Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Evzones: 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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18 Sure Signs You’ve Become a Local

Whether you've been here for 6 months or 6 years, Greece - and all her crazy, glorious habits - just has a way of getting under your skin. How much of a local have you become? You’ve started saying “open” the light, instead of “turn on” the light; You clap when your aeroplane lands; You’ve invested in your own laiki tr...

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Celebrities Loving on Greece

From Russell Crowe to J-Lo, it seems like everyone’s batting for Team Greece these days. In celebration of Oxi Day, Insider rounds up a collection of uplifting pro-Greece sentiments from some of the world’s most famous and high-profile peeps. Leonardo Di Caprio “Greece left me breathless. Greece is for sure one of the most beau...

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5 Gripping Thrillers set in Greece

Greece has been a powerful muse for countless foreign scribes throughout the ages. Insider’s Leo Nuovo rounds up 5 must-read gripping thrillers set in Greece to add to your reading list. The Destroyers – Christopher Bollen A suspenseful psychological thriller, with the feel of a modern-day The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Destroyer...

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5 Great Contemporary Reads set in Greece

Greece has been a powerful muse for countless foreign scribes throughout the ages. Insider’s Leo Nuovo rounds up 5 must-read contemporary tales that will help you get under Greece’s skin. Dinner with Persephone  - Patricia Storace Dinner with Persephone is the product of Patricia Storace’s year spent living in Greece and provid...

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5 Great Classic Novels set in Greece

Greece has been a powerful muse for countless foreign scribes throughout the ages. Insider’s Leo Nuovo rounds up 5 must-read literary classics set in Greece to add to your reading list. The Colossus of Maroussi - Henry Miller The esteemed writer Henry Miller explores human nature and Greece at the same time in The Colossus of M...

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