20 06, 2016
  • Nature

Mt. Olympus: The Story of How I Got Sweaty and Naked

By |June 20th, 2016|Athens, Greece, Outdoors|0 Comments

Thessaloniki I know what you’re thinking, but don’t let the title fool you. Zeus may have wanted to show me his thunderbolt, but I told him I’m not that kind of girl. I was sweaty because the trek up Mt. Olympus felt like using a Stairmaster in a sweat lodge, and I was naked because the cold and crystal clear water at the bottom provided an opportunity for a refreshing nude plunge. I [...]

13 06, 2016
  • Athens Capture 2

Naked Virgin, Bonfire Dancing, and Other Customs

By |June 13th, 2016|Athens, Greece|0 Comments

Athens is full of connections to the past: you can throw a rock in any direction and hit an ancient temple, and safely assume that Socrates once pissed on that rock you threw. But it’s not just the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora that make Athens a place full of historical remnants. Some important customs have survived the centuries, although their forms may have adapted to the changing times. A [...]

9 06, 2016
  • Athens Blog

Athens Nightlife is Like a Toga Party, but It’s Also Not

By |June 9th, 2016|Athens, Greece, Music, Nightlife|0 Comments

If you’ve ever been to a toga party, 1) you’re probably kind of a douchebag, and 2) you know that they do not closely resemble either ancient Greece or modern-day Greece, and are pretty much just an excuse for horny kids to remove another layer of clothing. But upon further examination, I have discovered some astonishing similarities between traveling to Athens and your frat’s toga party, which reveal that there is nothing really [...]

8 01, 2016
  • Boat Docked in Volos, Greece

Grecian Giants: Mount Pelion

By |January 8th, 2016|Athens, Greece, Outdoors, Tips, Transportation|0 Comments

If you can stand to look away from the gorgeous port and bright blue water in Volos, look up. You’ll see that Volos is built on the slopes of Mount Pelion. One of the most beautiful and popular mountains in Greece, Mount Pelion might have quite the reputation, but it sure deserves it. According to mythology, it was named after Peleus, father of Achilles— who really should have bought his son better [...]

23 11, 2015
  • Phoebes Mycenae View

“Old Stuff”: A Day Trip to the Ruins of Mycenae

By |November 23rd, 2015|Athens, Outdoors, Tips|0 Comments

If nothing in Athens is old enough for you, make a day trip to Mycenae. As a city that was ancient even to the ancients themselves— and only about 90 minutes to two hours away from Athens— Mycenae is worth a visit. Lovers of the Iliad or Brad Pitt will remember that Mycenae was the stronghold held by Agamemnon, brother of Menelaus. If you haven’t heard of either, you’ve probably heard of [...]

17 11, 2015
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Souvlaki: A Greek Fast Food Staple

By |November 17th, 2015|Athens, Food, Tips|0 Comments

Living in Athens on a budget? Let souvlaki become your best friend. Who needs burgers and fries? The Greek fast food equivalent is so much better. But still with fries. Made with skewered meat—usually chicken, beef, or pork— tomatoes, garnishes, a special sauce, and french fries all wrapped in pita bread, it’s pretty much heaven in your mouth. And all for about €2. The best part of course is that very hungry [...]

8 11, 2015
  • Street art in Athens

Outdoor Galleries: Top 5 Places to Enjoy Street Art in Athens

By |November 8th, 2015|Art, Athens, Outdoors, Tips|0 Comments

Sari: Home to the Street Art Gallery and some gorgeous works. If you want the full hipster experience, get a cappuccino freddo at the Dada Rock Bar and sit outside across from the gallery— that is, in the street lined with graffiti. Pireos: This is right next to a busy street, so try not to get run over while admiring the panels of street art that Pireos. If you’re feeling more adventurous, [...]

3 09, 2015
  • Turkey Istanbul Grand Bazaar

The Art of Bargaining

By |September 3rd, 2015|Athens, Barcelona, Istanbul, Shopping, Tips|0 Comments

Admit it, we all secretly want to be that overconfident dude who walks into the street market and gets whatever price he darn well pleases. He knows he’s going to get that fez for some smooth lines, a grin, and maybe a 50% markdown on an off day. Really, who needs Black Friday or early bird specials if you can make up your own discount? But before you go plunging into the [...]

26 05, 2015
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The Art of Losing Friends

By |May 26th, 2015|Athens|0 Comments

“Travelling is how you make the best friends of your life. And then you never see them again.” That’s what he said as we got off the ferry. And then he turned a street corner and I was like fuck. He’s right. If there’s one thing I absolutely love about hostels, it’s that feeling you get when the Wi-Fi finally works and it’s the best fifteen minutes of your life. Okay, that [...]

26 05, 2015
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In Which Priyanka Goes to Athens and Excitement Ensues

By |May 26th, 2015|Athens|0 Comments

It’s been three days since I’ve landed in Athens. My feet hurt, my backpack’s a mess, and two different hostelmates have left me two bottles of wine because everyone thinks I’m a closet alcoholic or something. Don’t know how they got that impression. But goddamn. I’m here. I suppose I’m a little late to my “on the road” introductions. But to be honest I don’t know if I’m ready to introduce anything yet. [...]

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