Living in the South of the Mediterranean certainly has its perks. Not least the fact that you can wager that every evening will be warm and dry throughout the summer, giving you a wealth of options for how to spend your evening. An absolute must-do is to join the locals and head to an open-air cinema. Films, old, new, classic or indie, are incredibly popular with Athenians and this is why so many large cinema companies operate in Greece. Whether it is on the weekends or on a weekday evening after work, people of all ages love to escape for a couple of hours of cinematic entertainment. You may be thinking that it is no different from your country's approach to the movies, however, you will discover that an outdoor cinema experience is much more than just watching a film outdoors.
If you're in Athens for the first time and you're wondering where to start your exploration of the city, wonder no more! Monastiraki Square is the obvious answer to your question!
All around the globe, courage, self-sacrifice, patriotism, and the call of duty are principles highly honored for those anonymous soldiers that died on the battlefield while protecting their country. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens is one of these memorials that keep evermore the memory of those people alive.
We love blogging about the neighborhoods of Athens. Each one has its own beauty and it’s great to spend some time discovering their unique characteristics. We advise people visiting Greece to find time and explore some places like Nea Smyrni, Kolonaki, Exarcheia or Gazi. These are some of the best districts to spend your morning or evening in Athens like a local. Of course you have to visit the Acropolis area and the other touristic spots, but it is always great spending your day in some places often skipped by visitors. This is a nice way to taste the real Athens.
We know it's difficult to pronounce: dza-dzee-kee. But we also know that it is so easy to make!
That's exactly what gave us the motive to organize and host our innovative event right in the heart of Athens, in Monastiraki Square.
On Sunday 4 October, we gathered together with one purpose; to show you, in real-time, how to prepare this delicious Greek recipe. The procedure was divided into 4 simple steps. Firstly, we put the Greek yogurt in the bowl. Next, we grated the cucumber. We then added the smashed garlic. And, finally, we sprinkled with olive oil and salt. You made it; your own, homemade, traditional Greek tzatziki!
Athens is not known for its large green parks. However, that doesn't mean that the city doesn't have any; on the contrary, there are impressive parks in the heart of Athens full of lush vegetation, where people go in order to relax and enjoy their spare time. Here, you can learn about three of the best parks in Athens that will provide you with the perfect shelter from the summer heat.
When you wake up in Athens to a sunny sky -which happens more often than not- all you can think about is a morning stroll downtown. A walk around the streets of Plaka and Psirri will make you feel content, as the sun's heat doesn't only warm your skin, but your soul as well. Put on your sunglasses and your most comfortable shoes, turn your summer mood on and begin your exploration of two of the city's most magnificent neighborhoods!