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Athens Classic Marathon

The Athens Classic Marathon is one of the most important sport events hosted by the city of Athens. Thousands of runners from all over the world participate in every year’s race. Apart from the sportive event, they have the chance to enjoy the Greek hospitality, to discover the fascinating landscape and to explore a city which is constantly improving its standards.
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Athens Today

Athens is a city where the combination of the rich history, the warm southern mentality and the struggle during the crisis, have shaped a place full of diversity, creativity, and character.
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The Vasilopita-The Greek New Year cake

In Greece, there is a nice tradition of baking the “vasilopita”, a special cake for the New Year, to start things off right! When cutting the cake into slices on New Year’s Day, Greeks will name each slice as they cut it, after everyone in the family and friends. Usually also a coin is hidden in the bottom of the cake. Whoever is lucky enough to get the coin in their slice is considered especially blessed in the coming year! So maybe a nice Greek tradition to also try it with your family and friends back home?

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The Greek Food Culture

Whether you are living in Greece or just visiting, you will quickly notice that food has an important role in Greek society. Greeks consider a meal as quality time with friends and family. It is their way to socialize, to discuss various topics and concerns, to make fun and to offer hospitality. Even in a changing society, where fast food chains pop up everywhere, the traditional Greek kitchen holds the highest position.
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Celebrate New Year in Athens while learning Greek

Do you also dream of celebrating New Year in Greece? What about exploring Athens during the festive days between Christmas and New Year, while you practice speaking Greek, attending cultural life and making friends.
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Biking in Athens, while learning Greek!

Do you like riding your bicycle ? The last 5 years, biking becomes more and more popular in Athens. It is healthy, cheap and you are not stuck in traffic jams! Even better, every year more and more biking roads are becoming part of the city and biking shops are popping up in every neighborhood of the capital. (words in italics are translated in Greek below)
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Graffiti and street art in Greece

Writing on the walls… When you walk around in the bigger cities of Greece, you will quickly notice brightly colored assault of names, political slogans or animated figures splattered across the walls of nearly every concrete building. For graffiti artists, for sure Greece is the place to be!
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The Athens Spotlighted card

Athens Spotlighted is a program that wants to promote the city of Athens in all its aspects: culture, food, shopping, nightlife, etc. The card is free and offers all visitors discounts to several museums, shops, restaurants etc.
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Author Petros Markaris and his book about Athens



Many students learning Greek love to read books written by Petros Markaris. He mostly uses daily language and his stories are related to contemporary Greece.

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Summer cinema in Greece

Summer in Greece! Beautiful beaches, blue water, white houses and unforgettable sunsets spontaneously pop into your mind. Without doubt, it is a very nice part of the Greek summer. But what if you don’t go to a Greek island or somewhere close to the sea? Is there anything to do in the cities? Of course, there are plenty of options! One of them is a romantic one: the summer cinema. 
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