To Market, To Market … Athens Farmer’s Markets

Ever since my first trip to Athens in 1989 I have been fascinated by outdoor street markets.  Back then large chain supermarkets were non-existent in Greece, so each neighborhood had it’s own outdoor market day.  And though today there are … Read More

A hike up Lykavittos, Scruffy takes on Athens Chic Peak!

A year ago today my constant companion, Scruffy, lost his short battle with lymphoma.  He had chosen us 6 years earlier to be his humans, and during his all too brief time with us this amazing Greek border collie mix, … Read More

Tripadvisor recommended family rooms and family hotels in Athens

Families traveling to Athens frequently contact me about our penthouses and historical homes after an exhaustive search for triple, quad and connecting rooms in Athens. These types of rooms are pretty rare, and even though they do exist, it’s hard … Read More

Kesariani monastery

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, the architecture and the history of both the 11th century … Read More

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 host guided tours through both its special exhibits and its permanent collection … Read More