Dance with us !

Sometimes during an event we feel very intensely “God, it’s so beautiful! I wish more people could attend it!” That’s how we felt last Friday at the Lykeion during our event on Greek tradition.

The guide was amazing, she switched from English to German and then to French without hesitating when she saw that it would be easier for some of our friends to follow what she was saying.

The things she told us were extremely interesting,we saw costumes

and learned their background and history,about the various fabrics they used and why, how the costumes were related to the historical and social events and lots of other things.

Then the dancing lesson, then dancing with the professional team of the Lykeion,

their hospitality and friendliness,…it was all so beautiful!

We loved it, we loved being with all of you and getting you into our life and culture. We like your openness, your interest in learning more about the country you live in,either permanently or temporarily, and we are here to offer you more chances to do that. Don’t think that we are the only ones who offer,we learn from you as well,we learn about your cultures, we want to meet you because we like open-minded people wherever they come from.Thanks for your participation and we are confident we will see you again at our next event. Don’t forget,we’ve only just begun!

1rst Livin’Lovin’ Walk

Yesterday, 14 of Livin’Lovin’ friends and our guide went to Parnitha !

It was our first walk in nature with Livin’ Lovin’ friends and we liked it so much, and we had such a good time, that it was only the first one of a series of walks and trekking.

In the future various level groups will be formed so check our site constantly.

The few clouds in the morning worried us at first, but up in the mountain the weather was beautiful, the atmosphere was clear,so clear, that you could see the Marathon lake and even Evia. The first part of the walk lasted 1hour and 45 min. through black pines and fir trees.

We reached the shelter, where we had tea, spaghetti, spinach pie, cakes and tsipouro (as you can imagine the second part was a lot easier!).

After the break, it took us another 20 min. to get to the cars.

Our guide was very efficient but also very thoughtful. He cared about everyone, and he wanted to make sure that everyone was having a good time. We loved him !

(more photographs will follow)

Will you join us next time?

a new event: Greek Tradition !!!

You can’t imagine how excited I am!

I’ve just come home from the centre of Athens where I visited the Lyceum Club of Greek Women, which was founded in 1911 in Greece by Callirroe Parren,

a pioneer of the feminist movement in Greece and the first woman journalist.

The Lyceum is a volunteer organization which has, for 93 years, played an important role in the preservation and presentation of Greek cultural traditions and folk customs.

Why all that? Because we are organizing an event there for you, which will involve a visit to their exhibition of traditional costumes,dancing, and we’ll say no more!

All we can tell you is that you will just love it!!!

The two dates we have in mind are 12/3 (roughly 5-9) and 16/4 .

The event has to be on a Friday evening, we’ll tell you why later.

Another idea we are toying with is a visit there on a Saturday morning with kids who will attend a dance group with children or a workshop.

What we need you to do is write us to say whether you’re interested and when.

All our photos and info. have been taken from the Lyceum’s annual publications

Bookstore hopping (another colourful livin’lovin’ outing !)

Last Friday we did something that you would all have liked, we think. We went to the centre to look for books, books of Greek literature translated into other languages. To find them, we went to the centre-centre, the most central part of Athens which, for many of you, is totally unknown. We feel that the centre of all cities is the place to go if you want to really touch its heart, hear its pulse, and fill your eyes with its colours. And, of course, if you want to find things that you have never thought you could find. That said, you have guessed that we love the centre and we also love showing people around. That’s what we did on Friday and we enjoyed it. There are lovely bookstores with excellent books translated into English, German, Spanish, French etc. Our friends get special prices if they mention Livin’Lovin’. After the long walk, we sat down at a café and enjoyed a (huge!!!) cup of coffee.

Hope you join us next time!

making traditional melomakarona & kourambiedes !

IMGP1370IMGP1385Just before Christmas we got together with a very ambitious plan:

we were determined to make the traditional Greek Christmas cookies called melomakarona and kourambiedes.

The task proved a highly challenging one…


Even my mom, who, believe me, is a terribly strict judge, approved! The evening achieved its goal and we also had lots of fun, as you can guess from the photos.

We hope to see you as well next year!


PS: the date on the photos is wrong due to malfunction of the camera



the team on the GO !


mixing ingredients


caster sugar on the kourambiedes is a must


moving on to… melomakarona mission


non-idle hands !



KE TOU CHRONOU (next year again !)

Everything, from hats to needles and beads !!!

Another beautiful Walking Tour (“Sharing the Athens we Love”) today with 8 lovely ladies. We visited the area with very old small shops, where you can buy anything from hats to needles and beads ! We were lucky with the weather but not with Estrella Athens where, once more, long queues were waiting ! Next time we hope !!!

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