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7 Ways to Get into the Christmas Mood in Athens in 2019

  In case of a sunny December, here’s where to find the holiday spirit in the city. Christmas in Greece might not be a concept advertised by your go-to travel site, but it’s actually an excellent time to visit. Far fewer tourists crowd the streets than during the…

Churches in Athens and the remains of Byzantium

 The Byzantine church of Panagia Kapnikarea on Ermou Street in Athens. Photograph: Why Athens The churches of Athens are among the oldest and most architecturally significant in the country, showcasing the city’s Byzantine history

Athens Sight-Seaing

    Every week through every season of the year, I set a goal of biking 75 miles. In the summer I usually go over a hundred miles, but in the winter I might miss a few days because of weather. The weekly mileage…

Athens street food: A taste of Greece's culinary revolution

Athens (CNN) — When morning coffee is served as thick, dark and potentially brain-exploding as this, we can only be in Athens. We're being served this potent, unfiltered concoction, brewed together with sugar in a traditional brass pot over a gas flame, as fortification for a food tour of the Greek…

A new age for Athens at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center

Nearly eleven years in the making, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is finally complete, hailed as one of the city’s most important and modern landmarks The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is modern architectural elegance at its best. A glass-fronted multi-angular building is built on the edge…