Here’s how you can help the children of Greece

2 out of 5 children in Greece are living in poverty, one of the highest percentages in the European Union. 37.8% of children in Greece are at risk of poverty and social exclusion. 1 out of 3 Greeks do not have access to medical care. The official unemployment rate is around 27%. Those suffering from […]

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Meteora: a place to see at least once in life

Amazing! There are not other words to describe this extraordinary part of the continental Greece. If you’re looking for freedom and a mystical nature you’re in the right place. Many times it seems how the man has managed to create sacred places in difficult conditions like these and how these places are evocative and suggestive. In these […]

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Imia is “Turkish land”: Someone please get Turkey’s government some maps

It was Giving Tuesday this week, an international campaign meant to raise money for charitable causes. We launched a campaign to raise money for poverty-stricken children in Greece. In retrospect, we should have also raised money to buy the Turkish government a set of history books and maps. They sorely need them. The latest display of […]

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A message of hope on the feast day of St. Andrew

In what proved a historic occasion, hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the newly renovated St. Andrew’s monastery, off the tip of Cyprus’ Kapras peninsula this morning. Greek and Turkish Cypriots celebrated the feast day of St. Andrew and participated in a liturgical service for one of the first times since the monastery’s re-opening in early […]

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The Holiday Hustle is Here, But It Doesn’t Have to Be

Tomorrow is the first day of December. How!? For many of us, December 1st is a pretty solid reminder that the holiday season is here. Even though the radio stations have been playing Christmas music for weeks now and the candy canes have been on display in CVS since Halloween, once December actually arrives, it’s like something […]

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Art appointment: Isabelle Huppert at the “Onassis Cultural Centre”

A real star of international caliber and a priestess of French cinema, Isabelle Huppert appears at the Onassis Cultural Centre in December as Phaedra – and not only Phaedra – in a three-and-a-half-hour-long performance: Huppert plays – as a member of an eight-member troupe under the direction of Krzysztof Warlikowski – goddess Aphrodite, the mythical queen […]

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Athens Wonders introduce you to Athens on a scooter!

Are you looking for an alternative way to move around Athens without distance limitations, mass transport or endless walking? The newly formed – and highly energetic – team of Athens Wonders is here to provide a stylish, elegant and practical way of touring the sites and interesting corners of Athens to a public that loves […]

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What a Healthy Thanksgiving ACTUALLY Looks Like

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow! My Facebook news feed is full of three things right now: People complaining about the political conversations that are likely to come up at Thanksgiving dinner (ugh). Mainstream advice about how to have a “slimmed down” holiday, including things like how many minutes you need to exercise for on Friday […]

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Autumn in Greece: 10 Amazing Getaways

Arachthos, the emerald choice of rafting enthousiasts Beat the autumn blues where sunny days last longer. 1. Arachthos: rafting in green waters The Arachthos River, whose source lies in the Pindos Mountains, in northwestern Greece, is 135km in length and flows out into the Ambracian Gulf. The emerald shade of the river makes it sensationally […]

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