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Why visit Athens?

You’re coming to Greece. You’ve booked your flights, and now you’re surfing the interenet trying to plan your journey. Santorini…Mykonos… an overnight stop in Paros. Ten days. Perhaps two weeks in glorious Greece.

So for those planning on visiting my adopted city with a well rested mind, I offer an ongoing colletion of my favorites in my Athena. From where to dine outside of the tourist center yet still downtown, to where to isit a real shadow puppeter, to where to find freshly braided garlic and homemakde wine. sure, you’ll find tips about exploring the historical center here as well, because the Parthenon is certainly a grand part of Athen’s history. But I’ll also encourage you to steal a few hours from your day to share a park bench with a group of Athenian men playing tavli, or let your kids kick around a soccer ball in the square with some Athenian children, or wander beyond Syntagma Square to one of the outdoor farmers markets!