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Beyond Athens: Exploring Ramnous

As you plan your trip to Athens you’ll quickly learn about the popular Athens day trips: a half day to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Posiedon, a full day…

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Athens Daytrips: A scared spring & an oracle

It may sound like Delphi, but its not. In fact if you aren’t keen on a 2.5 – 3 hour drive (each way) to reach the site where the famous…

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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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Sunday afternoon in the countryside

Sundays are for family and friends in Greece, and what better way to share it than around the table with good food and good company? Would you like to visit…

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The old road from Athens, the evil staircase

Oh how lucky we are to have the fast road out of Athens. I’d heard my mother-in-law say this dozens of times as we headed out of Athens en route…

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Marathon is more than a race

First published in 2010 – Reposted for the upcoming Athens Marathon in November 2011 With this year being the 2500th anniversary of the first Marathon, I’ve finally decided to make…

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Athens Day Trip: Attiko Parko, the Athens Zoo & Bird Park

When my husband and friends were growing up in and around Athens, they and their peers had the opportunity to see wild animals only in a couple of not very…

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Music festival on Aegina in August

Happen to be in or around Athens on August 13 and looking to escape the crowds that will pour into the historical center for the Full Moon under the Acropolis…

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Sounion to Athens by bus

Lots of folks write to ask me about the bus from Athens to Sounion and back. Since I’ve always driven there, and since I think the logical way to go…

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