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29 September 2016

Athens Archaeological Museum

Insider insights into the Athens Archaeological Museum to make visiting easier and more enjoyable.


Katie Nadworny  |  No Comments

Bronze Poseidon in the Athens archaeological museum

8 March 2016

Getting Around Athens – Sightseeing by foot, taxi or metro

Athens is a charming and compact city that is easy to explore by foot, by metro, or by taxi.


Katie Nadworny  |  No Comments


14 December 2015

Dreaming of Deep Travel – Staff Picks for 2016

As Deep Travelers, members of the Context team can often be found dreaming of faraway shores. Here’s where some of us are aspiring to visit in 2016.


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Hong Kong

20 September 2015

Exploring Greek Cuisine in Athens

We explore the cuisine of Athens and the delicious surprises that await during your next trip to the Greek capital.


Katie Nadworny  |  No Comments

Greek cuisine celebrates freshness, beginning with fresh-baked bread. Whether you prefer a crusty country loaf or a circle of sesame-encrusted breakfast called koulouri, there’s always time for breaking bread. Bakeries are inexpensive and scattered throughout neighborhoods.

28 April 2015

Athens Beyond the Acropolis

Don’t limited yourself to the Acropolis in Athens. We give you a few good reasons to go out and explore other areas of the city.


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Athens Beyond The Acropolis

25 October 2014

Four Greek Myths to Know Before Visiting Athens

Our top four Greek myths and the sites that tie in to them in Athens.


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Erechtheion, from the south; via Wiki Commons

11 July 2014

Docent Spotlight: Vassilios Dalamagas

This month we spotlight Athens’ docent and historian Vassilios Dalamagas, who shares his love of his city and Greek history with us.


Jessica Stewart  |  5 Comments

Athens docent and historian Vassilios Dalamagas

8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…


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31 July 2013

Greek Cuisine, Lessons in Sustainability

Sustainable cuisine comes naturally to the Greeks. We share some ways the Greek diet supports eating locally.


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greek cuisine

13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.


Whitney Webster  |  4 Comments

Parisian cafe

26 February 2013

Four Myths of the Greek Crisis

We sit down with a local economist to discuss common myths of the Greek crisis and our new walking tour in Athens.


Paul Bennett  |  3 Comments

Gathering in front of the Parliament Building at Syntagma Square

10 May 2012

Olympic Flame started its journey

Learning the story behind the Olympic torch.


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Olympic Flame for the London 2012 Games is lit in Ancient Olympia

8 May 2012

Is Greece safe? What you need to know about the Greek protests:

The Greek debt crisis has drawn a lot of attention in the media in the past two years, and this…


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Athens guard

27 March 2012

Memorable meals around Europe

Six memorable meals and snacks in six different cities.


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21 February 2012

Photo of the day: the things I love about Athens

Few things we love about Athens


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14 February 2012

Summer Camp in Paris

Learn about our new Summer Camp program. How it works and how you could take advantage of it!


Petulia  |  13 Comments