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Athens: Tea Time in Thissio

Athens: Tea Time in Thissio

photograph courtesy of Kaymaria Daskarolis There are a gazillion and eight places to get decent coffee in Athens. Finding decent tea around here, however, is a different story. Needless to say, we were just about doing cartwheels when we found a tip-top spot for delicious and therapeutic tea in Athens. ??????? (in English, “Peonia”) is » Read more

Athens: Get on the Bus

Athens: Get on the Bus

Athens is an immensely walkable city. Still, should you decide you want to ride—or should Mother Nature not be as accommodating to your desires as you’d like—you’ll do well to check out bus #400, OASA‘s (the public bus system’s) “sightseeing line.” You can buy your ticket for €5 on the bus itself. Your ticket will » Read more

“2″ is Number 1

Oh. My. God. “2,” Athens’s latest everyone-is-talking-about-it stage production, choreographed by Dimitris Papaioannou (the genius behind the magnificent opening ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games) is inimitable. Showing at the recently renovated Pallas Theater (5 Voukourestiou Street, +30-210-321-3100), “2” is the kind of production one might see at any of the finest theaters in » Read more

Some Coffees are Worth the Trek

photograph by Kaymaria Daskarolis You think that Starbucks frappuccino is delish? Try the frappuccino at Portes Café in Neo Psychiko, one of the first suburbs north of central Athens. Do not take this recommendation lightly, Cheapos. While visiting Athens, it is worth going to Portes (take bus #450 or 550 and get off at Faros » Read more

Lagana: Treats For One Day Only!

Lagana: Treats For One Day Only!

photograph by Kaymaria Daskarolis On Sunday night we found ourselves inside Sitos Bakery in Kalamata (four hours from Athens by car, at 189 Athinon Street, Kalamata, tel: +30-27210-21373), completely enthralled and delighted. Sitos’ friendly staff was faithfully engaged in preparing Lagana, a soft, flat bread made with olive oil and covered with sesame seeds. After » Read more

Greek Culture at the Benaki Museum

Greek Culture at the Benaki Museum

Every Thursday, from 9 a.m. to midnight, visitors can explore the Benaki Museum for free. On the other six days of the week, admission is €6 per person—still quite a bargain. The Benaki Museum also offers several discounts on admission. Check the museum’s site for details. The Benaki Museum is also a wonderful place to » Read more

Cheapo Alert: Free Access to Ancient Greek Sites!

Cheapo Alert: Free Access to Ancient Greek Sites!

Every Sunday from November 1 through March 31, admittance into all of Greece’s ancient Greek sites is free. From the Parthenon to the ancient theater of Epidavros to Mycenae, admission is free on Sundays. So finish drinking your frappé and get some culture. Seriously. It’s free.

Athens Shopping Season Hits

Athens Shopping Season Hits

For avid bargain shoppers, this is one of the two best times of year to visit Athens. From the last week of January through the last week of February, all retailers hold massive sales on everything from clothes to toiletries to household goods. Their goal? To clear out old inventory to make room for the » Read more

Athens Hip-Hop Brief

Athens Hip-Hop Brief

It used to be impossible to find venues in Athens playing hip-hop and R&B music. No longer. These days, there are clubs in and around Athens that play hip-hop and R&B just about every night of the week. These clubs only impose cover charges on weekend nights or if a guest DJ or a famous » Read more

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