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Τripoli

02.08.2018 in Travel

Τripoli     The Arcadian capital Tripoli is well known for its beautiful city square, neoclassical buildings and green groves. It is also a convenient “base” for travellers who seek to discover the archaeological wonders and natural beauty which surround the city.   What to visit Aris’ Square: One of the largest and most beautiful squares in Greece. With the statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, hero of the War of Independence, in its epicenter, the square is surrounded by beautiful neoclassical buildings, including the the courthouse.
* The home of Poet Kostas Karyotakis: The house has been restored and now hosts the…

Astros, Resort of the Peloponnese!

23.07.2018 in Travel

Astros, Resort of the Peloponnese! With its almost two-mile long beach, the deep blue waters of the Argolic Gulf and the ideal alternation of scenery, between the green of the mountains and the blue of the sea, Astros is one of the most famous resorts of Peloponnese. Its short distance from Athens makes Astros an ideal destination for quiet and relatively economic holidays that include swimming, tasty food at reasonable prices and delightful cocktails by the seaside. Known as the place where the 1823 National Assembly of Greeks was convened (following the War of Independence of 1821), Astros has a…

Dimitris Liantinis The Greek who “never died”…

19.06.2018 in History

Dimitris Liantinis: The Greek who “never died”… It was the first of June, 1998 when the renown philosophy professor Dimitris Liantinis left his house in Kifissia, heading to Taygetos with the intention of realizing a plan that he had been working on for years: to defeat death… He was never seen again.   For his students Dimitris Liantinis was a great teacher. A genius. An explosive scientist full of energy. For those who know of him only from his writings, he remains an important “new-minded” philosopher. He was a passionate speaker on ancient Greek ideology, modern society’s value crisis, poetry…

This is Sparta…

24.05.2018 in Travel

This is Sparta…     Sparta is a place blessed with rich history, unique nature and hospitable people. Laconia’s natural beauties and history unfold before the traveler’s eyes. Throughout the year, Sparta has offered a view into history and culture, mystical monasteries, strolls on magnificent mountains and a gastronomic journey of Laconia’s traditional dishes.   Reminiscent of a history park, Laconia’s capital is a place where the traveller can admire remnants of antiquity, amazing Byzantine monasteries, and all of which are surrounded by magnificent nature. This is Sparta. In the upper valley of Evrotas river, under the watchful eye of…

Gazi: Athens nightlife and cultural epicenter

10.04.2018 in Arts & Culture

Gazi: Athens nightlife and cultural epicenter     Gazi was named after its neighboring gas installations, which started operating in Athens in 1857. François Théophile Feraldi, a French businessman, undertook the work of lighting in Athens with gas.   Today, Technopolis-Gazi (is a lively area, with one of the most popular night scenes in Athens. Even after the factory closure, “Technopolis” is an epicenter of Athens and Gazi still produces light, the light of civilization. “Technopolis” is one of the capital’s most recognized cultural sites. It all started in 1986, when Melina Mercouri, then Minister of Cultural Affairs, added the…

Serres: The city that never sleeps

30.01.2018 in Travel

Serres: The city that never sleeps     The city of Serres, situated about 40 miles away from the Macedonian capital, Thessaloniki, is a city with rich history and a bevy of hidden secrets worthy of discovery.    Serres and its greater area have beautiful natural landscapes that are worth visiting, including mountains, forests, rivers, Kerkini lake and Lailia ski center. Herodotus was the first to mention of the town, using the name “Siris” and used the word “Siropaeones” to refer to the citie’s inhabitants. Today, it is a vibrant city that never sleeps – especially on the weekends.  When…

The Museums of Serres, Greece

19.01.2018 in Museums

The Museums of Serres, Greece     The history of Serres dates by millennia, with a first reference by Herodotus in the 5th century BCE. It’s place in history has run a long line through antiquity, Byzantium and the modern era. It withstood the ancient Romans, Crusaders, Ottoman and Nazi forces. Today, the city flourishes as people flock to take in its natural beauty and fine city. Here are a few “must-see” Museums that stand as a testament to the city’s rich history.   Sarakatsani Folklore Museum The Sarakatsani Folklore Museum was founded in 1979. Since 1997 it has been…

“The Soul’s Song” by George Leonardos

28.12.2017 in Arts & Culture

“The Soul’s Song” by George Leonardos   Athens, Greece has been selected as World Book Capital 2018 by UNESCO. In celebration of this designation, we’re sharing some of our favorite authors and books.   Being an avid literature reader and having read hundreds of novels, I don’t remember being more gripped by a book – so as to read 388 pages in one day – as I was when I read “The Soul’s Song” (first published in 1997 by Livanis Publications). From the moment I opened this novel by George Leonardos, I couldn’t stop reading it! The book’s heroine, a…

“Daughters of water” by Filomela Lapata

26.12.2017 in Arts & Culture

“Daughters of water” by Filomela Lapata   Athens, Greece has been selected as World Book Capital 2018 by UNESCO. In celebration of this designation, we’re sharing some of our favorite authors and books.   The novel “Daughters of Water” narrates the story of four women, all members of the same family – women with common roots but with very different personalities and lives. Aikaterini Chatzigianni (known in Braila as “the lady”) Natalia Patrikiou (nicknamed “the witch” for being surprisingly beautiful), Antonia Manolatou and Filomela Lapata. Having fiery temperaments, they all lived their lives with outbursts, passion and love. The lives…

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) – A true “miracle” at the Faliron Delta

23.11.2017 in Arts & Culture

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) – A true “miracle” at the Faliron Delta     The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), a true “architectural miracle” at the Faliron Delta – where the Athenian Hippodrome was once located – is a hub of activity for visitors of all ages, interests and backgrounds…   It is simply not possible to roam the Cultural Center’s incredibly rich, multi-fold program, without spotting things that interest you, activities to try or performances to enjoy: From learning to make soaps at home or growing vegetables on your balcony or garden, to philosophy classes and…