The most colorful district of Athens, Plaka, is also known as the neighborhood of the gods, due to its very close vicinity to the Acropolis.  Built at the foot of the Acropolis walls, this district is almost as old as Athens.  That is why the origin of its name is dubious and somewhat lost in […]

By Sophia Dritsa Do you want to experience the city like a true local?  Do you want to tickle your senses while getting to know the goods of the Greek land? Then visit a Laiki agora (open farmers’ market).  ‘Laiki agora’ or just ‘Laiki’ literally means the market that belongs to the people, and it […]

Temperature is rising, flowers are blooming, days become longer and brighter, and we all feel more refreshed. All hail, it is spring, one of Greeks’ favorite seasons (after summer).  Spring is the time for revitalization and rebirth, and Greeks have a special fondness for the season that includes lovely weather and of course, the Easter […]

Finding yourself in Athens during February and March? This is great, since the city is not as crowded as it is during summer and there is also a variety of ‘’things to do’’, especially during the Carnival, or Apokries as it is called in Greek. The Municipality of Athens has organized many activities for kids […]

It is not only about the colorful ornaments and lights which graciously decorate the city; it is mostly about the warm ambience, which travels around like a liquid substance of joy, going in and out of houses, passing by the big pedestrian streets to finally sit on kids’ reddish cheeks. It is also about rethinking, […]

When people think about Athens, they immediately link to the magnificent Acropolis, the sun and probably ouzo. Although all of these are inextricable parts of the Greek culture, we need to highlight that modern Athens has many more things to share and be proud of. The city that never sleeps (yes, it is not only […]

Finding yourself in Greece the 28th of October? Well, except the -still, good weather, you will notice something else; everything is closed! It is one of the most important national celebrations! The Ochi Day. Ochi is the greek word for no.  Why should a nation celebrate such a thing? The story goes back to 1940. […]

August’s full moon will shine on the 15th, and the Ministry of Culture and Sports will offer to the public the opportunity to enjoy a summer night under the silver light of the moon in the country’s archaeological sights, monuments and museums. The country’s 97 archaeological sites, monuments and museums will remain open for the […]