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!

Contact, e-mail us

or call for details


tel/fax: 210-8077073
cell: 6937073699
e-mail: info@livinlovin.gr



Greek Dance theatre of Dora Stratou

We are very happy to announce a new idea we had that we hope you will like: 

we want to take you to the Greek Dance theatre of Dora Stratou to see one of the most original and authentic performances of Greek dances, 

with original costumes, instruments, and singers.



But…..not only that!!!!! 

 We can arrange a DANCE LESSON for you, at a space next to the theatre, before the performance.

The lesson can be 19.00-20.00 and the performance starts at 20.30 or 20.45. 

 So, what do you think?

 The cost: 10euros p/p for the lesson

 performance:   we have obtained 13 invitations for two people each, who will pay 5 euros each instead of 15 euros.

(ie 10 euros for the lesson + 5 euros for the performance)

 The performances are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday @ 21.30

 Saturday, Sunday @ 20.15

 We are suggesting Sunday 15/7/12

contact us: info@livinlovin.gr

landline: 210-8077073

let Greece feel like your home

sharing the Athens we love with you !

Dearest friends,
Look at the lovely photos Uschi took during our walk in the centre before Easter!
We had a great time and we are planning a lot more.
Come and join us!
photos & comments: by Uschi

Joanne looking at the carpets

Neat little Taverna we found

On our way to Katerina’s favorite shopping area in Athens

We just loved some of the Art on the houses

Katerina telling everyone to come and check it out

Leslie admiring old books

wonder whats behind this door???

a cafe called Tafts

it has been at one time a house with apartments

Meat market in Athens, a must see for sure

Fish Market Athens, you can get all the seafood your heart desires there

Thank you Katerina from Livinlovin for being our tourguide on saturday……

Mythology in English

Dearest friends,

Our Mythology group this year will deal with the adventures of Ulysses (Odysseus) and our aim is to take our little friends to the theatre to watch one of the best plays for children that we have ever seen with the same theme, the Odyssey. Last year we took our Mythology Group to a theater play about the part of the Mythology that we had dealt with, and the children loved it because, even though it was in Greek, they could follow and they also loved Savopoulos’ music.

If you are interested, contact us to discuss the details. Our group usually meets on Sundays at 5.00, but we are flexible.

a guided tour of The Μuseum of Greek Folk Art (En)

Dearest friends,
We are planning a guided tour (En) of The Μuseum of Greek Folk Art  (Central Building, 17 Kydathinaion Str., Plaka),
on Sunday the 8th of May at 11.00 in the morning.
We’ll give you all details later.
You don’t want to miss this tour, trust us. The reasons are that the museum is one of the best you can visit to get a clear picture of the Greek tradition and culture and the most important point is our guide, who is a specialist and extremely knowledgable in the field.
So don’t hesitate: contact us to get a group together. The cost will depend on the number of the participants – the more, the cheaper. The entrance fee will be probably halved (1 euro instead of 2) just for us !
to book, please contact us
see you there !!!

Acropolis Museum for KIDS ! (Gr)

Ξενάγηση στο Μουσείο Ακρόπολης για παιδάκια

Μετά από επιτυχημένες ξεναγήσεις στο Μουσείο της Ακρόπολης στα Αγγλικά, Γερμανικά, Γαλλικά, και Ελληνικά για μεγάλους και

εφήβους, μας ζήτησαν να οργανώσουμε μία ξενάγηση για παιδάκια… και επειδή εμείς χατήρι δεν χαλάμε, είμαστε έτοιμοι.

Λοιπόν την Κυριακή 9/1/11, σας περιμένουμε 11.45 μέσα στην είσοδο του Μουσείου. Η ξενάγηση θα είναι σχεδιασμένη ειδικά για παιδάκια από 6 – 8 με 9 χρόνων, θα διαρκέσει 1 με 1,5 ώρα και θα είναι στα Ελληνικά.

Τα παιδιά μέχρι 18 ετών δεν πληρώνουν εισιτήριο εισόδου στο Μουσείο. 

Dearest friends,
After the successful Acropolis Museum guided tours we have organized for teenagers, foreigners, in French, in German, in English, in Greek, we are now organizing a guided tour for little ones (6 – 8 or 9 year-olds) in Greek!
 The tour will last 1-1.5 hours, because it has been planned especially for kids and we don’t want to exhaust them.
It will take place on Sunday, 9th January and the appointment is at 11.45 at the entrance.
If you are interested, contact us for details.
Kids up to the age of 18 do not pay entrance fee !
 We are also planning especially designed tours for kids in other languages, along with other activities that you will love for sure!!!



Young and beautiful at the Acropolis Museum (En)

Being a parent is a handful!!!
Being a parent of a teenager is a HUGE handful!!! Taking a teenager to a museum is ……(you know…). We know, we’ve been there and still are. In order to make your life easier, we had an idea: why not organize a tour of the Acropolis museum, especially designed for young people and their parents? What that means is a very experienced and highly qualified guide (who is a mother of a teenager herself) who knows exactly how to present the museum in a way that will keep everyone happy and motivated. The visit will be on Saturday 13th of November at 11:00 am and please apply soon, because we want to have time to plan ahead.

The guided tour will be in English and it’s not to be missed.

LYSISTRATE means: “She who ended the War”

Another event we are organizing is a visit to Epidavros on the 16 and 17/7 to watch one of Aristophanes’ most famous anti-war comedies, Lysistrate. Don’t worry about it being in Greek, we will prepare it beforehand. The visit will include a stay at a hotel in Nafplio after the performance, a swim or a walk in Nafplio and a visit to an exhibition of Fred Boissonas in the morning and a relaxed return to Athens. If you don’t feel like driving there, we could all hire a mini van. Just answer in time so that we can organize the whole event better.

Une autre chose qu’on organise est plus tard, le 16 et 17 Juillet a Epidaure. La il y aura une piece de theatre, une comedie d’Aristophane, ‘Lysistrate’. Je vous ecoute dire:’mais c’est en Grec ! Eh bien, on vous prepare avant,on va vous donner la piece en francais,on va le lire ensemble,etc.

Repondez vite pour s’organiser mieux.

Merci !