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What to Do in Plaka, Athens

One of the places in Athens that visitors love to enjoy is Plaka, quite close to the Acropolis, and stretching almost all the way until Syntagma Square, it is an oasis of picturesque houses and colorful alleys. One of the...

Athens Herod Atticus Odeon's Facade Free of Scaffold

The Ephorate of Antiquities in Athens announced, that maintenance work on the facade wall of the legendary Herod Atticus Theatre in downtown  Athens; near the Plaka area, is over. "The wall runs along the front entrance of the theatre and...

A Tour Around the Oldest House in Athens (photos)

At the historical center of Athens, in Plaka, the Benizelos Mansion or the House of Agia Philothei, is the oldest house in Athens. It is now a museum that opened its doors to the public in February 2017. In 1972, the...

An Amazing Springtime Tour Around Acropolis (Video)

The city center of Athens is the most visited part of the ancient metropolis and there is magic around every corner. The capital city is booming with artists performing on the street sides, small local shops and the Greek culture...

All Athens Graffiti Collected in One Space in Plaka

"The contemporary capital for street art in Europe," is the title of the photo exhibition of photojournalist Rachel Harpaz, which is hosted in Plaka. The exhibition presents photos that depict the best graffiti in the center of Athens and is about...

'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...

Greek Culture Ministry Rents its Properties for Peanuts While Paying Rent for its Offices

The Greek Culture Ministry owns a number of buildings in Athens, but due to mismanagement, ends up paying rent to house its offices, while renting its own properties for as low as 15 euros per month. The Hellenic Republic Asset Development...

Environment Ministry Backs Down on Forest Zoning Bill

The environment ministry backed down on a bill seen as compromising legislation that protects Greek forests and the old Athens quarter of Plaka. The controversial bill facilitated the declassification of forests and wooded areas and protected areas. The bill deemed...