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'City break' Tourism Trending in Athens

"City break" also known as "city tourism" is the latest trend for those who know how to travel and avoid the experience of a "superficial" trip in the popular city destinations. Athens is becoming more and more a city break...

Enjoy a Café in Athens: Where to Go

There is no shortage of cafeterias, or coffee shops, to choose from in Athens. You find them at the Acropolis Museum and around every corner of the city. Greeks have refined the art of "going for a coffee" to...

55 Artists, Thinkers and Architects Send a Letter to the Mayor of Athens

"Letters to the Mayor: Athens," is the name of the current exhibition in Taf art house, in Monastiraki, where artists present their ideas and suggestions for a better city. The "Letters to the Mayor" exhibition is a touring exhibition in...

Five German Far-Rightists Injured in Athens Brawl

Five German nationals were injured late on Thursday during a brawl with Greek residents of a squat in the central Athens area of Monastiraki. The Germans are allegedly members of extreme-rightist groups who are in Athens in order to participate...

Australia Issues Travel Advice on Banking for Greece

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a warning for potential problems in banking services for travellers to Greece. According to the instructions, visitors to Greece must have with them at least two means of payment such as...

Travel Bloggers From Around the World Flock to Athens

The TBEX Europe 2014, an international meeting of travel bloggers and tourist media authors, will take place in Athens, Greece on October 23-25. The event will see hundreds of participants from about 50 countries flock to the Greek capital. Athens will...

Athens During the '60s [PHOTOS]

In 1963, young Matt Barrett traveled with his family to Greece, because his father Nikos Economopoulos had to work as a professor at the University of Athens. They only stayed for one year but then returned in 1968. During...

Magnificent Byzantine Churches in the Heart of Athens

A tour of the Byzantine churches in the historic centre of Athens offers history, unique architecture, a rare viewing experience and a knowledge boost. Not only have they survived but many churches are still open for spiritual business and...

Greek, Albanian Scuffle in Monastiraki, 6 Wounded

A wild scuffle between Greeks and Albanians for personal differences occurred on September 17, at 23.30, in Monastiraki. Six people were wounded. According to the evidence so far, two large groups of Greeks and Albanians scuffled with clubs, knifes and...

Stoa Poikile to be Further Uncovered

The American School of Classical Studies in Athens is all set to continue excavations at the site of the Stoa Poikile in Monastiraki, Athens downtown, which is of archaeological significance. The School had its wish unanimously granted by the...