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Sometimes it rains in Athens … but that’s ok!

Greece, land of sunshine, true. But every once in awhile there are a few days of rain. It can happen anytime. I’ve seen 3 days of rain in June, I’ve…

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Archaeological Site & Museum Hours in Athens

I’ve always been hesitant to publish something as rapidly changing as opening hours for pretty much anything in Greece.. but since it is an often asked question and I happen…

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The magic number for any emergency in Greece or anywhere in Europe?

112: The Magic Emergency Number Imagine you are on holidays in Europe. You have an accident, you see a fire or you spot a burglary -would you know who to…

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The Athens Tourist Ticket Returns and other transport tips in Athens

The Athens OASA has just announced a series of special offers on transportation in Athens: The return of the Athens Tourist Three Day Ticket The €20 ticket is valid for…

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10 Great gifts from Greece

Got a Grecophile in your life? Friends with a Philhellene? Just want a wonderful souvenir from Greece? Here’s 10 great ways to give ’em Greece from your holiday (and you…

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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…

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Athens Discount Card

Special tourist & visitor discounts at select Athens businesses Groupon and other coupon programs are all the rage these days. So much so that no one expects to pay full…

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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…

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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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Hotel alternatives Athens

Traveling as a family to Greece? Athens has a growing number of furnished short term vacation rental apartments within an easy walk of the historic center that provide a comfortable…

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