Athens

Athens

Begpacking in Europe. Trying to reserve judgement, but…

Today - a sunny spring April day in Athens, 2017...I came across a controversial and, to me, distressing sight: two lads 'begging' for money to fund their onward travels.  They were 'beg packers' who...
A stay at the INN Athens Hotel

A stay at the INN Athens Hotel

Currently (2016/2017), there's a trend for boutique hotels to open their doors in Greece, despite the crisis.  The INN Athens opened its doors to the public in September 2015, offering the public a boutique...

CocoMat Hotel – Kolonaki, Athens. Sleeping on nature

Founded in 1989, CocoMat never started out as a hotel.  The company actually makes beds and furniture, but it's so much more than that...because these beds are luxury, or beyond luxury in my option,...

Point a Restaurant and Bar – Athens

You're spending a long weekend or romantic get-away in Athens, Greece.  Where better than to while away an evening, watching the sun go down with an Acropolis and New Museum view than at the...

Explore the Top 7 Wonders of Greece

As one of the major cradles of Western civilisation, Greece laid claim to many of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sadly, all of these incredible creations from pre-history have vanished, with the notable...

Vouliagmenis Lake – Athens Riviera

A unique geological phenomenon That's how Vouliagmenis Lake on the Athens Riviera (the south coast) is described.  Why though? What is Lake Vouliagmenis? To quote the website: Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the...

Scooterise in Athens

What is Scooterise? According to their website, Scooterise is: Fast, safe, and fun. The Trikke provides a unique, personalized way to get around Athens, and lets you set the pace and location of your tour. I'd already...

Celebrating Cretan Art and Food

Sunday 15th March 2015 saw another Travel Bloggers Greece meet up to discuss and share ideas, how we can positively promote Greece and work together.  This time we were invited to Grecotel Pallas Athena...

Anafiotika – Athens

There's a part of Athens that had always eluded me.  I had never been able to find it!  Anafiotika is the neighbourhood, located under the northeastern side of the Acropolis Hill, part of historical...

The Clumsies – Athens, Greece

Nikos Bakoulis is the co-owner of The Clumsies - a newly opened, prestigious bar housed in an old 1919 neoclassical mansion, located in central Athens near Monisteraki and Panepistimio metro stations.  It's actually hidden...

Discover Greek Culture – An evening in a Greek Mansion

Founded in 2013, Discover Greek Culture offers tourists to Greece... hands-on Cultural Tourism Experiences . DGC promotes Greek culture by showcasing the history, archaeology, art and gastronomy that set Greece apart from the rest. DGC’s unique tours weave together...

Street art of Athens by Alternative Tours of Athens

I knew Athens was a city with a lot of street art - but I wasn't prepared for quite how much until Alternative Tours of Athens took Travel Bloggers Greece under their wing and...

Travel Bloggers unite – in Greece!

Sunday 25th January 2015 is an important day in Greece with the elections, but for me, Sunday 18th January 2015 was the most important.  Why?  Because it was the first Travel Bloggers Greece meeting,...

Athens Segway Tour

I'd seen them dotting around the place - you know, those two wheeler 'thingies’ with people wizzing around the place, knocking over unsuspecting pedestrians (OK, not quite, but you know what I mean). But what,...

St. Thomas – B&B near Athens Airport

A B&B, in Athens? I didn't really know what to expect when  I was offered the opportunity to stay with Janet Wilkinson and family in their B&B in Peania, located about a 10 minute drive...

Garage sales come to Greece

The concept of garage / yard sales is a novelty in Greece.  So when four Greek friends joined forces to introduce "Prathinai" (to be sold) - I was intrigued. Here you can read more about...

Turkish Bath in Athens – complete surrender

I'd been offered a free Turkish Bath at Hammam in Thissio, almost near the Acropolis.  You can go onto their website to get an idea of their offers, etc.  Let me give you my...

“What I Heard About the World” in Athens

What a great way to round of the first month of 2014!  I headed off to a very artsy venue in Athens called BIOS.  It's a great venue as it has various different rooms...

Athens as a summer stopover

It's summertime again.  Many of you are probably looking at spending some time abroad, especially if you're British and given the unpredictability of British weather. I don't blame you for wanting to go to the...

An evening with the Dora Stratou Dance Company

I had a lovely weekend. On Sunday 26th May I was invited by a friend who was performing in a dance for the Dora Stratou Dance Company. Who are Dora Stratou? The Dora Stratou Dance Theatre...

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