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5 Routes to jog in the city

01 National Garden  The National Garden (ex Royal Garden): The temperature is nearly 5°C lower than the rest of the city,  the vast area full of trees, lakes, flowers, is the ideal city running route. It is open from dusk until dawn and has 4…

Mouza

You may notice that some drivers give an open palm gesture to each other, thrusting their hand forward like in high-five motion and uttering grumbling sounds as “Naaa! Malaka!”. It’s a kind of an offensive curse of Byzantine, or French, or Venetian origin when chained prisoners were paraded through the…

Is Athens the new Berlin in regards to Street Art?

Athens, seen from above, is a white ocean of roofs meeting the Mediterranean sea somewhere at the horizon. Athens, street view, is a very colourful town: posters, installations, kiosks and a lot of street art (a lot, really a lot!), including several large outdoor murals. Some of them were made…

My city: Athens

Lonely Planet Local Marissa Tejada is a travel writer, journalist and blogger who has been living in Athens for eight years. What she loves about the city is its contrast of ancient and modern. Greece’s capital is never boring – the constantly evolving contemporary art scene, fantastic Mediterranean cuisine and…