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Context Travel wanders markets Lord Byron knew, Part Two
The crowded warren of the Athens Flea market, on the east side of historic Monastiraki Square, is a riot of color, people and kitsch, but in part two of Context Travel’s Beyond Feta tour, guide Nikita Patiniotis leads...
Terrapin Beer Company origin story a real adventure
The drive from Atlanta to Athens, Ga. usually takes about 45 minutes. However, when the weather turns bad, it can take much longer. That is why, on a drizzly morning, we woke up early in our Atlanta hotel to make...
Tornado in Athens evidence more warning time needed
The tornado struck without warning, causing damage in Athens, Alabama. It was the fourth tornado without warning this year. Warnings are meant to save lives, so what happens when warnings do not reach the public in time?Four storms, four...
Drew Kohl to release first studio album early December
Local Athenian Drew Kohl put on a rousing performance at Flicker Theater and Bar last Monday night as he finally announced the tentative release date for his first studio album. Kohl, whom many may recognize from the well known Athens...
CDC issues malaria outbreak update for Greece
In a follow-up to a story last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the malaria outbreak in Greece continues to grow, in some cases, reaching areas of the country where the parasitic disease has...
Europe's cheapest hotel rooms
By David Stewart WhiteStockholm had the highest hotel room rates in Europe this summer according to a survey by CheapHotels.org. The summer's bargain rates were found in economically-stressed Athens.In a survey of 30 European cities...
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