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A two-day escape to the beautiful Xylokastro of Corinthia and its neighbouring mountainous villages will fill your weekends with the scent of summer and will be enough to convince you that a short trip away from Athens’ problems is all that is required to get you into the mood for relaxation and holidays. Read more
With the shoulder season upon us, it’s the perfect time for a quick city break – and where better than the culture cradle of the Greek capital? Here’s our top 10 things to do in Athens.
When we think of Greece, we often think of the whitewashed houses with blue doors and shutters painted to match the colors of the national flag and the sea and sky. We think of the many islands where tiny fishing boats lay docked in the forefront of sandy beaches and vast rolling hills filled with olive groves. And of course, we think of the many ancient buildings and sites of great architectural and historic significance, as well as the origin of the Olympic Games.
1. What is frappe?
It is a cold coffee drink, shaken in order to create a frothy topping. It is served in a tall glass, filled with ice cubes, and drank from a bendy straw. Read more
Here are some of the best: Read more
September 19-21, 2014: See Lady Gaga and Cirque du Soleil in Athens.
Multiple reasons exist for you to visit Athens all year round: travel 6000 years back into history and see up close all the ancient and medieval monuments, admire the architectural heritage of the 19th and 20th century, enjoy the light of the Attican sky, beaches, mountainous regions and nearby islands, gastronomy and nightlife. Read more
One morning, while I was writing Cally’s Way on my mountainside terrace, an old woman wearing a kerchief stopped by on her way to the steep vacant lot next door, where herbs and artichokes grow in profusion. Pulling a sprig of fennel out of a cloth pouch attached to her apron, she smiled.
“Very good with potatoes.” Read more