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Family-Friendly Holiday Activities in Athens

Family-Friendly Holiday Activities in Athens December 7, 2010 | Events, Local Flavor, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Funny fact about Athens: Christmas just wasn’t that big of a deal until King Otto came along in the nineteenth century, bringing a whole sackful of Bavarian customs and traditions along with him, like a Christmas tree just outside of the palace. It took! Every year the lighting of the Christmas...

Athens Classic Marathon: Registration Day

Athens Classic Marathon: Registration Day October 30, 2010 | Events, Local Flavor | Read More
It’s almost here. Tomorrow’s big race marks the 28th annual Athen’s Classic Marathon and the anniversary of the 2,500 year anniversary of the legendary run that inspired the modern event. Today was devoted to organizing the masses and feeding the energy of the participants. Over...

70 year anniversary of “NO!” ~ Oxi Day in Athens

70 year anniversary of “NO!” ~ Oxi Day in Athens October 28, 2010 | Events, Local Flavor, Things to Do | Read More
This morning the cannons on Lycabettus served as an alarm clock for the whole city. October 28th is a special day in all of Greece because it signifies the neutral territory’s entrance into the Second World War. The legend goes like this: 70 years ago on October 28, 1940, the Greek Prime Minister,...

Bubbles and Rose Colored Glasses: New Season at the Hellenic Children’s Museum

Bubbles and Rose Colored Glasses: New Season at the Hellenic Children’s Museum September 27, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
The Hellenic Children’s Museum started the new 2010/11 season up with a sidewalk party in Plaka. Kids were playing with candy-bright, plastic funnels and soapy water to make giant bubbles while their parents indulged in homemade treats, lovingly spread across a long table and manned -or more...

Athens Playlist no.1

Athens Playlist no.1 September 3, 2010 | Events, Local Flavor | Read More
In honor of the upcoming musical tribute to famed composer, Mikis Theodorakis in October… oh, you haven’t heard of him?  You may very well of heard his music even if you don’t recognize his name.  Thanks to him, most of the modern world has at least one song that comes to mind when...

Marathon Man: The 25000 year Anniversary of the First Run

Marathon Man: The 25000 year Anniversary of the First Run August 31, 2010 | Events, Local Flavor, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Here’s a little sliver of history for you: Two Frenchmen, philologist Michel Bréal and historian, Pierre de Coubertin, were discussing de Coubertin’s upcoming project, something he was calling the “Modern Olympic Games”  and was set to take place in Athens in 1896. Bréal suggested...

Featured Performances of Athens Festival 2010

Featured Performances of Athens Festival 2010 June 23, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Ever since 1955, the city of Athens has been celebrating summer with the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, a celebration of music, theater, art, and dance. It has hosted the likes of Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Liza Minelli, unique performances of Greek composers like Hadjidakis and Theodorakis (composers...