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Quarantined? No better time to binge-watch!

Who cares about stock market plunges and pandemics when you can transport yourself to drug dramas, domestic quibbles and succession battles elsewhere in a land far, far away from cantankerous children and hypochondriac colleagues? Go on a cheap date with Netflix -  all you need is a comfy blanket.  Even if less screen-time definitely feat...

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3 Top Hikes around Athens

Athens may seem like a concrete jungle sometimes. But it's a city framed by hills and mountains. All of them harboring magnificent fauna and flora (there are 140 recorded species of wildflower alone) - plus the odd archeological marvel! There’s simply no better time of year to hit the trail and explore the capital’s rich natural wonders (...

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Up and running: 5 great jogging trails

So, you’re on a runners’ high just ahead of the Athens Half-Marathon, and now have November’s Athens Marathon in your sights. Congratulations! The bad news is that you’ll need to train through the heat of summer, to make your mark on this gruelling course. But the good news is that with the exploding popularity of amateur running, you’re ...

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Why do Greeks fly kites on Clean Monday?

Every year on Clean Monday, Greeks young and old can be seen in any available patch of green indulging in the traditional beginning-of-Lent activities of kite-flying and picnicking. Setting a kite in the air – and then releasing it – is said to symbolise the freeing of the body from sin, or the passing of the human soul to Heaven and God. [galle...

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Thanassis, a meat restaurant that lives up to its reputation seven decades on

The veritable oldest restaurant in Athens, ‘Thanasis 1948’ was established, you guessed it, in 1948. It’s a wonderful melange between an authentic Greek taverna and a top notch grill house. Its 3rd generation of family owners has maintained the old school décor and the incredible quality of the meat, whilst updating new grilling methods and adding ...

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5 striking things about Athens

You arrive in Athens, this city you’ve heard so much about but have never before visited. On the taxi ride from the airport, you gaze out the window, yearning to explore this new place, your new home. By the time you arrive you jump out of the cab, immediately taking in the city’s sights, sounds, and atmosphere. But what exactly does this...

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5 Lesser-Known Museums you Should Visit

There is no denying that the Greek capital is filled with monuments, age-old landmarks and museums worth a visit, but if you find yourself in a bit of an “ancient marble” overdose, you’ll be glad to learn that there are fascinating museums to visit that have nothing to do with archaeology. Ethel Dilouambaka rounds up five Athenian museums...

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Get Festive on the Riviera this Christmas

Ring in the festive season at the Athens Riviera as Four Seasons Athens pulls all the stops to make December 2019 a month to remember! Invite your girlfriends to high tea, get cosy and romantic over an elegant dinner, let your children relive Christmas magic with ponies and carousels and of course, treat yourself to a pre-Christmas spa tr...

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