Sunday, November 30, 2008

Nafplion town

Nafplion is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The former capital of Greece may remind visitors of the Plaka but it's on the sea. With two mountains crowned by medieval fortresses overlooking the town and the small island fortress called the Bourtzi that once protected the harbor.
Nafplion is full of restaurants, shops, cafes, beautiful old buildings,hotels of all catagories and a beach that you can walk to in ten minutes. For people who want to visit an island but don't like boats, Nafplion is a good alternative and just a 2 hour drive from Athens. It is also convenient to the important ancient sites of Myceneae, Epidavros, Nemea, Argos and Corinth

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shopping Greek Jewelry

Greeks have always been good at making jewellery, as proved by both ancient and modern history.
Consider taking a walk around Voukourestiou and adjacent streets where exceptionally designed and handmade pieces can be found at such goldsmiths as Vildiridis, Bulgari . The internationally best known names are Ilias Lalaounis and Zolotas

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Syntagma Square-the heart of Athens

Syntagma Square was once called "The Garden of the Muses" and is believed to be where the "Peripatetics", a group of philosophers led by Aristotle, used to wander in the grove of trees that once grew here.
All roads in Athens seem to lead you to Syntagma Square - at least, the public transportation does. It's a place of high contrasts. Luxury hotels line the square, and pedestrian-friendly streets lead away from it and ultimately to the Acropolis and Parthenon itself.
Every hour, there is a ceremonial transfer of power among the traditionally-garbed guards outside the Parliament Building. Only a Greek can make a pleated skirt and fluffy ball-toed shoes look both manly and rather threatening. On Sundays, the ceremony is more complex and offers a particularly good opportunity for photographs.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Traditionally Bakeries in Greece

A loaf of bread costs €0.70, and it is a Greek norm that all meals are accompanied by bread. Therefore bakeries exist in every neighborhood where bread is freshly baked each morning.
If you arrive at a bakery after 11:00 AM you might not find much selection left. Traditionally bakeries sell a host of other products, ranging from freshly baked pies (cheese-pies, spinach-pies, etc.), milk products, sweets, cookies, and crackers. Budget conscious travelers take advantage of the reasonable prices of these products for their daily food.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Walking in Athens

The most significant part of the Walk, is this starting from "Akropoli" subway station and ends up at "Monastiraki" station. It's an arched walk on three pedestrian roads: "Dionussiou Areopagitou", "Apostolou Pavlou" and "Adrianou". You can use it to visit Acropolis early in the morning, passing by Dionussus Theater, Acropolis and the Agora. It ends up at Thission area which has many cafes and awesome views of Acropolis and at Monastiraki Square with its night and day vibe and many shops.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

High quality for a reasonable budget

The comfortable setting and central locations of our Apartments include the opportunity to round up your Vacation in Greece with a relaxing visit to the Health and Shopping centers which are located in the same areas, and the incomparable archaeological sites and cultural attractions of ancient Greece, which can be found on every corner of this generously gifted city.
Our Apartments are located in walking distance to the center of Athens, and close to the famous National garden, the Acropolis, the ancient Olympic Stadium, the Columns of Olympic Zeus, the Kolonaki area, the Athens Diplomatic area, the ancient and central market and the Athens night life.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Amazing View Studio internet free

Suitable for one business person or a couple, this apartment with amazing city is on the 5th floor of an apartment building furnished with modern furniture, 28.00sq. m located near Syntagma Square but in a very quite location.
A quiet home away from home right in the middle of the city for your holiday or business travels in Athens!
Located in city, old town, near shopping area, near restaurants & bars, near cultural interest, near historical interest, near flea market, near antique shops, 2 min from Syntagma square
2 min from famous and exclusive shopping area (Ermou street), fast access to all archeological sites
3 Metro stations access (5-8 min walking distance to each station)

In - Studio amenities:
Air-conditioning / central heating
Hot water independency
Colour 30 channel-tv
Dvd - player
Hair dryer
Cooking facilities
Linen & towels
Broadband / ADSL connection

- Rates include building utilities, electricity & water costs
- Deposit required according to rental period (refundable on departure)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Acropolis Museum Studio internet free

This fully equiped and furnished Studio Apartment is right in the center of Athens, 5 mins walk to the new Acropolis Museum and famous ancient center and Metro Station, but in a very quiet street.
It is very close to shops and public transport (3 minutes walk to the Metro station Acropolis),

In - Studio amenities:
Air-conditioning/central heating
Hot water independency
Colour 30 channel-tv
Hair dryer
Cooking facilities / oven
Linen & towels

- Rates include building utilities, electricity & water costs
- Deposit required according to rental period (refundable on departure)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Taxi prices in Greece

There is a minimum charge for each trip of €2.50 in Athens and €2.70 in rural towns. The meters starts at €1.80.
The price per kilometer within the city limits is €0.32, and €0.60 per kilometer outside city limits or at night (midnight to 5:00 AM) in the city.

Passenger pick-up, and drop-off at ports, railways, and bus stations add €0.80 to the price of the hire, and each luggage over 10 kilograms costs another €0.30.

The price for taxi service to and from the Athens Airport is €35-40

These prices are valid for all taxis, and usually you can pick up a taxi at their station in central parts of towns, or you can flag one from the side of the road. Here are a few other prices you should know about taxis in Greece: Calling a taxi to come to you would cost €1.50, and the price for a taxi to wait for you is €7.90 per hour.

The taxi meter must be set at the beginning of each trip, and the passenger is obligate to pay only the ammount on the meter at the end of the trip (plus extras like luggage, airport service etc.). People in Greece don’t usually tip a taxi driver.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Furnished Syntagma Studio free wifi

A quiet home away from home, right in the heart of Athens, very close to Syntagma Square !

Activities (on site and nearby): Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Live Theatre, Museums.
Other Activities: Within walking distance are all archeological sites: Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Marble Stadium, Athens National Gardens, Theatre of the Herodeon, National Archeological Musuem.

Fully furnished 2nd floor apartment just renovated, 28,00m2 including:
one bedroom with spacious closet, full bath and fully equipped kitchen.

Flat amenities include: Hot water, Flat LCD Colour TV /DVD player, Hair dryer,
Iron, Cooking facilities, air-conditioning, Washing/drying machine, Coffee maker, Toaster
Refrigerator, micro wave oven.
kitchen accessories (plates, dishes, pots, ventilation, etc).
The bedrooms includes , 1 double bed with all necessary accessories (liners, pillows, etc).

High speed wifi internet is provided free
Deposit required according to rental period
For the benifit of all guests: No pets and No Smoking

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Athens outdoor cinemas

One of the most enjoyable and unique ways to spend an evening in Athens is by going to one of the outdoor cinemas like the Cine Paris in the Plaka. There are others around the city, some on rooftops and some in parks and some on valuable pieces of property in the center that make you wonder how they could hold out so long. Most of the cinemas show films in their original language which 90% of the time happens to be English. Unlike other European countries Greece does not dub foreign films into Greek. They just have Greek subtitles at the bottom of the screen. Unlike theaters in other countries Greek cimenas have a bar and sell beer, brandy, ouzo and of course snacks to go with them.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Rock Shows in Athens Summer 2008

This summer Athens is hosting the European Music Day from June 16-21. There will be over 100 free open air concerts all over Athens and suburbs.

June 7 Nick Cave + the Bad Seeds. Lycabettus open air theater.
June 15 Mark Knopfler. Lycabettus open air theater.
June 16 Sting. Rockwave Festival. ( This has not been confirmed.)
June 19-20 James Blunt. Lycabettus open air theater.
June 25 Linkin Park. Rockwave Festival, Terra Vibe.
July 1 Def Leppard. Whitesnake. Karaiskaki Stadium.
July 3 Metallica. Rockwave Festival, Terra Vibe.
July 8 The Offspring, Siouxsie, The Gossip, Marky Ramone, Flogging Molly. Rockwave Festival.
July 9 Judas Priest, Within Temptation, Cavalers Conspiracy, Morbid Angel. Rockwave Festival.
July 10 Manu Chao, Patti Smith, Locomondo. Rockwave Festival.
July 30 Leonard Cohen. Rockwave Festival.
August 1 Lenny Kravitz. Lycabettus open air theater.
August 2 Iron Maiden. Rockwave Festival.

All tickets can be found at the Ticket House Panepistimiou St. 42 Athens center.

Tel. + 210-3626540
Tel. + 210-3608366

Sunday, May 25, 2008

daytrips to Saronic islands

Boats, ferries and flying dolphins depart daily from the port of Piraeus for the splendid islands of the Saronic Gulf :
Salamina, Aegina, Angistri, Hydra, Poros and Spetses.

Tourist offices organise daily cruises to the islands.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Vacation Rentals Athens

Staying in one of our Athens serviced apartments offers both the comfort and privacy unavailable in hotel rooms at more convenient rates. In just a few clicks you can have much more:
• privacy
• independence
• flexibility
• space
• saving
Vacation Rentals Athens is the ideal solution for corporate clients, private clients and property owners.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Plaka Furnished Apartment internet free

Athens, Plaka-old town (down of Acropolis, historical center)
2 min from famous and exclusive shopping area (Ermou street), fast access to all archeological sites, 3 Metro stations access (~ 2-3 min walking distance to each station)
Fully Furnished apartment for rent, 67 square meters including: 2 Bedrooms with spacious closets, living-dining room, full bath and fully equipped kitchen.
Flat amenities include: Hot water, Colour TV, Hair dryer, Iron, Electric stove, Washing machine, Coffee maker, Refrigerator, kitchen accessories (plates, dishes, pots, etc).
The bedrooms includes , 1 double bed and 2 single beds with all necessary accessories (liners, pillows, etc).
The sofa in the living room can turn to a bed accommodating 4+1.
High speed Internet connection provided free .


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Foreign books and magazines in Athens

Worth a visit is also the six-storey,
colourful and buzzing bookstore "Eleftheroudakis" on Panepistimiou Street 17th(between Syntagma and Omonia)

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 21:00

Saturday 9:00 - 18:00 .

You can find an enormous variety of books, a lot of them in english or other languages, fantastic books about art and travel, wonderful maps and more.

Recommended for a break from sightseeing: browse through the fascinating collection of books and then have a cappuccino and a fresh salad (or pasta) on the top floor

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Rent a Furnished Apartment in Athens Center

Whether you come to Athens as a tourist, as manager for professional reasons, as an artist, or as employee of an international company, an international organization, as diplomat, scientist, or as a freelancer, our rental apartments are suitable in the best way for your short or long-term accommodation in Athens.
High speed Internet connection is provided free in all of them

Our apartments offer you the best opportunity to fully relax after a busy day, regardless if from work or sightseeing - it΄s your perfect temporary home in Athens if you΄re tired of the daily routine in hotels.

-Syntagma Deluxe Studio
-Syntagma Furnished Apartment 1br
-Amazing View Apartment 1br
-New Luxury Studio
-New Acropolis Museum Apartment 1br
-Plaka Furnished Apartment 2br

Friday, January 18, 2008

The central Athens neighborhood of Thission

One of the up and coming areas of Athens that has truly arrived also happens to be within walking distance of the Plaka. This is the area called Thission named after the ancient temple in the Agora that is actually a temple to Haephastus.

Thission used to be a place where few people went, especially tourists. Except for the temple you won't even see it mentioned in the guidebooks. But it is a fun neighborhood and there are some great tavernas.

To get to Thission the easiest way you would follow Dionissiou Areopagitou around the Acropolis and continue when it connects with Apostolou Pavlou street.If you are coming from the direction of Athinas street you can go to Monastiraki and walk up from the old Turkish Mosque at the square one block and take a right on Adrianou. Of course the easiest way is to take the Metro to Thission and cross back over the tracks and walk up with the Acropolis on your left when you leave the station. If you just walk straight down Ermou Street past Monastiraki square you will come to a small church called Agios Assomaton and a large square. If you turn left you will walk right into Thission. If you turn right you will walk into Psiri.

1br Apartment in Plaka - Athens Center

Fully Furnished apartment on second floor (with elevator), 65.00sqm, amazing view at Acropolis in including: 1 Bedroom with spacious closet...