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A local’s guide to Exarchia, Athens

A local’s guide to Exarchia, Athens

Exarchia (also spelled Exarcheia) is one of Athens’ oldest neighbourhoods and full of life, largely due to the presence of the nearby University of Athens and the Technical University of Athens. But despite its youthful energy, it isn’t a touristy district, and rather has become associated with protests and anarchists...
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The complete guide to: Athens travel

The complete guide to: Athens travel

Millions of visitors come to Athens every year to see the ancient sites like the Parthenon and other temples and ruins atop and around the Acropolis. But monument-hopping isn’t all you get in the bustling Greek capital. Definitely make a point of seeing the historic centre and all of its...
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Where to get the best loukoumades in Athens

Where to get the best loukoumades in Athens

If there is one thing you should definitely eat in Athens, it’s loukoumades. Loukoumades are Greek doughnut-like fried puff pastries, loved by locals throughout Greece. These heavenly fried balls are drizzled with honey syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon, and have been around since antiquity — in ancient times, they were...
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The beginner’s guide to the Athens diet

The beginner’s guide to the Athens diet

One thing that should never be uttered when holidaying in Athens is the word ‘diet.’ Attempting to go on one when in Athens will simply not work — not unless you have strong willpower to contain yourself against all the delicious treats to be found. From sweets to hearty baked-oven...
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Where to find the best snacks in Athens

Where to find the best snacks in Athens

The Athens food scene is pack with snacks, most of which you can feel good about because they’re made with healthy ingredients like olive oil, honey, local cheeses and fresh vegetables. (Chemical-laden and processed convenience foods are hardly appealing when you’ve got a cuisine as tasty as that of the...
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The best souvenirs in Athens

The best souvenirs in Athens

So, you’ve made it to Athens and now want to think about leaving — as in, what souvenirs will you bring back home with you? Recently, I embarked on the very same quest to find the perfect souvenir with a friend to remind her of her trip here. And let...
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24 hours in: Athens

24 hours in: Athens

Europe’s oldest city has endless things to do and neighbourhoods to explore that aren’t easily covered in a day or two — but with a little planning you can still see some of the best sights in Athens even in 24 hours. For an easy way to see the city, catch...
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The best souvlaki places in Athens

The best souvlaki places in Athens

You’ve arrived in Athens and are ready to eat your way through the city. The options are endless but we can read your mind: you’re in search of some good Greek souvlaki. You’ve probably already tasted it in your home city, but now you want to try the real thing,...
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Best places to sip coffee in Athens

Best places to sip coffee in Athens

“The rich scent of my favorite caffeinated beverage sends trickles of pleasure across my skin as I step inside. Is there anything better than coffee? Chocolate maybe and sex ranks very close I suppose.” – A.R. Miller Some of my most memorable conversations have taken place over a cup of...
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6 rooftops that will steal your heart in Athens

6 rooftops that will steal your heart in Athens

Even though Athens is a year-round destination with a myriad of things to see and experience, if you happen to be in the city in the summer, the opportunities are especially endless. Our favourite option? Do as the locals do and spend warm, summer nights going out for a meal...
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