Athens Local Customs

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    Charity Bazaars are Popular in Athens!

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 13, 2011

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    Charity Bazaar at Syntagma
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    Charity Bazaars are very popular in Athens.

    One such is usually made in one of the rooms in the basement of the Metro at Syntagma, or else, the Constitution square.

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    • Festivals

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    Dont miss the street theaters

    by Aggeliki Written Oct 4, 2005

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    Ermou str, center of Athens

    Walking on the streets of Athens you may see around some fantastic street theaters. This in this photo is a real marionette's theater.

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    Evzones & Presidental Palace

    by Jim_Eliason Written Dec 7, 2005

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    Evzones & Presidental Palace
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    The Presidental Place is next to the east side of the National Gardens on Idorou Atikou. It is guarded by the greek honor guard, known as evzones, dressed in traditional dress of the Greek Army.

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    • Historical Travel

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    Koulouria-a typical snack

    by athenian80 Written Mar 28, 2005

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    Well, I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this tip. "Koulouria" (kind of small round bread) are sold by street vendors around Athens (in bakeries as well). Try one!

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    Gyros

    by b1bob Written Feb 22, 2003

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    gyros

    Gyros consist of thinly shaved lamb in a pita pocket served together with lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, sometimes onion, and the tzatziki (white sauce made from yogurt and cucumbers) is optional.

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    Greek salad!

    by Vija_v Written Aug 16, 2007

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    I dont know how Greek salad looks lile in your country, but here where i live - in Latvia, it is very, very different.
    Dont forget to try reall Greak salad with lot of cheese, onions and oil! :)

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    Greek Dogs

    by OrlandoBR Written Sep 19, 2003

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    If you happen to be a dog and you were taken to Athens by your human, you won't have trouble making friends: just go to your nearest Ancient Ruins or downtown streets and squares.

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    Antennas

    by OrlandoBR Written Sep 19, 2003

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    Maybe they need to introduce Athens to cable television? That would be a major change on the city's looks. It reminds me of the sea of satellite dishes on some Brazilian favelas.

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    Learning just a few phrases...

    by jenn_d Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Learning just a few phrases will help you out immensely. Shopkeepers, waiters etc. certainly appreciated my attempts at politeness. Especially when I apologized in Greek for breaking a glass!

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    Summer Festivals Athens & Epidaurus

    by SirRichard Updated Sep 5, 2002

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    From May to September, there is a wide cultural offer in Athens due to these Festivals. You can find more info and the programme at 39 Panepistimou St (in the arcade)

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    HADRIAN'S ARCH At the base of...

    by Michael_D Written Aug 24, 2002

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    HADRIAN'S ARCH At the base of the Mount was the 'City of Hadrian' and this arch defined where the City of Theseus ended and 'all that was Emperor Hadrian's ' began..

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    Try and learn the language

    by vichatherly Written Nov 16, 2002
    Team Sheet

    As the saying goes "It's all Greek to me".

    I couldn't make head nor tail of the teamsheet and I know who's playing.

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