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Metropolitan Cathedral in Athens Has Date to Open

Metropolitan Cathedral in Athens Has Date to Open

Though it took officials decades to get restorations started on the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation in Athens, the structure only took three years to actually be restored. Opening in time for winter, the site is hopeful to be a center of religious and familial connections through the holidays.

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Athens Gets Two New Metro Stations

Athens Gets Two New Metro Stations

Though the two new metro stations in Athens have actually completed for quite some time, delays caused by an engineering company scandal have finally been overcome. Adding new mass transit stations is always great news for everyone, because even those who don't use the metro will still enjoy less traffic than before.

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Outdoor Tables Coming Back to Athens

Outdoor Tables Coming Back to Athens

There's nothing quite like dining at an outdoor restaurant and, thankfully for locals and tourists alike, officials in Athens have lifted a ban on outdoor dining in certain areas. In fact, a movement to beautify the city overall is underway and hopefully the city can thrive yet again.

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Impeccable Greek Vacations

Impeccable Greek Vacations

Just a short hop from Athens is the type of vacations most people only dream about or witness through pictures on the internet and in movies. All of these amazing locales are absolutely stunning and are sure to provide a memorable, one-of-a-kind vacation experience.

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Plato's Academy to Get a Digital Museum

Plato's Academy to Get a Digital Museum

It looks like Plato will be stepping into the 21st century with a digital museum at Plato's Academy in Athens, Greece. Financed by multiple groups through Europe, the new digital museum is already looking to be an eye-opening educational experience for fans of philosophy and lifelong learners.

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Head to Athens for a Romantic Getaway

Head to Athens for a Romantic Getaway

Athens has long been a historic place where many famous philosophers have surpassed the test of time. What better place to spend a day like Valentine's Day then Athens, where love and immortality were once the reigning topics. A place that is as old as love its self. Think about it, it would be a very romantic date that any girl would envy.

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Greeks sell Island for $31 million

Greeks sell Island for $31 million

Greece officials in Athens have long been trying to privatize its land and they recently took a huge step towards completing their goal. They have accepted a $31 million bid for an island, which accounts for 50% of what the program has been aiming for. The bid came in from New York investors.

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Greece for sale?

Greece for sale?

Greece's economy has struggled in recent history and as an effect they have decided that they are going to sell some of its public land. Although there are of course a few things that are off limits, for the most part everything is included, including police agencies that patrol the area. Legislatures in Athens are doing everything in their power to get the country out of the financial mess it's currently in.

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Ten-dollar Tuesdays in Athens

Ten-dollar Tuesdays in Athens

If you're planning a trip to Athens, Greece make sure you’ll be there on a Tuesday, only because they have a great deal called ten-dollar Tuesday’s. The deal is for a museum entry. You are sure to get your money’s worth and have a great time. You’ll be allowed to look at statues dating back hundreds of years all of only 10 dollars.

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Greek Temple Tourist Attraction by Day and Night

Greek Temple Tourist Attraction by Day and Night

If you have ever been to Greece you know it’s hard to miss the Temple of Apollo. Well by day it anyway, because by night it has never been illuminated. Well all of that changed recently as the temple was finally lite up by night. Now not only can you visit the temple by day, but it's also available to go to in the evening, making it a wonderful Athens tourism spot.

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Lincoln's Athens Movie Premier

Lincoln's Athens Movie Premier

Talented actor Daniel Day-Lewis made a spectacular appearance in Athens for the premier of his movie Lincoln. The movie is based on Americas President Abraham Lincoln, also known as "Honest Abe." The Premier took place on January 22 at Pallas Citylink.

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Sale Sale Sale - Confiscated Items Cheap!

Sale Sale Sale - Confiscated Items Cheap!

Greek government has begun a huge sale on all confiscated items in Athens. The have been forced to sell almost everything immediately because of the large debt they have accumulated. You literally can find any item for a price of course. For example they have prime real estate such as beautiful beaches for dirt-cheap pricing.

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Pink Floyd to Appear In Athens

Pink Floyd to Appear In Athens

As part of hit tour, Roger Walters will take a stop in Athens, Greece. You might not know who he is by his name but he was a co-founder and composer to the infamous Pink Floyd. He will be there this summer beginning on July 31 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens.

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Greek Veggies

Greek Veggies

Food in Athens has hardly ever been recognized for its vegetarian ways, but today we present a restaurant where the sole purpose is to provide Greek-styled food with a vegetarian twist. I know it is hard to picture a vegetarian Gyro, but they do exist and from the looks of it they are delicious.

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Athens Museum of Cycladic Art Puts On Relics from Mediterranean Princesses

Athens Museum of Cycladic Art Puts On Relics from Mediterranean Princesses

The new exhibition to come to the Athens Museum of Cycladic Art is the Princesses of the Mediterranean at the Dawn of History. This is a gathering of relics belonging to women from around the Iron Age from 10th to 5th century BCE, which should be an engaging and inspiring exhibit.

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Athens Offers Traders A Deal They Cannot Refuse

Athens Offers Traders A Deal They Cannot Refuse

Greece is caving and going the way of Switzerland in an attempt to draw foreign entrepreneurs to Athens and other Greek cities by offering tax exemptions to money made outside of Greece. Of course such action was needed with recent events in Greece that continue to discourage visitors from coming, let alone staying in Greece.

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NEW Hotel in Athens

NEW Hotel in Athens

The ironically named NEW hotel is a renovated hotel in Athens which has made use of much of the old furniture to recycle and reuse in much of the hotel’s modern artwork. The intent was to create a pleasant and original environment while sticking to Greek and Mediterranean influence to make the hotel feel authentic in its area.

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Athens Art Show to Shelter Homeless

Athens Art Show to Shelter Homeless

November 16-18 is Athens' fourth artAZ, a platform promoting Contemporary Art in Greece and the world and also donates venues to causes to help out the disadvantaged. The event features mostly Greek artists but includes Contemporary artists from around the world.

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Gay Jesus Shut Down In Athens

Gay Jesus Shut Down In Athens

Corpus Christi, a play imagining Jesus and the apostles as gay men in Texas was prevented from being played by religious protesters in Athens who have also filed to sue the director and crew for "Blasphemy". Director Laertis Vasilio comments "What I see is that there are people who have robbed the country blind who are not in jail and the prosecutor turns against art."

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Friday Film Festival Kicks off in Greece

Friday Film Festival Kicks off in Greece

A welcome change from protests and discord, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival is due to begin Friday in the city of Athens. Ending November 11th, the festival will focus on the productions of independents and new artists to the field in addition to a tribute to the fallen Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos.

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