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A first look at the brand new “Beauty Κilled the Beast”

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay In Kerameikos, the beloved “alternative” neighborhood of Athens, the brand-new “Beauty Killed The Beast” (14, Paramythias Street), situated on the same street as the famous Greek gourmet restaurant “Funky Gourmet,” is already the talk of the town. In the morning it serves coffees, Valrhona chocolates, juices, and smoothies, while in the evening it turns the spotlight on aperitifs and

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“333 & Chef’s Workshop”: a new restaurant opening in the capital

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay At the corner of Nikis and Navarchou Nikodimou Streets, where the district of Syntagma meets Plaka, “333 & Chef’s Workshop” is a new and interesting addition to the gastronomic map of Athens. In this all-day, small, urban-style restaurant and bar, coffee comes to the table with beignets (the traditional New Orleans doughnuts sprinkled with caster sugar). The beignets, along

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The Greece-China 2017 – Year of Cultural Exchanges unfolds in Athens

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay The Year of Cultural Exchanges between Greece and China makes its presence felt in Athens, through a panorama of events for young and old, and a host of performances, concerts, shows, and exhibitions dedicated to the two distant civilizations. For the first contact with Chinese culture, visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art, which, in cooperation with the Beijing

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The boutique hotel “Antonio Gambello” just opened in Nafplio

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Two hours away from Athens, Nafplio, one of the most charming cities in the Peloponnese, is a beloved destination all year round. Very close to the atmospheric historical center of the town, between the main Vassileos Konstantinou and Staikopoulou Streets, “Antonio Gambello” recently opened its doors. It is a boutique hotel that represents the intersection between past, present, modern

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Two villages worth discovering

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay In the autumn, the upland villages of Greece are at their best; in fact, some of them keep their distance from the spotlight, thus sparking the interest of real nature lovers and those fascinated by off-the-beaten-track destinations. Not far from the famous castle-city of Mystras, perched on the slopes of the majestic Mount Taygetos, you’ll find the village of

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Paxos: Poseidon’s Ionian Escape

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay For our final trip of the summer, we spent 5 days in the Ionian Islands of Greece. We visited the Greek Isles last September as well because the mobs of tourist recede, the waters are still warm and the sun shines everyday. This year, we chose the island of Paxos, known for its vivid seas, rustic landscapes and more

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Filming Europe – EUFCN launches the European Film Location Award

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay 11 fantastic locations will compete for the European Location Award, created by Filming Europe, the European Film Commissions Network, in collaboration with Cineuropa. Greece participates with Antiparos island and “Suntan” by Argyris Papadimitropoulos. The shortlist of the best European locations is the result of a two-step nominating process: first the Film Commissions belonging to the European Film Commissions Network chose

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Athens loves good meat

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Quality cuts of meat from different breeds is a global gastronomic trend, and Athens is getting in tune with it through exciting new arrivals on the scene. After making a strong start last year with the steak bar that it set up within the “Yolenis Flagship Store” in Kolonaki, the “Farma Bralou” just moved to Milioni Street, in the

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Autumn suits the uplands of Nafpaktia

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay If you love direct contact with nature and are looking for a destination off the beaten path, the uplands of the region of Nafpaktia will charm you. The Ano Chora is the most developed village in the area in terms of tourist infrastructures. It is built amphitheatrically on a slope of Vardousia Mountains. From its stone-paved center with the

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The Athens bartending scene’s new kids on the block

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Although it opened in the heart of the summer, the “Anglais Athens” – with its entrance “hidden” between the restaurants of Mitropoleos Street in Monastiraki – became an instant hit. Its trump card is the high rooftop, from where you feel like you can touch the Acropolis. The décor is in colonial style, the cocktails are well made, and

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