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Septembers are for Creative Me-Times

It seems incredible the last time our children were properly in school was early this year in March, (except for a couple of weeks in June) and now they’re back, clad with facemasks with backpack in tow. Time to get creative and get back into hobbies we’ve always wanted to try! Or at least to revisit. Check out these 3 great ide...

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6 Curated Concept Hubs in Athens

Sudha Nair-Iliades rounds up 6 addresses as creative and quirky as the city itself, stocking fashionforward, wallet-friendly, covetable objets d’art and locally designed fashion. A crossover between art galleries, stylish gift shops and Instagrammable cafes, the one common thread that connects these charming but seemingly unconnected dest...

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Euro 2004, a sporting moment worth revisiting

It’s one of those ‘do you remember what you were doing moments’ in history. Beleaguered by sporting critics and cynics casting doubts on Athens’ ability to pull off the 2004 Olympics a month later, Greece records one of the biggest upsets in sporting history, lifting the nation’s morale overnight. King Otto delivered and a grateful nation...

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Time for a Sea Change

While Greece is a world-renowned tourist destination for sailing holidays, it’s not the hub for professional racing sailing that its climate and location warrants. Graham Wood talks to Akis Tsarouchis, a passionate sailing guru who is trying to remedy all that. On the face of it, Greece should be the European epicenter for pro...

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Sealed Earth: Firing up creativity

The enormously talented Loukia launched Sealed Earth earlier this year, in an area where sculptures are anchored into its very landscape, at the foothills of the Acropolis. A creative hub for ceramicists, from beginners to professional creators, this is where you want to spend your afternoons, rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty, wh...

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Lexikopoleio: For bookish delights

A place of discovery, escape and joy in leafy Pangrati. Walking into Lexikopoleio feels like coming home, because there’s an inexplicable warmth and safety it fosters. The musky smell of the books, the vibrant colours of the covers, the texture of the pages and spine - that in itself is a draw -but when it is peopled by staff who love lit...

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