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Archeology

Underground Art and Archaeology

Have you found yourself in Athens on a holiday, and the sites are closed? Or perhaps it’s a rare rainy day and you’d like to find a way to stay…

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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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A surprising stroll in Athens

Athens has lots of popular walks, but most visitors would never consider taking a walk to Athens’ “most excellent suburb”, thinking, of course, it way to far to attempt on…

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New Discoveries in Athens

It feels like months since I’ve written anything new on True-Athens.com. Part of the problem I face is that it feels like when I’m in Athens I get so (happily)…

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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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Free Museums, Free Archeological Sites

In honor of World Tourism Day, the Ministry of Culture opens all government operated museums and archeological sites for free! This year, that will be Monday, September 27, 2010 ……

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Have you seen this girl?

Missing for 2500 years, young Athenian girl “reborn” at the Athens International Airport (June 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010) Near entrance 1 on the Arrivals Level – check it…

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Unlikely souvenir shopping uncovers some interesting finds (and great dessert, too!)

My parents were in town, and we had to run out to the Greek (European) version of Home Depot for souvenirs from their trip to Greece. You might wonder what…

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World Heritage Sites in Athens and Beyond

While most visitors to Greece know about the Acropolis, and that in general Greece is full of archeology, many people are not aware that it’s home to a total of…

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