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easter bazaar 2013Here’s a great way to do a little good for Greece while you’re on holiday this month in Athens …

The Association for the Protection and Welfare of Stray Animals is hosting an Easter Bazaar on Sunday April 28th (10:00 – 20:00) at the Herakleidon Museum – 16, Herakleidon Street, Thission (Metro: Thission).

Easter is the biggest holiday in Greece, and here’s an opportunity for a truly unique memento of your travels: a special decorated Easter candle … or perhaps a book or two, there’ll also be t-shirts and sweatshirts, jewelry and other items for sale – all to benefit the strays of Attica. (Maybe you think its off that I’d suggest a “” t-shirt as opposed to one with the Acropolis on it? Basil and I often bring home these types of gifts – my nieces love their Archelon turtle rescue sweatshirts – and they are definitely unique souvenirs! 


The Organization for the Care and Protection of Stray is a non-profit organization which aims to provide support to the stray animals in Greece. Since its inception in 2001, has helped more than 2,000 stray animals in the wider area of Attica, without the help of any state support or funding. offers relief and therapy, including vaccinations and neutering, to stray animals, placing priority on animals which are hurt or sick; it then promotes their adoption by suitable families. It further offers extensive advice and support to animal lovers in the country.


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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!