8 Ways to Sunday Like a Local in Downtown Athens

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Greeks take their day of rest so seriously there is an Oscar-winning song about it. Here’s how to Sunday in Athens like a true local.

Sunday in Greece is largely a day of repose and a time for family get-togethers. For many employees it is their only day off work and so they like to make the most of it, especially when the sun decides to make its first bold appearances in spring. Heavy coats come off, light walking shoes come on and hoards of sun-thirsty Greeks head downtown to mingle with the tourists and pretend that summer is nearer than it actually is. So try these 8 local favorite activities and spend your Sunday like a true Athenian: Read more

5 Reasons to Make Trikala Your Gateway to the North

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Easygoing and bike friendly, Trikala makes for a great jumping off point to explore the rich natural landscapes of Northern Greece.

Located in central greece 330 km north of Athens, Trikala is a gateway into the mountainous region of northwestern Greece. While not normally high on the itineraries of most visitors to the country below are five reasons a stay in the city will not disappoint. Read more

Dimitris Papaioannou at the Onassis Cultural Centre

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DimitrisPapaioannou Dimitris Papaioannou at the Onassis Cultural Centre

Choreographer of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and stage designer of the opening ceremony of the first European Games that were held in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2015 -to name just a few of the snapshots of Dimitris Papaioannou’s international career- is returning in late spring with a new show at the Onassis Cultural Centre (24/5-11/6). Read more