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My Athens … is Free, Fun and Funky!

Student Maya Iliades, 17, shares her teen-friendly insider secrets about getting the best out of the city she loves… Is Athens a good place to live for teenagers in your opinion? Athens is a great city for teenagers - with the right mix of mainstream and under-the-radar cultural events, fun activities, great food at student...

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6 Great Outings for Teenagers in Athens

Athens, we all know, is rich with historical and cultural attractions, making it a choice destination for family trips to Greece. But what about that hardest to please age-group: the teenager? Ethel Dilouambaka scouts out six fun activities in the capital, guaranteed to turn their frowns upside down. Great Escape Rooms [caption...

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Pangrati: The Authentic Athens

New resident of the Pangrati neighbourhood, Will Feuer, takes you inside this up-and-coming creative stronghold that’s filled with traditional cafés, creative bars and age-old parks. Surely all visitors to Athens take the stroll from Syntagma Square to Kalimarmaro Stadium, but few know that just beyond the stadium lies one of ...

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Top 5 Tea Rooms in Athens

Time for Tea? It’s fair to say that the much-loved Anglo-Saxon ritual of afternoon tea has never really been a “thing” here in Greece. Why would it … in a land when lunch is barely served by the time most Brits are already reaching for the kettle to brew up that first afternoon cuppa? But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some truly terrific...

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Sonke comes to the Southside

Art aficionados on the southside will be tickled Millennium pink to hear about The Art Dose - a much-needed new artistic venture opening in Glyfada’s Florida Mall next week (March 22). The Art Dose, conceived by Niki Kapopoulou, is half gallery, half art boutique and will specialize in artistic gifts signed by contemporary and...

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8 Great Date Nights in Athens

Are you a last-minute Romeo still searching for some romantic inspiration for Valentine’s Day this year? Athens Insider comes up with eight fool-proof Date Nights in the Capital guaranteed to earn you extra credits in the Game of Love this week. 1. Indulge in the Food of Love at Papillon [caption id="attachment_1286" align="ali...

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Nikis Street: A World of Food at your Feet

Can’t decide between Japanese street food, Indian or Brazilian. Or Gourmet Greek, Vegetarian or Bronx Burgers? Nikis Street is a world of food at your feet, discovers Caroline Olsen. A decade ago, Thissio’s Nikis Street was a non-descript hub for tourism offices. Now, it’s one of the capital’s most cosmopolitan and internation...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Plaka!

Newcomer to Athens, Will Feuer, takes a historical tour inside Athens’ oldest and most famous neighbourhood and discovers a quaint enclave with a modern stance. The past century has seen Athens grow exponentially, swelling in population and pushing its borders farther than ever before as new neighbourhoods and suburbs emerge. ...

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