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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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What to do in Athens this Christmas

The SNFCC Ice Rink is Back! WHAT: For the third year in a row, the floating Ice Rink picks up the tempo in the SNFCC Christmas World, with skaters gliding in a festive mood, their skates throwing up fire! This year located at the start of the Canal, in front of the Visitors Center, the Ice Rink will offer all fans of the most Christmassy sport the...

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Jazz Chronicles

WHAT: Hot on the heels of their performance at London’s legendary 606 Club, jazz singer and trumpet player Georgina Jackson and experimental harpist Maria-Christina Harper present their new project Women of Jazz in the form of a dynamic duet at the SNFCC Lighthouse. The jazzy sonics of Georgina Jackson’s trumpet and distinctive voice are the perfec...

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WHAT: Discover the magic of documentaries, explore new ways of communication, get inspired by stories we all care about and have fun at the fourth edition of KinderDocs – the documentary festival of award-winning films made for children and teenagers.Each film is a story on teenage life – friendship, family, education, social media, creativity, art...

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Half Note Jazz Club 40 years on!

A cross between a hallowed landmark and an edgy, intimate, no-frills joint, The Half Note Jazz Club has had a roster of bonafide musical titans, avant-garde boppers and bands-in-residence to claim its rightful place among the most influential jazz venues in the world. As it celebrates its four decades in show business in style, a grateful...

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Do you see your child as a future adult?

As parents, one weighs every decision from picking toys to monitoring screen time to choosing schools. But most parents perceive their offspring as eternal children, not as future adults. A mistake most parents are prone to make, says Ramona Brane, an Italian mother of children from ages 4 to 20 and photographer artist-turned professional...

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Glyfada, the restless coastal capital

If there’s one thing you can count on about Glyfada – that shiny happy hub of the Athenian Riviera – it’s that nothing ever stands still for long. New favourites emerge. Old ones quietly disappear, often overnight. Glyfada – along with its “frenemy” in the north, Kifissia – is where hot new flavours and trends are rolled-out first; to be ...

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