October was a really exciting month.  We came to Athens during the second fortnight as we were leaving for Cyprus on the 23rd to attend a family wedding.   A couple of days later we found out about an event organized by Atenistas, on October 20, which was called Open Walk.  This event was […]


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View from Lycabettus  It’s been three months since we came back to Athens as our house in Assini does not have any central heating and just the fireplace was not enough to keep the house warm during the winter. We miss Assini and now that the weather is getting warmer, we’ve decided to go back […]


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Ivy on April 11th, 2010

Athens, is surrounded by mountains and in the East of Athens is Mount Hymettus, Υμηττός (sometimes written as Hymettos, Ymitos, Imitos, etc., but I will stick to the right transliteration of the word). Hymettus is just a few kilometres from my house and as you can see in the picture this is how you can […]


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Ivy on July 7th, 2009

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built in order to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, covering a large period of time, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece but […]


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Ivy on February 4th, 2009

I have been wanting to visit Varvakeios, the Central Market of Athens, for ages but although I live in Athens the last 22 years, I never managed to do so. Whenever I was at the area I was either in a hurry to do other shopping or a few times when I mentioned going inside, […]


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