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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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Sample the flavors of Greece

As readers of this blog know, I love food, and it’s also one of my favorite things to bring back to friends and family when I’m returning to Chicago from…

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Marathon-Mania: New 2 euro coin issued for Greece

The Central Bank of Greece issued a new €2 euro commemorative coin -“2.500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon” today. The coin commemorates the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of…

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Offbeat souvenirs: What to buy in Athens

Guidebooks are full of ideas for what to buy in Athens. And a quick stroll down Adrianou Street in the historic center will confirm the guidebooks suggestions: Worry beads (koboloi),…

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Cheap art in Athens, a unique holiday sale

Looking for a unique souvenirs from your trip to Athens? Do you cringe at walking through the streets of Plaka and the Flea Market, seeing store after store with the…

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