Athens Insider Summer 2022

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A Greek Thanksgiving with Moussaka

Celebrity chef Diane Kochilas, whose TV show My Greek Table, airs on American TV screens again, adapts the most recognizable Greek dish for Thanksgiving – and we’re grateful that she’s been generous to share it with us! Greeks are obsessed with moussaka. It’s their culinary flag, a patriotic symbol of all that is Greek. This o...

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A peek into Greece through travel books

Escape into books that give flight to your imaginations, and the miles they inspire you to hike, drive and fly. Here is our compilation of a few classics and a few contemporary reads on Greece that are as transformative as the journey itself. The Colossus of Maroussi - Henry Miller The esteemed writer Henry Miller explores human na...

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Elefsina 2023: The most important cultural pilgrimage site in Europe reclaims its place in history

Start planning for Elefsina. With its empty factories and oil refineries, a line of tankers pointing the way around Salamina, its easy to forget that this seaside city was the most hallowed site of Ancient Athens. The city that represents nothing less than the eternal cycle of life and death is now the European Capital of Culture 2023. If...

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The Hidden Charms Of the Little Cyclades

Christos Drazos, who somehow manages to capture the essence of a place with his perceptive lens explains why the Small Cyclades remain an insider secret in this evocative photo essay. The Small Cyclades are outposts in the Cyclades island group, which includes such headlining acts as Mykonos, Santorini and Ios. They go by...

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A Nomad’s Soul Finds a Home in Greece: the John Craxton exhibition at the Benaki Museum

It’s hard to deny that there’s something about Greece that delights the natural born nomad’s soul, and the British painter John Craxton was no exception. Finally deserting the icy drawing rooms of post-war Britain, Craxton first arrived in Greece in 1946, aged 23, unsure what he was looking for or what he would find. He was already known ...

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