Prefecture of Attica Off The Beaten Path

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  • Loutsa beach in Artemida
    Loutsa beach in Artemida
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  • Avlaki beach in Porto Rafti
    Avlaki beach in Porto Rafti
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Prefecture of Attica Off The Beaten Path

  • Gazi Factory

    Athens Off The Beaten Path

    An old gas factory made by some industrial buildings, is now a live industrial museum. This factory, once closed was gradually transformed into a versatile cultural centre and now it hosts several events. When I was there people were preparing a stage for a concert(it was afternoon) and walking around you could meet some small modern art...

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  • Kifissia

    Athens Off The Beaten Path

    “Far from Airport 12.4 miles (19.96 Km)” Be forewarned that it is NOT close to the airport. I paid a cab driver 55 Euros one-way at night to go to this hotel. From what I could tell, there isn't public transportation near it either. Pines Hotel Chelidonous Artemidos 2 Nea Kifissia Athens. 14564 GR (210) 620-5011 On one side the hotel, faces the...

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  • Kerameikos

    Athens Off The Beaten Path

    Most people do not, and that means this site is not only green and pleasant but also uncrowded. The entrance is on Ermou, just down from the Thission Metro station and Platia Monastiriki. The area area was not only the site of ancient Athens' cemetery (part-excavated) but also housed the Pompeion, where preparations were carried out for the...

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  • Paiania

    Athens Off The Beaten Path

    Located on the east side of Ymittos in Peania and separated into two sections The first one is a museum of modern art which present works and arts by Greek artist during the second half of the 20th century.The second one is called Pyrgi (tower) which have many folk objects

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  • Parnitha mountain

    Athens Off The Beaten Path

    Located in the north part of Athens with 1413m high Parnitha mountain(or else Parnes) is one of the top winter destinations famous for it’s shelters (Bafi is one of them) with pine wood forest and small caves.Also famous for the Mon Parnes casino and it's national forest

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  • Penteli mountain

    Athens Off The Beaten Path

    After the fall of the Byzantine Empire, Greece came under Turkish rule for 400 years. Churches were turned into mosques and the operation of schools was outlawed. Children nowadays who moan about having to go to school would benefit from a visit to Athens' only clandestine school which is now operating as a museum. There they would see how...

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  • Attica in Moscow

    The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts has one of the most representative collections in Russia of foreign art dated from ancient times to modern days. You may see a wonderful Black-Figured Amphora "Heracles and Cerberus" from Attica dated 530 BC. The amphora depicts the twelfth labour of Heracles. At the order of tsar Erispheus Heracles had to...

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  • Irini - Peace

    This lovely statue is standing on the small hill before the main square in Vouliagmeni. Passed often by travellers rushing to the beaches in summer, but seen clearly on the Greek National Holiday celebrating their Independence, March 25th, when wreaths of flowers are laid at her feet. Life is full of small miracles. Should we be blessed with Peace,...

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  • Let's go Surfing Now

    When the Southern wind blows, the waves rise up in Vouliagmeni Bay! What a glorious sight from afar! In the summer, this beach is one of the best in Attiki. In the winter, as when this picture was taken, it is great for a brisk walk along the beach, and when the water is calm...some brave soles even venture into the water..burrrrr!

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  • The Real Forbidden Fruit

    The pomegranate is said to be the 'real' fruit that Eve tempted Adam with. If the garden of Eden was located where it is thought to have been, then it would have been impossible for an apple tree to have grown there at that time...therefore, it would have most likely to have been this much symbolically painted passionate fruit...the Pomegranate....

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  • Swim at Agia Marina Beach

    Take a walk down the stairs to this excellent beach. It is located just past the beautiful white church of Agia Marina on the beach road. You will see a small island that is approachable by wading out though the shallow water at a certain point in the sea. The rest of the area has deep water which is excellent for swimming and snorkeling. You may...

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