Athens Insider Summer 2021

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The whiskered stars of Syros on Netflix

Tiger King? So last Lockdown. Netflix swaps shock TV for a new feel-good documentary about the stray cats of Syros, who have found sanctuary through the extraordinary efforts of feline Samaritans Joan and Richard Bowell (they went for a holiday and ended up with a crusade!). [caption id="attachment_8855" align="aligncenter" wid...

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Make like a Mushroom!

Prefer to stay in the dark? With mushroom season in full swing, why not occupy yourself with some of the tastiest nature therapy around on a becalming wild mushroom safari in Greece’s spectacular woodlands and evergreen forests or a world-famous national park. ©Nat...

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Dwelling among the Gods

Follow Justin Brendel as he embarks on an uplifting alpine adventure of Olympic proportions, complete with shooting stars, donkey “mines”, and powerful new friendships. “And don’t touch the small orange and black animal. He is poisonous.” I never saw this notorious salamander during our stunning four-hour hike up Mt. Olympu...

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New hotels to discover Athens from

The appetite for accommodation in the Greek capital is soaring with a fresh breed of inner-city boltholes, catering to every style, mood and budget. There are rooms that qualify as art museums, others that will feature in your instant bucket-lists: here’s Athens Insider’s rundown of the hottest hotel openings this year. Stop moaning about...

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Hydra: Sketches of the Mind

John Zervos, a lifelong Hydra-phile, recalls an extraordinary place that has played muse to everyone from Bridget Bardot to Presidential hopefuls. As a living archivist, he explains why there’ll never be another island like it. The island of Hydra in the Saronic gulf is unique in its architecture, significant in its role in mo...

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Get Captured by the Castle in Methoni

The more things change, the more we cherish those that stand still. Sherri Moshman Paganos visits Methoni again after 20 years and finds an unpretentious and lovely castle town by the sea that has resisted the tides of change. Methoni wears her beauty simply, effortlessly.  A long sandy beach, shade from the tamarisk trees...

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