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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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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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