Exploring Athens’ Erstwhile “Beacon of Peace” on Mount Lycabettus

Rising 200 meters above central Athens and 300 meters above sea level, with views that stretch across the city toward the Saronic Gulf, there is a sugar-cube chapel that looks like it belongs on one of the Cycladic islands. It is the Church of St George (Ai-Giorgis), perched on the summit of Mount Lycabettus like … Read more

Mount Parnon: Three Villages for Weekend Getaways from Athens

Vamvakou: An Air of Renewal A few months ago, Eleni Mami and Anargyros Verdilos had baby Konstantinos, a birth which brought the total number of inhabitants in the village of Vamvakou up to twenty-one. The proud parents themselves only settled here permanently in 2019, joining other young people who’d recently moved to Vamvakou to help … Read more