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Sophia Dimitriou

BY Sophia Dimitriou

| Dec 23, 2015

Athens

Street Art: Mix & Match

So here I am, on a sunny day off, wandering around the Plaka area in central Athens, taking photographs, talking to stray cats and dogs and listening to my music. A day to myself, one might say, during which I happen on a wall bursting with creativity.

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Sophia Dimitriou

BY Sophia Dimitriou

| Dec 18, 2015

Activities

Running Wild in a Royal Reserve

The woods around Tatoi, once the summer home of the Greek royals, is an ideal place for dogs and their owners to unleash.

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Kostis Zafirakis

BY Kostis Zafirakis

| Dec 09, 2015

Destinations

Sithonia: Summers of our Youth

The middle “leg” (as we Thessalonians call the three peninsulas) of Halkidiki, combines the sophisticated character of Cassandra (the first leg) with the spiritual feel of Mount Athos (third leg). Sithonia is made for the eternal flower child, for the hippies of this world, even though it was named after the mythological King Sithon, an unpleasant sort of fellow.

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Sakis Serefas

BY Sakis Serefas

| Dec 03, 2015

Destinations

My Hideaway

Prolific playwright, novelist, poet and scholar Sakis Serefas, Thessaloniki born and bred, takes us on one of his favorite escapes to the mountains of Halkidiki.

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Maria Korachai

BY Maria Korachai

| Nov 12, 2015

Nature

The Grand Old Dames of Aegina

As the sun goes down in a valley at the foot of Oros, the highest mountain on Aegina, the shadows cast by the age-old olive trees look like human figures dancing.

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Maria Korachai

BY Maria Korachai

| Nov 09, 2015

Athens

Life-Giving Flowers

Among the bustle of shoppers up and down Ermou street, the small open-air flower stall owned by barba-Yiannis, a term of endearment used for older folk, is a pretty oasis where time seems to stand still.

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Maria Korachai

BY Maria Korachai

| Nov 05, 2015

Athens

Eat after Midnight and Confess at Mavili Canteen

Yiannis makes sandwiches that feed your soul Should you find yourself enjoying a drink at one of the historic bars of Mavili Square, a well-known piazza near the American Embassy and Athens Concert Hall that provides relaxing weekday evenings and buzzing weekend nights, you may well end up partaking in the ritual of the obligatory sandwich from the local canteen. But let’s take things from the beginning. A fountain, old…

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Maria Korachai

BY Maria Korachai

| Nov 04, 2015

Athens

Lefteris and his Soft Pretzels

How and why “koulouri” became our national snack Multigrain, with sesame or without, with tahini… “Tomorrow I’ll have wholemeal; the kind you skinny girls favor.” Lefteris Agorastos, whose cart is permanently parked beside one of Athens’ busiest streets, sells about 50 koulouria, a Greek type of soft pretzel or bread ring, every day. Hailed as a “national snack” or “street breakfast,” simple and cheap at just 0.50 euros, you can…

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