Your Acropolis view home away from home

Want to fall in love with Athens like I did? Don’t just drop in for the night, pay homage to the Parthenon and head off to the islands. Allow yourself at least 4 nights, though 7 is really ideal, and let’s … Read More

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