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Shops in the centre of Athens can open on Sundays in 2021

Shops in the centre of Athens can open on Sundays in 2021

Stores in the centre of Athens will have the option of opening every Sunday, according to a decision published in the Government Gazette. The new law goes into force in November 2021. Currently…

Meet third-generation Greek sandal maker Olgianna Melissinos

Meet third-generation Greek sandal maker Olgianna Melissinos

In the heart of Monastiraki, Olgianna Melissinos’ little shop is hidden away. Olgianna’s grandfather, George Melissinos established the store in 1920, at the foot of the Acropolis- adjacent to the ancient agora…

Turkish media caught making fake news about Greek mosque 6

Turkish media caught making fake news about Greek mosque

In the last few days, Turkish media became incensed over a mosque in Greece that had displayed a Greek flag on a minaret. Akşam Gazetes, even called this “provocative.” Many social media…

Erdoğan: Not a single mosque left in Athens 9

Erdoğan: Not a single mosque left in Athens

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again been caught out lying to stoke ultra-nationalistic and ultra-religious fanaticism to discredit Greece in a speech he made yesterday. “Hagia Sophia was beautified and…

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No cars in the centre of Athens for three months

A three-month ban of traffic in the centre of Athens and other restrictions will be introduced for the summer, taking advantage of two different opportunities, that of a cautious post-pandemic opening to…

"The Great Walk Of Athens" 11

“The Great Walk Of Athens”

It’s a long walk that will change the Greek capital and one of the biggest urban transitions. The “Great Walk of Athens”, one of the largest urban initiatives ever held in the…

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Athens becomes a ghost town amid coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus has transformed bustling Athens, the capital city of Greece, to a virtual ghost town. Before the pandemic, Syntagma Square, Ermou street, Plaka, Stadiou Street, Monastiraki, Akadimia, Kolonaki and Panepistimiou Street, were…

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Athens: Top 30 things to see and do

The Hellenic Odyssey has created an Athens top 30 things to see and do list and with so much to discover in the Greek Capital, activities will really depend on your interests.…

Melissinos, Athens' famous ancient Greek sandal makers 16

Melissinos, Athens’ famous ancient Greek sandal makers

With the blossoming emergence of Greek designers who honour their country’s classical designs as much as modern visions via their creations, ancient-style sandals have by now become a global trend. Whether you…

Best Souvlaki in Athens to suit all tastes 23

Best Souvlaki in Athens to suit all tastes

Souvlaki has always been the most popular go-to street food in Athens, and with the financial crisis that began a decade ago considerably constricting Athenian’s budgets, more and more such places have…

Magical Anastasi in Athens 33

Magical Anastasi in Athens

Good Friday and the night of Holy Saturday are one of the most important and beautiful moments of Greek Orthodox Easter, especially at midnight when the priest chants “Christos Anesti” (Christ has…

Mavili Square, one of Athens' coolest spots to grab a drink 40

Mavili Square, one of Athens’ coolest spots to grab a drink

Whether you live in Athens permanently or are here for a visit, it can be fun to venture off the most popular nightlife trails Syntagma-Monastiraki-Psyrri, or Gazi-Kerameikos-Metaxourgeio to Mavili Square, west of…

Athens' Top 5 Bookstore Cafes 47

Athens’ Top 5 Bookstore Cafes

  Anyone who knows anything about Athens will have experienced – either first or second hand – the pressure-free calm of sitting at a cafe for hours on end without being shooed…