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June 5, 2010 – let the “X hunt” begin…. Embark on a frantic hunt through the ancient city of Athens and follow a twisted trail of clues and mysteries to locate a key which unlocks a secret box containing 1000 euros. The team from XpatAthens.com have created an exciting treasure hunt in and around the centre of the City on the afternoon of the 5th of June for a grand cash prize of 1000 euros. Participants will be required to solve a series of cryptic clues and challenges sending them around central Athens, searching, solving and seeking to grab the 1000 euros prize. The hunt is open to everyone and anyone who will be in Athens on the 5th of June, costs only 10 euros to enter and will be a great fun afternoon in the centre of the City. Whether you are a group of friends, single hunter,couple or family with kids the 1000 euros Athens X hunt will give you a unique opportunity to explore the City and use your hunter skills to win the grand prize. Why not get together a group of friends from your club, group or workplace to play together and share the grand prize. Don’t despair if you miss out on the grand prize as the next 20 hunters who successfully complete the quest will also receive an additional great fun prize. So, rise to the challenge on the 5th of June and do something totally different with your friends and family.

For complete details and to register, visit Expat Athens at http://www.xpatathens.com/news/21891

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!