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May 2012

Moni Kaisargianni: A delightful escape in the city, with a surprise view

A visit to this delightful spot may take an hour or a day. Whatever the duration, it’s a wonderful place to visit and interesting on many counts; the peaceful setting,…

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Escape to Mystras

It was getting late, and Basil and I knew we would not finish our work in Sparta before the office closed. Weighing the choice of driving back to Athens versus…

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Athens Museums offering several specials in May 2012

May 19, 2012 is the Night of the European Museum and several Athens museums will be open until midnight in honor of this day. The Museum of Cycladic Art will…

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Athens Festival: June performances under the Acropolis

I’ve said it before, and I am certain I will write it many times over … an evening at the Herodeon is magic, and promises to be a highlight of…

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Dancing in the Roman Agora

Wow! An evening of dance performance beneath the Acropolis in the Roman Agora. This one is a new venue for summer performance in Athens, (for me at least!) and I…

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Athens Festival 2012

The Athens Festival 2012 program has been announced, and this year the lineup includes 4 performances of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the Herod Atticus Theater (the Herodeon) under the stars,…

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Greece in the Movies

As you prepare for your trip to Greece, you’ll certainly be doing a lot of research, scouring too many guidebooks, comparing them against each other, surfing the internet, planning and…

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A fresh idea for a souvenir, or just something to pamper yourself

My downtown Athens neighborhood is a shopping mecca – Pagrati has its own boulevard, Ymittou Street, lined with the big names, and some not so big names, and my friends…

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Golden amber where the road ends

About 19 km from Tripoli, in the center of the Peloponnese, where the road ends, nestled in the steep slopes of Mount Mainalon, there is a magical place called Piana.…

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