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One year around New Years, while heading up to the top of the Hilton for drinks with friends, I found myself in the elevator with a very familiar looking American woman. It was one of those moments when you know that you know someone, but just can’t place it.  It wasn’t until later that evening, leaving the Hilton, I saw the poster announcing their New Year’s Gala, featuring Gloria “I will survive” Gaynor … suddenly I made the connection.  And THAT’S what happens to old rockers – they go to Greece!

2008 Concert Lineup around Athens

April 13, 2008 – Bad Company – KYTARRO (Eperiou 48 & Acharnon) 2108224134. 10 PM

May 8, 2008 – Kiss – Terra Vibe Music Park

June 5, 2008 – Blue Oyster Cult – Melina Mercouri Theater

June 7, 2008 – Nick Cave – Lycabettus Theatre

June 16, 2008 – Sting -Terra Vibe Music Park

June 13, 2008 – 50 Cent -Karaiskaki Stadium in Pireaus

July 1, 2008 – Def Leppard – Karasaki Stadium

July 8-12, 2008 – Leonard Cohen – The Book of Longing – Badminton Theatre

July 9, 2008 – Juddas Priest – Festival Grounds

July 10, 2008 – Patty Smith – Festival Grounds 

August 1, 2008 – Lenny Kravitz – Lykavittos Theater

August 2, 2008 – Iron Maiden – Terra Vibe Music  Park

By Athensguide

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 and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!

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  1. Leonard Cohen lived in Greece (Hydra) as a very young rocker. So perhaps this is something of a home-coming for him.

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