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 !

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 !)