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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 […]

6 Top Open-air Cinemas in Athens

Outdoor cinemas. Small, aesthetic, filled with aromas and music, the most delightful and customary habit of summertime. It is a satisfying feeling when you’re able to forget the unbearable heat, to escape everyday life and live like a hero in a film. Even yourself, who’s arriving from afar, are sure to love it. Can we […]

5 Getaways near Athens that will amaze you!

A charming city, full of historic adventures and busy streets, Athens is definitely worth visiting, at least once in your life. However, after a few days, you may feel like exploring other near destinations as well, less busy & more summerish! So here they are, five recommendations, five splendid destinations that I would suggest to […]

Poet of Sculpture – Costas Varotsos

Poet of sculpture. Costas Varotsos. A city artist whose need for creation stems from the city and gradually expresses the city. The basic materials used in his work are stone, iron and especially glass. He uses the latter in almost every project, because it best describes space and time. A sculptor with a domestic but […]

Dressing up for the occasion!

We were named after the muse Clio (as Eugenia explained already) and our first formal outfit was given to us by an enthusiastic company from Syros Industrial Design School. Back then, we were looking for a logo that all venues would love to stick on their walls, next to their most precious exhibition artifacts. And this […]

The Story of Muse Clio

Since we’ve started Clio Muse, 6 years ago, very often, partners, friends & travelers ask us about our brand name and what’s the story of Muse Clio. Thus, let me introduce you to Clio, daughter of Zeus and prime mover of the development of liberal and fine arts in Ancient Greece. Clio was the muse […]

8 Summer Festivals that worth visiting Greece!

Are you planning a trip to Greece this Summer? Well, if yes then this was an awesome idea! Greece is famous for the sunny weather & the beautiful islands but I can tell you, it offers much more than that. A genuinely gifted country that meets everyone’s desires and fulfills different vacation needs, from wellness […]

5 Books, Ideal for Summer Time!

Summer is around the block and, for some of us, now is the time we can read undistracted at last! So here are 5 recommendations that made us want to read them asap. Miss Ex Yugoslavia by Sofija Stefanovic You’ve heard of Miss America, Miss Universe, and Miss World – but Miss Ex-Yugoslavia? Now that’s […]

Delphi: Stuck in Line with Pythia

Have you ever explored Delphi? If not, then you definitely should! There are many fascinating stories for this magnificent archeological site that numbers thousands of years. Here’s a fiction story that came to my mind after taking the “Delphi, the Google of the ancient world” tour.   “On the 7th of every month, except the […]

Top 3 Museums of Athens

Three must-visit museums, three different points in history to discover Athens and three self-guided audio tours to assist you in exploring them independently. The Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the City of Athens allow you to travel back and forth in time, starting from the Athens of Pericles, wander among […]

Explore Athens in one day!

A quick trip is always a good idea but sometimes there are so many things to do in a city that you can easily feel overwhelmed. This is especially so in Athens, a city of wonders with tremendous history, high-profile museums, unique archaeological sites, exceptional gastronomy and numerous entertainment options. In case you have just […]

Mechlembe, the First of His Name

For some time now we are working on organizing the material we have collected over the years, to be able to easily and quickly locate whatever we are looking for. As the company grows and adds new tours (approximately two per month), it is paramount that order reigns among our files, that seem to multiply […]

Luther’s many faces

Every tour for Clio Muse is an exciting process of discovery. It was mid-summer in 2016 when I first heard about the possibility of writing about the Protestant Reformation and Martin Luther. At the time I was lying on some rocks, basking in the summer sun and enjoying the warm sea of Attica. On hindsight, […]

Guests of the President

The speech by Barack Obama at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation was a fascinating experience. The long wait, the security measures with the conspicuous presence of the American security agents, and the imposing surroundings created an impressive background. The remarks were a confirmation of ClioMuse’s philosophy regarding the importance of new ideas. Innovation, creativity, and perseverance, […]