Carnival in Athens, pretty much in the Dionysian manner
Have I mentioned carnival? Yup it is carnival time and there are many celebrations around town.by
There is nothing better than a Sunday stroll and yesterday Athens was shining under a crisp and clear sun. No matter how cliché it might sound, I love the ancient part of the city and I never get tired of strolling around the hills of the Acropolis. It’s not just me either, it seemed as if the whole of Athens came out for a stroll yesterday and of course a coffee under the ancient rock. For me it was even more special yesterday, as I shared the view with my other half who doesn’t often get the chance to enjoy Athens.by
Do you cook to music at all? I very often leave the radio on to hum in the background and catch a couple of notes in between the sizzling and bubbling, although I am a notoriously bad singer.
Writing about ntolmadakia, soutzoukakia, youvarlakia and the refugees from Asia Minor for my previous posts, I remembered rebetiko, the music they brought with them. You are perhaps mildly acquainted with some of the songs, as they are often the soundtrack to your meals in little tavernas all over Greece and elsewhere.by
Flisvos is the first sea-front stretch you encounter when leaving Athens behind.
It’s a wonderful place name, evoking the sound of small waves breaking peacefully on the shoreline. Flisvos served as the first port of Athens back in the 5th century BC, but today it is part of a quiet suburb. Even so, a promenade along the sea front remains unbeatable.by