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Go on Virtual Visits to 5 Athens Museums

Reverse the culture shock of not being able to visit our exquisite Athens museums thanks to the wonder of virtual tours, get your fill of art and culture while entertaining your family or self with your sassy technical skills The Acropolis Museum Thanks to the Google Art Project the Acropolis Museum is showcased in high-def ima...

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Greece Healed Me

Philosopher, grecophile, born-again British pop star… Harry Lloyd – aka Waiting For Smith – is on track for the top. And he has Greece to thank for it, writes Amanda Dardanis. Five years ago, Harry Lloyd was working as a ski instructor in Courchevel when he hit a mogul and flipped during avalanche training.  In the fatef...

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What we’re loving this week on Netflix

We’re not encouraging you to reduce your isolation period to a blurry, bleary, binge session. But if you find it preferable, like Sudha Nair-Iliades, to escape to a world of period drama, a conflict zone or a money-laundering haven, than sit through Trump’s irresponsible pronouncements, here is our watched and vetted choice for th...

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A different Greek Independence Day

This Independence Day offers a rare opportunity to reflect on the ideals our forefathers strove for. The freedoms we take for granted, the fundamental values and the tenets of our society. 'Among all peoples, the Greeks have dreamt life's dream most beautifully.' - Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832 It is those beautifully impassio...

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Behind the seams

A peek under the 400-pleated fustanellas and elaborate uniforms worn by the elite Evzones, a real labour of love, embroidered and hand- crafted by the 10-member tailoring department of the Presidential Palace. A photo essay on a unique tailoring tradition by Angelos Giotopoulos. Often the most-photographed subjects of tourists, ...

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5 Off-Radar Athens Museums to 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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A foodie’s Lenten glossary

With an array of Lenten treats on offer, the 40-day pre-Easter abstinence feels more like indulgence than penance. A quick Insider guide to learning Lenten terms and dos and don’ts For Greeks, even fasting is all about food! In fact, Lent reflects the rich culinary repertoire of the country, relying heavily on seasonal veggies...

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How to celebrate Ash Monday Like a Greek

With so many Ash Monday dishes to try, this Lenten holiday feels more like indulgence than penance. But what exactly is Ash Monday, or Clean Monday as it is also known? What are you supposed to spend the day doing? And, most importantly, where can you go for delicious meatless food? We’re here to answer all your questions. SOME ...

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All You Need to Know About “Tsiknopempti”

Greeks do not need much encouragement to eat meat. And neither do we (apologies to all our vegetarian friends!). The tradition of “tsiknopempti” – literally Thursday Grill – is very much alive in Greece in 2020. Here’s what you need to know about this special day. When does it take place? On the Thursday of the second week of C...

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