LGBTQ+ Athens: Nightlife, Sightseeing & History

LGBTQ+ Athens: Nightlife, Sightseeing & History

For centuries the LGBTQ+ community has felt a special kinship with the Ancient Greeks for their seemingly open attitude towards same sex relationships. From Sappho and her poetry on the island of Lesbos (yes, that’s where the word ‘lesbian’ comes from) to Plato and his recollections of Socrates’ desire for...

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Drink like a local: 10 awesome bars in Athens

Drink like a local: 10 awesome bars in Athens

With some of the best internationally-awarded bars, from sophisticated and elegant to alternative and bohemian, the capital of Greece is not only a cultural destination with magnificent historic spots, but also a lively hub with a buzzing bar scene. Here’s a list of our top 10 bars in Athens, carefully...

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Ultimate guide to being vegan in Athens

Ultimate guide to being vegan in Athens

The Greek diet is one of the healthiest in the world and while the Greeks still love their animal products, it’s not difficult to maintain your vegan diet whilst holidaying in Greece, you just need to know where to look. Here, our amazing guide Stefanos gives us the lowdown on...

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5 open-air cinemas to watch a movie under the Athenian sky

5 open-air cinemas to watch a movie under the Athenian sky

Open-air cinema is an important part of Greek culture, particularly for Athenians during the summer period. Almost every neighbourhood has its own open-air cinema, with more than 90 operating in Athens — and that’s actually not many, as back in the ’60, there were some 600 outdoor cinemas! By far...

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Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

August 15 is a big celebration in most European cities. It is a religious event, honouring the Assumption of Mary, and the day is marked with a principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, or the mother of Jesus Christ. The Assumption of Mary is celebrated across Europe, and if you’re...

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Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Athens

Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Athens

Yeah! FIFA World Cup 2018 has arrived! And even if you are exploring the amazing capital of Greece rather than being in Russia, you can still plenty enjoy football-related events, so you can feel the football madness and be fully immersed in the action. If you want to feel the...

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The best summer festivals in Europe

The best summer festivals in Europe

If you’re visiting Europe this summer, go beyond the typical tourist attractions and catch some of the amazing festivals taking place. From theatre and design, to techno music, to celebrations of dragons or wine, these cultural events will show you another side of Europe. Krakow, Poland There are so many...

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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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