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Kerameikos & Gazi: Discover Their Old & New Charms

Under the spellbinding shade of the Acropolis, close to the neighborhood of Thiseio, the beautiful quarter of Kerameikos is a genuine mix of mournful stillness and urban quirkiness. Head all the way down Ermou street to the northwest of the Acropolis and find a whole host of things to do in one of the most […]

6 Facts & Figures About the Temple of Olympieion You Probably Never Knew

Downtown Athens is loaded with attractions and relics surviving from the city’s long cultural pedigree. One of the most visited and impressive landmarks is the majestic temple of mighty Zeus. But for all its fame, the temple is full of secrets that many people are not aware of. Here are some interesting facts from the […]

Let it snow: 5 Top skiing Destinations in Greece

Christmas season and the ringing bells of laughter are officially gone and, all of a sudden, the world seems a crueler place to live in… It’s called post-holiday blues, the time when going back to work after the end of Christmas season feels more stressful than Frodo’s journey to Mordor… Well, why not dry up […]

Travel like a Pro: 9 Platforms to Tailor your Trip in Greece

Greece is a blessed country featuring at the top of most people’s travel bucket lists. Over the past years, the great boom that the Greek travel industry has experienced has led to the development of several useful and high-quality travel platforms to assist you in organizing and enjoying a carefree, tailor-made trip to Greece.  Here are […]

The Best Places to Brunch in Athens

Where to Brunch in Athens Sundays are made of free time with the ones you love, lazy mornings in bed, endless strolls and, of course, a delicious and hearty brunch!   Athens is a city that knows how to brunch and there are countless options for you all over its lively streets. Let’s see some […]

Looking for “The Isle of the Dead”

What does Pontikonissi & the Island of Saint George in Montenegro have in common? Obviously, the two islands are strikingly similar, yet the most important thing they have in common is their affinity to a beautiful painting and a musical score. We do not know whether the painter Arnold Böcklin ever visited any of the […]

The Bizarre Traditions of the 12th Day of Christmas in Greece

With all due respect, taking the bold risk to sound like Mr. Portokalos from My Big Fat Greek Wedding – the hilarious father who challenged everyone to give him a word and show them that its root is Greek – did you know that epiphany derives from a Greek word? In Greece, the Epiphany feast […]

The 4 Chaps who Gave Christmas a Glossy and Noisy Touch

For all those who don’t like Christmas Truth is I am no big Christmas fan. I am not fond of grand celebrations and, as Christmas is the most shimmering of all, I decided to write a piece dedicated to all of us, who aren’t keen on holiday festivities. I’m always interested to search on the […]

Florina: The Dazzling Christmas Bonfires

A few years ago I had the chance to visit Florina and fall under the spell of its charm. Endearing landscapes, impeccable architecture, delicious food and inviting people. It is a dreamy city that you will, most definitely, not forget. My beloved friend and host introduced me to the local culture and way of life, […]

10 Ways to Make the Most of Athens this Christmas

There is no other time of the year as eagerly and wholeheartedly embraced as Christmas. The year is crawling to its end and cities put on their merriest holiday outfit as the streets are shining with shimmering lights and beautiful displays of decorations. For those looking for a short break this year in Athens, we’ve […]

Plaka: The Most Picturesque Neighborhood of Athens

It was a sunny Sunday morning in Athens, and we were excited and ready to visit once again the most beautiful area of the city; Plaka. This part of the city is the ideal choice to enjoy your Sunday morning, especially at this time of the year when tourists do not flood the center of […]

The 5 Most Scrumptious Christmas Treats

It’s holiday time. Hello cozy. Dark afternoons wrap around the city while the streets bright up with glittering lights and festive cheer. Yet,  Christmas ain’t Christmas till it happens on your plate! So, what’s on? We’ve picked some of the yummiest Christmas treats to spice up your season… and ours! 1. The Italian Panettone This […]

Walk Amidst the Vineyards of Mainland Greece

If gazing at sun-washed hills and visiting traditional vineyards is your thing, then, hands down,  this article is what you’re after. As wine tourism is turning rapidly into the hottest travel trend globally, let’s raise our glass to the most scenic wine routes of mainland Greece! Just a stone’s throw from the city center, in […]

Tour Experience: Your Tour, One Click Away!

A tour without limits! Tour Experience is the new and innovative way to take a tour by Clio Muse! The digital tour is available with the use of just one link. The user by clicking on the link can access directly a specific tour with no need to download or use Clio Muse app! Tour […]

Delphi: a Must-Visit Archaelogical Site

Nestled at the foot of Mount Parnassos lies the sanctuary of the famous ancient Greek oracle. A popular travel destination today, it is not hard to imagine the ancient Greeks that flocked to this place thousands of years ago, searching for answers to their questions. Long before the time of Google, answers would be sought […]

Theocharakis Foundation – Clio Muse: Cheers to a Fruitful Collaboration

In Theocharakis Foundation we systematically foster the use of digital media and all kinds of innovative strategies that bring forward and communicate our cultural content. This is, in fact, the reason why we were the first greek foundation to embrace the new platform of Google Art Project.     Last year we were approached by three […]

Clio Muse Supports Athens Marathon 2018

The victory of the Athenians over the Persians (490B.C.) gave birth to a Race that inspired the whole world, the Athens Marathon. This year, the Athens Marathon celebrates its 36th birthday with the annual race from the town of Marathon to Athens covering 42.195 km’s, attracting more than 50,000 runners from around the world. But […]

The Most Popular Coffees in Greece

International Coffee Day was on October 1! And because we are always looking for a reason to talk about coffee, we will introduce you to the most popular coffees in Greece, so you can get a taste. This “miraculous” drink, is an integral part of the everyday life of most Greeks, taking different roles. It […]

The Perfect Halloween Day in Athens

Undoubtfully Halloween has become an excuse to cheer up in the heart of October! Even if in Greece, we more accustomed to dressing up for Carnival in the spring, Halloween is becoming an increasingly popular celebration in the latest years. As it always fascinates me to know the stories behind things, I’ve learned that the […]

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Archaeological Museum of Athens: One of the Most Important Museums of the World The National Archaeological Museum was established in 1893 to host the ancient Greek discoveries. It is one of the most important museums of ancient Greek art in the world, while promoting the world heritage and history of different cultures. It is […]

Museums and Clio Muse: a Synergy with Past, Present, and Long Future

What can a museum offer to a group of people with different interests and education? Or, to a family of various ages and limited resources? Or, to a person who after graduating school has never been to a museum, and actually kind of dislikes them and is a little bit scared of them? Clio Muse, […]

Clio Muse at Travel Trade Athens 2018

Travel Trade Athens 2018, the signature annual Travel Trade Event, hosting selected international buyers focusing on Athens and Greece was completed last week. It was organized by the City of Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) in cooperation with the European Association of Tour Operators (ETOA). […]

Theoharakis Foundation – Art Within

One year of an exceptional collaboration with Theocharakis Foundation was completed! In 2017-2018, the foundation hosted 4 exhibitions for 4 beloved Greek artists, from different fields, united by art. Well as I see it, art unites us all despite its lonesome nature. There are many reasons to write this article and the first one is […]

6 Greek Autumn Getaways

Autumn; some consider it the most beautiful season of the year.  The colors accompany the pallet of the earth and the landscape becomes magical! With the rain for companionship and the singing of birds for music, nature draws and captures whoever knows how to observe it. At this time, the weather in Greece creates an idyllic […]

The 15 Cultural Routes of Ionia Odos

From Nafpaktos to Tzoumerka  At the end of 2017, a few months after the “Ionia Odos” motorway was opened to traffic by the company Nea Odos, the latter assigned to us the research and creation of 15 cultural routes for the cities from which the motorway passes through. The Ionia Motorway connects Antirio with Ioannina and is 196 km long. Our first acquaintance with Nea […]

Tourology | The Making of

It wasn’t a dark and stormy night. It was a dark night, but not stormy at all. In fact, it was one of those summer nights that youngsters go out for drinks in Monastiraki square in downtown Athens, 3 roofs beneath our headquarters. Andreas and I were the only ones in the office that night. […]

Clio Muse at Booking Cares Lab Amsterdam

This Summer was a busy season for Clio Muse. We worked hard, we brainstormed, we laughed a lot but most importantly we identified new paths and exciting new challenges to chase. I can tell that September has a different sense of busy; a more productive and focused one. It feels like last months’ efforts are […]

Thessaloniki International Fair 2018

Thessaloniki International Fair 2018 is officially concluded with a great sense of completion for us. After all, it was a unique opportunity for Clio Muse to stand worthily among “colossus” like Google and Coca-Cola Company. We had the chance to gain great exposure in different B2B audiences and participate in three important events with the […]

Mykonos: An Essential Guide to Gay Travellers

Mykonos, the Queen of the Cyclades, is proud to be one of the world’s landmarks of lgbtq+ travelers. Friendly, vibrant, welcoming and colorful! Homophobia does not fit on the island, you can enjoy what you want without fear, only with passion. In Mykonos, there are no limits, whether you like it or not, and you […]

The Best Flavours of Greece… in Athens!

Gastronomy comprises a special part of Athens’ history and food outing is one of the most characteristic reference points of the Athenian way of life. A visit to Athens presupposes a stroll down many gastronomical routes, in order to savour the delicacies of the Greek cuisine. Athenian cuisine can be considered multidimensional, including a vast […]

The First Digital Tour About Athens’ Homeless

Today, as usual, I grabbed the street paper “Shedia”. As I was going down the stairs of the metro, I skipped through the pages with longing to read the tribute to the Invisible Routes. My first contact with the Invisible Routes was in 2016 when I read about them in a magazine brochure. This was […]

My Journey at Clio Muse

Agrinio. April. School. That’s where everything started. It was time to choose a carrier for our internship! Where to start? How to proceed? When to stop? A lot of questions and a lot of stress too. I was lost! Where am I going; What am I doing? Where to search? And my research begins; cultural […]

14 Tips for an Unforgetable Day in Knossos

Knossos, the culture’s lair. The largest and brightest center of Minoan civilization. Just 5 km away from the center of Heraklion, it is a fascinating attraction. Rich in natural scenery, with peacocks walking freely around the space that make your experience unique. I had the chance and the opportunity to visit the archaeological site of […]

Clio Muse at Thessaloniki International Fair 2018

Yes… We’re counting the days. How couldn’t we? Thessaloniki International Fair is one of the most important exhibitions in Greece with international appeal. This year, USA will be the honoured country, so the pleasure is double or may I say triple? If we take into account the calibre of the companies that will be participating […]

My Internship in Clio Muse

It was May when I signed up for an internship, trying to figure out what I wanted, what I could offer, what would really interest me, whether I have ever been useful? One day I realized that what I liked was to be able to give what I have and what I know about culture […]

Thermal Water 88 y.o. from the Acropolis Foothills

A glass bottle containing thermal water, amongst other things, was carried by Captain P. Johnston-Saint from Athens to give to collector Henry Wellcome. The water was gathered from the ancient well of the temple of Asklepios, at the foot of the Acropolis. The well is of round shape and had a roof that was supported […]

10 Things to Do in Hydra

Discover the secluded beauty of a Greek island that captivated Europe and attracted artists such as Chagall, Picasso, Leonard Cohen. It’s an island of Argosaronic, characterized as infertile and introverted but also very picturesque and attractive. It is ideal for nearby excursions from Athens, romantic walks, historical tours and diving in blue waters! Escape the […]

Best Places in Athens to Enjoy the August Full Moon

The August full moon, the most beautiful full moon of the year, is a unique event in Greece. This day, music and dancing events, tours and original events take place throughout Athens at archaeological sites, museums, and art venues. It is a unique opportunity to visit them as it is one of the few days with […]

Top 7 Things to Do in Syros

If Mykonos is the island of entertainment and Santorini is a particularly romantic destination, Syros looks completely different, as it combines the classy air with tradition. Located in the heart of the Cyclades, it is an ideal choice for both family and romantic excursions, as it offers a wide range of options for evening outings, […]

Find your Queer God in Mykonos

Clio Muse remembers the LGBT relationships of the gods in Mykonos. Following the failure of the Venizelist movement in 1935, the royalist government proceeded to persecute many of its prominent political opponents. As part of the displacement, George Papandreou and Alexandros Papanastasiou were exiled to Mykonos. Today it seems almost unthinkable that one of the most […]

15 August: A Day Of Celebration In Greece

August 15th, a day of feast and for some, a day of worship as well. An ancient habit that pleasantly accompanies our summers, or, summer Easter as it is called otherwise. Originally, it was only religious in nature, as it’s dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Gradually, however, its main role was transformed from religious and […]

Acropolis: A Skip-the-Line Experience

There is a ritual associated with a visit to Athens. First, you enjoy a souvlaki and an authentic Greek salad. And then, as soon as possible, you climb to the Acropolis hill. Another thing that you will realize the moment you step on in Athens, during Summer, is the high temperature. I’m living in the city […]

Survival Guide for Athens in August

Are you melting in hot Athens? Either due to obligations or by choice? Not for too long. We have some ideas and suggestions for you to view Athens differently, to recognize its beauty in August and to love it as much as we do. 1. Do you want to spend your time on a terrace? […]

5 Fun Facts about the Acropolis

Here are 5 fun facts about the Acropolis that you most surely didn’t know! Maybe Socrates could conceive some of his philosophical ideas while laboring. Maybe this temple has seen it all and suffered it all. Who knows? Well, for one thing, you won’t know if you won’t read, that’s for sure! 1. During the […]

21 FAQs about the Acropolis

We can say so many things about the Acropolis. We can write for days. If we read whatever other people have already written about the subject it would take years and still, there would be always something more to be said. But let’s start with the basics, shall we? It is remarkable how many people have […]

10 + 1 reasons to visit Naxos, the Queen of the Cyclades

Naxos. The largest island of the Cyclades and one of the most charming. Unforgettable memories that will accompany you for a lifetime. People full of smiles, courteous and hospitable. Naxos is fairly popular among the Greeks, as it is an ideal destination for both young people, couples, and families. Due to its big size, it combines extremely […]

7 Must-see Events in Athens this August

August in Athens. The climate has now become tropical. You cannot stay at home anymore. And the hotel is “heavy” for such days. But you are here. True to the city you love to hate. But do not worry, we will not let you stay in. Take a taste of top 7 August events and […]

Find the Athens Tour that Suits you Best!

The city I love, Athens, offers numerous & diverse experiences & even the most demanding traveler can find his way to enjoy the city! But who can easily make up his or her mind when presented with so many choices? Not me! Having said that, I designed a game to make the search more fun & to help you […]