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Photo Friday: Human Statue in Preparation

Photo Friday: Human Statue in Preparation April 8, 2011 | Photo Friday | Read More
The best and worst thing about Athens is you just don’t know what to expect when you turn a corner. Walking through Plaka today the surprise was for the best: a woman preparing to become a human statue (and being filmed in the meantime) framed against a heavy paneled door and yellow stucco facade...

Photo Friday: Onassis Cultural Centre

Photo Friday: Onassis Cultural Centre January 28, 2011 | Photo Friday, Things to Do | Read More
Syngrou Avenue is an unending chain of banks, car dealers, strip clubs, and as of December 2010, one of the most exciting additions to the Athens cultural scene in the last decade. The Onassis Cultural Centre is an exquisite building reflecting sky  by day and burning like an oil lamp at night allowing...

Photo Friday: Flisvos Marina and the Averof

Photo Friday: Flisvos Marina and the Averof November 5, 2010 | Local Flavor, Photo Friday | Read More
The afternoon was wearing on and the weather was changing, so it was time for the sailing school to put an end their open water course. They tacked their boats and pulled them into the harbor at Flisvos Marina under the watchful eye of Greece’s most formidable armored cruiser of the 20th century,...

Photo Friday: Tom

Photo Friday: Tom October 22, 2010 | Local Flavor, Off the Beaten Path, Photo Friday | Read More
The man behind Tom’s Garden, the colorful corner of Sotiros and Ipidou Streets in Plaka, was quoted in an article “I’m a bit of a philosopher. I tell people to live for the day and not to worry about tomorrow … Good comedians hide their sadness with laughter.” Tom was once a political...

Photo Friday: Archaeology Under Foot

Photo Friday: Archaeology Under Foot October 1, 2010 | Photo Friday, Things to Do | Read More
Archaeology holds the throne of importance in Athens, and if it gets in the way of other things, well tough beans, buddy.  The long awaited New Acropolis Museum was no exception. When several layers of ancient cities were discovered during the early parts of construction, the rest of the world was asked...

Photo Friday: Elefsina Archaeological Museum

Photo Friday: Elefsina Archaeological Museum September 24, 2010 | Off the Beaten Path, Photo Friday, Things to Do | Read More
20 km south of Athens lies the ghostly remains of the cult of Demeter in the ancient site of Elefsis. The miserable goddess of grain, desperate for the return of her daughter from the clutches of the god of the underworld left Mount Olympus and came here, posing as a common woman seeking common jobs...

Photo Friday: Avyssinias Square

Photo Friday: Avyssinias Square September 10, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
Photo by Paige Moore There’s always a treasure hunt going on in the lower end of Monastiraki, but particularly at the end of Hephaestus Street, named for the lame god who crafted weapons and gifts for the Olympians. Avyssinias Square is where things once loved are piled into harum-scarum mountains...

Photo Friday: Anafiotika

Photo Friday: Anafiotika September 3, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
Early in the 19th century, just beside the Acropolis, the poor islanders of Anafi built their houses in the night because through the day their hands were busy building up the new capital of the newly independent country of Greece. Their descendants live there still, continuing the traditions of the...

Photo Friday: The Skeleton of Syntagma

Photo Friday: The Skeleton of Syntagma August 27, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
As asked by many readers of the article about the Wonderful, Marvelous, Metro of Athens, here is the star of the underground’s archaeological exhibitions. Photo courtesy of Eve Astrid Andersson You need never feel alone in the Syntagma Station.

Photo Friday: Souvlaki in Flisvos Park

Photo Friday: Souvlaki in Flisvos Park July 31, 2010 | Food, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Photo Friday | Read More
Flisvos Park , in the coastal suburb of Paleo Faliro, is the perfect place to sit while the sun and moon commence with the changing of the guard. The grounds of the Cine Flisvos open air cinema are set with wooden tables and canvas-covered chairs that steadily fill with each passing hour. Couples enjoy...
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