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fashion shopping

fashion shopping March 13, 2012 | What's New | Read More
Two young  talented ladies, Evi Skarvelaki a.k.a. Evisk and Elizabeth Mavrogeni, Liz@art, have opened their very own ‘playroom’ in a sunny loft on the corner of Sarri & Kriezi str. in Psyrri. This girlie space, full of bright colors, is an ideal background for the bags and fashion accessories...

restaurants in department stores

restaurants in department stores January 25, 2012 | Food, What's New | Read More
Wagamama Athens is located  on the second floor of  the luxurious Golden Hall shopping mall, a unique commercial centre with some of the most famous Greek and international brands.  Following Asian tradition, the cuisine is exclusively based on fresh ingredients meat, fish, chicken, vegetables and...

Affordable beach resorts

Affordable beach resorts January 11, 2012 | Hotels, What's New | Read More
Paros has been a popular vacation resort for many decades and is a short trip by ship from Athens. White Cycladic architecture, excellent seafood, lively nightlife and great beaches are a guarantee for an unforgettable holiday. Hotel Hippocampus is situated in picturesque Naoussa and combines cosmopolitan...

Best dessert spots

Best dessert spots December 24, 2011 | What's New | Read More
  Athens offers a variety of excellent shops for desserts, some in oriental style with syrupy sweets, but mainly western style, with French or international influence. For the best lemon pie, try ‘All about lemon’ in Nea Erithrea, close to Kifissia. Crunchy lemon bites with pastry and cream,...

Top 5 new restaurants

Top 5 new restaurants December 22, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
  «Avocado – food for life», a new vegan restaurant opened recently on 30 Nikis street at a very convenient location near Syntagma and Plaka. The people behind the well-known NYSY Studios for yoga and pilates, situated just across the road, are the creators of these tasty veggie snacks and...

top ten places for coffee

top ten places for coffee November 30, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Athenians love their coffee and make  it a social occasion which includes meeting friends after shopping, dating, business contacts, lunch break, or just passing the time. Many cafes have a devoted clientele, who are passionately faithful to their favorite meeting point. Brazilian, 10 Valaoritou, t....

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...

This Month’s Local Flavor in Athens: The Days leading to Πάσχα

This Month’s Local Flavor in Athens: The Days leading to Πάσχα April 1, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Easter is coming and Athens is getting ready. The almond trees are getting showy with their pink blossoms, the streets are perfumed with neroli and incense wafting from church windows, and the shops are putting up fairytale window displays: a rainbow of Easter candles called lambathes suspended from...

This Month’s Local Flavor in Athens: Spring Fever

This Month’s Local Flavor in Athens: Spring Fever March 5, 2011 | What's New | Read More
I’ve said it a million times to a million people- the best time to come to Athens is in the spring. Flowers are bursting from the trees lining the streets lending a sweet smell to the city; the calendar is littered with holy feasts and observances, people seem to be on their best behavior- even...