Athens holidays

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‘The real life of Athens is here’ – look beyond the Acropolis for the hidden gems of the city
The Acropolis Museum’s underground lab, the ancient Hadrian aqueduct and an arts festival in an old factory offer a more personal view of the Greek capital

Stephen Smith

07, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Athens ranked cheapest location in Europe for city break
Prices have fallen and a weekend in the Greek capital costs £207, compared with £218 in runner-up Lisbon

Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

03, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Athens: five great things to do
Mediterranean street food, modernist marvels and politically inspired nightlife are some of the surprises chosen by this writer and film-maker

Alex King

28, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Life after lockdown in Athens: 'The marble had space to breathe'
With Greece slowly opening up again, the crowd-free Parthenon looks more monumental than usual – even with its ‘keep safe distance’ yellow stickers

Rachel Howard

25, May, 2020 @11:53 AM

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Athens city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants
Tour classical sites with locals and discover the guesthouses, restaurants and bars being opened by young entrepreneurs in a city buzzing with creativity

Rachel Howard

27, Aug, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Athens feels ripe for the forces of gentrification. Just don't mention Berlin | Brigid Delaney
The city seems a bit like the German capital, with its street art, bars and a palpable energy. But among locals the comparison rankles

Brigid Delaney

07, Jun, 2018 @3:24 AM

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10 of the best beach bars in Greece
Step out of the sea and straight into one of these drinking dens, many offering top-notch food and cocktails – plus a party atmosphere after sundown

Rachel Howard

21, Aug, 2017 @5:30 AM

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Greek gift: Athens’ new cultural centre
This stunning park, garden and culture hub, funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and designed by Renzo Piano, will, controversially, be handed over to the state at the end of 2017

Rachel Howard

05, Jul, 2017 @11:58 AM

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10 of the best hotel, B&Bs and apartments in Athens
Greece’s economy may still be in the doldrums, but Athens’ arts scene and nightlife are flourishing. Combine that with a wave of new affordable places to stay and the capital is no longer just a gateway to the Greek islands

Rachel Howard

24, Jul, 2016 @7:23 AM

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Greek island holiday guide: the Argo-Saronic islands and Kythira
These Greek islands south of Athens make a great holiday on their own, or a relaxing extension to a city break. Andrew Bostock picks the best places to eat and stay, and things to do on and off the beach

Andrew Bostock

21, Aug, 2015 @5:30 AM

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Anarchist theatre and wild horses: how to have a Greek solidarity holiday
If you’re going to Greece this summer to support the people, don’t just laze on the beach. Here are seven things to do beyond souvlaki and suntans

Paul Mason and Theopi Skarlatos

07, Jul, 2015 @5:03 PM

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Filmmaker Hossein Amini on Athens
The director and screenwriter on the city he’s come to love for its views, quiet spots and beguiling mix of modernity and tradition

Interview by Robert Hull

30, Jan, 2015 @6:00 AM

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