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Not Your Average Athens Guidebooks

Not Your Average Athens Guidebooks July 17, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Rough Guide and of course, your trusty NileGuide… these are some of the first places you’ll look when you’re planning your descent into the multi-millenial tourist destination of Athens. If the selection at {enter large chain discount bookseller here}makes...

Athens Σουπερμαρκετ Sweep!

Athens Σουπερμαρκετ Sweep! July 7, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
A good snack is the perfect way to stave off that intense hunger while you wait, and wait, and wait for a Greek meal, typically a good three hours after the rest of the world has washed their dishes. I visited the supermarket and deli, To Elekton on 29 Voulis Street,  set near a large number of hotels...

Two countries in three days: Greece-Turkey

Two countries in three days: Greece-Turkey June 30, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Turkey and Greece have been talking friendly these days. They’re more for being good neighbors than holding onto old grudges, and that’s good news for travelers who want to take part in both of these desirable, exotic destinations with one go. To make the best use of your time, focus on...

Pame Yia Kafe Stin Athina! (Let’s go for coffee in Athens!)

Pame Yia Kafe Stin Athina! (Let’s go for coffee in Athens!) June 14, 2010 | Food, Local Flavor, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo by Poolie Kafeneios and cafeterias are institutions in Athens. Business transactions are made, hearts are broken, stars are discovered, and countless cigarettes smoked. Surprisingly, not a lot of coffee is actually sold — you should be averaging one sip every ten minutes. If you get a free...