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Where to Drink in Athens: Clumsies A friend of a friend gave us a handful of suggestions of good cocktail places in Athens. As we did a bit of research into them, we were intrigued to see that one of them described itself as an all-day cocktail bar. This seemed like the kind of concept we could get behind. Also, it was pretty convenient, since we had only 24 hours in Athens and wanted to get as good an idea of the cocktail scene as...

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Where to Drink in Athens: The Gin Joint  We arrived in Athens with only the barest of plans in place: we knew we wanted to visit the Acropolis; we had a place to stay: and we had a restaurant recommendation and a handful of cocktail bar recommendations. To our great delight, all of these things were within walking distance of one another in Athens’ old town. Our ferry docked at just the right time for us to drop off our luggage...

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Where to Drink in Naxos Town: Like Home Bar On our recent trip to the island of Naxos, we spent most of our time on the beach, there being so many beautiful ones to choose from. We designated one of our days, though, village and town day. We took a drive up the mountain to the inviting town of Halki, nestled in a high valley. We wandered the neighboring olive groves, browsed the shops, visited a distillery we’ll certainly tell...

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Where to Drink in Athens: Odori Vermuteria While we spent most of our time in Greece on the islands, we couldn’t pass so close by Athens without saying hello. We spent a morning visiting the Acropolis. Speaking honestly, the Acropolis has never been on our bucket lists, but we’re happy to admit now that we were wrong. We didn’t expect it to be as awe-inspiring as it was to see in person something so very familiar...

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Drink Like the Greeks: Rakomelo Digestivo Traveling in Greece was a lot smoother and easier than we would have guessed. The transportation systems are for the most part efficient and easy to navigate. People were helpful, and for the most part honest in their advice. The Greeks were kind enough to translate most of their signs, menus, and the like into our alphabet–and often our language as well. Generally, our travels were...

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