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October 2007

The New Acropolis Museum

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Peaceful dining in the city: Plateia Mesologiou, Pagrati, on a warm autumn night

**this restaurant is now Mezed…adkio – and the food is really terrific. In the warm months the tables spill out to the now pedestrian only cobblestone street and they often…

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The National Art Gallery of Athens

Today I visited the National Gallery of Art in Athens. To my surprise, despite the tepid descriptions of this museum which I found in several guidebooks, I enjoyed a couple…

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Bike around Athens, Sunday October 21

As a Chicagoan transplanted to Athens, I often miss the bike routes and paths of the Windy City, where even our mayor has been rumored to bike to City Hall…

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Athenian treasures begin journey to their new home

This past weekend in Athens, three cranes began the work of moving antiquities to their new home in the long awaited new Acropolis Museum. The process will take months, but…

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One wandering Jewess, one Greek guy and their Greek dog …

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down “pezodromos” to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes…

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