One of the landmarks of the Athenian skyline, Philopappou Hill stands in all its lush green glory opposite the Acropolis Hill, topped by the original structure of Philopappos mausoleum. An archaeological site, the hill is dotted by parts of the ancient walls of Athens and other remains and of course, the Pnyx, where popular assemblies...Read More
Greece is a true paradise for cultural tourism and for an unparalleled journey into history and art. Discover Athens by making sure not to miss the major events and festivals in the city where modern civilisation was born. Here you may read a few that can really make your stay in the Greek capital memorable....Read More
The wine bar scene of Athens is quite a recent development, and its introduction has been extremely successful and unique. One could characterize it as phenomenal. Prior to that dynamic explosion, spending an evening savouring top Greek and foreign wines meant going to fancy and expensive restaurants and paying equally impressive bills. But the recent...Read More
At Beyond Athens we are always faithful to our mission, which is taking the visitors of Athens to places of exceptional charm at a blink of an eye from the Greek capital, yet for some reasons still largely unexplored. This is also the case of the region of Nemea in the Peloponnese, which you can...Read More
Byzantine and Christian Museum 22 Vasilissis Sofias. Tue-Sun 09:00-16:00, Mon closed / Admission €4 The Byzantine and Christian Museum, based in Athens, is one of Greece’s national museums. Its areas of competency include –but not limited to– religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods which it exhibits, but also acquires,...Read More
Thousands of years ago, in pursuing “the good life”, the Ancient Greeks were ahead of their time with their holistic thinking – viewing the world from an integrated point of view, not just looking at the parts or events of our lives as being separate. They thought that nothing and no one was unrelated, that...Read More
Like any modern European capital, Athens offers all sorts of food and revels in all the latest trends, like Japan-Peru fusion or post-molecular cuisine (read about some Michelin starred restaurants here). However, in this post, we will try to describe the everyday culinary traditions of the Athenians. Their eating habits reflect their origins from each...Read More
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