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best places for books

best places for books March 26, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Lemoni bookshop in Thission, Iraklidon 22, is a must see on your route through this historical neighborhood of Athens. Favored by intellectuals and artists, this small friendly shop offers a selected choice of art objects, ranging from handmade notebooks to metal bookmarks, classic music CDs and DVDs...

active adventures

active adventures January 28, 2012 | Off the Beaten Path, Things to Do | Read More
Eco Action specializes in active adventures on rivers and mountains, with two bases in the area of the Peloponnese , in Achaia and Arcadia. They also organize summer and winter activities on islands. Plan your vacation to include trekking on mountain paths, which combine also visits to interesting natural...

top 10 off the beaten path things to do

top 10 off the beaten path things to do December 26, 2011 | Off the Beaten Path, Things to Do | Read More
Visit artistic, handcrafted  book binder Mariana Kiliakou at her studio on Harilaou Trikoupi 38, in the neighborhood of Exarchia and find out all the secrets of this ancient art. Books are bound with special thread and then are covered in leather or cloth. Marianna decorates  book covers with sculptured...

Best museums for children

Best museums for children November 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Fun for families at the Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15,  where kids can borrow  a special backpack with three different  games: a search for the goddess Athena amongst the museum exhibits following a special map with 12 stickers,  memory game about the goddess Athena with her figure designed...

Best hotel spas

Best hotel spas November 30, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Best Hotel Spas Thalasso Spa Center at Mare Nostrum hotel, very near to the archeological site of Vravrona on the east coast of Attica, just 12 km from the airport. The tradition of ancient Greek baths with the therapeutic qualities of the sea offer a unique combination of vitality. For total pampering,...

top 5 museums to visit

top 5 museums to visit November 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Athens is famous for her ancient history and there are many interesting archeological sites to visit in and around the city. Walking through the center of the city,  inside the ancient walls of Athens,   areas like Plaka, Keramikos and Thission, visitors can see parts of excavations of various periods....

Athens New Chic in Old Plaka

Athens New Chic in Old Plaka May 20, 2011 | Off the Beaten Path, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Walking down Adrianou Street with a friend the other day, we noticed the inevitable tragedy of the current economic circumstances: several longstanding stores are dark and dusty while cheap souvenir and T-shirt shops seem to be multiplying like rabbits. My friend lamented the fact that Athens doesn’t...

Saranda, Albania: An Up-and-Coming Mediterranean Destination

Saranda, Albania: An Up-and-Coming Mediterranean Destination April 28, 2011 | Off the Beaten Path, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
By: Barbara Rockwell Nestled among the pristine beaches, crystal-blue waters, and little-known cultural sites of the “Albanian Riviera,” sunny Saranda is poised to become a prized Mediterranean travel destination. While the rest of the Mediterranean is largely swarmed by tourists, coastal Albania...

The Island of Kea, Greece’s Up and Coming Destination

The Island of Kea, Greece’s Up and Coming Destination April 23, 2011 | Off the Beaten Path, Things to Do | Read More
Due to inexpensive ferry tickets and a mere two-hour trip from the Athens city center, budget-conscious travelers are choosing Kea* over more popular Cycladic islands such as Santorini and Mykonos. Picturesque with terra cotta roof-lined hills, windmills, and a rugged terrain, Kea is less spoiled and...

Two Upcoming Shopping Events Featuring Young Designers of Athens

Two Upcoming Shopping Events Featuring Young Designers of Athens April 8, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Shoppers, fashionistas, and trendsetters who happen to be in Athens this weekend or the next will want to know about these two events, sure to attract the hazardously hip from all over the city. April 9&10: Moving Party for Poupee The darlingiest shop of Plaka is moving out and they want to lift...