“Asclepieion of Epidaurus: a timeless journey to health”

Our next event will give you a new perspective of Guided Tours:


“Asclepieion of Epidaurus:

a timeless journey to health”


(The theater and entertainment as means of the healing process)


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In ancient times the sanctuary of Asclepius was an organized medical – treatment center that signaled the transition from magic to real medicine, namely the healing of any disease by diagnosing and implementing tailor-made treatment or surgery, which was believed to be guided by God.

In our continuous efforts to enrich our  knowledge of the Ancient Greek history and culture, and offer you the very best we are proud and honoured to announce our cooperation with Diazoma, one of the most prestigious organizations dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Ancient Greek Theatres.

A few words about Diazoma from its founder S. Benos:

diazoma…”At once I found myself surrounded by an enthusiastic and dynamic group of people, which widened in the blink of an eye. All of them, ‘as one long prepared…’ Scholars, intellectuals, artists, people in local government and pro-active citizens embraced ‘DIAZOMA’. Fellow-citizens who have decided that the research, study, protection, enhancement and, wherever feasible, the use of ancient theatres and other venues for spectators and listeners, such as ancient odeia and stadia, are also their concern. And they are resolved to take these monuments’ fortunes into their own hands, to work together dynamically, as helpers of the State and the services responsible, in the major task of including ancient theatres in modern life”.

…”And it is my hope that ‘DIAZOMA’ will be an Association that expresses a new way of thinking, of dealing with and managing affairs that concern us all. An Association that mobilizes both Citizens and State”

 Stavros BenosPresident

read more about DIAZOMA.   VIDEO about the Asclepieion of Epidaurus


Our first adventure with Diazoma will be a visit at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus like we’ve never seen before:

Professor Lambrinoudakis*, member of the society of Diazoma, will tell us about:


– The theater and entertainment in general as means of treating mental illness

– Water as a means of ritual cleansing of the soul and healing element.

 – Diet as a means of healing. 

– Sleeping and dreams as elements of treatment.

– The use of medicines  

– Interventional 

– surgical medicine. 

– Healing and Miracle. 

– The practice of sports as an element of conservation and restoration of health.



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A visit at Spyros Vassiliou’s Atelier/House

We are starting a new series of visits to small – mostly unknown – Museums, art galleries, exhibitions and workshops. Let’s meet:


Little Hidden Gems in Athens

Spyros Vassiliou (1903-1985) was a Greek painter, printmaker, illustrator, and stage designer. He became widely recognized for his work starting in the 1930s, when he received the Benaki Prize from the Athens Academy. The recipient of a Guggenheim Prize for Greece (in 1960), Spyros Vassiliou’s works have been exhibited in galleries throughout Europe, in the United States, and Canada.
Spyros Vassiliou became recognized as a painter of the transformation of the modern urban environment, depicting with an unwavering eye the sprawl of urban development that surrounded his home in Athens, under the walls of the Parthenon. His artistic identity combined monochrome backgrounds and the unorthodox positioning of objects. He paid homage to the Byzantine icon by floating symbols of everyday Greek life on washes of gold or sea-blue color, very much like the religious symbols that float on gold in religious art. With oils and watercolours he painted natural and urban space, portraits, still-life, and scenes of daily living, combining selective elements of cubism and impressionism. A member of an important community of Greek artists in the mid-20th century, Vassiliou was known as one of the first Greek pop-art painters.
Sourse: wikipedia.org
Do NOT miss the “Little Hidden Gems in Athens” Tours


Our second “Little Hidden Gems in Athens” visit will amaze you ! When we visited this exhibition to prepare our visit, we were astounded ! We are going to be introduced into the world of “The inventions of the Ancient Greeks” an exhibition at Herakleidon Museum, 16 Herakleidon str. Thission.,

ACCESS by public transport/map

Some words about the exhibition from the museum’s website:
The exhibition “The amazing inventions of the ancient Greeks” presents functional models of some of the most extraordinary ancient Greek inventions, a selection of the exhibits of the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas that operates at Katakolon port and Ancient Olympia. These models were constructed after a long and extensive study of ancient Greek, Latin and Arabic literature, information from vase painting and the few relevant archaeological finds.

This exhibition aims to demonstrate that the technology of the ancient Greeks, just before the end of the ancient Greek world, was shockingly similar to the beginning of our modern technology. An important cultural initiative, which promotes Greece internationally as the foundation of Western civilization.

Please apply as soon as possible, because the size of the group is limited to 17 people
by the museum, as the exhibition rooms are quite small.
If there are more than 17 participants, we can form a second group, either the same day right after the first one (will begin approx. at 14:30), or on another date.
In your application email please inform us if you are coming to the taverna after the tour, because they have to know the number of people coming and fix a menu in advance, so all people could be served on time. (it’s a Saturday)
Apply by email: tsitsipi@gmail.com
land line: 210-8077073
cell:         698 8607 866

A Half Day Tour to Cape Sounion & the Temple of Poseidon

Heading to Cape Sounion, our first stop is Lavrion Photo: diakonima.gr On such a hot day, we had to take a swim before we carried on to the Temple of Poseidon. the Temple of Poseidon the view The sunset … After driving along the coast line, we ended up at Vouliagmani Lake for an ice cream and beer Stay tuned by following us on Pinterest:


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Our next guided tour: Ancient Agora, Stoa Attalou, and Thission

photo source: arhaeogia.gr

Dearest friends,

Now that the weather is (hopefully…) getting better,we are planning our next guided tour with our amazing guide Elli out in the open!
We are going to Ancient Agora*, Stoa Attalou**,and Thission on the 9/05.


*The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice. 

The site was occupied without interruption in all periods of the city’s history. It was used as a residential and burial area as early as the Late Neolithic period (3000 B.C.). Early in the 6th century, in the time of Solon, the Agora became a public area.

The Museum of the Ancient Agora is organized in chronological and thematic units that reveal aspects of the public and private life in ancient Athens. 

The earliest antiquities, potsherds, vases, terracotta figurines and weapons, dating from the Neolothic , Bronze Age, Iron Age and Geometric period, come from wells and tombs excavated in the area of the Athenian Agora and its environs.


**The Stoa of Attalos was a place for Athenians to meet, walk, and to do business. It was destroyed by the Heruli in A.D. 267, and its members were incorporated into the Late Roman Wall. The restoration, based on studies by the architect Yannis Travlos, was carried out in 1953-1956 by the American School of Classical Studies
text source: Ministry of Culture and Sports
The tour will last about 2 + hrs.
Cost: 10 to 15 euros as always, depending on the number of the participants, and we need at least 10 people for the tour to go.
Please do not cancel the last minute as the more people attend, the less money they will pay.
The entrance tickets to the Ancient Agora is 4 euros, and it’s not included in the price of the guided tour.
more details (time etc) will follow.
PLEASE APPLY BY: MAY 6th evening

apply at: tsitsipi@gmail.com, or 
land line: 210-8077079
cell:          6937073699
After the tour, we have another plan for you: some of you came with us to the Gastronomy Festival before Christmas.
Well, it’s on again in May (8 to 10/05) at Gazi! (click on the link)


Our next event: GREEK BEER TASTING !

Some days ago, we asked you what we were up to:

Well, is a BEER TASTING (now, that’s a first !)
And not JUST a beer tasting, we are talking about ALL the small breweries from all over Greece, Greek chutneys, Greek sausages, Greek cheese, etc. all from Greek start-ups !. All this cornucopia of flavors, will be in Nikaia on Friday the 18th of July, from 19:30 until …





The cost will be very low. Since the venue is also a retailers spot, you will be able to buy anything you like.
Please apply at info@livinlovin.gr
or land line: 2108077073, or cell: 6937073699
PS: the venue can only take up to 20 – 25 people. So hurry !!!







join us on this weekend of magic !

Dearest friends, WE ARE SO HAPPY !!!

Remember when I told you about a surprise we were preparing for you ?

Well, it looks like we can make it AT LAST!

You will all-and we mean AAAAAALL- have the chance to watch “MIKRA ANGLIA”, a multi award-winning film by Pandelis Voulgaris based on the book Mikra Anglia by Ioanna Karystiani. with English subtitles!

You will be the only ones to see the film with English subtitles at a cinema, as we have managed to get the rights from the company !
On top of that, you will see it at an open-air cinema in the Chora of Andros that will open exclusively for us.

Why we want you to see this film? Because when we saw it,we thought that it’s a must-see,we absolutely adored it !

Imagine seeing this film where it was made and being in the atmosphere !

There will also be a tour in Chora guided by a local very knowledgeable guide, and of course plenty of time afterwards to stroll the streets and lanes of a unique island town, try the local cuisine and take photographs.

Mark the dates: Saturday 31/05 & Sunday 01/06, and details will come very soon !

We are so HAPPY that our “little”dream is coming true !!!

MIKRA ANGLIA & ANDROS EVENT (Itinerary, details and prices)

Can you think of anything more attractive than spending
two days in Andros island living in the atmosphere of
an multi award-winning film, strolling the streets and lanes
of a unique island town, trying the local cuisine and taking photographs ?
We can’t !

Saturday 31/05 & Sunday 01/06


On Saturday 31/05, departure from RAFINA PORT at 7:50 with the SUPERFERRY 2 of Golden Star Ferries (our tickets will be waiting for us on the boat)
Arrival in Andros after approx. 2 hours.

Upon our arrival we will take our bus from the port to Chora of Andros (approx 1 hour’s ride) and check-in at the hotels (we have booked two hotels as they are small), and rest for a little bit.

Then we’ll have a welcome raki/tsipouro/ouzo drink with a traditional local meze of course, under the big plane trees of the main square of Chora.
After that, we believe we would need a rest, as of the very early wakening.

In the afternoon, we will take a tour in Chora, guided by a local, very knowledgeable guide, who, among others, will show us the locations where the film was made. We will leave plenty of time afterwards to stroll round the streets and lanes of this unique island town.
After that, we will have our dinner at a local restaurant, and then go to the open air cinema which will open only for this occasion.
The film will start at about 9:15pm. (remember it is an open air cinema)

After such a long day, we will surely need a good night sleep.

On Sunday 01/06, the program will be flexible and relaxed

After a big breakfast we will sail !
If the weather allows, we will go round the most beautiful spots near Chora with a big kaiki. Swimming is a possibility.
As a plan B, if it’s windy, we’ll go walking in the orchards and the fields around Chora.
We can have lunch at a taverna by the seaside that we like (but this is optional) and then we will be spend the rest of the day in the Chora in any way you like.

For our return to Rafina, in order to get a group ticket, we all have to travel with the same company, any time you prefer. On that day, the departure times are:

at 14:45,
at 19:00,
at 20:00

NOTE THAT: the bus which will take you from Chora to the port, departs approx 1, 5 hours before the departure of the ship.


140 euros/person for a single room
125 euros/person for a double room and
120 euros/person for a tripple room

These prices include:
Ferry boat tickets to Andros and back, a special bus for us from port to Chora of Andros and back**, the welcome ouzo with meze, the guided tour, the cinema entrance fee, dinner at the local restaurant, accommondation with breakfast, taxes and VAT
**We are still negotiating the price of the bus, as it is a monopoly. If we manage to get lower prices, the price per person will be lower.

The prices given above do not include:
The kaiki trip which is optional. The price is 12 euros/person
Lunch on Sunday.

Please apply as soon as possible, and until 23/5, as we need to book tickets and hotels
land line: 210-8077073
cell: 6937073699

On your application please let us know:
a) No of people
b) No of children and their ages, as prices vary.
We need to know beforehand for the ferry tickets and the hotel (mark if you need a cot)
Ferry: children up to 5 years old, pay no ferry ticket, children aged 6 to 10 pay half ticket.
c) when you want to leave Andros, see options above

Hope to see you all there !

Πόσα χρόνια έχετε να πάτε στο Αρχαιολογικό μουσείο ;

Εμείς είχαμε να πάμε από το σχολείο.

Πήγαμε με ένα γρουπ Αγγλόφωνο, με μία από τις ξεναγούς μας και το είδαμε ξανά
αλλά ….ήταν σαν να το βλέπαμε για πρώτη φορά!

Ελάτε να δείτε κι εσείς ένα καινούργιο μουσείο, καθώς και την πτέρυγα με την περιοδική έκθεση με το ναυάγιο και τον μηχανισμό των Αντικυθήρων.

Η ξενάγηση θα είναι στα Ελληκά, θα διαρκέσει 3,5 με 4 ώρες – με ενδιάμεσο διάλειμμα για καφέ – και θα γίνει το Σάββατο 29/6 στις 10.30.

Η είσοδος και για τις δύο εκθέσεις είναι 7 ευρώ, (μειωμένο 3 ευρώ για επισκέπτες άνω των 65 ετών και για φοιτητές) και το κόστος της ξενάγησης θα εξαρτηθεί από τον αριθμό των συμμετοχών. (όσο πιο πολλοί είμαστε, τόσο πιο χαμηλό το κόστος).
Χρειαζόμαστε δε τουλάχιστον 10 άτομα για να πραγματοποιηθεί το τουρ.

Σας περιμένουμε όλους !

συμμετοχές στο tsitsipi@gmail.gr
φωτογραφίες από το Αγγλόφωνο τουρ μας μπορείτε να δείτε εδώ

Greek Conversation and Culture group

Dearest friends,

We would like to announce a new, more flexible style that our conversation groups will have. We are aiming at groups with a limited and theme-centered context to meet the participants’ specific needs.

The groups will have a theme, i.e. SHOPPING, MOVING AROUND, GREETINGS AND SOCIAL LIFE etc.The participants will meet 3,4 times or until they’ve covered the specific language and in the end they will take part in a real-life activity,ie a visit to the local market, a shop,etc to practice what they’ve just learnt.

The participants will be able to join any group or groups they want, without, of course, any obligation to join all of them. The maximum number of people can be up to 5 or 6 and we can create groups in the North, South or centre of Athens.

For more advanced people, we are planning literature and culture groups that will study or prepare a theatre play, an art exhibition, an event and then watch it.

We hope that with these groups we will cover your needs and make your stay here easier and more enjoyable.

See you soon!

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