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Athens is above all a city you need to feel and experience! There are tons of ruins, ancient findings and historic places to see. But which are the top things to do and visit to get the best of the athenian treasures? Visiting Athens, especially for the first time, can be a real challenge. The city is a living myth! There’s a lot to see, visit, taste and enjoy. I know that every single visitor of any place in the world, wishes to make the best out of her short or long stay. Time is most important to everyone. So little time…so many expectations! I have been a traveler multiple times in the past (I still am). With only a couple of exceptions, the available time I had to experience a new place was always shorter than I hoped. So, I’ve gathered here the top 20 experiences you should have…

Imagine this! You’ re standing somewhere near Syntagma Square in need for some rest, after a long walk under the athenian sun. Best thing to do is to take a coffee break… the Greek way! Coffee the greek way? What does this mean? All it means is that we Greeks drink coffee taking our time! It’s almost a ritual. Going out for coffee usually has nothing to do with “sipping” the actual product. The real meaning behind it is to catch up with loved ones, talk about almost everything, analyze politics and sometimes never actually drink coffee! Some other times, coffee leads to wine or and then to “meze” and then…anything can happen! So, coffee break is about relaxing, socializing and spent meaningful time with friends or colleagues. “Coffee culture” is very appreciated in Greece! There are many coffee shops to enjoy your break in Athens. High quality coffee, exceptional…

Night life has been a “serious” part of my life and has taught me a lot! “Morning world” is quite different from the night world! Athens by night is always fascinating. It’s mind traveling and often gives the opportunity to “meet” not only the other side of the city but also the other side of its people! Even the other side of ourselves! Today, I will share with you 3 great bars in Athens that tend to become kind of timeless for me! Reading time: 6 min Foire My latest love. Foire is a french word meaning: fair, bazaar, market. For the owners of this place foire means: taste, delight,music, fun, joy, as they choose to describe in the welcome message of their official site. You can find info in english here. It’s actually a “cultural” spot of the city, where you…

You think that you don’t know your city well? At least not as well as you know the last city you’ve travelled abroad? What if I asked you to tell a tourist what and where are the best things to do and see in your city? Are you sure you can do that? If not so sure, this post is for you! After I returned from my second trip in Rome about 1 1/2 ago, I felt I knew everything about that city! It was a family trip (our kids were at the time 12,5 and 14 years old. It was their second trip abroad (first 4 years ago in Berlin). Thank god they are “travel junkies” and they like to wander around cities and walk, walk , walk… Of course there is a limit to that! In Rome we walked endlessly. It’s a city very easy to walk…

Reading time 7,4 min This post is dedicated to each of you who love “the City”, as a concept as a scent. There are a lot of differences among the old cities of this world, but still they have something in common. It;s their long history which is written by by their citizens dreams for a better life through out the centuries. That’s why I love old cities. There’s an expression in Greek “city child”. I definitely am a “city child”. I am not sure what’s the definition everyone else gives to this expression. Being a “city child” doesn’t mean I cannot live out of the city premisses. I sometimes hear other people say that they “go crazy” when they leave the city even for only a couple of days. No that’s not me my friends! I need to leave the city from time to time and I usually…