongoing struggle to protect nature. Plans for building a second dam on Aoos River, sponsored by big interests – as is usually the case with projects of such a scale – has united the local community and given impetus to a common…

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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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