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[Street] Art Shopping in Athens

I just love this idea: Empty storefronts become public art galleries, offering up and coming young artists exposure and revitalizing the urban landscape. This December, the city of Athens is…

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Traditional weaving & embroidery in Athens

Guests often ask me “Where can I find something special to buy as a souvenir from Greece?” I get asked this a lot, and I love this question because anyone…

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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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