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Athens

Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world and is considered the cradle of Western culture. If you think of the Greek capital, immediately the Acropolis (literally: high town) comes to mind, the most famous monument of classical antiquity, tower...

History Athens

Athens

According to myth, the city owes its name to Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. In a duel to become patron saint of the city she defeated Poseidon, god of the sea, by giving the city the olive tree. The first people probably started to live here...

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Greek national holidays

New Year's DayEpiphany (6 January)Independence Day (25 March)Maundy ThursdayGood FridayEasterLabour Day (1 May)Assumption (15 August)National Day (28 October)Christmas DaySt. Stephen's Day (26 December)

Greek folklore in Dora Stratou

Dora Stratou was an expert in Greek folklore and has founded this theatre a.o., to preserve Greek traditions and folklore. During the summer, every day except on Mondays, Greek dances and songs are being performed here, from which some of them are mo...

Art Athina

Art Athina is regarded as an international contemporary art exhibition. The main section consists of Greek and international art galleries displaying a part of their collection. Other big galleries are also invited to showcase their artistic installa...

Sightseeing in Athens by taxi

Do you wish to see a lot of Athens in one afternoon, than you should call Nikos Vayatzakis. We travelled in his taxi from 14.45 to 20.00 for € 100.00. He drives around everywhere and tells you at length about the sights in and around Athens, so yo...

Emergency numbers

During emergencies, you can call the international emergency number 112. With this number you can reach the police, firemen and medical services. In the case of theft or other problems, you can call the special police department for tourists. The num...

Aigli

Amid the rustic Zappio Gardens, you can enjoy a delicious lunch at Aigli's. This elegant bistro is especially popular among the wealthy Athenian families. In the morning, you can find vitamin-rich fresh juices, strong coffee and delicious pastries i...