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Greece? Almost nothing...
To discover the soul of Greece is to go beyond the well trodden path
and embark on a personal journey that tells a story of a lifetime.
With Globus our leisurely tours help you connect with the beautiful
landscape, fascinating history, endless coastlines and pristine islands
that Greece has to offer. And when night time arrives you’ll drift off to
sleep in the comforts and surrounds of first class hotels.
Plus 7-night cruise
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or go to www.globus.com.au.
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pedestrian road to Thission (with
its ancient ruins alongside chirpy cafes
and restaurants) and Monastiraki.
Monastiraki and Avissinias Square
are full of narrow alleys providing a
haven for stalls and little shops. Visit
the Agora, the focal meeting point
of ancient Athens. The Agora, with
its elegant, creamy columns provides
a welcome relief on a hot and heavy
summer day. The Agora museum has a
fine collection of ancient jewellery and
Then take Amalias Avenue to visit
the temple of Olympian Zeus and
Hadrian’s Arch. End this tour in
Syntagma Square in front of Vouli
(the Greek Parliament) and the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier. The much-
photographed guards dressed in the
traditional Greek uniform change the
hour in an impressive, stamping march.
• Get back into the swing and head to
the ever-popular Dora Stratou Dance
Theatre at 8 Scholiou Street in Plaka. A
garden theatre with daily performances
and low ticket prices, it’s also the best
place to see village-made shoes, masks,
swords and Greek equivalent of the kilt
– the pleated ‘foustanella’.
• Keep your eyes open for
little treasures that have survived
urbanisation, like the ‘Egeon’
patisserie (Panepistemiou 46) that
has served crunchy, sweet honey
doughnuts since 1926.
• Kolonaki is still the host of high
end boutiques and chi chi cafes but
look beyond the high fashion. The
quarter is surrounded by neoclassical
and art nouveau buildings. Stop
at Anagnostopoulou, Marasli or
Charitos Street to admire the steel
gates, real works of art. The buildings
here reveal the upper class bourgeois
past of Kolonaki and prove that
Athens wasn’t always a valley of
• Writer’s favourite places in Athens:
2. New Acropolis Museum
3. National Archaeological Museum
4. Museum of Cycladic Art
5. Benaki Museum (recently
refurbished and extended)
6. DESTE Foundation
7. Eleni Koroneou Gallery
8. Byzantinon Restaurant in the Plaka
9. Kafeneion Restaurant in Kolonaki
10. Eleftheroudakis Bookstore
11. Metro of Athens
12. Athinas Street, meat market and
13. Herodes Attikikon Theatre.
Bev Malzard stayed at Hotel Novotel
Athenes, a 10-minute walk from
Larissa Station. Feel the rhythm
of the city in the Novotel at night
next to the swimming pool with a
breathtaking view of the Acropolis
and Lycabettous Hill.
Visit: [@] www.novotel.com
above: Greek guards at parliament
(Vouli) Athens. beLoW: New Acropolis
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