Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Art on the Islands

With summer days fleeting and the reality of fall setting in, you only have a few more days to enjoy the beauty and cultural heritage of the Greek islands. Tamsin Paternoster travels to the islands and culls out the last highlights on this summer's arts calendar. From Hydra, Greece’s traditional artisan retreat where art collectors from the world ...

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World Cup 2018: Fast Facts for Football Fanatics

To keep the football fever going as the World Cup continues, here are some fun facts to get you into the spirit for the next few rounds! 3.2 billion people tuned in to watch the 2014 World Cup. Almost half of the world’s population watched more than one minute of the 2014 World Cup! As indicated by FIFA, this makes the tournament “the world’s ...

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Say Cheers… to 12 Original Greek Beers

In Greece for the summer and want to drink like a local? How about trying one of the many indigenous born-and-brewed beers? Athens Insider plays beertender and rounds up a few of the coolest beers to try this summer. From Athens to Peloponnese, Crete or Santorini, Greece prides itself in a whole range of lagers, ales and beers bursting with frothy ...

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Where to Get the Ball Rolling: 5 Great Places to Watch the World Cup

As the race to enter the World Cup Round of 16 tightens, sports aficionados and competition junkies should be more enthused than ever. Whether you’re a to-the-grave Ronaldo fan or a self-proclaimed Salah supporter, we’ve rounded out some of the best locations to watch the Cup for that Greek niche of diehard football addicts. Get your head in the ga...

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Set the Tone

With winter over and summer finally here, it’s time to get out that yoga mat and start trying to look your best for the season. Although it can be easy to slip into a routine of yo-yo dieting, Cordelia Madden-Kanellopoulou suggests setting aside some minutes a week to incorporate these five exercises into your routine. Combined with plenty of water...

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Five Flavourful Greek Souvenirs to Take Home

You’re coming to the end of your Greek sojourn and want to return with edible souvenirs that, with one bite, will bring you back to the Aegean. Or perhaps you live here, but are heading home for holidays, and need some tasty treats to bestow on friends and relatives. Peerless as Greek olives and olive oil are, they use up valuable weight in one’s l...

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