Meeting the Athens Insiders

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Who are the Athens Insiders?  Their site describes them as Α dynamic travel company composed of a team of individuals with diverse life stories, interests, and passions, united by their love for travel. They are keen to offer visitors to Athens – and Greece – authentic experiences of their country, of which they are very passionate about.  Therefore, I was delighted when they offered me the opportunity to join their Tsipouro Tasting & Walking Tour in Athens.  I would be joining a German couple who had booked the tour – Athens Insiders are very good

nice ‘n’ easy restaurant – Athens

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Yes, that is actually the name of the restaurant!  I was invited out to dinner the other night with a good friend and her husband. It’s a bio and organic restaurant – you’ll love it! she enthused.  Hmm, I wasn’t so sure.  Not having had much experience of bio restaurants – admittedly – I pictured grass on the menu and raw meat (OK, not literally, but you get my drift). How wrong could I be? What’s in a name According to their website, the name nice ‘n’ easy was inspired by the Frank Sinatra song. 

The Drugstore Bar – Athens, Greece

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I had the fortune to celebrate my birthday at a good friend’s bar this year.  The Drugstore has two locations in Athens: Psirri (very central) and Exarchia.  I decided I wanted to get to know more about the place and intriguing name, so I interviewed Spilios, the owner: Spilios, you run The Drugstore in the Exarchia district of Athens (known as the ‘anarchist’ area) and have now opened another one in the slightly more touristy area of Psirri (just two mins from Monastiraki metro). What inspired the name—I hope it’s not what I or other

A trip (again) to Nafplio, Greece

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Back in May 2013, I had the pleasure of visiting Nafplio in the Peloponnese area of Greece.  I wrote about the old capital here. Today I was afforded the opportuntity to visit it again, this time as a day trip…I jumped at the chance. Nafplio, in the region of Argolis, was the first capital of the new Greek state from 1823 – 1834. Greek mythology tells us that Nafplios, the son of Poseidon, founded the town.  Located 137.2km from Athens, it can take approx.  1hr 50 mins via very good toll roads, either driving, or